Category: United Kingdom

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Small Luxury Hotels has renewed  its guaranteed dollar rate promotion. Book a stay at a participating hotel and you’ll get either a guaranteed dollar rate or fixed conversion, which can offer savings over typical prices in Euros or local currency. Participating hotels include the Dorset Square Hotel in London, the Hotel san Regis in Paris, […]

Pay homage to Dom Perignon's latest vintage

Pay homage to Dom Perignon’s latest vintage

Dom Perignon is synonymous with luxury and extravagance and is the prestige cuvée of the famous Moet et Chandon Champagne house. But, did you know that the name itself originates from a 17th century monk, Pierre Perignon who is regarded as the earliest developer of sparkling wines by the Champagne method? Moet et Chandon began […]

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award […]

St. George's Day with Enjoy England

St. George’s Day with Enjoy England

It’s St. George’s Day on 23rd April 2007. To get some great ideas for days out and special offers over the weekend and on St. George’s Day, visit this page from EnjoyEngland.com. Whether you’re seeking dragon-slaying celebrations or just a quiet weekend away, let us know your plans!

Dine free at Linthwaite House Hotel, Windermere, UK

To celebrate their 3 AA Rosettes award this year, Linthwaite House Hotel is  bringing back  its incredibly popular “Dine Free” offer. Simply pay their normal bed and breakfast rates and for each night of your stay  they will include their 4 course evening meal with canapés, coffee and petit fours at no charge. (Normally £47 […]

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

If you still haven’t decided what to do for Easter,  English Heritage  have a fun packed programme of events planned over the Easter bank holiday weekend, ranging from traditional Easter egg hunts to medieval knights’ trails at historic sites across the country. Fed up with Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs?  They’ve put together Bank Holiday […]

Easter at Malmaison

Easter at Malmaison

Easter is upon us.   “A time for treats, bunnies and chocoholic indulgence” as Malmaison put it. They’re offering accommodation on  a room only basis from just £75 ( £120 in London) and dinner, bed and breakfast from £120 ( £170 in London) throughout the festive period. Can I  your Easter travel plans  hatching…?

Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

Get ready to bid on your ultimate dream vacation with Going Once

American Express  is offering  more than 25 amazing travel packages, including a luxury RV trip across America, an adventure in  Antarctica and a South African safari.   Travellers daydreaming about their next luxurious  getaway need  look no further. From 17th to 27th April 2007, US and UK American Express card holders will have the opportunity […]

John Williams' Masterclass

John Williams’ Masterclass

On 21st April 2007 there will be a rare chance to see a master at work! Just eight privileged guests will join John Williams in the kitchens of The Ritz to witness the creation of a spectacular five course dinner, and then retire to one of the magnificent new banquet rooms in William Kent House […]

England football team's new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

England football team’s new, state-of-the-art Airbus A380

At Heathrow Airport, off-duty England stars Michael Owen and Theo Walcott  have this morning  unveiled  the latest solution to the team’s recent dip in form. The English FA have purchased and customised an Airbus A380, complete with its own 5-a-side AstroTurf playing surface inside. This huge, state-of-the-art plane will offer the ultimate  environment  to ensure […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Great golfing  destinations worldwide  with Châteaux Golf Luxuriate with Lukimibi in the Kruger National Park Travel in contemporary style with Aspire Holidays Head for Wheel Farm Cottages in North Devon

Wear Valley Food Festival 2007

Wear Valley Food Festival 2007

The 4th Wear Valley Food Festival promises to be a bigger and better event than ever before.   Held at Auckland Castle in the north-east of England, the event celebrates local produce and crafts through an exciting and diverse programme.   In addition arts and craft stalls, there is a farmers’ market, exhibitions and demonstrations, […]

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

Crystal Adventures Hotel Program

There are some new additions to Crystal Cruises‘ 2007 European Crystal Adventures Hotel Program. Four new hotels – Venice’s venerable Hotel Cipriani and Hotel Danieli, Istanbul’s Ritz-Carlton and Athens’ Hotel Grande Bretagne – join an expanded collection of Europe’s most prestigious properties  (15 in all) offering savvy travelers luxurious options to extend their Crystal vacations […]

Chelsea Flower Show package from The Draycott

Chelsea Flower Show package from The Draycott

Enjoy the fabulous floral and garden displays at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, just a short walk from The Draycott. The offer includes an overnight stay in a spacious suite, a pair of all-day tickets to the show, a signed book by Alan Titchmarsh and a full English breakfast. Package is £455 per suite per […]

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