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There’s A Fresh Prince In Town: The Prince Akatoki London Opens

Now this is a story all about how one hotel got turned right upside down… Okay, okay, enough with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lyrics, because there’s a new prince swanning his way into the city, only this time in the shape of a new luxury five star hotel… By now you’ve probably heard the rumours but notorious Marylebone hotel, The Arch has undergone a multi-million pound transformation under the new name The Prince Akatoki London. Oh, and the best news? It’s opening today! Locked in the heart of the city in Great Cumberland Place, The Arch has been replaced […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Pawfect Afternoon Tea For You And Your Pooch

Who let the dogs out? đŸŸ Long gone are the days of paw-scraped doors, howling cries and pee-stained carpets, nowadays restaurants are inviting doggies to dine in style. So out with whatever’s in that jelly-canned dog food from your local store, the stench is bad enough! And in with an afternoon tea that’ll delight even the fussiest of canines. Thanks to South Place Hotel, you’ll be able to tickle both yours and your pup’s tummies with the launch of their new luxury afternoon tea, er, doggie-style… Pawfect! South Place Hotel have a pawsome new partnership with accessories brand, Radley (the […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Berkeley Opens A Dreamy New Bar And Terrace

Oh yes, The Berkeley has been up to its old tricks again and this time it’s with the brand new launch of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. You’re soon to be feeling like a bougie wine connoisseur, indulging in a fine selection of rare wines, Champagne and dark spirits, yippee! From July 15th, we’ll be engulfed in the rich design story conceived by Irish interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan thanks to the opening of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. It’s the second bar to open at this landmark five star hotel joining the notorious Blue Bar which opened back in 2000. There’s a […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Spring Into Summer With This New Poké And Spritz Menu

Now the warm weather has finally graced the city, we’re itching to find new foodie menus that won’t leave us feeling too full and drowsy. And we’re in luck! The Connaught Bar will be fuelling us Londoner’s through the summer with their new pokĂ© and spritz menu, yippee! Set in the beating heart of Mayfair, The Connaught Bar is tucked away in the luxurious hotel, The Connaught. And they’ve certainly been busy building themselves a reputation, now known worldwide for their signature martinis. So you betcha the new menu defo has some living up to do, and oh does it! Their new light pokĂ© […]

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The Boutique Hybrid Hotel Changing the Way You Stay in London

The aparthotel is that hybrid of London living that brings together all the best bits of a hotel with the freedom of an Airbnb. You won’t need to re-mortgage your house to afford a night’s stay but you also won’t have to sleep in someone else’s minuscule flat. The latest aparthotel to arrive in the city is The Moorgate from SACO, The Serviced Apartment Company which is the same team behind Leman Locke. Having opened at the end of 2018, SACO has seamlessly created the style and standard of hospitality you’d expect of an intimate hotel but with the space […]


Rock On! The Connaught Introduce Their Diamond Box

At the beating heart of London’s Mayfair Village, surrounded by the chic shops, restaurants and galleries of Mount Street, The Connaught redefines the British luxury experience. An expertly-judged blend of old and new, The Connaught is the insider’s choice for staying in London, where service is highly personalised and with a genuine warmth of character. That said, it seems like a total treat itself to stay amidst such divinity, and yet they’ve decided to throw in more – wow! The Connaught has collaborated with Moynat and vintage jeweller Susan Caplan to launch The Bijoux Box, which does just what it […]

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Things to do With Kids

Family Fun with Sharky & George at Brown’s Hotel

If summer is all about relaxing with your family, then Sharky & George have the answer. And London’s premier family party organisers have teamed up with Brown’s Hotel for the perfect family summer experience for the kids. Sharky & George has one simple aim: to have FUN! At their Brown’s Hotel collab kids will swap their iPads for an exciting series of adventures designed to get the whole family involved in imaginative and energetic games, both in the hotel and around London. On arrival, children are invited to check-in and transform into whichever role takes their fancy, including detectives, explorers, foodies and […]

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The Ultimate Glamping Experience

When it comes to camping it seems as if there are two camps, the people who can’t get enough of it, who can put up a tent in a mere flourish of the hand and aren’t fazed by waking up slightly sweaty to have a wet wipe bath whilst they sit around waiting for a lack lustre kettle to boil. Then there are those who do hotels. What if there was a third way? What if you could combine hotel life and camping? Glamping but super luxe? Well there is and it’s from the award-winning tourism company, Arena Hospitality Group […]

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Openings & Launches

Assembly London: Covent Garden’s Latest Hotel

Stay at the brand new Assembly London and follow their mantra to ‘Get Up and Go.’ Assembly is located in the heart of the West End, between Soho and Covent Garden, so guests have no choice but immerse themselves fully in the city. Concierge is equipped to help people feel like true locals, instructing them where all the secret spots for Londoners are located. Rooms are modern and sleek, only offering what modern hotel guests really want and need. Come and enjoy luxe beds and showers, sound proofing, air conditioning (necessary in this heat wave!) and incredibly fast WiFi. No […]

Rooftops and Terraces

The Yacht Pop-Up Bringing the French Riviera to Mayfair

If you ‘forgot’ to book your holiday to the French Riviera (read: can’t actually afford it and don’t want to miss a week of Love Island) then you’re in luck. The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has teamed up with Belvedere Vodka and Dom PĂ©rignon to create L’Azur an exclusive yacht themed hide-out for those of us who are staying put this summer. Dressed up in with buoys, anchors and azure hues, the nautical terrace features an upper and lower deck, making it a prime spot for catching the summer rays, sure you won’t have the crystal blue […]

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