Category: United Kingdom

6 adventurous things to do on a trip to Cornwall, UK

6 adventurous things to do on a trip to Cornwall, UK

Cornwall is one of Britain’s best-kept secrets. Just a 5-hour train ride from London, you can have over 300 miles of stunning coastline and a whole heap of other adventure terrain at your fingertips. And what’s better is the train journey down through Devon, into Cornwall is up there with the prettiest train journeys in the world. It takes you […]

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

Just an hour’s flight away from most UK airports, Jersey’s a perfect destination for a short break over the half term. Here are a few tips on what to see and where to stay if you’re travelling with kids in tow. Go wild Take your little monkeys to see the newest addition at Durrell Wildlife […]

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

Travel around London like a celebrity on your stag weekend

During the day, London is an enthralling city filled with historic, cultural and regal exploits to enjoy. By night, the scene changes dramatically. A multitude of hip night spots come to life where you will make memories to last for years to come. Filled with booze and scorching hot dance floors, the stag and his […]

Luxury is a compost toilet

Luxury is a compost toilet

Now, if you look at the previous posts on this blog, you’ll find plenty of luxurious accommodation options. You will not, however, find anything alluding to toilets. Especially the type I’m about the tell you about! So why am I writing about a compost loo? Well, I recently visited Erraid – a tiny island of […]

The best Christmas markets in Europe

The best Christmas markets in Europe

With the weather getting cooler there seems little to look forward to in the winter months. However, heading to a Christmas market can dilute the frosty chill your mood might have taken and replace it with festive cheer and an exciting experience. Treat yourself to a weekend away in one of these excellent destinations and […]

Luxury travel tips for US citizens heading for London

Luxury travel tips for US citizens heading for London

London is one of Europe’s biggest hotspots, and a convenient destination for travelers crossing the pond from the United States. If you’re lucky enough to find the time and money to make a trip to one of Europe’s most historic cities, there’s no point in pinching pennies and missing out on experiences as a result. […]

Luxury for less this Autumn

Luxury for less this Autumn

Looking for a little luxury this Autumn? This can be a magical time of year – a time when the tourist trail is less hammered, yet the scenery and countryside is as beautiful as ever. Here’s a handful of great ideas if you’re looking for luxury on a budget, whether you’re happy to stay at […]

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the four star Wentbridge House Hotel in the village of Wentbridge (close to Pontefract) in West Yorkshire. We’d arrived quite late but were greeted with a beautiful Junior Suite offering ample space for a family, and with all manner of in-room extras including a half bottle […]

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

Isle of spas: 5 superb spas in Jersey

If you’re looking to really escape from it all, how does flying off to an island for an exclusive spa retreat sound? The tiny island of Jersey has more than its fair share of award-winning spas, superb Michelin-starred restaurants and designer boutiques, and the short flight means you can go from departure lounge to your […]

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at The Chester Residence, Edinburgh

Suite name: VIP Suite Hotel: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh Size of accommodation: 1,600 sq ft Cost per night: n/a – other, large suites within the Chester Residence range from £189 – £600 per night What makes it special? The VIP Suite cannot be booked directly. Built specifically to the owners’ specifications, guests can only be […]

The best new restaurants in London

The best new restaurants in London

2012 has been an incredible year for London, not only because of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, but also by firmly establishing itself as one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the world. Here we share some of the best new restaurants to have opened in London this year. Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia Champagne […]

How to drink whisky… explained!

Not sure how to drink whisky?  For example, do you have it with ice or water? Let Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson guide you through what’s right and wrong, and why you should dip your finger in the water jug, in this rather entertaining video. Just don’t go wrong to his house… he […]

And the Restaurant of the Year is...

And the Restaurant of the Year is…

Spanish chef José Pizarro, two-Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge and Raymond Blanc protégée Ollie Dabbous were among the big winners at the inaugural Food and Travel Reader Awards held at The Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall on 3 September, 2012. In total 29 awards were handed out during a glittering evening hosted by comedian Simon […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: St. Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall, UK

Last month we enjoyed a break at the St. Moritz Hotel at Trebetherick in Cornwall, the south-west corner of England. The West Country is a favourite with many people living in the UK – a place where you’re most likely to enjoy some sunshine with a climate that’s not dissimilar with the Channel Islands and […]

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

The 5 most expensive celebrity hotel rooms in London

London: the city of opportunity, the city of wonders, the city of love. Everyone thinks they have their individual opinion about London. Sure, their view may be skewed over years of television and advertisements, but in large, perceptions of London remain similar. The bottom line is that, London’s expensive! You cannot visit the diverse capital […]

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