Fashion Week Cocktail Recipe

London Fashion Week Cocktail
Fashion Week is just around the corner, and the best British designers are preparing to unveil their latest designs on the catwalk all over the capital.

To celebrate, The Grosvenor Hotel’s master mixologist Nathan Sorby has shared a special cocktail recipe, The LDN experiment, from The Réunion’s 2012 Fashion Week Menu. We also chatted with some of the industry’s most influential fashion and style bloggers who gave us their picks for the best of London Fashion Week…

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Top must-see festivals in London this September

Performers in the Night Carnival, Photo by Tung Mac, Available at http://thamesfestival.org/gallery/year/festival2011

As the end of summer approaches and the seasons start to change, it doesn’t mean the end of exciting days and nights out in London. This September, the capital will play host to an array of exciting events and festivals both large and small.

From the latest catwalk creations at London Fashion Week to a crisp evening in the park watching a Hollywood classic at the Nomad Outdoor Cinematic Festival, many of this autumn’s most exciting events are only a stone’s throw from our 5 star hotels. Read on for our top must-see festivals in London this September…

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Shop Like Royalty: Kate’s Favourite London Shops

The Duchess of Cambridge once worked as an accessories buyer at a respected fashion house, so it’s unsurprising that her ever-elegant wardrobe has secured her position as a global style icon. A true ambassador for great British fashion, Kate is known for mixing the best of British high street and couture labels and is regularly spotted personally shopping for new pieces in central London.

Whether you’re looking to shop like Catherine or just for some ideas of where to go on a luxurious Guoman shopping experience, keep reading – we’ve pulled together some of the Duchess’s royally-approved shopping spots and asked leading Kate bloggers to share Kate’s style secrets with us…

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Go for gold with our Spor-Tea recipes…

To help celebrate the achievements of our British athletes, The Royal Horseguards has put together a special Spor-Tea that puts a sporty spin on the classic English afternoon tea and offers up delights inspired by great sporting nations from around the world.

From African banana bread mousse to American whoopie pies, our limited edition afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards has everything you need to celebrate the greatest sporting show on earth. But if you haven’t been able to make it along to our Spor-Tea, don’t worry. Chef Joanne Todd has shared two of her favourite Spor-Tea recipes with us – Asian-inspired Coconut Sticky Rice and a quintessentially British strawberry, cream and oatcake concoction – so you can celebrate sport (and afternoon tea) at home. Just read on for Joanne’s recipes …
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Celebrate great British sport at ‘Athleticizm’ at The Cumberland …

This summer, GB’s capital city is firmly behind great British sport. And here at Guoman, it’s no different. Not only is The Royal Horseguards celebrating with a ‘Spor-Tea’ in honour of a certain sporting event, but The Cumberland is getting in on the action too by hosting an art exhibition featuring life portraits of golden girl Jessica Ennis and more of Britian’s greatest athletic competitors.

And you’ve got until this Sunday (12 August) to bolt along. Just read on to find out more …

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Pick out some summer reading in one of London’s best bookshops

The book shop By Number Six (bill lapp) used under Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, Available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/blapp/4605659346/lightbox/

Home to some of the hippest and most interesting bookshops around, London is a haven for literature lovers. Whether you’re looking for a hearty tome to read on the plane, a frothy story for a day lounging in the park or a gorgeous art book to take home with you, London’s eclectic list of excellent bookshops will offer exactly what you’re looking for.

Read on to discover our favourite London bookshops and pick out the perfect book to enjoy on your summer holiday. If you’re looking for a sumptuous place to stay while you delve into London’s literary scene, be sure to book one of our luxurious London hotels.

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Our Concierge’s pick of London’s best Tastes of the Orient

Home to a huge blend of cultures, London is a wonderful place to tantalise your taste buds with delicacies from around the world. Discover the hidden secrets and oriental delights of the capital with Paul Osborne, the Concierge Services Manager at The Grosvenor Hotel, London.

Paul has selected his favourite oriental experiences from around London, including perfect places to dine, ideal spots for soaking up a little culture and the best shops for finding excellent snacks. Read on for Paul’s insider knowledge on how to discover a taste of the orient in London.

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Picture yourself at London’s most photogenic spots

A capital city packed with iconic buildings and unforgettable landmarks, you’ll find there are plenty of perfect spots to photograph in London. Whether you want a record of your adventures or some stunning set pieces for your living room wall, London’s streets will oblige.

Be sure you’re able to capture the best sights and most captivating views on your next visit to the capital, by reading on for our top photographic picks…

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Shakespeare’s London – where to go and celebrate the bard

One of our best-loved and most enduring literary icons will be under a new spotlight this summer, thanks to the explosive World Shakespeare Festival and a new exhibition from the British Museum. Taking a look at the world that helped mould Shakespeare and his plays, it’s a fascinating glimpse at London of old.

Read on to find out more about Shakespeare’s London and how best to celebrate the great man if you’re in town this summer.

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Luxury London breaks, with a Spanish flavour …

You don’t need to head to Spain to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle – just stay in one of our five luxurious London hotels and enjoy some Spanish flavour in the heart of the capital.

Read on for our pick of London’s Spanish restaurants and flamenco bars, and find out why a Spanish-born queen was the inspiration for our latest cocktail…

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