10 Reasons Why Londoners Love Christmas

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You know we love London all year round but Christmas especially is a time when this city really comes to life, despite the cold weather! Celebrating Christmas in London…we wouldn’t have it any other way and here’s why, the 10 Reasons Why Londoners Love Christmas.

  1. The whole city comes together in celebrating the festive season, with switching on the lights, Christmas fairs, shopping festivals and Santa’s grottos popping up.
  2. The Christmas windows! Who remembers going into central just to see the Harrods and Hamleys Christmas windows when they were a kid?
  3. The Christmas lights! Enough to light up the whole town and there’s something bigger and better each year, just take a walk through Kew Gardens.
  4. The smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts as you walk through the streets
  5. Eating between meals at the tempting Christmas markets…then blaming it on the big Christmas lunch!
  6. The historic and period buildings take centre stage at Christmas, bringing to life classics such as The Christmas Carol and The Snowman
  7. You cannot beat a family trip to Winter Wonderland, followed by another trip for drinking…
  8. Every small road and alley is decorated with Christmas decorations making London magical
  9. Brits are known to moan about the weather, but stick a gigantic Christmas tree in front of the Natural History Museum and we cannot wait to get our skates on!
  10. Ever been for a walk around London on Christmas day? Try it

10 Reasons Why Londoners Love Christmas

December just doesn’t have enough days! That’s why we are getting into the festive spirit now! Don’t forget you can contact us for your Christmas party venue too, just another thing to love about Christmas in London!

10 Reasons Why Londoners Love Christmas

Please contact us for the best hotel rates in London, we have already negotiated rates with all our Christmas hotels.

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London Events this November

London Events this November

You can certainly feel the London chill this week, but along with Winter November brings us a host of events. Starting with Bonfire Night and getting right into the festive season by the end of the month. Remember remember the 5th of November…

London Events this November

Eight of the best tennis players for single and double teams take part in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Staged at the O2 from the 9th to the 16th of November. Contact the London team for exclusive hotel deals around the O2 arena.

London Events this November

To kick start festivities in London, Taste of Christmas brings us the best of all things food and drink for the party season. From the 20th – 23rd of November you can visit Tobacco Dock and indulge in mince pies and sip mulled wine.

London Events this November

On the 21st of November both Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park open the door to the magical world of CHRISTMAS! Plan your Christmas in London now with our guide and book your festive hotels with us.

London Events this November

This week is National Spa Week and we are sharing our favourite hotel spas with you over on our Facebook page. Before the full rush of the festive season begins, enjoy one of our many spa packages.

Please contact us for the best hotel rates for any of our August events, we have already negotiated rates with the nearby hotels

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August Events in London

August is here, which means more Summer festivals, picnics in the Park, colourful celebrations and seeing the Best of British. This month, there are quite a few events happening in and and around London and there is certainly something for everyone which is the beauty of this City.

August Events in London - Holi One

Holi One, comes to Wembley on the 2nd of August, bringing colour, music and art to the City with the biggest paint fight (environmentally-friendly of course) in London!

August Events in London - Ride London

The Ride London festival takes place on the 9th and 10th of August, allowing cyclists of all ages and abilities to participate in one of the biggest bike rides in London. Many roads in and around London are made traffic-free to make the event safe for all. Contact us for Spa Hotels who can relieve tired limbs with deep tissue massages.

August Events in London - Notting Hill Carnival

August bank holiday means one thing….yes you guessed it, CARNIVAL! Every year Notting Hill Carnival gets bigger, more colourful and just better! Known as Europe’s largest street festival, celebrating cultures and traditions of Afro-Caribbean communities. There’s salsa, reggae, steel bands, unlimited food stalls and so much more.

August Events in London -Film 4 Summer Screen

Experience the outdoor cinema, in the superb setting of Sommerset House from the 7th – 20th of August. There are movie screenings for all tastes and plenty of food and drink for outdoor cinema picnics. The Film 4 Summer Screen is now in it’s tenth year and popular than ever.

Buckingham Palace

August also means it’s Kids Week (well month really) this is when children under 16 are entitled to go to over 30 theatre shows for free! Check the website for full details. The doors of Buckingham Palace are open to explore the art, portraits and royalty of England. Get in the spirit and contact us for our Afternoon Tea offers at the most prestige London Hotels.

Please contact us for the best hotel rates for any of our August events, we have already negotiated rates with the nearby hotels

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Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

In the heart of Central London, just off the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road coming onto the more substude Bedford Square is the boutique hotel, myhotel Bloomsbury. This hotel introduces a new type of experience in London.

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

Once you step into the hotel, the experience is very much your own (always a good one mind you!) If you are on a business trip, they are plenty of work spaces and two private meeting rooms available for hire. On a leisure trip, the hotel is placed in the centre of London’s main attractions, shopping on Oxford Street, London theatre, exploring London’s Royal parks or dining and drinking in Soho. You are just a stone’s throw away from it all!

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

When you come back to myhotel to relax you will never know you are in the centre of it all as it is all so quiet.

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

Each room has it’s own sense of individuality, making the hotel feel like a townhouse with A class service. The decor is contemporary with vibrant accents in soft furnishings.

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

Colours and trimmings from all of the globe give the hotel a well travelled feel, with a very relaxed attitude. Don’t just take our word for it, visit the hotel and experience urban cool London for yourself!

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury

Enjoy Summer at myhotel Bloomsbury, check rates for myhotel Bloomsbury here right now and enjoy an unforgettable stay in London without going over budget.

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June in London

June is here, which means the start of Summer festivals, picnics in the Park, Ascot, Wimbledon and celebrating the Best of British. This month, there are quite a few events happening in and and around London and there is certainly something for everyone which is the beauty of this City.

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Kick starting this month is One Direction performing in Wembley from the 6th – 8th of June. Contact us for special deals for hotels in and around Wembley. The Hampton Court Palace Festival begins on the 11th of June right up until the 25th of June. Enjoy the landscape gardens and picnics with your friends and family as well as world-class performances and firework displays in the evening.

trooping the colour

To celebrate The Queen’s official birthday, every year there is a military parade which has taken place since 1820 and named Trooping the Colour. Fathers Day is on the 14th of June, don’t forget Dad’s love spa days too so contact us for the best spa breaks in London.

royal ascot

The Royal Ascot is the highly awaited social event of the year! Bringing together British heritage, landscape views, tradition and fashion. This year the event runs from the 17th – 21st of June. For a food lover’s paradise, Taste of London returns to Regent’s Park from the 19th – 22nd of June, serving dishes from 40 of London’s top restaurants as well as over 200 artisan food and beverage brands from all over the world.

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The 20th of June kick-starts a nine-day festival with performances by London’s leading performing artists and spectacular outdoor events. The Greenwich and Docklands International festival is a free outdoor event until the 28th of June. You couldn’t get much more British than the start of Wimbledon for the annual tennis tournament on the 23rd of June.

If that’s not enough, the World Cup starts on the 14th of June and of course Hotels.tv London is rooting for E.N.G.L.A.N.D

Please contact us for the best hotel rates for any of our June events, we have already negotiated rates with the nearby hotels.

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Sloane Square’s British Boutique Hotel

Sloane Square's British Boutique Hotel

No 11 Cadogan Gardens breathes a unique sense of British heritage, made up of four town houses that were built in the late 19th Century. The luxurious hotel is spread over 6 floors and has 54 guest rooms, each one unique in it’s own way.

Sloane Square's British Boutique Hotel

The interior design takes traditional antiques concepts with modern twists, giving the hotel a very rich and chic setting. All the rooms have modern amenities and provide luxurious home comforts for guests.

The hotel’s very popular Afternoon Tea is served in the Drawing Room, with pristine silverware and ornate cake stands and an authentic stone fireplace to create the perfect ambience.

Sloane Square's British Boutique Hotel

The Library Room is popular for guests to relax in with oversized velvet sofas and classic art decor to set the tone for the room. There is also a book collection which dates back to 1845, including classic British novels, historical books and encyclopedias.

Sloane Square's British Boutique Hotel

Just a stone’s throw from Sloane Square, one of London’s most prestige shopping districts and in the affluent Chelsea neighbourhood, No.11 Cadogan Gardens is surrounded by bars and restaurants, leaving guests spoilt for choice. The hotel’s own bar has a classy but very cool atmosphere with theatrical interior design.

Visit this British Boutique Hotel and if you would like to get rates and check availability for the grand No.11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel, please contact us.

Sloane Square's British Boutique Hotel

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British Heritage Hotel – Draycott Hotel

British Heritage Hotel - Draycott Hotel

The Draycott Hotel may be small and private in terms of size but the interiors and level of service within the hotel are nothing but grand. The hotel is made up of three Edwardian houses which were originally part of the Cadogan Estate.

British Heritage Hotel - Draycott Hotel

Even now in 2014, the hotel cherishes it’s Edwardian characteristics with high ceilings, original fireplaces and authentic antiques in every room. The Sheridan, Ashcroft and Coward are just some of the examples of the rooms, named after famous theatrical personalities. The vintage feel of the hotel still houses all modern amenities such as an iPod docking system in every room, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

British Heritage Hotel - Draycott Hotel

The entire hotel has a very homely feel to it, complete with a drawing room where afternoon tea is served daily as well as champagne at 6pm and pre-bedtime hot chocolate. The Library room is the perfect place to catch up on some reading and have a little downtime. During the Spring and Summer months a walk around the peaceful gardens makes you forget you are in the heart of London.

Chelsea is an affluent neighbourhood, surrounded by restaurants, bars and just off Sloane Square. The Kensington museums and art galleries are just a five minute walk from the Draycott and Knightsbridge in also within walking distance.

See our website for rates and availiability for the luxury 5-star hotel that is Draycott.

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Treat Your Mum this Mothers Day

Mothers Day

As you all know Mothers Day is this weekend! If you still don’t know what to treat her to… well why not spoil her rotten to a luxury girly spa day in one of our top luxury boutique London hotels such as the May Fair London.  The May Fair spa do all kinds of treatments such as facial therapies which consist of biodroga facials or even electrical specialist facials. They also offer body, hands and feet, massage and a Moroccan steam cleansing treatment. If you fancy a day package for two they offer the together package that is Moroccan steam cleansing ritual for two, a couples massage and afternoon tea for two.

May Fair Spa

If you love the modern and contemporary hip hotels in great locations with London most well-known sites to see such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the Royal Gardens, then the Belgraves London is perfect for the glitterati of London. Not only does it have its own restaurant, Pont St and the famous Pont St Patisserie bakery for the foodies out there, it also has Knightsbridge at world-renowned stores such as Harvey Nichols and Harrods on its door step it amazing to go on a little shopping spree.

library bar - Belgraves

These are just two of our many luxury boutique hotels in remarkable locations just minutes away from shopping disctricts such as Oxford Street, Bond Street and Knightsbridge. Not forgetting the nearby art galleries and museums nearby to admire some British and world-class culture.

Contact us now to book your Mothers Day treat at our London Hotels.

Guest post by Paige Sheree Berry 

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Fashion with the May Fair Hotel London

The iconic May Fair Hotel is a five star luxury hotel with a spa , in the heart of West London.

Fashion with May Fair – London

The hotel is a love for for fashion and has collaborated with fashion designer, Sophia Webster, winner of the 2013 emerging talent award at the British Fashion Awards. Sophia Webster designed a specially commissioned installation for the window at this amazing hotel. Inspired by her love for flamingos, unicorns and the colour pink, the hotel had not only quirky window displays but also four new cocktails for their bar.

Fashion with May Fair – London

With such a vast amount of event space for product launches, fashion events and of course private screenings for up to 201 guests, it comes as no surprise that The May Fair Hotel is the official hotel sponsor for London Fashion Week.

Fashion with May Fair – London

During London London Fashion Week, fashion blogger from Coco’s Tea Party stayed at the hotel saying, ‘The room was so luxurious I just wanted to spend all my time lounging on the bed watching TV. Sadly, however, there was work to be done and shows to attend, so a House of Cards marathon wasn’t a possibility.’

The May Fair hotel was doing a showcase by upcoming designers Vin+Omi’s new ready to wear collection CONCEPTUAL as well as pop-up bars at Somerset House. The May Fair Spa offers express manicures with exclusive May Fair Hotel Nails Inc. collection colours for guests attending London Fashion Week.

If you have fashion events, product launches or just want a stylish stay in a savvy hotel such as the May Fair Hotel London, contact us today for the best rates.

Guest Post by Paige Sheree Berry

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London Fashion Week Competition with Nadler Hotels

London Fashion Week is less than two weeks away and as we are in the heart of the fashion capital with some super trendy hotels we are holding a London Fashion Week competition!

Our New Boutique Hotel, The Nadler Soho

A couple of months ago we told you about ‘our new rave’ The Nadler Soho, a chic and trendy boutique hotel right in the heart of Soho. We are now giving one lucky winner the chance to win a night stay for two a The Nadler Hotel of their choice. Enjoy the nearby, restaurants, bars, clubs and of course shopping, all at your doorstep. Don’t forget, these hotels are made for fashionistas with a GHD hair dryer in every room and hair straighteners on request!

As it is London Fashion Week we want to get you in the mood and think street style, design and trends. This season is all about making a statement so to enter, finish the following phrase;

‘If Nadler was a fashion label…’

Then design a t-shirt for the reception staff at The Nadler Soho to match your statement. The colour, fit, style, logo and the rest is all up to you, let your design spirit take over! Read up on the latest trend and style news for inspiration and what’s more we will give you the duration of London Fashion Week to enter so you can pick up some more ideas. The top three designs will be made into t-shirts so you will have your very own London Fashion Week t-shirt designed by yourself! Three designs will be picked by The Nadler Soho, a well-known London fashion blogger and of course Hotels.tv! All entries must be in by the 19th of February and a winner will be announced soon after.

Don’t forget to follow The Nadler Soho and Hotels.tv London on Facebook and Twitter and share your entries across social media…we can easily be swayed by the public vote so make sure your designs get seen! #NadlerFashionWeek

New TShirt

You can email designs to london@hotels.tv or tag us on Facebook and Twitter and we will pick up your designs. Good Luck and enjoy!

Join in our London Fashion Week Competition with Nadler Hotels!

Terms & Conditions 1. Competition closes on the 19th February 2014. Prize is a night’s stay for 2 adults (both over 18) staying in a double or twin room at their choice of Nadler Hotels. 2. The winner will be notified by email and the prize must be used within 6 months of the email notification subject to availability. 3. No cash alternative or travel expenses will be offered. Prize is non-transferable. Employees of Nadler Hotels, their partners and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter. 4. Reservation dates are subject to availability at the property of your choice. 5. The winner agrees to be announced via social media with all relevant PR and advertising. 6. All entries automatically opt in to receive the Nadler and Hotels.tv  newsletters.

Don’t forget to follow Nadler Hotels on Twitter (@Nadlerhotels) and Facebook as well as Hotels.tv London @HTV London and like us on Facebook!

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