Exploring Blackfriars

The Blackfriars area isn’t one I normally frequent, because most of my meetings and events tend to be West or Central, however when the opportunity arose to explore the area – staying in the new ibis Blackfriars Hotel, we took it as a chance to indulge in a bit of post-Christmas sale shopping and snap some pictures along the Thames. So, on a quiet Tuesday morning, we made our way across Blackfriars Bridge to check in. The hotel itself is part of the ibis chain – and you have an assured quality associated when you stay with them. I have heard…
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A night at The Hospital Club

With a largely unassuming exterior, you’d be forgiven for walking straight past this unique private member’s club without a second glance. However, if you do happen upon the rather large brown door on Endell Street and peer through the window, I guarantee you’ll want to step inside. For what lays behind the brick facade is one of the most special places in the capital I’ve had the privilege of visiting. The Hospital Club. Created by the co-founder of Microsoft (Paul Allen), the club is a hub for London’s creative scene, with an in-house television studio, performance space, screening room and several chic cocktail bars…
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street, London

Although my blog is essentially named after the city of London, I’m rarely afforded the luxury of actually staying overnight in the capital itself. Partly because I live such a short train journey away from the centre and partly because I’m not around as much as I’d like, I’ve only ever really experienced a handful of hotels in the area, so when I was offered the opportunity to spend a night at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street – I accepted almost instantly. Booked to coincide with an event I was hosting that day, my stay provided a welcome, calm…
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Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire

It’s not very often you get to live like a princess, but at the Luton Hoo hotel, where grandeur, breath-taking décor and chandeliers are the norm – you can do just this. Modelled on The Ritz, Elite hotels took over the mansion from the Wernher family in 1999, who made their fortune from the South African diamond mines. Refurbishing it to the highest possible standard, it now stands as a five star hotel and spa, popular across the country (and around the world) for conferences and magical, fairy-tale esque weddings. Situated within close proximity to Luton Airport and just 25 minutes…
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