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Britain in bloom: 4 spectacular gardens to visit this Spring

Britain in bloom: 4 spectacular gardens to visit this Spring

Britain has long been a proud nation of garden lovers and is home to some of the most spectacular and iconic gardens in the world. Rich with history and beautiful flora, these magnificent spaces start to come alive in spring when fresh blooms paint the gardens and glasshouses in splashes of colour. From grand landscapes
4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

4 luxurious ways to detox in Britain

Detoxing doesn’t have to be all virtuous sacrifices and gruelling regimes. Today people in Britain are more health conscious than ever and there are plenty of ways to treat yourself to a deep-cleanse that are not just enjoyable, but luxurious. Just in time to save you from breaking those resolutions, here are four of the
7 private dining rooms for a decadent New Year’s Eve in London

7 private dining rooms for a decadent New Year’s Eve in London

The biggest party of the year deserves something special and nothing feels more exclusive than wining and dining the night away with your nearest and dearest in one of London’s lavish private dining rooms. With a number of top chefs and hip restaurants under its wing, British cuisine has really come to the forefront and
6 of Britain's most stunning Winter views

6 of Britain's most stunning Winter views

Cosy pubs and hearty Sunday roasts are probably what first comes to mind when you think of winter in Britain, however there’s far more to see during the country’s colder climes. When the snowflakes start to fall they transform Britain’s landscapes into an array of incredible wintery scenes, each with their own charm. From striking
The top 5 places to eat game in Britain

The top 5 places to eat game in Britain

Britain has always boasted a rich hunting heritage – one filled with tales of Kings chasing stags through swathes of ancient forests and across brooding heather moors – and each year the game season is eagerly awaited by British gastronomes who hunger after the sublime earthy flavours of partridge and grouse or rich succulent venison.
5 of London's top burgers

5 of London's top burgers

For anyone who thought that the London burger craze was just a flash in the pan, think again – where the cupcake and cronought fads have come and gone, burgers remain just as popular as ever in the capital and there are still plenty of restaurants and pop-ups jumping onto the runaway burger bandwagon. From
5 of the best artisan British gins to try right now

5 of the best artisan British gins to try right now

The story of Britain’s love affair with gin has certainly had its ups and downs (see William Hogarth’s infamous Gin Lane) however despite its rocky past, gin has been making a comeback on the British drinking scene – this time in the hands of new independent craft distilleries. Following in the footsteps of the craft
4 enchanting British castles for a magical Summer

4 enchanting British castles for a magical Summer

Whether you’re a history buff or not, there’s something inherently magical about castles. Maybe it’s the romance of fairy tale and folklore, or the lure of dramatic stories of siege and battle – stepping into these slices of the past always seems to captivate both children and adults alike. Fortunately, Britain’s cities and countryside are
Top 5 lavish London brunches

Top 5 lavish London brunches

There’s a breakfast revolution going on in London. Once a realm of fry-ups and greasy spoons, now brunch is fast replacing the Sunday roast as Britain’s most hallowed weekend meal – and for good reason. There are now a dizzying array of gourmet options on offer making a lingering weekend brunch the calendar highlight for fashionable
5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

5 stunning British beaches to explore this Summer

2014 is set to be a scorcher here in Britain with wall-to-wall sunshine predicted throughout the Summer months so we thought we’d share with you our favourite spots for soaking up the sun. For the intrepid sun seeker, Britain might not be the first place that springs to mind, however there’s more sun worshipping to
4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

Ancient forests, sparkling lakes and haunted castles – it should come as no surprise that filmmakers flock to Britain. As well as breathtaking landscapes, Britain is peppered with fabulous historic architecture – from castles to stately homes – whose fabled walls have provided the backdrop for many a classic film or cult TV drama. With
Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes
Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Top 3 vintage flying experiences in Britain

Britain has always had a proud aviation heritage brimming with heroic war stories but when it comes to great British aviation, there are three landmark vintage airplanes that are still the pride of Britain’s skies. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury flying experiences to give you a taste of the thrill and the history behind
5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

It’s a New Year and what better way to start 2014 than experiencing something fresh and new. This year, why not look beyond the tried and tested luxury hotels and bed down somewhere different. The home of eccentricity, we’ve scoured the breadth of Britain to give you our finest selection of the country’s unique and
8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

We all know that Christmas is about giving, but if you’re really looking to impress this year then you’ll need something that hits that wow factor and where better to find supreme luxury than in royal Britain. With Christmas just around the corner, we look to some of Britain’s top luxury brands and artisans to