Hotel prices could triple during Olympic Games

Hotel prices in London could triple this summer during the Olympic Games, as thousands of competitors, officials and spectators flood the city during the event. The average cost of a London hotel room during the games will be £213 (€256) a night, 102 percent up on the same period the year before, Hotels.com found.

Kempinski Stafford London offers £100,000 package

The Stafford hotel London by Kempinski has launched a decadent £100,000 Anniversary Package to celebrate 100 years of luxury service. A person, who buys this package, will enjoy three nights at the Stafford’s Penthouse of The Stafford Mews or Guv’nor’s Suite. This guest can choose in-room dining during the stay, or enjoy meals in the … Continued

Absolut London By Gorillaz Artist Jamie Hewlett

Absolut vodka has launched a limited edition bottle called London in collaboration with one of the UK’s leading graphic artists, Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett. Set against a London backdrop, the bottle introduces key characters from the past who have influenced and shaped London’s present fashion scene. The seven characters encapsulate the city’s diverse heritage, spanning the … Continued

Gold Silk Cape Spun By Spiders

An astonishing golden outfit made from the silk of spiders has gone on display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. It took more than four years to make the four-metre-long hand-woven textile from the silk of 1.2million female golden orb spiders, native to Madagascar. It was made by Englishman Simon Peers and American Nicholas Godley, both … Continued

MINI Baker Street and Bayswater

British-born automotive brand Mini has unveiled two London-themed special edition models to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. The MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater will hit showrooms around the world in spring this year, with distinctive designs which play on London areas for a brand still renowned for its historically British styling. Both feature … Continued

Fairmont Teams with Abbey Road Studios

Luxury hotel chain Fairmont has partnered with Abbey Road Studios, the iconic recording studio made famous by the Beatles. Guests at the hotel chain will be offered exclusive experiences at Abbey Road, which famously featured on the front of the 1969 Beatles album of the same name. They will be able to enjoy ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences … Continued

Bulgari Hotel London to Open in April

Bulgari Hotel is scheduled to open in London in April in the exclusive district of Knightsbridge, just in time for the Summer Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee events. Bulgari Hotel is managed by Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts, a joint venture between Italian jeweller Bvlgari (owned since last year by LVMH) and Marriott International. Bulgari Hotels and Resorts already operates properties in Milan and … Continued

London Boat Show to wow with luxury

Visitors to next month’s London Boat Show are set to step into a new world of luxury, with organizers opting to showcase products and services for big-money buyers alongside the boats, even as the global economy continues to shake. The show will be complemented by a new Luxury Lifestyle & Supercar Showcase aimed at capitalizing … Continued

London’s Dukes hotel introducing ‘women only’ rooms

A London hotel has become the latest to roll out a suite of amenities for women, despite a ruling that declared a similar scheme in Copenhagen as illegal under discrimination laws. The Dukes Hotel in London will assign some of its rooms ‘Duchess Rooms’, loading them with treats to tempt single female travelers or groups … Continued

First European Mondrian Hotel to Open in London

Contemporary hotel chain Mondrian is to open its first property in Europe in London, the company has confirmed. The luxury Mondrian London is to be located inside the iconic Sea Containers house, a huge building located on the South Bank of the River Thames. Morgan’s Hotel Group will open the 360-room Mondrian London in early … Continued

Queen to rent out palace during London Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II has given her approval to rent out state apartments at St. James’s Palace as party venues during the 2012 London Olympics. Companies with long-standing ties to the royal family that hold royal warrants can now have a chance to throw a bash in the royal palace. The palace is in a prime … Continued

PPR-founder François Pinault buys $32 million home

François Pinault, founder of luxury conglomerate PPR, has just paid $32 million for a historic mansion in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. It was designed, according to The Telegraph, in 1868 by Philip Webb, the ‘Father of Arts and Crafts architecture.’ It also has triple-height ceilings. The house was previously owned by Professor Bernard Nevill … Continued

Versace for H&M London shoppers to meet Donatella

Donatella Versace will be in London to officially launch the Versace for H&M collection when it goes on sale on Thursday, November 17. The Versace creative director will welcome shoppers to the British capital’s flagship store on Regent Street at around 9am tomorrow morning. The 43-piece collection finally reaches some 300 stores across the globe … Continued

Manolo Blahnik opening Liberty store

Manolo Blahnik has announced a deal for British department store Liberty to sell his footwear as of spring 2012. The UK currently only has one exclusive outlet at the designer’s store on Old Church Street in London’s exclusive Chelsea neighborhood. Situated on Regent Street in the heart of London’s shopping district since 1875, Liberty boasts … Continued

Sony Personal 3D Viewer hits Harrod’s in London

Sony‘s Personal 3D Viewer has gone on sale a couple of weeks early at Harrod’s, one of London’s most iconic stores. Sony’s HMZ-T1 feature two 0.7 inch, ultra-small high definition colour OLED displays (1280 x 720), giving the impression of a 750 inch 3D cinema screen. Audio is supplied through two ear pieces, and the … Continued

The Ledbury named the best restaurant in the UK

For the second year running, London restaurant The Ledbury has been named the top restaurant in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards 2011. Helmed by Aussie chef Brett Graham, the two Michelin-starred eatery has been on a continuous winning streak in the past few months. Monday night’s win follows in the heels of the … Continued

London 2012 Olympics MINI special edition

Mini has unveiled its new London 2012 special limited edition models to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. The cars are available only in colors matching the Union Jack flag: Chilli Red, White Silver, or Lightning Blue. The mirror housings and roof are slathered with the logo for the 2012 Olympics, and a tiny Union … Continued

2012 London Olympic Tickets Most Expensive In History

The price of tickets for the 2012 London Olympics will be the priciest ever sold in the game history, simply because the process of selling tickets is now different. One of the differences is if you are interested in seeing all of the ceremonies like 2012 opening or closing ceremonies with four A-rated events, then … Continued