UK Hotels

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

How Can I Plan My Retirement So I Can Emulate My In-Law's?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Well here I was playing golf with a group of men and women who hit one another with a constant flow of humorous below the belt banter and it started to occur to me that whilst I don't want to be their age just yet, I really liked being in their company.

You Can Now Sleep At A Hostel That Looks Like A Magical Bookshop

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you consider yourself to be a bookworm, we may have found your perfect holiday. ‘Book and Bed’ hostels in Japan combine two of the best things ...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

The Great Mother Of Exeter

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

No matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist, the great old churches and temples of this world carry a powerful charge of energy from the centuries of prayer, of song and of silence that have been carried out there. Even now, most folk hush themselves when they enter an ancient church and take a moment to feel the echo of the ages.

The Courthouse Hotel, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Back in June, after four days of sleeping on a campsite and trudging about in wellies at Glastonbury Festival, I was completely ready for a hotel room and a big, comfortable bed. Fortunately for me then, I was checking into London's 5* Courthouse Hotel for the night.

This Double Decker Bus Is Actually A Lavish B&B

North News | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A couple have transformed a derelict double decker bus into a luxury B&B with a hot tub, private garden and flat screen TV. Susan Moiser, 53, and her ...

The Selman, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

On our second night in Marrakech we had dinner booked at The Selman hotel, which is a 5 star hotel situated about 15minutes outside the centre. Prior to dinner we decided to visit the La Mamounia hotel for cocktails, as we'd been recommended by friends that it was a must whilst in Marrakech, and we sat in the pretty gardens and enjoyed a refreshing early evening cocktail each.

Four Tips on How to Find an Eco-Friendly Hotel (For Real)

Annina Claesson | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

We've all seen the reminders on the hotel bathroom mirror to hang up our towels if we're alright with using them again, in the green interests of water conservation. Sometimes these signs are accompanied by a little picture of a smiling planet or solemn oaths that this is part of the establishment's commitment to environmentalist policies.

Family Friendly Hotels: Is There Such a Thing?

Claire Kirby | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I can't be the only parent out there that thinks hotels 'Family Rooms' are more like 'Torture Parents Rooms'. After several overnight stays confined to the one room with the small people, I have decided that no, there is no such thing as a family friendly hotel.

There's A Gin Hotel Opening In London And You're All Invited

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Attention gin fans! You can now get boozy on your favourite beverage, without the pressure of having to get home. All you need to do head upstairs to ...

Elite Scottish Retreats: Gleneagles Hotel and Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Built in the 1920s, the charming chateau-esque building set in 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside is a quintessential Scottish escape. Most famous for its championship golf course, the vast estate also boasts super-luxe suites, a posh shopping arcade, an equestrian and shooting school, a falconry centre, Michelin starred restaurant and of course a state of the art spa.

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Lucy Self | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

The BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice was a pivotal telly moment for me. I learnt that you can still be a strong sassy woman whilst obsessing over Colin Firth. Bore a lifelong love of corset-heaving period dramas. And gave me a bit of a thing about driveways.

I Don't Need Women-Only Hotels: I Just Want a Door That Locks

Samantha Rea | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Rea

I'm not looking for a leg shaving bench, thanks Virgin (yes, this really is a feature). I've spent a lifetime balancing on one leg in gym showers - I'm not letting that core stability go to waste now.

CitizenM: The Hotels Inspired by 'Global Citizen' Fashion Designers

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

CitizenM was founded by the ex-owner/CEO of fashion company MEXX, Rattan Chadha. Mr Chadha was struck by the uninspiring nature of hotel accommodatio...

Accessible Travel Week: Accessible Accommodation

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Are you unsure of the most accessible places to stay when travelling? Does the thought of staying anywhere other than your bedroom, where you have all...

New Hotels for Luxury Travellers in 2016

Emyr Thomas | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

At the start of the year, my thoughts always turn to my travel plans for the year ahead. My wishlist for the first part of this year includes Lisbon, Douro Valley, Santorini, St Lucia and the Amalfi Coast with many more destinations for later this year hopefully.

Horrifying Footage Shows Bed Bug-Infested Mattress In Hotel (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Guests at a New York hotel have shared footage of a bed bug-infested mattress in their hotel room. And it's completely and utterly disgusting. Elg...

A 90 Year-Old Cocktail Mystery.. And Top Christmas Tipples

Victoria Ferran | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Buried deep inside the walls of The Savoy Hotel's American Bar lies a 90 year-old cocktail shaker filled with Plymouth Gin, Cointreau and lemon juice: The White Lady cocktail. It was lovingly laid down in 1927 by Harry Craddock - then head bartender - during an Art Deco refurb at the height of the Jazz Age. But despite many attempts to locate the ancient silver vessel, it has never been found.

Best Hotels For Sleep In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than a third of Brits are thought to be sleep-deprived, but thankfully, a lot of hotels around the UK are tackling the problem head on. Increa...

Give Us Time - Can You Donate a Holiday to Support Our Troops?

Karen Hay | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK
Karen Hay

When it comes to forces families, family breaks and holidays can prove even more crucial, as long periods of separation mean family dynamics can change and it can become stressful for service personnel and those left behind affected by the rigors of operational deployment on return...

The World's Best Boutique Honeymoon Hotels

Lucy McGuire | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy McGuire

The allure of a 'boutique' hotel industry is clearly growing. While there will always be a need for global hotel chains where the service is engineered to the mass markets, we're now in an age where even the most unadventurous of travellers are dipping their toes into the world of 'authenticity'.

Brunch at Radio Rooftop, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Sat here writing this review whilst it's raining outside feels appropriate since I enjoyed one of the last days of summer in London just last month, s...

10 Common Fears About Travelling in Africa

Ruby Audi | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Audi

The less used to tourists they are the friendlier you will find the locals - at worst you will be treated with respect and smiles (addressed to as sir/masta), at best you may be followed down the streets by excited children - think Muhammed Ali in When We Were Kings - who think you're a god or rockstar.

Virtually Travel the World Without Leaving Your Hotel Room

Chris Osburn | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Osburn

The future of international travel? It might be staying put or so it seemed after I settled in and got kitted out for personal demo experience of VRoom Service at The Marriott Hotel Park Lane a few days back.