Category: United Kingdom

Free afternoon tea awaits you at The Draycott this Summer‏

Free afternoon tea awaits you at The Draycott this Summer‏

Enjoy the delights of London this summer with a stay at the award-winning Draycott Hotel with London’s finest shopping and restaurants just minutes away. Allow them to spoil you with an indulgent Traditional Afternoon Tea on arrival and all the other luxurious trimming you’d expect from a five star townhouse. The package also includes […]

Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

This was our second stay at The Wensleydale Heifer in the peaceful village of West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales. Last time we made the mistake of having both lunch and dinner here (and ended up being uncomfortably full!) so this time we opted for just dinner, after a brief stop for a light […]

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the […]

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe’s top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels. In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary Rudding […]

Summer menus at The Ritz Restaurant, London

The Ritz Restaurant presents a new series of summer menus featuring some of the London’s finest cuisine from Executive Chef John Williams and his team. Indulge in a three course Lunch du Jour Menu (which changes daily) for 36. You may choose to treat yourself to a range of aperitifs on offer from the Champagne […]

English Heritage’s Festival of History

English Heritage‘s much anticipated blockbuster event is getting closer by the day! Book now to reserve your place for an exciting day out. Explore over 2,000 years of history in an action-packed weekend (19th-20th July 2008). This year’s event promises to be better than ever with more than 50 different shows each day including Dropzone: […]

A gastro break in South West England?

A gastro break in South West England?

Enjoy a relaxing break in The Mount Somerset, a beautiful Regency house hotel, and prepare yourselves for the culinary delight ahead with a 7-course gourmet taster menu for all you ‘foodies’. To find out about the range of breaks available, visit their website.

Fun video from enjoyEngland.com

There are many ways to enjoy England. The annual Gloucestershire cheese rolling event is just one, and was held at the end of last month; here’s footage of the kind of thing you’d have seen if you’d gone but perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy England in a different way!

Breaking news: Silverjet deal breaks down

Silverjet has axed its entire 420-strong workforce after the rumoured rescue deal breaks down. The 370 pilots and cabin crew, and 50 staff based in Luton, have been made formally redundant today. In a statement from the administrators, it was said: We are extremely disappointed to have had to make these redundancies, which we have […]

Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland

Courtesy of Sky, footage of Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland – part of his bid to build a Scottish golf resort.

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Donald Trump was in Aberdeen, Scotland, today for the beginning of the month-long public enquiry into what has been billed as “the world’s greatest golf course”, a proposed project that includes a luxury hotel and much more, and has been discussed on this blog previously. His plans for a course in the home […]

Royal Highland Show anyone?

Royal Highland Show anyone?

The Royal Highland Show is one of the highlights of the year in Scotland. Taking palce on 19th June 2008, the show is now considered one of the premier agricultural shows in the country. Why not complement a visit to this four-day countryside festival with a stay at Norton House Hotel & Spa, conveniently located […]

AA B&B Awards

The winners of the AA B&B Awards 2008-2009 will be revelealed at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London this evening. Shortlisted for the award of London B&B of the Year are The New Linden in Notting Hill, San Domenico House in Chelsea and The St. George in Langham Place. There is also a category […]

New next month: Doxford Cottages, north-east England

New next month: Doxford Cottages, north-east England

Doxford Cottages, 3 miles from Embleton, is situated in the middle of a 2500 acre agricultural estate in an idyllic position. It opens next month and there are 7 cottages, 3 of them sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. There are games facilities and a football pitch but the real glory is the location and […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Some of the finest hotels from The Rocco Forte Collection Head for the West Country and sample Devon’s Finest Hotels, restaurants, bars and spas from fizzyclub Nestled in a caldera cliff are Andronis Luxury Suites, Santorini

Tours of the newly-renovated Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire

Don’t miss this opportunity to go on a tour of Apethorpe Hall, an exceptional grade I listed property set in a picturesque corner of Northamptonshire. One of the finest Jacobean houses in the country, Apethorpe Hall is steeped in history and it has played host to Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and King Charles […]

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