• Canopy by Hilton London City is bringing a huge rooftop bar to Aldgate

    canopy by hilton london city rooftop bar

    If you've been wondering what's going in the uber-modern lattice building just off the Minories in the City, let us enlighten you.

    It's going to be the first of a new brand of Hilton hotels, but the thing you're going to be really interested in is its rooftop bar, Florattica. With inside and outside seating it'll serve up weekday breakfast, a weekend tapas brunch and a general small plates menu.

  • One Hundred Shoreditch takes the place of the Ace Hotel

    One Hundred Shoreditch takes the place of the Ace Hotel

    London's Ace Hotel didn't manage to last the pandemic, with confirmation that it had closed permanently back in September. But just because Ace has gone doesn't mean that there won't be a hotel there. Instead - One Hundred Shoreditch will be opening in the space this autumn. 

    It comes from the group who also own the swanky Pulitzer Amsterdam and London's Sea Containers (that was taken

  • New York's NoMad hotel is coming to London, landing in Covent Garden

    New York's NoMAd is coming to London, landing in Covent Garden

    Updated 19/5/21 with menu details

    Boutique hotel chain NoMad are taking over the Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, a 19th Century listed building that should look pretty damned impressive once kitted out. 

    If you're unfamiliar with the original hotel, one of the best reasons to visit the NoMad in New York is the restaurant that was originated by Daniel Humm (11

  • Chef Dani Garcia's BIBO is opening at the new Mondrian Shoreditch

    Mondrian Shoreditch to replace The Curtain with chef Dani Garcia taking over the restaurant

    Shoreditch hotel The Curtain is no more. It's just been taken over by Accor - and they're going to relaunch it as Mondrian Shoreditch.

    The previous hotel was a complete new-build so, decor aside, we can't see any major structural changes happening but it does mean that the hotel restaurant will change - so Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster has left the building

  • The Pan Pacific Hotels Group is opening a luxe hotel at Liverpool Street with plenty of new bars and restaurants

    Pan Pacific is opening a luxe hotel in The City, with plenty of new bars and restaurants

    Pan Pacific Hotels Group is coming to London, taking over a huge new space in the Bishopsgate Plaza development. There will be three new bars and restaurants as well as a further two in the adjoining Devonshire House. 

  • First look - The Savoy steps outside for its Solas pop-up in the hotel entrance

    The Savoy steps outside the entrance for its Solas pop-up

    With alfresco being where it's at until 17 May at the earliest, we're starting to see more and more interesting use of spaces for outside dining. The Savoy's is definitely one of those, as they're using the iconic entrance courtyard (yes, we can use the word iconic in this case) and transforming it into the pop-up Solas (the name means "light, joy and comfort" in

  • Will the Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria have London's best restaurant with a view?

    the view from admiralty arch waldorf astoria's restaurant

    There are plenty of restaurants with lovely vistas in London. In the City the Ivy Asia St Paul's has jaw dropping views across to St Paul's Cathedral. Over at King's Cross, the rooftop restaurant Decimo has customers gawping at the view of the lovely St Pancras clocktower.

    But the new Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria has an ace up its sleeve. The iconic London building, which is currently

  • The Dorchester unveils plans for a new roof terrace restaurant

    dorchester terrace

    The Dorchester has unveiled its alfresco plans for London's grand reopening next month and they include the arrival of a brand new roof garden. It's the first time the hotel has expanded its outdoor plans to its roof and the space will play host to a variety of pop-ups hosted by the hotel's various chefs, from executive chef Mario Perera to The Grill at The Dorchester's Tom Booton and Jean-Philippe Blondet

  • The Chancery Rosewood unveiled as the hotel that's taking over the old US Embassy on Grosvenor Square

    Chancery Rosewood unveiled as the hotel that's taking over the old US Embassy on Grosvenor Square

    If you've been wondering what's being planned with the old American Embassy site on Grosvenor Square (now that they have their fancy new building opposite Darby's), then wonder no longer. It's going to be a new Rosewood Hotel, called The Chancery Rosewood. That's from the same group behind Rosewood London, which features Holborn Dining Room as the main

  • Harwood Arms chef Sally Abé joins Conrad London St James as Consultant Chef

    conrad london st james sally abe

    She's made a name for herself at Fulham's Harwood Arms, where she won it a Michelin star - making it London's only Michelin-starred pub. Now chef Sally Abé has added another job to her roster - she has signed on as Consultant Chef at the Conrad London St. James hotel in Westminster. She'll be looking after four new openings at the hotel over the next six months - which should shake its food and drink operation up.

    The hotel is splashing

  • A Nobu Hotel has opened in Marylebone's Portman Square

    A Nobu Hotel is coming to Marylebone's Portman Square

    Nobu Berkeley Street may have closed, but much of the the team has moved onto this bigger endeavour. The second Nobu Hotel in London features a huge new restaurant, a bar with a terrace and its own sushi bar. And yes, there will be Black Cod Miso. 

  • Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

    Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

    Alongside the new TV programme on ITV, The Savoy hotel has slowly been reopening after the lockdown. The Savoy Grill and the Beaufort Bar have both opened the doors, with rooms at the hotel opening only this week. 

    And there's something brand new if you fancy a room at the hotel - without actually staying overnight.

    In what can be considered next-level private dining, they're opening up some of

  • Yotel is opening a new affordable hotel (and restaurant) in Clerkenwell

    Yotel is opening a new affordable hotel (and restaurant) in Clerkenwell

    The past few months haven't been the greatest for the hotel business, but that isn't stopping new hotels from opening. Sure, quite a few have put their opening dates back a bit - but here's one that's just about to open in Clerkenwell.

    Yotel already has hotels in both Heathrow and Gatwick - now they're moving into central London for the first time. If you're unfamiliar with them, they're best known for their

  • Two new Robin Gill restaurants on the way at Birch hotel in Hertfordshire

    birch country estate to launch with two robin gill restaurantsChef Robin Gill has been busy of late, with the opening of Darby’s and then The Yard in 2019, and now comes news that he’s overseeing two new restaurants – The Zebra Riding Club and Valeries – at a new country escape 30 minutes north of London called Birch.

  • The Gantry London at Stratford will feature a 17 floor sky bar and destination restaurant

    The Gantry hotel london opening in Stratford

    With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.

    They're planning on opening their new hotel, complete with sky bar, later this year, which will be part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building, which was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia


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