Suite review: The Shangri-La at The Shard London

I have always said there is a hotel in London for absolutely everyone, and for every reason you love this city. You could stay in a different hotel every night of the year before you find your perfect match and even then I think you’d wonder if you’ve made the right decision. Coming to London for the first time, as…
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The Ultimate London-Lovers Pool With a View

When I get in a pool, I get in to swim. My aim is to work out. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hotel pool or a lap pool in a gym. I have grown up a competitive swimmer and nothing brings me greater pleasure than submerging my head underwater and pushing my body to the limits in exercising length…
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The best London hotel room for stargazing

Yes, you read that title correctly! It’s not something you think you’d hear together in the same sentence…”London hotel room” and “stargazing”? Sure, “room with a view” or “room with with a terrace,” but room with a view of the stars?! The only other time I’ve seen this offered was in another country – African safaris, Icelandic Northern Lights resorts…
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Visiting my first National Trust property during Covid: Mottisfont

We are now proud card carrying members of the National Trust here in the UK. Only took me nearly two decades to get there. Truly, this is the best deal in the land. It cost me £120 for the two of us and this gives us unlimited access to over 500 locations around the UK, ranging from stately homes to…
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Life After Lockdown: Shopping Bicester Village

I wonder, when I talk to friends twenty years from now, will we ask the question, “where was the first place you visited when lockdown was lifted from Covid-19?” If we do, I’ve got my answer. Officially, it was Starbucks. Haha. I needed my American coffee fix in the middle of the English countryside. But, unofficially, my first big journey…
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