Category: United Kingdom

6 great things to do on a ladies-only trip to London

6 great things to do on a ladies-only trip to London

Planning a short visit to one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities is quite a feat! Trying to see and do as much as possible in a short time frame and take back as many memories and emotions as possible. And visiting this wonderful city with a friend makes the experience even more […]

6 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

6 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

The foodie revolution took a while to make its way north from London but with Edinburgh now having more restaurants per head of population than any other city in the UK, there’s never been a better time to visit. From Michelin-starred restaurants to restaurants without a menu in the conventional sense, here are the some […]

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

A luxury weekend in Paris with Infiniti

What better way to visit the Paris Motor Show than to drive there. And to drive in the luxury of the Infiniti Q30 is about as comfortable as it gets. This is a car that offers comfort in abundance and is every bit as stylish as it looks. (Some of you may recall that I test […]

Short stay: Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

For a recent sailing weekend at Derwent Reservoir, we stayed at the Best Western Beaumont Hotel in the Northumberland market town of Hexham. We’d often passed Hexham travelling from Cumbria to the north-east along the A69, but rarely had much time to spend there. Previously awarded the title of ‘England’s favourite market town’ in Country […]

The holiday home industry's answer to the Michelin Guide

The holiday home industry’s answer to the Michelin Guide

We are all familiar with the Michelin Guide which recognises select establishments for their culinary prowess. What started as a general motorists’ guide to help sell more tyres actually evolved into something much grander. By focussing on only the very best restaurants, the Michelin Red Guide quickly became the authority on all things dining. Now […]

5 of the UK's most unique 5-star properties

5 of the UK’s most unique 5-star properties

Tired of the same old hotels and accommodation? Unbeknown to many, the UK is home to a huge selection of self-catering properties (or vacation rentals to those of you in the US or Down Under), many of which are in a league of their own when it comes down to quality. Cottage agency Sykes Cottages, […]

Head to Edinburgh and discover 6 talents you didn't know you had

Head to Edinburgh and discover 6 talents you didn’t know you had

As Autumn draws near and the sun sets earlier each day, it’s a great time to think about replacing walks in the park, or al fresco dining, with using the early evenings to discover a talent you didn’t know you had. Edinburgh is home to some of the best and most unusual learning experiences. Cook like […]

things in london with kids - bank of london museum

16 great things to do in London with kids

London is a great place for a family holiday as there are so many great things to see and do. But would you know which of these “things” are family-friendly? With so many activities and experiences on offer, it can be tricky to determine which ones are truly suitable and fun for children. This is a […]

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

6 key terms to know when booking airport parking

When booking airport parking it can become difficult to understand what you’re really getting for your money. Some of the questions we face every day are along the lines of ‘Do I keep my keys or hand them in?’ ‘Where do I drop my car off?’ and even ‘Who’s that guy who was just drove […]

Hidden Edinburgh - 6 secret places in the city

Hidden Edinburgh – 6 secret places in the city

Overflowing with the hustle and bustle of tourists and busy locals, like every capital city should be, many will be surprised to learn that Edinburgh is also peppered with secret gems hidden away from the usual crowds. Morningside Wild West Blink and you will miss this secret location offering a taste of the Wild West […]

City dwellings: 5 beautiful apartments for city breaks

City dwellings: 5 beautiful apartments for city breaks

As the fall approaches, many start to think about city breaks, wonderful short holidays that are perfect to get away from everyday life without having to travel too far. When visiting a new city it is of key importance to pick the right place to stay: centrally located, modern, comfortable. Here is a list of […]

Top 5 family attractions in Kent, UK

Top 5 family attractions in Kent, UK

Proudly bearing the title of ‘Lonely Planet’s Best European Holiday Destination for Families’, the green English county of Kent has much to offer. Known as ‘The Garden of England’, visitors will fall in love with its rolling hills and scenic views. Lush countryside gives way to spectacular coastline, and the area has many fantastic child […]

4 superb London luxury boutique hotels

4 superb London luxury boutique hotels

London is a favorite city to visit, both as the main destination and as part of an extended European trip. And for Europeans, it’s a great long weekend break (or even a staycation, for Londoners). Tastes often diverge when it comes to where to stay, even in the luxury hotel market, but fortunately London offers superb […]

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

The estate of Stoke Park has a long history dating back over 900 years but it was John Penn – 1760 to 1834 – who was responsible for most of what you can see today. In the latter part of the 18th century James Wyatt, architect to King George III,  worked on the development of […]

How to make the most of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

How to make the most of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe can be fun and frustration in equal measures and the trick to emphasising the one over the other is by judiciously pacing your day to embrace the less frenetic side of Edinburgh. Explore Edinburgh’s closes At a time of year when every corner is stage, it’s a good time to take advantage […]

London: old and new

6 old-new sojourns in London

London has often taken the No. 1 position as the most popular tourist city in the whole wide world: so many sights to see, so many things to do, so many adventures to experience. One of the interesting phenomena to observe in this big city, is the highly successful combination of old and new architecture. […]

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