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 Great Whitchurch Scarecrow Trail 2020

It’s my first autumn living in a tiny village in Hampshire. In years past, my autumns in London were always a magical time. The leaves in Hyde Park would fall lightly and softly like snow, all reds, browns and yellows, gathering at your feet as you strolled. The people in outdoor cafes would sport thicker sweaters and tie on chunky…
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Hotel 41: London’s best kept luxury hotel secret

As I step into Hotel 41, I am greeted by a smiling doorman, a young woman standing behind a very grand and luxurious black desk and a dapperly dressed general manager. All are wearing masks and I am politely asked to also wear one while in the hotel’s corridors, for the safety of both staff and other guests while in…
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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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