Category: United Kingdom

London's Waterloo Brasserie

London’s Waterloo Brasserie

The Waterloo Brasserie is the latest upmarket restaurant to grace the London scene. Situated on Waterloo Road, opposite Waterloo station and The Old Vic Theatre, it is the latest venture by the team behind Chelsea’s successful Cheyne Walk Brasserie, a former Victorian pub. WB, as it is affectionately known, is open from 8am ’til late, […]

Trump's Scottish golf resort to head for Northern Ireland?

Trump’s Scottish golf resort to head for Northern Ireland?

A day doesn’t seem to go buy without some media publicity surrounding  Donald  Trump’s latest golfing resort, which was originally intended for Scotland.   Following rejection there, the latest speculation is that he might be taking it to Northern Ireland. Bloomberg  reports that he has signed an option to buy a piece of land in […]

Trump's plans in Scotland scuppered

Trump’s plans in Scotland scuppered

You may recall me reporting that Donald Trump had his plans for a $2.1 billion golf course approved.   Well… not any more.   The plans have been rejected by Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee and this takes precedence over the earlier decision. An appeal to Scottish government ministers is a possibility, but Trump might also […]

The best golf course in the world?

Donald Trump has got his way in Scotland, the home of golf – planning permission to build a $2.1 billion (yes, you read that right) golf resort just north of Aberdeen, despite some local opposition. As well as what might prove to be the best course in the world, there will be a 450-room luxury […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site.    Their storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

Why Champagne?

Why Champagne?

With the recent opening of St. Pancras station, Michael Henderson of The Telegraph wonders what all the fuss is about, picks up on whether the claim for Europe’s longest Champagne bar is really all  that important, and questions whether the drink is all it’s cracked up to be. It makes for some good reading. …it […]

St. Pancras station enters the 21st Century

St. Pancras station enters the 21st Century

Eurostar began its 186 mph service from London’s St. Pancras station to France yesterday. St. Pancras station has been through an amazing $1.6 billion refurbishment over a 7 year period  and is now a station that can rival the likes of New York’s Grand Central Terminal; it  can  even lay claim to the title of […]

The best business hotel in the UK?

The best business hotel in the UK?

Malmaison Manchester – a hotel I have stayed at on a couple of occasions, but not for a few years now – has won Best Business Hotel of the Year 2007  at the Esquire Magazine Awards, fighting off stiff opposition from Hotel du Vin Birmingham, Balmoral Edinburgh from The Rocco Forte Collection, and Four Seasons […]

UK attractions compete for  £50m of lottery funding

UK attractions compete for £50m of lottery funding

The Edge, the next evolution of the Eden Project, will be the last great building in the former china clay pit at Bodelva near St Austell in Cornwall.  It is one of  a number of  projects currently competing in the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million contest.  It will compete against Sherwood Forest, a […]

Salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout, near Crieff, Scotland

Salmon leaping at Buchanty Spout, near Crieff, Scotland

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of witnessing a wonderful natural phenomenon in central Scotland – a salmon leap up a waterfall on the River Almond, near Crieff.   I had read about the relatively little-known location of Buchanty Spout and understood that the season for observing  salmon leaping in the UK  was September and […]

The Royal Hotel, Bath

The Royal Hotel, Bath

With over 150 years of history and close to all of Bath’s leading attractions, this Georgian hotel has been completely refurbished. The Royal has 31 bedrooms, including two with four-poster beds,  and has an established reputation for the quality of its food and friendly atmosphere. Dinner, bed and breakfast in one of the new superior […]

Halloween scares for the whole family

Halloween scares for the whole family

Don’t miss out on a whole range of spooky events, activities and scary places to stay in England this year. It’s a great opportunity to take the family to something different during the October half term. Among the Halloween events across the county, there are the following taking place: 20th-28th October – become a Ghost […]

An opportunity to see the treasures of Tutankhamun in London

An opportunity to see the treasures of Tutankhamun in London

Don’t miss one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions in London this year. Marking the first time the treasures of Tutankhamun have visited  the city  in over 30 years, the celebrated Pharaoh and other Valley of the Kings ancestors will visit London on the 15th November 2007. Over 2 million visitors are expected to apply […]

MAXjet turns two

MAXjet turns two

The business class only airline MAXjet turns two today and is celebrating the occasion with a second anniversary sale.   One way prices to/from London Stansted start from $499/ £279 for New York, $599/ £329 for Los Angeles, and $599/ £329 for Las Vegas, plus taxes of course.   The lowest fares are only available […]

One for the oldies reading

One for the oldies reading

I’ve seen a similar promotion from Malmaison before: book for a stay between 19th and 28th October 2007, and you’ll get your age as a percentage taken from your room rate.   For example, if you’re 65, you’ll receive 65% off your room only price.   Not such a great  offer if you’re in your […]

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Free Champagne from the AA Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8

Red Carnation Hotels are proud to have been awarded the AA “Best Small Hotel Group of the Year 2007-8″, and they’re sharing their good fortune with their guests! Simply book a two night weekend stay at any of their 6 central London properties and celebrate with them, with a chilled bottle of Champagne on arrival, […]

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