Category: United Kingdom

5 of the best Christmas carol concerts in Britain

5 of the best Christmas carol concerts in Britain

Few things best capture the magic of the festive season than a carol concert. Despite all the commercialism of Christmas, carols remain an authentic and enchanting part of this time of year – a chance to get together with friends and family and share a sing-along. It makes us all feel young at heart! What’s […]

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5 of the most famous landmarks to see in Bath, UK

Bath is a popular place to visit throughout the year. The atmospheric Christmas Market has become one of the most famous of its kind in the UK. It draws visitors from far and wide during the festive season. Meanwhile, the typically pleasant weather during the summer months also makes this city an appealing destination for […]

Dog-friendly getaways with The Epicurean Club

Dog-friendly getaways with The Epicurean Club

The traditional British pub is making a comeback as an alternative luxury getaway. Pubs have had a tough time in recent decades with as many as one quarter of those in England and Wales having closed since 2001. Those pubs that have not just survived this downturn but have, in fact, flourished are a select […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

5 of the best Christmas markets in Britain

5 of the best Christmas markets in Britain

Europe has long had a tradition of wonderful festive markets and it seems that the UK is really beginning to catch up. With the Christmas season starting to kick in fully from early November onwards in Britain, it’s time to grab a glass of mulled wine and explore some locally crafted treats and inspiring gift […]

The most haunted spots near golf courses in Scotland

The most haunted spots near golf courses in Scotland

If you’re a fan of golf, you’re probably a fan of Scotland, a region of the world with a long history, and not just as the home of golf. This history includes several tragedies and violent battles, and Scotland has no shortage of ghost stories to share. We can think of nothing more luxurious than […]

6 of Europe's most luxurious rail journeys

6 of Europe’s most luxurious rail journeys

While there are myriad ways to experience Europe’s heritage-filled cities, spectacular landscapes and world-class gastronomy, we think it’s all perhaps best showcased with a luxury rail journey. Expect centuries-old tradition and five-star service framed by iconic views that range from the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the coastal charm of Spain’s north. See […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

5 reasons to take a short break in the UK

5 reasons to take a short break in the UK

Your holiday doesn’t always need to be one or two weeks long. Sometimes, taking the time for a short break can be just what you need to relax, recharge and get away for a little while. Whether it’s a long weekend away or a mid week break; a two, three or four night getaway is the […]

Europe’s top 9 private jet airports

Europe’s top 9 private jet airports

Private jets have access to over 3,000 airports in Europe, but which airports are most popular with private jet users? We look at the busiest airports in Europe based on the number of movements (landing and take-offs) throughout the year by private jet. Although Paris Le Bourget is top of the list with the most […]

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Vegan delights in Paris and London

Being based in Southeast Asia we get limited opportunities to visit Europe, but instead spend our time lusting after the vegan food and vegan friendly luxury hotels that we read about online. So when given the chance of a whistle stop tour of Paris and London during which time we would get to live out […]

Mountain biking in the Lake District: Gamblesmire loop

Mountain biking in the Lake District: Gamblesmire loop

Starting just outside the Lake District National Park in the centre of the market town of Kendal, this mountain bike ride enjoys a mixture of mostly quiet roads and a variety of off-road terrain. We tackled the route on the robust Ridgeback MX4, an entry level mountain bike fitted with Shimano gearing and capable of […]

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

7 reasons to visit Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Often called “The Jewel of the North”, Harrogate attracts visitors for its urban charms, stunning gardens and its position as a Gateway to the Dales. It is close to Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. Within easy travelling […]

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

Short stay: The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

On completion of its construction in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad was the first five star hotel to be opened in Gstaad for over a century. Set in five acres in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel blends traditional Swiss architecture with contemporary flair – both inside and out. This 56-room luxury hotel is co-owned by Jean […]

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Halloween is a haunting tradition celebrated by people all over the world. Every year on the 31st October revellers participate in lots of fun activities and events. These include guising (also known as trick or treating), watching horror movies and carving pumpkins. The tradition is believed to have originated in Ireland, where the Celtics celebrated […]

Top 5 hotels for a luxury stay in St. Andrews

Top 5 hotels for a luxury stay in St. Andrews

Playing at the Home of Golf is a bucket list item for most golfers. The Old Course at St. Andrews is a club with a storied past, and crossing the Swilcan Bridge is a dream for any player. But knowing where to stay while you’re visiting the Scottish town of St. Andrews can take a […]