The Kings Head Hotel

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Just under two hours in the car from London, having driven through the most picture-postcard countryside the Cotswolds have to offer we arrive in to the Roman market-town of Cirencester. Trundling the car down cobbled streets we pull up in the very centre of the town, opposite the beautiful St John the Baptist church, to... Read more »

Sopwell House

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On the doorstep of London, just outside St Albans you’ll find Sopwell House. With over 300 years of history set amongst 12 acres of relaxing Hertfordshire countryside, this country house hotel has 128 rooms and suites for a wonderfully relaxing mini-break. As you walk through the hotel corridors you’ll find shirts from international and premier... Read more »

Barnsley House

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Three years ago we got married in Bristol and the following day we fled to the idyllic Barnsley House Hotel & Spa in the Cotswolds to de-stress and enjoy the most wonderful of mini-moons. I spent our first and second wedding anniversaries on stage in the West End but this year I had an empty... Read more »


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It’s the hottest day of the year so far, an unseasonably 24 degrees on a Sunday in April. After pounding the pavements of Oxford Street it was time for brunch, but instead of venturing down into Soho I walked into Newman Street and found the hidden gem which is Firedog. Directly across from the new... Read more »

Business Class with Cathay Pacific

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Checking in online 48 hours before the flight is a breeze thanks to the Cathay app. Once you arrive at the airport you’re swiftly whisked through fast track security, giving you more time to shop and enjoy the lounge. As a business class passenger you get 40kgs of luggage, more so if you have status... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at The Stand Palace Hotel

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The Stand Palace Hotel is a little slice of London history and having opened in 1909 its prime position on the street it’s named after (The Strand if you’ve not been keeping up) has meant it’s continued to be a thriving central London hotel; and no central London hotel is complete without serving an Afternoon... Read more »