If you’re in London on Tuesday 4th March, why not check out one of the capital’s many excellent cafés, crêperies, diners and restaurants that offer pancakes on their menu? Whether you’re a fan of fluffy, syrup-topped pancakes in the American breakfast style, or prefer a sweet or savoury crepe with an assortment of tasty fillings, there’s a pancake shop for you. Read on for more about this delicious holiday and the best places to indulge your pancake craving… Continue reading
Just as London Fashion week drew to a close, London Fashion Weekend began. From February 20-23 Somerset House throws open its doors to the public for four days of trend talks, designer previews and a bevy of fashion and beauty shopping opportunities.
Part of the joy of LFW is finding that one-off designer buy or spotting the next big trend for AW14. Followers of fashion in London for the event staying at The Grosvenor Hotel are just a 5 minute car or taxi ride from Somerset House and just around the corner from British fashion boutique moloh.
We asked Sarah from moloh in Pimlico for some insider advice on fashion fads and fancies for 2014. Continue reading
Every year in the illustrious grounds of Somerset House the young and the beautiful gather for London Fashion Week. Events are usually reserved for industry professionals and celebrities. Luckily though the event throws its doors open to the public from February 20-23 for a fantastic four-day designer shopping and fashion extravaganza. Continue reading
The new year starts well for most people – with the warm glow of Christmas and New Year’s still hanging over us, we plunge ahead with our resolutions to make this year the best yet. Full of energy and enthusiasm, we view with delight the infinite possibilities and challenges of this fresh new start.
By the time we hit February, however, things are grinding to a halt. Perhaps that new workout routine is proving more difficult than you thought, or the post-Christmas credit card bill has left you low on funds well before payday. Everything looks a bit bland once the festive decorations are gone, and you can’t quite shift that last bit of festive weight gain. It doesn’t help that the weather is grey and cold, and the nights long and dark. Your motivation starts to fade, and the urge to crawl indoors and hibernate until spring sets in.
This feeling of fatigue, boredom and discontent experienced by many people is often referred to as the winter blues. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to inspire a bit of cheer well before the onset of spring. Here are a few of our favourite ways to beat the winter blues… Continue reading
No trip to London is complete without a visit to one of its many excellent theatres, especially during the cold, dark nights of winter, when there are few things better than to sit back in a cosy auditorium and wait to be transported to another world. London’s theatre scene is legendary, and the calibre of shows hitting the stages in winter 2014 is no exception. From light-hearted musicals to thought-provoking drama, there’s something for every taste.
Read on to see our picks of the top London theatre shows playing this February and March… Continue reading
London is a filmmaker’s dream – rich in history, characters and charm, it’s a vibrant and complex setting for films in any number of genres, but especially for tales of romance. With its misty streets, cosy pubs and constant reminders of days gone by, it’s a brilliant backdrop for stories of love lost and found – and the teeming lives of its millions of inhabitants are a source of constant inspiration for cinematic storytellers.
At this most romantic time of year, we’ve put together a list of our favourite romantic movies set in London, as well as some of the featured locations which you can still visit today. Read on to revisit your favourite romantic London films, or discover some new favourites… Continue reading
True love is something that should be celebrated all year round, but all too often we get busy with our day-to-day lives and forget to show our significant others how much we care. That’s why Valentine’s Day can be a great reminder – it provides a yearly opportunity to make that statement of love loud and clear.
If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in London this year, we’ve put together a guide to luxury Valentine’s Day treats in the capital – from indulgent gifts to fine dining, and exciting experiences they’ll never forget! Read on for some luxury Valentine’s Day inspiration: Continue reading
Every city has its hidden gems – those edgy shops, authentic restaurants and other cool destinations easily missed by the casual visitor. London is no exception – indeed, because of its size, diversity and fascinating history, London is packed with secret locations just waiting to be explored. Continue reading
How are you getting along with your New Year’s resolutions? Even as we celebrated throughout December by indulging in festive treats, millions of us were already thinking ahead to the important changes we’d make in 2014. Saving money and losing weight are old favourites, but how did New Year’s resolutions come about, and how many of us actually keep them? Check out the latest Guoman Hotel blog to learn more – including some handy tips for making a fresh start in the New Year. Continue reading
From mince pies to traditional Christmas pudding, we look into the history behind the festive favourites we enjoy around the table each Christmas. Read on for our mouth-watering history of Christmas dinner… Continue reading