London

The Hilton Metropole

23/04/2016 by .

The Hilton Metropole once suffered from a slightly odd location, sitting just outside the West End, with the need to negotiate the hairiest junction on Edgware Road making it a tad tricky to enter.    But now Paddington is the subject of redevelopment, what must be the largest hotel in London is set to come into its own.

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The Windmill, Clapham

28/03/2016 by .

What makes travellers select a pub on far-flung Clapham Common as one of the 25 best hotels in the UK – and the only one of 13 in the capital which is not on the central tourist trail?    The answer would seem to be a sense of history in the pub, super-stylish bedrooms and a glimpse of the green and charm which distinguishes so many London neighbourhoods that have retained their original village feel.

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Hilton London Bankside

21/12/2015 by .

Finally, a gritty inner London neighbourhood regentrified into a culture hub has got the stylish five-star hotel it deserves.   Hilton London Bankside, perched opposite Tate Modern on the industrial side of Southwark Street, aims to appeal to leisure travellers – Shakespeare’s Globe and Borough Market are also close by – as well as a business clientele.

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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review

07/12/2015 by .

“Cold towel sir?”  Is the perfect way to introduce a good feeling as far as I am concerned as I check in to the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel on a hot Knightsbridge day. My good feel factor is lifted all the more as a coffee materialises next to my couch to keep me company as i wait a couple of minutes for the room to be ready.

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower. Knightsbridge

07/12/2015 by .

There are many advantages to be had for a hotel based in Knightsbridge and the Jumeirah Carlton Tower makes the most of all of them. Harvey Nichols and Harrods practically on the doorstep, the designer shops on Sloane Street a mere stone’s throw away and those lovely leafy lanes away from the main drag to wander down. But the 18 floors of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower offer something else too; one of the most spectacular views you can get across London.

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PORTOBELLO HOTEL. London

05/11/2015 by .

It’s as close as you’ll get to sleeping in the same bed as Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.   Like other A-listers, including members of The Rolling Stones, they are former habitues of the Portobello Hotel.
Not that you’d ever guess, from the looks of this utterly genteel hostelry a stone’s throw from Portobello market.   It’s every bit the gracious Victorian house, the very antithesis of a rock’n’roll hangout.   Only a small brass plaque distinguishes it from its white stucco neighbours in this quiet enclave off Ladbroke Grove an eight-minute stroll from Notting Hill Gate.

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