Luxury Hotels in Manchester | Kimpton Clocktower Review

Luxury Hotels in Manchester | Kimpton Clocktower Review

There are a few luxury hotels in Manchester city centre, but the two that captured our imagination were the Kimpton Clocktower and of course the beautiful King Street Townhouse during our city-break. (We also explored Liverpool for a few days, what a city!) Housed in a magnificent terracotta Grade II–listed building, the Kimpton Clocktower has a history that dates back to 1890, when the building first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters (a life insurance… View Post

The Shangri-La London Hotel | Pink October Afternoon Tea

The Shangri-La London Hotel | Pink October Afternoon Tea

The Shangri-La London has again turned pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with vibrant pink décor, pink-inspired artworks and a rather special Pink Afternoon Tea at @tinglondon Restaurant. [Disclosure: we were guests of the Shangri-La London hotel but all enthusings are very much my own.] This wonderful afternoon tea is as delicious and luxurious as befits a Shangri-La creation and the fact that the Shangri-La team continuously supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with rose-hued dining, means so… View Post

5 of my Favourite Sky-high Hotel Spas and Pools

5 of my Favourite Sky-high Hotel Spas and Pools

I just had to share 5 of my favourite sky-high hotel spas and pools as I’ve been dreaming about past travels recently. They’re all favourites for a variety of reasons – lovely hotels with great memories attached both here in England and across the globe.

72 Hours in Liverpool | All You Need Is Love (…

72 Hours in Liverpool | All You Need Is Love (and this Staycation Guide)

We’ve always meant to explore Liverpool, but with the sunny climes of Europe beckoning we kept pushing it unfairly down the list. Our 72 hours in Liverpool were a whirlwind of mischief, music, cocktails and naps. Yep. Naps.  Oh, Darling! It was a proper awesome city staycation – there’s Something in the water. It’s a city where we had a very vague idea of what we wanted to do, but nothing set in concrete. The… View Post

9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie …

9 Day Trips from London worth pulling a Sickie for

We’ve been promised a week or two of unseasonably delicious weather so have been thinking back to a few of my favourite day trips from London worth pulling a sickie for. We’re talking lovely beaches, ancient history and lovely rambles in nature, soaking up all of that sunshine. Sure, the classics are pretty amazing; Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, The Cotswolds & Stonehenge/Salisbury, Brighton, York… I could blather on. The key to any good day trip… View Post