Are You The Ultimate Londoner? Test Your Knowledge With This Quiz

The ‘Ultimate Londoner’ live-streamed quiz on Sunday 6 September 2020 delves into the city’s history and culture – from its weird museum objects to its late-night cabarets – inspiring you to get back out safely to see the city and also to help raise funds for businesses as they reopen their doors. Sign-up is free, with […]

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London celebrates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 155th Birthday on 22 May with an intimate theatre performance of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’ by theatre company ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’, raising funds for The National Literacy Trust and Undershaw Preservation Trust. The day’s events will kick off with the launch of Park […]

Pop Up Tea – ‘Paris in Putney’ from Milk & Sugar

Milk & Sugar (aka food extraordinaires Milli & Victoria) are hosting their third extravagant afternoon tea pop-up next weekend with a Parisian themed menu. Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May at 4pm In a beautiful room with full views of the River Thames, you will begin your afternoon tea experience with a chilled glass of Kir […]

Lulu Guinness Christmas Tree for Brown’s Hotel London

The Lulu Guinness designed tree, decorated with the distinctive signature Dali-esque lips, will light up the heart of the hotel, and will be unveiled on 2nd December 2013. “I was thrilled to be asked to design the Christmas Tree for Brown’s – I am so excited at the prospect! Brown’s is such a fabulous mixture […]

Afternoon Tea Picnic and Trot in Hyde Park from the Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel is inviting guests to celebrate summer in London with an hour’s horse riding and a luxury Afternoon Tea picnic to enjoy in nearby Hyde Park. Pick up your pre-prepared hamper, which is easy to carry, and take a walk to the park along Exhibition Road. Venture further for a watery setting and spread out your picnic […]

Afternoon Teas with a Twist

Afternoon tea has been an English institution since the mid 1800s, when the tradition was begun by Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, at Woburn Abbey. A golden ticket to delicious teatimes at the Chesterfield Mayfair This month, The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel is launching a new afternoon tea inspired by Roald Dahl’s […]

Praise Bee – September is Honey Month at St Ermin’s Hotel

Recognising a year of hard labour, the St Ermin’s Hotel in St James’s Park, London is celebrating the first full harvest from its 200,000 rooftop Buckfast bees with September Honey month. Working with environmental charity SUSTAIN, the hotel will be hosting a series of bee-related activities during Urban Eats Week (9 – 16 September ). Throughout […]

The Ampersand Hotel – Connecting Culture & Kensington

Built in 1888, The Ampersand Hotel, independent hotel and part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, is one of London’s original Victorian boutique hotels and opens its doors at the end of August 2012. Located on Harrington Road, this new 111 bedroom destination is just seconds away from South Kensington tube station and on the doorstep of […]

The Drawing Rooms: Artisanal Coffee, Champagne, Sweet & Savoury Plates

French finesse meets British style in the Drawing Rooms – the luxurious heart of The Ampersand Hotel serving afternoon tea in Kensington. Set on the ground floor of the hotel, The Drawing Rooms reflects Albertopolis, the cultural quarter of South Kensington, boasting a beautiful patisserie lounge where both hotel guests and local residents can enjoy artisanal, premium coffee complimented […]