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The Top UK Hotel Openings of 2020

The UK is set to see plenty of new hotel openings in 2020, from boutique boltholes to luxury London super hotels.

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The World’s Hottest Hotel Openings Of 2020

A constellation of new five star hotels is due to hit planet earth over the next few months, from nests afloat in Arctic rivers to the Belize eco resort Jack off of Titanic drifted to on his door. And with so many to choose from we’ve whittled out list down to ten of our favourites outside...

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The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel Staircases

If there’s one thing we learn from selfie culture it’s that EVERYTHING can be classed as Instagrammable. Put the term into our own website search and it’ll pull up Instagrammable cocktails, Instagrammable restaurants and, perhaps least congruously but most intriguingly, Instagrammable loos. So while against this backdrop Instagrammable hotel staircases doesn’t sound too silly after all, when you see them you’ll realise this totally stands up. If this was the 80s this article would be an expensive coffee table book. Just sayin’.   St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London St Pancras International (0 miles) This staircase really does get around, one […]

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Plan A Ski Trip That Won’t Break The Bank

The ‘schhh’, ‘schhh’ under your skis as you gracefully carve your way down the slope may as well be ‘kerching’, ‘kerching’ as your bank balance heads deeper and deeper into the red. Unless you recently won Euromillions or you’re a king pin class A drugs smuggler (white powder being your thing), you’ll no doubt wince at the bill for a week’s skiing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By tweaking your plans, you can save a fortune on a skiing holiday this winter.   Vogel, Slovinia What: Slovin’ it up Before you scrabble for your atlas (lol, I […]

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Can’t Afford The Plane Ticket To Japan? Book Into This London Hotel Instead

The Handbook bedded down for the night in the Japanese-inspired hotel that's shaking up London's boutique hotel scene.

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10 Places Harry Potter Fans Won’t Want To Miss

From WANDSworth to POTTER’S Bar, London is full of Harry Potter, from immersive days out to locations and inspiration. Here are a few of the places you can head to to get the true Potter experience.

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The Cosiest Airbnb Cabins To Book This Winter

From star gazing in a spaceship in The Highlands to a ski lodge-inspired cabin, there are some weird and wonderful Airbnbs out there. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest and cosiest cabins in the UK for a unique (and Brexit-proof) staycation. Light the fire, snuggle under a blanket and bed...

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Christmas Is Coming, Which Means Fun, Festivities &, Of Course, Fizz

There are more reasons than usual for us to crave an uplifting glass of bubbly this festive season: a winter general election, London house prices, the thought of returning home for YET ANOTHER festive family discussion about Brexit… But with all this political and economic turmoil, Champagne is definitely off my Christmas shopping list as I save my pennies to sit out whatever madness awaits us in 2020. Never fear: there are plenty of bubbly alternatives that are as good, if not better, than champagne, and which won’t break the bank. In search of a Christmas haul to get me […]

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15 Perfect UK Winter Getaways

It's mini-break season! The winter getaway has begun and if you're thinking about getting out of town then you're going to want to check these perfect destinations...

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Highland Fling: Why This Should Be Your Next Staycation

As a Scotswoman, albeit with an English accent, living in London, I’m patriotic to the point of annoyance. I’ll happily wax lyrical on all things north-of-the border, from the low-brow (I’m a sucker for an Irn-Bru and a Tunnock’s teacake) to the somewhat loftier heights of Rabbie Burns and Rennie Mackintosh. I’ve always been well acquainted with Glasgow and Edinburgh, but anything further north and I become a tourist again. I have vague memories of a trip to Ben Nevis and adamant I’d seen Nessy at Loch Ness as a child, but the Highlands have been fairly unknown territory. So, […]

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Island Hopping: An Insider’s Guide To The Balearic Islands

It might be all doom and gloom with regards to the British weather but that’s certainly not the case over in the dreamy Balearic Islands. So we’re hop, hop, hopping (mentally at least) over to the Mediterranean to soak up the long-lasting summery weather in an attempt to block out...

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