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    A Stay at the Luton Hoo Hotel

    April 20, 2018

    Mr Frederic Billet is a very busy man. Deputy Hotel Manager for the majestic Luton Hoo Hotel, he has VIP guests to meet, grounds to keep, barrel aged wines to select and perhaps most importantly – clocks to wind. “They need winding each week, or else time can stop”, he says in a rolling French accent, worriedly thumbing his way through a collection of bronze keys. “Today I have six clocks to wind, but then others will fall behind and…

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  • A Night At The Arch Hotel, London

    In 1791, London’s Great Cumberland Place was complete. A handsome thoroughfare that ran between Marble Arch and leafy Hyde Park, Great Cumberland was a street lined with towering Georgian mansions and flickering oil lamps…

    April 18, 2018
  • An Itinerary for a UK Road Trip

    Who doesn’t love a road trip? Piling into the car with your friends, you’ve got the roof down and the wind in your hair. Ahead of you is nothing but miles of empty road, adventure…

    March 3, 2018
  • A Guide to Dartmoor, Devon

    It was the afternoon of Halloween; a watery sunlight forcing its way through grey clouds. Ahead of me lay miles of treeless moorland: waterlogged peat and rusty grassland disappearing into the mist. Just a…

    November 21, 2017
  • The Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Amsterdam

    Stepping out of Amsterdam’s Ceentral Station, I squinted – the autumn sun low in the sky. Ahead of me, the crowded Stationsplein shimmered; summer’s eleventh hour proving unexpectedly hot. According to the pilot, the…

    September 30, 2017
  • St James’s Club Morgan Bay: Saint Lucia

    Nose pressed against the window of the minivan – condensation dripping slowly down the glass – I watched in anticipation as the gates to St James’s Club Morgan Bay opened. A member of staff…

    September 12, 2017
  • A country escape to Stapleford Park

    A few weeks ago, I had to undergo the emotional ordeal of waving goodbye to my rather tatty looking, stamped filled passport. I’d been putting off renewing it for several months but fate had…

    August 2, 2017
  • A Celebratory stay at No. Ten Manchester Street

    Clattering up the steps of No. Ten Manchester Stret, almost an hour later than we had anticipated, our anxiety had reached critical levels. Suitcases bouncing behind us as we tried to avoid the drizzle…

    July 8, 2017
  • The Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell

    Early each morning, hundreds of commuters will exit Farringdon underground station. Walking intently – heads down, phones in hand – it’s unlikely that they’ll notice the gentle slope that leads them away from the…

    July 2, 2017
  • A historic stay at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

    Settling into my train seat, with a steaming hot chocolate and a book I’d been trying to finish for weeks, I let out a sigh of relief. It was Friday lunchtime and the train…

    March 15, 2017