If so, then send us your creative short story about a weekend stay in London and be in with a chance to win a stay at The Charing Cross hotel – all in celebration of the hotel’s literary links and the London Literature Festival. Continue reading
Inspired by The Cumberland Hotel’s glittering 1920s past and seduced by the elegance of the period, we’ve created a fabulous guide to help you step back in time and relive London in the roaring 1920s. To find out where to eat, sleep and party like it’s 1923 (and not 2013), read on… Continue reading
London has always been at the nerve centre of change and has epitomised social aspiration and progress. So it’s no surprise that our city has popped up in countless works of fiction and inspired our favourite authors through the ages, from William Blake to Monica Ali. The city is a bibliophile’s dream.
Read on to find out where to discover London’s most unique and quirky bookshops, its literary destinations (including our very own Charing Cross Hotel) and our pick of the best events this year. Continue reading
What makes London such a great place to eat? Perhaps it’s the fact that it is such a global melting pot, or that its residents are so game to try new things — pushing our chefs to innovate. Whatever it is, London’s food scene is inspiring countless bloggers to chronicle their eating experiences online.
We decided to get London’s best bloggers together here at The Cumberland Hotel and treat them to a gourmet tasting experience and a sneak peek behind the scenes. Here’s what they thought… Continue reading
Samuel Johnson once said that the day you tire of London, you tire of life. It’s true that there is so much on all year round to please just about anybody, from foodies to vintage car fans. But how do you choose what to see and when to come? Read on for what we think will be the city’s highlights in 2013… Continue reading
In times past, London was one grisly city – thousands died in agony of the Black Plague, Victorian surgeons treated patients without anaesthetic, Tudor Queens were be-headed in public for all to see, barber Sweeney Todd butchered and ate his customers and Jack the Ripper roamed the streets murdering young women.
If you’re looking to rediscover London’s ghoulish past this Halloween then you’re in luck as The Tower‘s concierges Terry and Tony – who happen to be brothers as well as members of the exclusive Society of the Golden Keys – have let us in on their pick of London’s scariest attractions…
Bond, James Bond is back this October with the newest Bond movie: Skyfall, premiering in London on 26 October. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 must-see Bond landmarks in London for you to explore on your next trip to the capital.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to follow our James Bond London tour and channel the super-suave spy by visiting all 10 of the 007 spots we’ve listed below. There’s no need to take the Aston Martin though – as it should only take just over an hour to follow our tour on foot …
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…
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…
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 …