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London’s Calling: 5 Reasons To Visit London Right Now

Feb 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Air New Zealand

Posh accents, perfect tea brews, and a 2,000 year-old history aside, there are hundreds of other unique events, scenery and shops to scope out in London Town. Check out these five London experiences that you might not know about for your next trip across the pond. 

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The May Fair's 80 Year History is Filled With Royalty, Celebs & Decadent Parties

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

It’s hard to find a more fashionable area of London than Mayfair, which is probably why The May Fair itself has been such a popular hotel ever since King George V and Queen Mary opened it with much royal fanfare in 1927. Since then, the 400-room, 12-suite property has undergone many changes and owners and is now part of the Edwardian Group London founded by Jasminder Singh. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Named Best Upscale Hotel Brand

Jan 30, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On January 19, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was recognized as “Best Upscale Hotel Brand” during the annual Business Travel Awards in London. The highly-regarded awards event was attended by 1,300 people and celebrates the achievements of the travel industry's leading teams, individuals and businesses within a 12 month period.

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New 36-Room Boutique Property Offers a Modern Take on the Glitz of the Jazz Age

Jan 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some of the best hotels are not those with the most modern architecture or high-tech amenities—they are the properties with a history and a story to tell. But London’s new boutique hotel, The Wellesley combines the best of both with a historic venue and tech-savvy updates. Originally a 1920's townhouse, the property was turned into a jazz club before finally becoming a hotel.

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Baglioni Hotel London Brings a Little Bit of Italy to England's Capital City

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The impromptu master class in mixology, courtesy of award-winning mixologist Salvatore Maggio, proved to be one of the highlights of my stay at the glamorous and quintessentially-Italian Baglioni Hotel London opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens. Located near the Royal Albert Hall, this five-star property celebrates La Dolce Vita with black and white photographs honoring the stars of art, cinema and fashion such as Sophia Loren adorning a panel in the lobby, as well as on bedroom walls.

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Sketch: The Coolest London Spot You May Not Know About

Jan 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Michelin-starred Sketch in London is a triple threat. It has food and tea time, is a destination hot-spot, and acts as a cultural mainstay for art lovers. Started by French chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mourad Mazouz, Sketch spans two floors of an 18th-century historic townhouse on Conduit Street, Mayfair and has been one of the city's coolest spots since it opened back in 2002—though it's recently been renovated. 

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7 New London Restaurants Debuting in 2015 for Your Foodie Pleasure

Jan 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

London's restaurants are at the top of their game at the moment and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Here’s a list of seven of the best new London restaurants opening in 2015.

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Manolo Blahnik Hosts Men's Shoe Collection Debut at London's Sir John Soane’s Museum

Jan 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Manolo Blahnik’s first men’s shoe collection went on display Monday in Sir John Soane’s Museum in London. The designer chose to show his first presentation in the British museum among Grecian and Roman antiquities, citing the pieces collected there as an inspiration to his collections over the years.

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1920's Elegance & '80s Post-Modernism Mix at Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Jan 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newest property to hit the South Bank is the Mondrian London at Sea Containers, a 359-room luxury property from the Morgans Hotel Group. Built in the historic Sea Containers building, British designer Tom Dixon captured the culture and history of the area, drawing on the “golden age of transatlantic travel” for inspiration. 

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Sneak a Peek at Where A-Listers Get Their Hair Done in Taylor Taylor London's New Video

Jan 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some of the best hair stylists in the world can be seen working backstage at Fashion Week, styling for magazines and commercials, or working with the biggest A-list stars. But where do they go when they aren’t teasing tresses behind-the-scenes?

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Verde & Co. Supplies Spitalfields with a Specialty Selection of Ingredients

Dec 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Verde & Co., the bespoke delicatessen in the Spitalfields area of London opened by Harvey Cabaniss nine years ago, pays homage to the UK city it is located in. The shop has long been a local favorite, keeping the original storefront and offering an elevated selection of the fruits, vegetables and fine foods that the area was once known for.

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Corinthia Hotel London: 5-Star Quality & the Best UK Spa in the City

Dec 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stunning and almost surreal, in style and size, a stay at London’s Corinthia Hotel is well worth it, even if only for its superb spa spanning four floors. Close to the River Thames and on the doorstep of Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden, this luxury property with a distinct contemporary palatial ambiance, opened four years ago.

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Movement of Flesh to Be Strong Focus in Pipilotti Rist's Immersive Art Exhibit

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Lovers of modern art will want to stop by the Pipilotti Rist exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London this season, as the visual artist will be offering an immersive experience to visitors of the gallery. Rist has transformed the space into a sensory environment with two new videos projected onto the walls, shown in simultaneous presentations.

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5 Elegant London Hotels Where You Can Get Your Tea On in High Style

Dec 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  4 Comments

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the quintessential English experience—traditional afternoon tea in some of London’s most luxurious settings—is a seasonal practice worth getting into. Credit for the long-held custom dates back to the Duchess of Bedford, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, who ordered tea with delicacies in her boudoir for friends. Since then, it has expanded exponentially with almost every major hotel offering its own version, each striving to outdo the other with innovative variations. While all include finger sandwiches on assorted breads with fillings such as cheese, cucumber, egg mayonnaise, ham, salmon and tuna, they all also have unique features.

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Visit the Architecture and History of 11 of the World's Most Stunning Opera Houses

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter — though their stories are no less amazing. 

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