Category: United Kingdom

Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is a new luxury concierge and lifestyle management service based in London, offering personal and corporate membership on an annual and monthly basis. The company specialises  in creating bespoke travel itineraries, recommending and booking restaurants and bars, arranging entry to private members’ clubs, securing a spot on the guestlist at exclusive nightclubs and […]

Country B&Bs in the UK: the top 10

The Guardian published its top 10 country B&Bs in the UK. Somewhat diplomatically, perhaps, they’ve managed to cover B&Bs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Want to know where they recommend?  Here’s the list: Jerichos at The Waverley, Windermere, Cumbria 3 Norfolk Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Carlton Riverside, Powys, Wales Dungiven Castle, Co Derry, […]

Win a luxury London hotel stay... and learn how to make a mean martini!

Win a luxury London hotel stay… and learn how to make a mean martini!

As many of you already know, A Luxury Travel Blog, although very popular, is more of a sideline for me.  During the day, I’m usually busy running our UK-based online tourism business and today we updated our competition page over on the UKhotel.com website. This month’s competition gives you the chance to win a fabulous […]

The ultimate winter wonderland break

The ultimate winter wonderland break

Searching for the ultimate winter wonderland break? Then  look no further than the enchanting Scottish Highlands. Alladale  Wilderness Reserve covers 23,000 acres of the highlands and this Summer saw the opening of two new, chic highland bothies to compliment the main stalking lodge on the reserve. Ideal for couples and smaller groups of friends and […]

Autumn menus at The Ritz London

The Restaurant and Rivoli Bar at The Ritz presents a new series of Autumn menus featuring some of the city’s finest cuisine and beverages from Executive Chef John Williams and his team. Indulge in a three course Lunch du Jour Menu (that changes daily) for £36. You may choose to treat yourself with our range […]

How not to use Twitter?

How not to use Twitter?

I know that it’s widely considered to be not ‘the done thing’ for luxury hotels to unveil which celebrities have stayed with them.  Whilst many don’t, there are some who will do so – but usually relatively discretely. I was a little surprised therefore when I stumbled upon @Grosvenor_House, a hotel in London, today and […]

The latest desirables from Heathrow

The latest desirables from Heathrow

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, take the time to indulge in some serious retail therapy at Heathrow this Autumn. Catering for your every want and desire, the airport is home to a wide collection of premium brands including Paul Smith, Prada, Harrods, Gucci and Sony – all at airport prices.  Here are their picks […]

New luxury in Glasgow, Scotland: Blythswood Square

One of Glasgow’s most famous and historical buildings is being transformed into the breathtakingly luxurious five star hotel,  Blythswood Square. Formerly headquarters to the  Royal Scottish Automobile Club, this landmark property has been redeveloped by Scotland’s stylish luxury boutique hotel group,  The Town House Collection, to capture the glamour of a bygone era whilst showcasing […]

Refurbished suites at The Landmark London

The 5-star  Landmark London in fashionable Marylebone is renowned as one of the UK’s truly stunning luxury hotels. With the introduction of its spectacular new  Lifestyles Suites,  The Landmark London is now taking luxury and guest experience to a new level. The Landmark’s eight newly designed suites and Presidential Suite have been refurbished to an […]

Afternoon tea in London - with a difference

Afternoon tea in London – with a difference

TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing) – a pun on TLC (tender, loving care) is the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London and  treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. With TLSee, nine different London landmarks, some in 3D, are served up alongside traditional finger […]

Travelling in the UK for less

Travelling in the UK for less

Apologies for the lack of updates this week, but I’ve been otherwise engaged in the launch of a website catering for last minute availability and special offers in the UK.  UK Travel Offers is a new, niche site that sits alongside other UK projects that we run (most notably, perhaps, the UK hotel price comparison […]

Luxury breaks in Edinburgh… just for girls

Prepare to be pampered. Whether it’s a luxury hen weekend, a birthday celebration, or a special treat with friends you can’t beat some quality girl time and where better to catch up than at The Edinburgh Residence. Enjoy a pampering package packed with treats for the ultimate girls’ weekend.  Just five minutes from the world […]

Re-discover Scotland from the water

Re-discover Scotland from the water

Louise of Granton is a superb luxury motor yacht, available for day hire, and providing the ultimate marine charter experience. The high-spec interiors are made of cherry wood and accompanied by leather fittings and all the modcons such as satellite phones, the latest audiovisual equipment and more.   The 50-foot vessel weighs 25 tons and […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Compare prices on UK hotels Luxury hotels and resorts from Kiwi Collection Meet Francis Gimblett, The Wine Adventurer Hotel Babylon is back on the BBC

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

The 3 AA star and 3 AA rosette Samling‘s reputation as one of the Lake District’s top hotels has been well earned. It describes itself as a luxury hotel in the country, not a country house hotel and has no ‘best room’. All but two have stunning views of the lake (Windermere), five having been […]

Heston Blumenthal to open a new restaurant in London

Heston Blumenthal to open a new restaurant in London

Celebrity chef and owner of The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head at Bray, Berkshire,  Heston Blumenthal, is to join forces with Mandarin Oriental. Together they will create  a new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, to open in the Autumn of 2010.   Blumenthal’s first restaurant to open outside of the village […]

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