Category: United Kingdom

Short stay: SACO Apartments - St. Martin's, Covent Garden, London, UK

Short stay: SACO Apartments – St. Martin’s, Covent Garden, London, UK

Sometimes when travelling it’s a pleasant change to simply have time to yourself, without the formalities of a hotel. Whilst I enjoy staying in luxury hotels, the privacy you get from luxury serviced apartments or self-catering accommodation is always a welcome alternative. SACO Apartments have serviced apartments at 160 locations in 44 countries across the […]

Short stay: The Wellesley, Hyde Park, London, UK

Short stay: The Wellesley, Hyde Park, London, UK

Opened in December 2012, The Wellesley is a 1920s townhouse boutique hotel has been beautifully restored with a modern take on the art deco style and with every modern convenience. Named after Sir Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington who served twice as Prime Minister between 1828 and 1834 and later as leader of the House of […]

Short stay: Garden House, Rosewood London, Holborn, London, UK

Short stay: Garden House, Rosewood London, Holborn, London, UK

Situated close to Covent Garden in the Holborn area of the West End, and just a few minutes’ walk from Holborn Underground station on the Central and Piccadilly lines, the Rosewood London occupies a restored Edwardian mansion, complete with Belle Époque charm, the entrance to which can be found via a carriageway and central courtyard. […]

Short stay: The Laslett, Notting Hill, London, UK

Short stay: The Laslett, Notting Hill, London, UK

Newly opened in August 2015, The Laslett by Living Rooms can be found on Pembridge Gardens, just a minute’s walk from Notting Hill Gate Underground station. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this boutique hotel is set across five Victorian townhouses and takes its inspiration from Notting Hill’s cultural heritage and creative […]

Shaken or stirred: 6 of London's best Martini bars

Shaken or stirred: 6 of London’s best Martini bars

Suave, sophisticated, legendary – the Martini is a drink that needs no introduction. It’s been the cocktail of choice for some of Britain’s most enigmatic leading roles and counts film stars, Prime Ministers and of course, secret agents, in its following. A Martini is a cocktail that means serious business, synonymous with style, glamour and […]

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

Special feature: Stone Lodge, Combermere Abbey, Shropshire, UK

The October half-term is often a time when we look to go away in search of warmer climes but every now and then, we choose to stay in the UK and we are invariably always delighted when we do. There’s no hassle with parking, no waiting in airports, no need for passports, no lengthy security […]

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh, the historic inspiring capital of Scotland, takes on a relaxed persona in the month of November. The city says farewell to thousands of high season visitors who partook in the world renowned summer festivals, and visitors can wander the streets in relative tranquillity as the trees show their beautiful remaining Autumn colours. Edinburgh has […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007’s Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places aren’t guarded secrets and you don’t have to be licensed to kill to visit them. There’s no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

Supernatural stays: 5 haunted luxury hotels in Britain

Supernatural stays: 5 haunted luxury hotels in Britain

Britain is renowned for its long and rich heritage and there are plenty of striking castles and iconic stays for you to choose from, but even the most luxurious historic hotels can still hold a few skeletons in their closets. With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d share with you some of the incredible […]

Four Seasons

3 of the best babymoons for Londoners

It makes sense that pregnant ladies and fathers-to-be want to make the most of their last chance at rest, relaxation and pampering before their new bundle of joy arrives and turns their lives on its head. Perhaps you’ve been working throughout your pregnancy while simultaneously attending medical appointments, purchasing the necessary baby paraphernalia and decorating […]

Interview with Alexander Coles, Owner of Bespoke Yacht Charter

Interview with Alexander Coles, Owner of Bespoke Yacht Charter

Alexander is the Owner and Senior Yacht Charter Broker at Bespoke Yacht Charter, a company he founded in 2014 after 13 years’ experience arranging luxury yacht charters in the south of France, throughout the Mediterranean and worldwide. More than half of his bookings are repeat clients or referrals from existing clients that include ultra high […]

The top 5 Champagne bars in London

The top 5 Champagne bars in London

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne,” is a quote attributed to John Maynard Keynes, and one that I can totally get on board with. It’s luscious stuff; sharp, sweet, and synonymous with decadence, Christmas, birthdays and weddings. Happy times. It’s also pretty good if you’re feeling sad, bored […]

An introduction to 4K photography

An introduction to 4K photography

Photography has come a long way since the advent of the digital camera, the commerical origins of which date back to the late 1980s, and now it looks set to make further advances still, with the growth of 4K photography. Having collaborated with Lumix UK, I’m going to give you a brief insight into how it looks […]

Special feature: Seasides, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

Special feature: Seasides, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

The seaside town of Weymouth has one of the best weather records in the UK with low rainfall and over 1,800 sunshine hours per year, so when the opportunity arose for our sons to take part in a national sailing competition there, we of course jumped at the opportunity. We stayed at Seasides, a self-catering […]

16 beauty experiences from around the world

16 beauty experiences from around the world

When traveling, make your days even more beautiful by experiencing beauty treatments based on ingredients and rituals native to the country you’re visiting. From Tahiti to Tulum and from Bali to Morocco, here are the 16 of the best beauty experiences you’re likely to find anywhere in the world! 1. Evian-les-Bains – hydrotherapy You know […]

St Denys Church, Sleaford

Top 3 ways to explore Lincolnshire’s Great Outdoors

One of the many great things about the historic city of Lincoln – is that within minutes of the city you find yourself surrounded by the rolling hills and plains of Lincolnshire. There are many ways to explore the great outdoors in one of England’s finest counties – on foot, by bike, on boat or […]

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