Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

Norwegian is currently offering some amazing ticket prices from London Gatwick to Singapore – starting at just £233 Return, or £83 one-way! This deal can be found outbound from London Gatwick on the UK version of the Norwegian site where prices start at £149.90. To return, go to the Singapore version of the Norwegian site … Continue reading Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

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Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

If you are looking for a Virtuoso travel agent or advisor to book your next hotel stay, we can recommend one of the best and our favourite Virtuoso agency. Our advisor will get you perks, benefits, upgrades and even cashback at the best hotels around the world. Why use a Virtuoso Agent? Virtuoso agents specialise … Continue reading Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

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A mini map guide to London W1, United Kingdom

I was testing the concept with my mini map guide to Lisbon, Portugal and it seems that it has been quite useful to many and the requests have started. So second up, is London. Creating this mini map guide to London has been quite interesting – namely when I realised that I limit myself to the W1 postcode.

London is a very large city with something for everyone – but my version of London (where I work, meet friends and spend the most time in) is indeed W1. Mayfair, Marylebone, Soho and St. James give me everything I need – from scenic walks, to fabulous shopping and quiet places to eat and drink should I wish.

london mayfair shopping mini map guide to london

It is, without a doubt, a great base to explore the city if you are visiting – and it is home to some of its busiest streets, but worry not, you can avoid the crowds.

I have created a few different sections – offering a few different options in terms of restaurants and bars (we do not always want fine dining!), and to make it easier:

  • Where to sleep – a list of hotels I have stayed at and really enjoyed.
  • Where to have lunch – from quick shopping stops, to some great fine dining. Worth nothing that you should absolutely download the Opentable UK app – and have a look at the special menus that many Michelin-starred restaurants offer for lunch. The ‘normal’ one is a 3-course meal with a glass of wine for £35 which is unbeatable value and, sometimes, these offers are available for dinner (usually til 7pm).
  • Where to have dinner – same concept applies. Sometimes you are tired after a day exploring and you want to end the day with a nice glass of wine and a cheese board. Other days, you will want some ambience. All restaurants I have selected are places we keep going back to.
  • Where to eat – snacks and breakfast – because we all need a little pick me up sometimes.
  • Where to drink – there are hundreds of thousands of bars and pubs and hotel bars. But some make me feel right at home and these are the ones I selected.
  • Where to shop – well well well, this could be a whole post by itself and London definitely delivers on this front. W1 really offers everything I need (and possibly a bit more), so these are some favourites.

 

mini map guide to london shopping selfridges

 

To have a direct link to the map, which you can bookmark, just click here.

I hope this list is useful on your next visit to London, and let me know if you try any of these places.

xo

Mrs. O

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Review: Palazzo Consiglia Boutique Luxury In Valletta, Malta

Anyone who wants to lay on a beautiful beach, but also to feast upon historic gems on their days off sun-worshipping, should have their sights set firmly on Malta. Come to the capital of Valletta and be at the centre of the action in this stunning antique city; a very fitting place to stay is … Continue reading Review: Palazzo Consiglia Boutique Luxury In Valletta, Malta

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Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

Following the utter devastation across the Caribbean, CNN has shared Billionaire Richard Branson’s footage of the damage to his home in the British Virgin Islands, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. You can see the full video here on CNN.com. Above is a picture of what his home on Necker Island looked like … Continue reading Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

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Review: The Saint John Boutique Hotel, Valletta, Malta

Review: The Saint John Boutique Hotel, Valletta, Malta

Malta can sometimes be overlooked by the luxury traveller but make no mistake, it’s a stunningly beautiful island with a rich and fascinating historic past, some lovely beaches and a laid-back vibe. It’s just about knowing where to stay, which of course, we can help with; check out the recently opened Saint John Boutique Hotel … Continue reading Review: The Saint John Boutique Hotel, Valletta, Malta

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Best Country Retreats In Wales

Best Country Retreats In Wales

We have put together a list of the best country retreats in Wales, places to enjoy the beauty of the Welsh countryside, including the Snowdonia National Park, the rugged Welsh coastline and Medieval castles. All our choices enable you to enjoy this glorious green and mountainous landscape from a warm and luxurious base. Our first … Continue reading Best Country Retreats In Wales

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Luxury Self-Catering Escapes Amidst Nature In Dorset

Luxury Self-Catering Escapes Amidst Nature In Dorset

If I told you I had just spent the last week on a self-catering escape and ‘Glamping’ (Glamorous Camping’) in the pretty countryside and woodland of Dorset in England, you’d probably envision a damp canvas tent, Calor gas cooker, tinned food and a shared shower block, but for anyone that knows me, they’d know I … Continue reading Luxury Self-Catering Escapes Amidst Nature In Dorset

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Review: Small Luxury Hotels Invited Loyalty Programme

Review: Small Luxury Hotels Invited Loyalty Programme

Small Luxury Hotels has just launched a new loyalty scheme called INVITED and in this article, we review the benefits of booking through slh.com. Small Luxury Hotels has over 520 luxury hotels in more than 80 countries. These tend to be unique boutique hotels. The premise of SLH INVITED is much like the LHW Leaders … Continue reading Review: Small Luxury Hotels Invited Loyalty Programme

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Review: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

Review: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

The Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa offers fabulous facilities and is perfectly placed to explore Phuket, the largest island in Thailand; located in Karon with its laid back, relaxed vibe you get the best of both worlds; a relaxing base but you’re near enough to the action too. Location The hotel is very … Continue reading Review: Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

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