Tag Archives: luxury

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

March 15

5 THINGS TO COOK THIS ST PATRICK’S DAY, WITH FIVE QUALITY IRISH INGREDIENTS

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has teamed up with five of the country’s top chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of five key Irish ingredients: Irish beef, Irish salmon, Irish oysters, Irish blue cheese and Irish cheddar. ONE COOK A FANTASTIC IRISH STEAK TARTARE  Simon Lamont – […]

March 15

5 Things you’ll love about a Butchery Masterclass at Macellaio RC

Macellaio RC Union street launch Butchery Masterclasses in honour of National Butcher’s Week. One Learning about the unique Fassona beef that is favoured by the Macellaio RC kitchens, which due to the hypertrophic muscle growth among the cows, is extraordinarily low in fat and cholesterol as well as being extremely tender. Two Getting an exclusive […]

March 13

5 Things to Do on St Patrick’s Day Friday 17th March 2017

One Breakfast in Town House at The Kensington Guests will be invited to start their day of Irish celebrations with a full Irish breakfast accompanied by a healthy green juice shot called ‘Juice Blas’ meaning ‘beauty through taste’ in Irish. Two Complimentary Irish tasters at 108 Brasserie To mark this special day, 108 Brasserie will […]

March 09

Try out the Japanese inspired afternoon tea at Sosharu, London

One Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu, has launched a new afternoon tea menu inspired by the iconic wagashi (confectionery) and tea ceremony traditions of Japan. Developed by executive pastry chef, Emily Argent, the menu comprises a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, alongside unique tea blends and specially designed cocktails. Two Available Monday-Saturday from […]

February 22

Have lunch at the Aviary Restaurant on floor 10 of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, Finsbury Square

One Take the lift up to floor 9, step out, walk up a few more stairs and get ready to admire the views. Perhaps start with a drink on the terrace. The views over Finsbury-square and the London skyline are stunning. Two Start with the Suffolk chicken terrine. This is served with spiced mayonnaise and charred […]

February 15

5 things to do at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant, Clapham

Today 5 things to do today sample lunch menu at The Jam Tree bar and restaurant in Clapham. One Start with the classic gin and tonic. This comes in a huge glass. Made with Fever Tree tonic water, freshly squeezed lime and Bombay Sapphire gin. There are more elaborate drinks to try such as gin […]

February 13

Apply to be the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’ for Absolut Vodka

ABSOLUT SEARCHES FOR THE NEXT ‘BILLION DOLLAR NOSE’ Do you have the sensory mastery needed to become the next ‘Billion Dollar Nose’? The coolest job in the world is becoming available for the first time in decades, as Absolut is searching for the brand’s next Sensory Expert who will be responsible for exploring all the […]

January 14

Listen to the piano whilst sat at the the promenade bar at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair

Walk through reception and straight through to the promenade drawing room of The Dorchester Hotel. Continue and you will find a bar. This is the perfect place to people watch and listen to relaxing piano music. Early evening is the best time to catch this.  

January 07

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” AT ROYAL CHINA – Don’t forget to open your red envelope!

28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift. Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; […]

January 05

If you are a mum to be then try VOGA™ MAMA at Coq d’Argent restaurant

London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of […]

January 03

Celebrate Burns Night at Lancaster London

Once the New Year celebrations are officially over, we’ll be discarding our Champagne flutes and replacing them with a wee dram in the run up to Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration will be returning on Wednesday 25 January 2017. To celebrate the occasion, Lancaster London is offering an exclusive Burns Night set menu at […]

December 09

Eat at TV Presenter Stevie Parle’s new restaurant, Palatino, London

STEVIE PARLE’S NEW RESTAURANT TO OPEN IN CLERKENWELL IN FEBRUARY 2017 Since opening his very first restaurant back in 2009 at the age of just 24, chef, writer, author and TV presenter Stevie Parle has wowed critics and public alike with his exceptional dining spaces. Now February 2017 will see the former Young Chef of […]

December 09

Celebrate Twixmas with Five Star Boutique Hotel Arch London

Are You Celebrating Twixmas? Will you be celebrating Twixmas this festive season? Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London will be serving an exclusive menu for the Twixmas period. But what is Twixmas? Twixmas is the period between Christmas and New Year. The word Twixmas comes from the old English phrase ‘betwixt’ which means between. It […]

November 30

5 things to do on Wednesday 30th November 2016

Here are 5 for today Are you a time poor londoner? Take your Christmas presents down to one of Abokado’s 28 sites in the capital and them wrapped for you! While you wait eat some delicious healthy dishes such as Sweet Chilli Salmon and Fresh Dill. Enjoy Christmas at Dalloway Terrace on Great Russell Street. […]

November 19

Dine this Christmas at Sopwell Georgian Country House, St Albans

The festive season is certainly a ‘claus’ for celebration! Sopwell House has a wide range of Christmassy dining options available from 1 December 2016 through to Christmas Day. Christmas Party Nights Throughout December, Sopwell House is hosting Christmas Joiner Party Nights – the ideal way to celebrate the festive season with friends or work colleagues. […]

November 16

5 things to do today on Wednesday 16th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Take part in the soft launch with Bianco43 Italian restaurant group. They are opening a new branch in Croydon and between 21st and 23rd of November there will be 50% off all food at lunch and dinner. Have you been watching ‘I’m A Celebrity’, yelling at the screen “come on Carol, […]

November 15

5 things to do on Tuesday 15th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book a 50% discount on a room at K West Hotel & Spa. This London hotel is offering its very own black Friday at 9am on Friday 25 November (until 9am on Tuesday 29 November). Race to your computer. Make sure that you get together with your friends and family and […]

November 09

5 things tries out the new Winter menu at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant, Charing Cross

Lotus restaurant is a fine dining restaurant a stone throw from some of London’s major attractions and theatres. The food is superb and service impeccable. Going ‘out for a curry’ does not apply to Lotus. This is fine authentic Indian food designed to impress and delight. One Start with a glass of Cava whilst you […]

October 21

Choose from the 2016 Riedel Crystal & Spiegelau Christmas Wish List

  There is no better way to celebrate the festive season, gift your loved ones, or mark the New Year than with the finest glassware from Riedel and Spiegelau, and spectacular mouth-blown Riedel decanters. – All of the below are available at http://www.riedel.co.uk  Veritas Champagne Wine Glass The Champagne Wine Glass from Riedel’s Veritas collection […]

October 21

5 things to do today at La Locanda Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire

This week ‘5 things’ dined at La Locanda  Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire. La Locanda began in 2003 by Agri Chef Maurizio Bocchi and his wife Cinzia. La Locanda  is situated between the beautifully historic towns of Clitheroe and Skipton – both worth a visit. La Locanda  is not your typical British Italian restaurant – […]

October 15

5 things dines out at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in bustling Mayfair

This week ‘5 things’ dined at Bocconcino Italian restaurant in fashionable Mayfair. The restaurant is only a short walk from Green Park underground station and The Ritz Hotel. One Start with a glass of prosecco and begin to peruse the menus. Whilst drinking take in the modern surroundings. You have a choice of sitting downstairs […]

October 11

Dine at Tigella Kitchen Bar – 82 New Oxford Street – Authentic Italian Cuisine

The UK’s First Tigella Kitchen Bar Opens in London A unique concept where Italian tradition and innovation blend perfectly Manitoba Tigella opens on New Oxford Street London this September, serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on tigella, a traditional disc shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Originating from the chestnut forests of the Apennine […]

October 10

Eat for free at Balthazar in Stars & Stripes this Independence Day

4th JULY CELEBRATIONS AT BALTHAZAR Balthazar is calling all Londoners to dress up in both Stars AND Stripes on 4th July, to eat an exclusive American-inspired 4th July menu for free. The 4th July menu, created by Chef Robert Reid, will include a show stopping ‘Independence Day–Dog’, layered with beef and crispy shallots, a signature […]

October 10

Celebrate chocolate week with Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa

The exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa used for this dark chocolate flavour provides an extremely intense and rich taste.  The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture. Remeo Gelato is on a mission to make Brits fall in love with gelato.  Remeo […]

September 30

Book a food and wine matching dinner in Marylebone at 108 Pantry

“108 Pantry Presents”…. A Food & Wine Matching Dinner in our intimate surroundings in Marylebone. Join Master of Wine Anne McHale and 108 Pantry’s very own Executive Chef Russell Ford as they create a five course feast. For each of Russell’s seasonal dishes, Anne has selected a pair of wines to enjoy. It will then be up to you to decide which you […]

September 25

5 things to do today at Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn London (Surbiton – Kingston South)

Jack’s Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Holiday Inn at Surbiton (Kingston South), situated on the Portsmouth road running between Esher and Kingston upon Thames. When you think of Holiday Inn you may not think of fine dining but Jack’s Kitchen is different and something special. One Start with a cocktail or […]

September 23

Have a steak at the newly refurbished London Steakhouse Company City

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour. The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivaled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double […]

September 03

London Honey Show Discount at Lancaster London

On Sunday 16 October 2016, honey enthusiasts will be heading to Lancaster London in their swarms for the return of the London Honey Show. The show will be buzzing from 11am until 4pm. Lancaster London is offering a special room rate for those visiting the show, valid from 14 to 16 October 2016. A Superior […]

September 01

Celebrate the Moon Festival with Royal China

To celebrate the Moon Festival on 15 September 2016, Royal China is now offering diners the chance to purchase a box of traditional Mooncakes. The indulgent Chinese treats are made in-house by Royal China’s expert pastry chefs. This year’s varieties include a box of eight Mini egg yolk custard Mooncakes for £23.80 or a box […]

August 01

20% discount on best room rate at the Andaz Hotel Liverpool Street in October to celebrate London Restaurant Festival

BESPOKE SPECIAL OFFERS, FESTIVAL MENUS, WINE TASTING & CHAMPAGNE GOURMET ODYSSEY AVAILABLE AT THE HOTEL THROUGHOUT OCTOBER Five-star luxury boutique hotel, Andaz London Liverpool Street is delighted to announce their official partnership with London Restaurant Festival. As a leading partner, Andaz London Liverpool Street will host a number of exciting activities and events throughout the month long […]

July 28

Have Champagne delivered to your door in 1 hour with Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, the first champagne especially created to be enjoyed over ice, is offering a 1 hour chilled delivery service in London for the summer months. Have the ultimate celebration in this summer sunshine. Quick and easy: 1) Book in the day and time on http://uk.moet.com/ 2) Select and purchase your Moët […]

July 28

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at The Ivy Cafe Marylebone

Located in one of London’s prime creative hotspots not too far away from the busy high street, on Marylebone lane is an all day brassiere, The Ivy cafe. It’s impressive Art Deco, French inspired theme transports you to a different time zone. With such a relaxing ambiance you can consume all of the surrounding details, […]

July 27

5 Reasons to Visit Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour Today – London’s Covent Garden

There is nothing more British than a good G&T, except for perhaps actual tea; Mr. Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Parlour is like a time capsule of Victorian London, where Gin is so highly valued it has it’s own encyclopedia of sorts, the Gintonica. Mr. Fogg’s Gintonica has a selection of over 350 different gins, not […]

July 27

Buy gifts for your wine collection at Eurocave, 57 Chiltern Street, London

If you are serious about wine then you must visit the Eurocave Showroom in Marylbone. They sell everything from bottle openers and glassware to huge wine cabinets designed to keep your wine at the perfect temperature. The days of digging out a wine cellar are over! We went to a wine and food pairing event at […]

July 25

Buy tickets for the QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2016

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as Glorious Goodwood – is the sporting and social highlight of the flat-racing season. Traditionally taking place at the end of July, here the finest thoroughbreds compete in some of the world’s most […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

July 03

Enjoy wine and cheese pairings in the 1901 Lounge at the 5 Star Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street 

It would be hard to find a more sophisticated setting for a wine lounge. The 1901 lounge is part of the 5 star Andaz Hotel – part of the Hyatt group. An impressive number of wines are sold by the glass – 18 to choose from. Cheese and other pairings can be ordered. Locally sourced […]

June 30

5 things dines at Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester City Centre

We recently had lunch (not for the first time) at Manchester House restaurant in the up and come Spinningfields area of the city. This restaurant is ultra modern, incredibly welcoming and keeps in our opinion getting better and better. Food is served perfectly with perhaps the best presentation we have ever seen. The Michelin star […]

June 03

Drink Taittinger on the terrace of The Royal Horseguards Hotel and dress like Vicky Pattison

1. Learn how the special effects are done in your favorite blockbuster films by booking tickets to see ‘The Hollywood Special Effects Show‘. This is touring the UK now and includes a bullet proof screen across the stage. 2. Learn how to make the perfect Pimms with the Steve Smith, Head Chef of Bohemia’s restaurant […]

June 03

Sopwell House Hosts England Footballers Foundation Charity Event with Comedian Jack Whitehall and Music from James Bay

On Sunday 29 May 2016, Sopwell House rocked St Albans by welcoming the England Football Team for their annual Footballers Foundation Charity Event 2016. The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and included music from English singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. Roy Hodgson’s entire squad were in attendance, including Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, James […]

June 03

Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith’s Tips on How to make the Perfect Summer Pimms

With summer only a light breeze away, that refreshing jug of Pimms is set to be a table top essential for al fresco feasts. The quintessentially English beverage boasts a recognisable tawny colour and a delicious blend of citrus fruits, offering a familiar taste of summer. Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith has provided a round-up […]

June 02

Find your keys using a ’tile’ and stay at the Park Hyatt in Mallorca 

Buy a tile and never lose your keys again. This stylish white tile slips on your key ring and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone. Lose your keys and locate using your phone. Lose your phone and locate it using your tile.  Buy beers for the train from Manchester’s Picadilly tap. Just 2 minutes […]

May 09

Have a Rose Garden Cocktail in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show at Sopwell House, St Albans

In the run up to Chelsea Flower Show’s floral frenzy, The Mews at Sopwell House has devised a bloomin’ marvellous Rose Garden Cocktail, served in its very own mini watering can. With Chelsea Flower Show running from 24-28 May 2016, The Mews at Sopwell House hasn’t just stopped to smell the roses – they have […]

May 09

Have a drink in a ‘slammer’ where the Krays were detained – The Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch

YOU’RE NICKED: COURTHOUSE HOTEL SHOREDITCH OPENS ITS CELLS TO THE PUBLIC THIS SUMMER Fancy drinking a “Slammer” in the very cells where Ronnie and Reggie Kray were once detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure? With the former Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station transforming into Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch from 1 st June, the owners are […]

May 08

5 things to do at the superb Emlyn’s restaurant at the foot of Box Hill, Surrey

Last Thursday ‘5 things’ had the privilege of dining at Emily’s restaurant at the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel – not far from Dorking. Two years ago this restaurant was the casualty of flooding – a quick Google reveals Dinghies, floating cars and more! Fortunately the restaurant has bounced back with a vengeance and […]

May 04

Press for caviar at Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London on the 18th July

Those of you that have dined at Bob Bob Ricard before will have seen the insanely photographed ‘press for champagne’ button. To mark National Caviar Day, London’s most Instagrammed buttons will be replaced with a very special version, allowing customers to press for their caviar.  And with some of the finest Siberian sturgeon on the […]

April 28

Summer Beauty Dos and Don’ts from The Club Spa’s Spa Manager, Jersey

The cold weather is finally giving way to sunshine and summer is on the horizon. This means it’s time to shed your winter layers and refresh your beauty routine, so you can emerge like a beautiful soft-skinned butterfly into the next season. The Club Spa’s Manager Lyndsey Jackson-Guy reveals the must-know beauty tricks for a […]

April 23

Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday by having a Lilibet cocktail at Galvin at Windows on London’s Park Lane

Galvin at Windows has created the Lilibet cocktail to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday The cocktail uses all of her favourite flavours; Gin is her spirit of choice, Dubunnet is what she drinks as an aperitif before lunch, Earl Grey is her favourite tea and dill and the orange mandarin bitters have been used as they […]

April 18

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

April 18

Dine at Hunter 486 restaurant near Marble Arch – part of the five star The Arch Hotel

Spring into The Arch London To celebrate springtime and the abundance of delicious flavours this season brings to the table, Hunter 486, the stylish restaurant located within five-star hotel The Arch London, has created a glorious spring menu. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the new menu is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using […]

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

April 15

Visit the Cocktail Trading Company on Brick Lane and have a drink or two

The highly creative cocktail menu has been specially designed to highlight some of life’s touchstone moments, creating a sense of nostalgia and amusement between consumers. From the ‘Spilt Milk’ to the ‘ApairOTeef’, the inspired cocktails reminisce life’s universally relatable milestones, in the brand’s perfected tongue-in-cheek style. Cardamom-pear infusion, guava-pink peppercorn syrup, and tobacco and rose […]

April 14

5 things to do at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

5 things was recently privileged to stay at  the four star Petersham Hotel in Richmond upon Thames and sample their fine dining menu in their restaurant. One Arrive and park up at the majestic and Victorian Petersham Hotel. The drive up to the Petersham is grand and you feel that you arriving somewhere special.   […]

April 14

Have the best of welcomes at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh

   This former railway hotel is perfectly situated for the castle and the main shops of Edinburgh. The hop on hop off bus stop is directly opposite if you wish to tour Edinburgh this way.  The hotel itself is beautiful with wide corridors, luxury rooms and a spa with a huge selection of perfumes and make […]

April 14

Play golf and choose your lobster to eat at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   The bar and grill at the Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short walk away from the main hotel complex. The views are stunning and you have a choice of two golf courses to play on. We did not eat here but the menu looked impressive . We were impressed with the lobster tank […]

April 14

Indulge in an evening meal at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames 

You can combine your overnight stay at The Petersham with evening dinner. Sample delights such as a crab lasagne starter and apricot soufflé dessert. Try the beef or salmon for main!          

April 12

Eat in the restaurant at The Lodge on Loch Lomond with beautiful views of the Loch 

  Pictured below is pork belly and salmon ordered at Colquhoun’s restaurant. The views from your seat are truly magical.       

April 12

Order steamed haddock for breakfast at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames

There are plenty of other choices too but the steamed haddock caught our eye. Grapefruit juice, steamed haddock – perfect!     The Petersham Hotel provides an excellent breakfast for its guests.    

April 12

Watch the new lighting chandelier shimmer by award winning artist George Singer at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews

  At night these little suspended discs look spectacular. This installation is a real highlight of the atrium at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews.

April 12

Test out the in room Nordic sauna at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

This must be a first in the UK. A sauna actually in the bedroom. Has anyone had experience of this before?  The current controls don’t look too difficult – will dry myself out later!       

April 12

Be astonished by the views from your room at The Lodge on Loch Lomond 

We have never had views such as this. A door opens out onto a balcony with two chairs – then the loch!       

April 12

Explore your room at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond upon Thames and have tea on the balcony

Once you have taken in the view from your room you are then free to explore and make a cup of tea to have on the balcony. The Petersham Hotel feels like a magical place.             

April 11

Order an egg and rocket sandwich at the Swilcan restaurant part of the St Andrews Links Clubhouse

If you want relax and grab a bite to eat in St Andrews then the Swilcan restaurant is an ideal place to go.    Ask to sit in the comfy sofas and you will have an excellent view of the course. We recommend that you pick your time – there seemed to be a few […]

April 11

Admire the view out of the window at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – the sunrise is beautiful

   If you want great views of the ocean then this is a brilliant hotel. We have never seen views like it. With views like this it is well worth getting up for the sunrise.       

April 11

Have a pint of St Andrews ale at Kittock’s Den at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – then eat Italian

Enjoy a perfectly pulled pint in this first floor bar of the Fairmont hotel in St Andrews. The bar is modern, luxury and sophisticated.       This is a perfect place to have a pre drink before having an Italian meal at La Cucina restaurant only a few steps away.       

April 11

Order your eggs how you like them at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews – visit the egg station! 

   Fried, boiled, whipped up into an omlette with lots of filling. You choose!       

April 11

Count the number of colours in the Jacuzzi at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews 

   Swim, steam and sauna in the spa. Then tip cold water over yourself using the snail shower – refreshing!     There are also plenty of treatments available too if you fancy!  Nice fruity water on your way out too.      

April 05

5 things to do in a suite at the 5 star Randolph Hotel, Oxford 

5 things has just returned from at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford. Here are 5 things to do in one of their classic suites over looking the famous Ashmolean Museum. One Walk around the room and get a sense of space. Most London flats are smaller than this. Explore and admire the huge chandeliers and […]

April 05

5 things to do at The Randolph Hotel, Oxford 

5 things to do at the famous Randolph hotel in Oxford. One Choose from the three course set menu or the A la Carte in the Randolph’s Acanthus restaurant. We had excellent food of cod cheeks, pork cheeks and trout. The dining room was impressive and vast giving a nod to the Oxford colleges. Before […]

April 05

5 things to to at Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Cheshire 

5 things stays at Nunsmere Hall Hotel in Cheshire – This beautiful and historic hotel is so much more than an impressive wedding venue. One Park up, check in and be shown to your bedroom. Our room ( Begonia) was spacious with a huge bathroom. The bedroom key alone is impressive!       Two Walk […]

March 31

Dance on the 28th floor of the Hilton on London’s Park Lane and try out the new La Nuit Bar Menu

One  Take the lift up to the 28 th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane. The height alone makes it seem that you are on the way to somewhere special.  Two  Eye up the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and make your way to the bar area.  You could reserve  a window seat […]

March 23

Listen acoustically at Traders Vic Polynesian restaurant at London’s Hilton, Park Lane

London’s first Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar, Trader Vic’s, located at London Hilton on Park Lane, will be hosting a series of exclusive acoustic nights in 2016.   Trader Vic’s ‘Lei’d Back Sessions’ will showcase new, rising talent once a month, with the next ‘Lei’d Back’ gig on the 7th April with Loretta Heywood, a soulful […]

March 22

5 things enjoys afternoon tea at Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey

This week 5 things to do today enjoyed afternoon tea at the luxury Surrey hotel, Pennyhill Park in Bagshot. Pennyhill Park hotel has much to boast about including an excellent and opulent spa, a Michelin star restaurant (The Latymer) all situated in 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland. This video will give you just a […]

March 18

Find Easter Eggs at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London – Saturday 26th March from 12.00 PM

Head down to the award-winning The Royal Horseguards on Saturday 26th March where Hamleys will be putting on an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, chocolate nest making and much, much more. This is a day not to be missed, especially when there is a VIP Charlie and Chocolate factory prize to be won. With […]

March 12

This weekend, Harrods are hosting a unique event in collaboration with Harrys of London

To celebrate the exclusive pre-season launch of the Harrys of London ‘Spectrum’ Series from Autumn/Winter 2016, Harrys of London are offering a free monogramming service to any HoL customer with the Harrys of London Artisan. Customers will be offered a large selection of different coloured foils to choose from, welcomed to add their initials or a […]

February 17

Have a glass of wine in the American bar at The Savoy Hotel

This is a perfect Sunday afternoon thing to do. Choose from an excellent wine list and then sit back and relax in this iconic London bar. Drinks are served with olives and nuts which are replenished as if by sleight of hand. The cocktails are impressive with many of which are unique to this bar.  […]

January 30

‘5 things to do today’ tries out the naturally warmed Thermae Spa in the historic city of Bath

5 things to do today at these warm, mineral enriched waters in Bath One Arrive early to avoid the queues. The Thermae spas are very popular so choose your time wisely. We arrived Sunday morning and booked in just as it opened at 9.00. There was just a dribble of a line which was perfect. […]

January 28

We ask Model and TV presenter Danielle Lloyd a few questions

Thank you to model and TV presenter Danielle Lloyd for sharing a few things with us. What was your first break into celebrity? Is it something that you always wanted? My first break was winning Miss England it was absolutely amazing! I felt so proud and it gave me so much confidence. I have never […]

January 28

5 things to do today at Lotus Indian restaurant, Charing Cross, London

Lotus is a fine dining Indian restaurant in very close to Leicester square, London. One Start with a Negroni cocktail and take it to your table. You will then be presented with the most elaborate menu that you will ever see at an Indian restaurant. This is fine Indian dining at its very best. Once […]

January 26

5 things to do today at The Perfectionists Cafe, The Queen’s Terminal, Heathrow Airport

5 things to do today dines at Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Perfectionists Cafe’ in the departure lounge of the Queen’s Terminal at London’s Heathrow airport. The restaurant was inspired by Heston’s TV series – In Search of Perfection. One     Save plenty of time to fully enjoy The Perfectionist Cafe. You don’t want to be rushed […]

January 19

Bid for a Celebrity Christmas Baubles for Charity with The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Own a celebrity signed bauble with The Royal Horseguards Hotel’s Christmas charity project in partnership with GLH’s initiative Lite@Nite. All proceeds from this auction will be shared equally amongst our three amazing charities who work tirelessly to provide support to thousands of kids around the UK: Rays of Sunshine, Kidscape and the British Triathlon Foundation […]

January 09

Nigella’s Brine, pubs near Euston and three other things

This is a little out of date now but next Christmas make sure that you brine your turkey using Nigella’s recipe. Enjoy a pint of beer at the Bree Louise pub just near Euston Station. This is the best pub around this area and perfect if you are waiting for a train to the North. […]

December 21

Bitters and Sole Goujons at The Dorchester Hotel, Charge your phone with a ‘pebble’ and a few competitions for you to enter for New Year’s Eve

Have Old Tom’s Gin and Tonic at The Dorchester bar and help yourself to one of five bitters resting in bottles on the bar. Old Tom’s gin is made especially for The Dorchester Hotel. Never be without phone charge again by taking a ‘pebble with you’. This small charging device is no bigger than a […]

December 18

Drink Whisky infused cocktails at The Gallery Bar, West Hampstead

The Gallery bar and restaurant in West Hampstead has a food menu that features whisky infused ingredients and also boasts a whisky collection of up to 100 different brands. Examples from the drinks menu include: Hot Buttered Bourbon– Maker’s Mark, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, nutmeg, unsalted butter – £7.50 Bitter Candid Apple– Jack Daniels, Licor 43, Mortimers Cider, Cinnamon, Bitters – […]

December 17

Try out the newly opened Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Open Now The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, set in the space previously occupied by Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar, is almost opposite High Street Kensington tube station and offers accessible, sophisticated all-day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors. The brasserie-style menu features breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There will be something for […]

December 11

Interview with ‘Posh Pawns’ James Constantinou

James Constantinou is managing director of Prestige Pawnbroker and is the kingpin of ‘Posh Pawn’ on Channel 4. What is the most expensive item you have pawned? We have appraised works by the artist Turner valued at 20M along with Jets, a Helicopter (featured on the pilot show) yachts and some amazing pieces of jewellery. How […]

November 27

Try out the new Temptation Wheel at The Savoy Hotel

THE SAVOY LAUNCHES THE TEMPTATION WHEEL, A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE FEATURING DESSERTS, CHOCOLATES AND COCKTAILS At the heart of The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, the Thames Foyer is a magnificent glass domed atrium providing an enchanting and elegant space. Already world famous for its Afternoon Tea, on 1 October 2015, the Thames Foyer will […]

November 22

5 things to do at Quill restaurant, King Street, Manchester

Quill is a new fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar in central Manchester which focuses on British food and excellent quality. The kitchen is headed up by highly regarded chef Curtis Stewart. This week we had the pleasure of dining at Manchester’s luxurious Quill. One Sit overlooking the bustle of fashionable King Street. Quill has […]

November 21

Fine Dine at Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London

   Bob Bob Ricard is one of London’s most glamorous restaurants serving luxury Russian and English dishes. All tables are in booths and the service is impeccable. Bob Bob Ricard gives you a VIP experience from the moment you enter the door to the time you leave. The food is excellent and presented perfectly – […]

November 21

Have a rhubarb gin and tonic at Bob Bob Ricard, London

This rhubarb gin and tonic is Bob Bob Ricard’s  restaurant signature drink. This is one of the best gin combinations we’ve ever had. The drink is served with straws and a fresh stick of rhubarb to chew on.  

November 14

We interview William Kunhardt – Musical Director of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra

William will be conducting the Arensky Chamber Orchestra on Saturday 28th November at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden. How did you first start in music? What was your inspiration? That was so long ago, I’m not really sure! But my parents tell me that as a small child I used threw a temper tantrum every […]

November 06

Have a portrait commissioned on line from one of the worlds best illustrators with Fabulous Noble

FabulousNoble.com, a portrait commissioning service for a new generation. These are not simply scanned images put through a filter; they are original illustrations in a variety of media (from pencil and biro to watercolour and acrylics) created by hand. How it Works Choose the styles you like from a stable of 24 renowned illustrators, and upload […]

November 06

5 things to do today at My Kitchen, Chelsea – part of the My Chelsea Hotel

My Kitchen is situated in the heart of Chelsea and is part of the My Hotel group. The hotel looks smart and is only a short walk from the likes of fashion brand Stellar McCartney and the famous wine bar Daphne’s . My kitchen is open for breakfast (for hotel guests or you could just […]

October 30

5 Things To Do Today at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court, London 

5 star luxury on the banks of the River Thames.  This week we had the privilege of staying at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall.  Explore your bedroom and find some surprises. We were staying in an executive double room on the fifth floor of the hotel. The room overlooked the The River Thames with […]

October 26

Monday 26th October 2015 | 5thingstodotoday

Today was our last day on Madeira Island so as a result most of these ‘things’ are related to this. If you have not been to Madeira then I suggest you do. It’s  hard to find a more beautiful island. Many good restaurants and many bananas! Spend your last few hours around the pool soaking […]

October 25

Lose Weight at a Slimmeria Retreat – an average of 12 Pounds per Week!

Forget Pizzeria – visit Slimmeria for all your weight loss solutions For a truly unique and bespoke detox, fitness and weight loss holiday look no further. Slimmeria – a specially designated retreat for people to lose weight. Exclusive and private, affordable and effective, you are sure to find your ultimate slimming and detox programme with […]

October 25

Have a late night drink at Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic near London’s Waterloo Station – open til 2AM

Mark Hix opens his first stand-alone Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic. Located at the Dress Circle and Upper Circle bars, Mark’s Bar is the ideal place for late-night drinking in Waterloo. With a cocktail list of historical curiosities and celebrations, Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic is the place to sit back and enjoy […]

October 22

Try dishes with white truffle at a San Carlo Restaurant – it’s truffle week!

This morning Aldo Zilli, Executive Consultant Chef for the San Carlo Restaurant Group received the most expensive delivery of white truffles in the UK as the restaurant group invested £60k on the indulgent ingredient for Truffle Week. Truffle experts, Truffle Paradise who supply the country’s leading chefs and restaurants confirmed it was their biggest delivery […]

October 20

Five Reasons to Visit the USA for the 2016 Ryder Cup

One The Ryder Cup is the most spirited golf event in the world. Fans of the European Union and the United States come out in droves and war paint to cheer on their respective squads in the games most heated and viscerally emotional competition. Anything can happen at the Ryder Cup—and it usually does with […]