Northern England, North Country, and the North are geographical nicknames for England’s upper half, a world away from the country’s more-visited south or, shall we say, London. Mention Manchester, and most seem to know it as an industrial city, myself included—that is until I thumbed through “Where to Go: Manchester,” a not-so-ordinary guidebook that hooked me […]
West London is known as the place where the posh socialites and wealthy foreigners spend their time in the city, but it is also a great place to celebrate female empowerment. I discovered this recently while staying at the Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel in Belgravia. Though I lived in London, I can’t say as a student I […]
London, in my mind, is the center of the world. People from all corners of the planet come to the United Kingdom capital, and all these different cultures have left their mark on the city. This is very apparent in the food scene of the large city; one can find any cuisine they desire, sometimes […]
London doesn’t always whisk people off their feet, but the British capital is a slow-burning affair. Let it get under your skin, embrace its fast pace, make it your mission to see more than just the city centre, and you’ll see why this is one of the world’s most popular cities. History, culture, food, drink, fashion, […]
Just north of central London, Islington is currently one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Why? Great transport links; a healthy (or unhealthy) selection of independent bars, restaurants, and boutique shops; and a young, predominantly single population. In fact, Islington has the highest rate of single people in the entire United Kingdom.
Scholarly, privileged, and elite describes Oxford, England. What is so cool about Oxford is it knows it is all that and more. Yes, it is highly aware of its global standing as one of the world’s most famous university towns. It’s the kind of place where the pursuit of distinction, the drive for academic achievement, […]
I think most of you will agree there’s something magical about spending time on the water—the peaceful atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, wildlife sightings, sparkling cool water, and admiration of passing boats. What place could there be to enjoy such a thing? How about the canals in England?
The Draycott Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Taking pride of place on the beautifully manicured private garden square, Cadogan Gardens, this small and elegant five-star hotel offers a peaceful respite from the bustling Kings Road. A traditional British gem, the Draycott is steeped in Edwardian […]
Every childhood fantasy begins with a “Once upon a time….” With my job I hope I don’t sound boastful when I say I often have the chance to live these fantasies. My recent adventure began when I arrived at the 16th century hunting lodge known as Great Fosters. Once a stately home located in Egham, […]