How to Book London Hotels for the 2012 Olympics

As the countdown to one of the greatest events ever to be held in London draws closer, the nation is now beginning to hold its breath in anticipation of a fortnight’s spectacular sporting frivolities. It seems like almost yesterday when London erupted in celebration as the verdict was delivered in More >

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Family Hotels in London

Living in central London, kids are such a rare sight that it’s easy to forget they exist. Bar the odd aberration like Hamley’s, all the shops and restaurants cater pretty much exclusively to a 16+ demographic. During the school holidays though, it’s a time-honoured tradition for kids from all over More >

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Best Restaurants Near Baker Street – Canteen

Perhaps it was because we came in from freezing rain and hail, but Baker Street’s Canteen initially had a Nordic sort of feel to it. There was a hushed, warm, slightly retro feel to the décor and low lighting that put me in mind of something like Let the Right More >


Best Breakfast in Angel – The Rosemary Branch

If I had known that London was going to endure its coldest winter for one hundred years, with freezing cold temperatures suddenly arriving two months early, I would have done two things. A) I would have booked a hotel that served breakfast rather than apartments which did not, and B) More >

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Best Breakfast in Shoreditch – The Book Club

On a decidedly wintry morning, Shoreditch’s The Book Club at first seemed like more of a summer place. It’s an airy, spacious couple of rooms with high ceilings, wooden floors, and huge windows looking out on to Leonard Street. Its exposed pipes and bare brick are decidedly post-industrial, and not More >

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Best London Hotels 2011

A mandatory end-of-year list! As it’s my first, I’m not going to ignore the classics. I’m not ashamed to say that I prefer the Lanesborough to your trendy “Shoreditch” hotels where guests sleep on locally-sourced mashed swede and shower in Goji berry juice. There I go again. Actually, Shoreditch has less More >

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Safety Tips for Visiting London

Tiny racing car billionaire Bernie Ecclestone was showing off a fresh black eye almost the size of his head last week, after he and his girlfriend Fabiana Flosi were the subject of a violent mugging that relieved the couple of £20,000 worth of jewellery and briefly sent Ecclestone to hospital. More >

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Best seats at the Lyttelton, National Theatre London

The National Theatre holds three auditoriums within its complex, which are the Olivier, the Cottesloe and the second largest, the Lyttelton. The theatre is named after the very first board chairman of the National, Oliver Lyttelton, and has a seating capacity of 890 on two levels – Stalls and Circle. If More >

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Worst Seats at the Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre is situated in the heart of London, a minute’s stroll from the River Thames. With a small seating capacity of 786 people on three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle, there are many great views from most of the seats. There are, however, certain seats with More >


A Westminster Wedding

Unsurprisingly, the Tube Hotels blog is extremely popular with foreign dignitaries, royalty, celebrities and aristocrats. Since these people will fill the majority of the pews at the April wedding of William Windsor and Kate Middleton, we thought it would be nice to offer a little guide to Westminster Abbey and More >