Category: United Kingdom

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

For travellers in search of the beautiful, the pursuit of innovative design is an exhilarating experience. While some of the top design destinations in the world are well-known to even novice design seekers, there are some that may surprise you. To start planning your next holiday, take a look at some of these cutting-edge design […]

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Win an incredible luxury London hotel stay

Love London? Love luxury? Would you like the opportunity to win a fantastic  stay at the Cora Pearl Suite (pictured below) at the newly refurbished Grosvenor Hotel from Guoman Hotels? Then read on! The Grosvenor hotel in Victoria has re-launched following a multi-million pound refurbishment and restoration with the creation of this luxurious Victorian ‘Courtesan boudoir’ on the top floor. […]

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible...? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

When luxury travel becomes irresponsible…? £8,000 for an 84-mile flight

Last month Kanye West reportedly spent £8,000 to leave Doncaster by private jet, only to fly as far as Birmingham (that’s Birmingham, UK – just 84 miles away – not Birmingham, Alabama).  There he was met by a chauffeur-driven Mercedes and transferred to Birmingham’s five-star Hyatt hotel where he stayed in the Presidential Suite and […]

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Rickshaw rides and bespoke picnics offered by luxury London hotel

Situated in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be one step ahead of the crowds and travelling in style in the hotel’s bespoke rickshaw during the London 2012 Games this summer. Dressed in red, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s luxury rickshaw will be available throughout the Games, from 27th July […]

The top 5 family attractions in London

The top 5 family attractions in London

London is one of the greatest cities in the UK and one place that can cater to every family member’s interest. With so much to do and see in the capital we have created our top five places to visit with the family. Whether you’re interested in history, celebrity culture or are now infatuated with […]

Pennsylvania Castle offers luxury accommodation for the Olympics

Pennsylvania Castle offers luxury accommodation for the Olympics

Steeped in years of history and located on the UK’s beautiful Jurassic coastline, Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland, near Weymouth, is a truly luxurious location for sailing fans this summer. The Penn, as it is affectionately known, is now available for private rental and provides a venue for a group of friends, families, […]

5 reasons to visit Staithes

5 reasons to visit Staithes

Idyllically situated on the North East coast of England and only a stone’s throw from its big brother Whitby, whose fame lies in fish and chips, Count Dracula, and our love of the British seaside, nestles the village of Staithes. Staithes, a tiny fishing community, at one time boasted 80 full time fishing boats. The tradition […]

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

Fabulous holidays and short breaks auctioned for a good cause

England rugby player Tom Palmer has contacted me to say he is running an online auction, which includes a number of luxury holiday lots, to raise funds to help finance his close friend’s brain tumour treatment. The star lots are week-long holidays in 3 bedroom, pool villas at the 5 star resorts of Karma Kandara […]

Living luxuriously in London for free

Living luxuriously in London for free

Yes, we all know that London is incredibly expensive. Whether you live in central London, Greater London, or decide to visit, you might think that luxurious entertainment comes at a high price. However, as the summer months approach, there’s really no need to pay for activities, not when you can get them for free! Here […]

A little bit of luxury in Cornwall

A little bit of luxury in Cornwall

If you are looking for a little bit of luxury, forget the myth that you need to jet off to distant shores to find it. Right here in Cornwall there are many fabulous luxury spots where you can truly relax in style. And the good news is there are many benefits to this as well – you’ll avoid long […]

London’s best hidden wine bar

London’s best hidden wine bar

Rush-hour on the Strand can make London feel like a town of nothing but tourists and theatre-goers. The black cabs and red buses whirl by as confused, map touting foreigners scamper across the streets. The well-heeled, well-suited business men pile into the posh hotels and swanky gastro pubs. If you watch carefully, however, you’ll see a […]

BUKHARA pop-up comes to London for two weeks in May

An exciting (albeit temporary) addition to London’s restaurant scene this summer, award-winning Indian restaurant BUKHARA will commandeer the Trianon Room in the Sheraton Park Tower – a Luxury Collection Hotel in Knightsbridge and pop-up for two weeks next month, from 17th May to 1st June 2012. Frequently hailed as the world’s best Indian restaurant, BUKHARA […]

5 non-mainstream UK city hotel stays, all ranked #1 on TripAdvisor

5 non-mainstream UK city hotel stays, all ranked #1 on TripAdvisor

So many of us will have sampled the delights of New York, Paris, Rome – leaving the UK somewhat overlooked, particularly beyond the bright lights of London or Edinburgh at festival time. Here are five ideas for places to stay that have been ranked #1 on TripAdvisor in their cities, all of which are destinations […]

5 of the best luxury activities in Scotland

5 of the best luxury activities in Scotland

Being home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, Scotland is always been prime location for the pleasure seeker looking for the best getaway. Just in case you were looking to inspiration, here are five top activities for those looking for luxury with Scottish flavour. 1. Golf Golf, every bit as Scottish […]

Can green travel still be luxurious?

Can green travel still be luxurious?

The past couple of years have seen an enormous growth in green travel and eco-tourism, indeed it is now fairly fashionable to be going green. But can green travel really be luxurious? Absolutely. Long gone are the days of British green travel involving sitting in a field eating from a can of baked beans. Oh no, with the […]

3 steps to ultimate luxury in Bath

3 steps to ultimate luxury in Bath

Everybody has a romantic mental image of what Bath, England should look like: tidy rows of stately Georgian terrace homes of gray stone and slate roofs set among green hills of pastures and woodland. With its rejuvenated pedestrian center, a slew of Chef’s leading the culinary charge and hotels and inns ranging from swanky to […]

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