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Spend a Magical Christmas at Hogwarts With Dinner and Dancing in the Great Hall

Oct 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Never got your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, you can still attend the magical School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. On December 3, the Warner Bros. Studio in London will be hosting a holiday dinner inspired by Christmas scenes from the Harry Potter film series.

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London's Fountain House is Renting Out Student Housing for a Cool $163K Per Year

Sep 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

A residential building in London is claiming to contain the most-expensive student accommodations in the city, according to Business Insider. Marketing their block of flats to wealthy families with international students, Fountain House is offering six newly-refurbished two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging in price from around USD $163K a year to a cool USD $382K a year. Talk about parents of the year!

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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa: A Storied Retreat in the English Countryside

Sep 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Elisabeth Rushton

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa is one of the most charming hotels on the south coast of England. Composed of seven medieval-style buildings with 39 rooms (an underground tunnel connects the two largest), the hotel is set in 30 acres of parkland tucked away on one side of the tiny village of Climping, West Sussex.

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Stunning Balloon Installation Becomes the Breathing Heartbeat of London

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Covent Garden has been filled with 100,000 white balloons that take on the form of a giant low-hanging cloud to precede The London Design Festival (September 19-27). Called Heartbeat, the commissioned piece is by Charles Pétillon and marks the French artist’s very first public art installation.

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8 Airport Restaurants With Michelin-Starred Chefs Behind Their Fine Dining Menus

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

One of the worst things about flying is having to sit at an airport during a layover or flight delay. Thankfully, over the past few years, airports have been really stepping up their games by making these in-between stops more comfortable and fun for passengers.

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London's Most Expensive Hotel Reopens & Offers its Royal Suite for Just $47k Per Night

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been 19 months since The Lanesborough shut its doors for its £80 million ($122M) renovation, but as of August, it has officially reopened. Being hailed as London’s most expensive luxury hotel—the cheapest room is £720 ($1,098) a night—the building’s new look has designer Alberto Pinto to thank. Known for his work on private residences and yachts, Pinto allows the space’s 18th century glamour to shine by getting rid of outdated materials and techniques, and bringing in modern technologies and gilded ceilings.   

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This $2.3 Million Countryside Estate Used to be a 1930s Water Treatment Plant

Aug 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Normally talk of manors in the English countryside leave us dreaming of 18th century buildings, white picket fences and rose gardens worthy of having a proper tea party. This Kent mansion, however, is not that kind of house—it’s so much cooler than that.

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Londonís New Glass-Bottomed Sky Pool Will Be Suspended 90 Feet Above the Ground

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As an example of something that probably looks much scarier than it actually is, London’s Nine Elms neighborhood will soon have a glass-bottomed Sky Pool that will sit 10 stories off the ground, stretched between two luxury Embassy Gardens residential buildings. Though the structures—which are being built near Battersea Power Station—won’t be finished until 2017, we know that the stunning aquarium-like pool will be 25 meters long (around 82 feet), five meters wide (16 feet) and three meters deep (which is nearly ten feet). It goes without saying, but this pool definitely isn’t for anyone who is afraid of heights!

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The 150-Year-Old Langham Hotel Looks Younger & Better Than Ever After Overhaul

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

Impressively located in a much-favored area of central London, the Langham Hotel this year celebrates its 150th birthday, making it one of the world’s most venerable purpose-built grand hotels. When it opened in 1865 it was the city’s largest and most modern hotel and featured the first hydraulic elevators in England. Determined to show that old does not mean unfashionable, the owners have completed a refurbishment that cements its place in London’s best.

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Royal Salute Offers Epic $33K Tribute to Honour Whisky Tasting Event in London

Aug 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some whiskies are so coveted and so rare that they get entire events orchestrated around a mere tasting. On November 14, such an occasion from Royal Salute in London is taking place where the crowned guest is the Tribute to Honour. If you consider yourself a true connoisseur, you may already know that there are only 21 of these bejeweled bottles in the world, and two of them will be at The Ultimate Tribute. 

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The Ritz's Head Concierge Discusses His 42-Year Career, the Society of The Golden Keys & Elaborate Requests

Jul 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

You know a hotel has made it when it is named in the dictionary and people start writing songs about it. Of course, we’re talking about The Ritz London. And when it comes to Putting on the Ritz, the property’s Head Concierge Michael de Cozar is in a class of his own.

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The Paw Seasons is the Ultimate Luxury Holiday for Pampered Pooches in the U.K.

Jul 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Elisabeth Rushton

In 2004, Jenny Hytner-Marriott sat down and made a list of all of the things that made her feel uneasy about depositing her dog in kennels. Her catalog of concerns was so extensive that she decided to produce a solution: a luxurious holiday package for hounds, in her own home. 

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Inn at Whitewell's Noble Roots & Quintessentially-British Style Shine in Lancashire

Jul 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

Tucked away on a river bend in the idyllic Forest of Bowland in Lancashire northern England, the Inn at Whitewell is a 14th century property was once home to the keepers of the Royal Forest. While it still remains part of the Duchy of Lancaster estate, its regal ties essentially end there.

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5 London Shows and Exhibitions You Won't Want to Miss (Hint: Benedict Cumberbatch)

Jul 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though some people equate summer months with being the best time to visit London, it’s certainly not true this year. The famed city has an incredible lineup of events to close out the rest of the year and when we say incredible, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch onstage playing the title role in Hamlet. 

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Luxury Interactive 2015: Network With the Best in the Business at This Three-Day Event

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This October, London will play host to Luxury Interactive, an e-commerce and digital marketing event for luxury brand innovators. The three-day conference will cover content from online marketing to customer acquisition and retention strategies, and include speakers and representatives from a wide variety of categories.

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