Archive for December 2010

Cirque du Soleil – Royal Albert Hall 2011

Dec 15th, 2010 | By | Category: London Attractions

Yes, its that time of the year again and the annual Cirque du Soleil extravaganza comes to town.  Running from January 6 until February 17 at the Royal Albert Hall, Totem is an essential visit.  The hotels of Kensington and South Kensington are very close by and being January, deals can be got!  Check out [...]



Light of India – at last a London hotel restaurant that delivers

Dec 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Locals in South Kensington know a good thing when they find it and the Light of India turned out to be a gem of a find. Owned and run by a local London hotel, the Montana, this unpretentious restaurant serves some of the best Indian native recipes in the area.  The guys at Hotel-Assist were [...]



Rugby: Italy v England, Feb 14 2011

Dec 14th, 2010 | By | Category: London Attractions

Twickenham Stadium, 14th of February 2011, is the clash between the newly invigorated Italy rugby union side against Englands finest.  They clash in the RBS 6 nations series, this game being the first of the 2011 series at Twickenham. England will want a good score as they build towards the Rugby World Cup in New [...]



Chelsea Physic Garden appoints new Curator

Dec 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured London Article

The Chelsea Physic Garden, one of Londons treasures, has announced that Christopher Bailes Dip.Hort. [Kew], FI Hort. has been appointed the post of Curator, following in the footsteps of Rosie Atkins. This secret garden has been in existence in one form or another for over 400 years since the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries  decided to cultivate plants to further medicine.  [...]



Cheap London hotel in January?

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: London Hotels

Traditionally, London hotels in January go on sale and this year promises to be an even better bargain than usual. Trade is down, the usually greedy London hotels are a little worried and prices are well down on last January. If you are wanting to book a cheap London hotel than check out areas such [...]



Whats on at Harrods for Christmas?

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: London News

Ok its that time of the year – time to spend – and where better than Harrods!! Santas Grotto is open right through until Christmas Eve including Sundays.  If you have a Harrods Loyalty Card then you can pre book online.  This year the Grotto is new. This year, located on the second floor is [...]



AR Hits London

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Hotel-Assist News, London News

There’s a new set of buzz words starting to circle the globe … “Layar” …. “Android” …. “AR” – are you up to speed with these?  If not then best you swat up, because what started as a military heads up display application is now hitting the high street on the new generation of phones. [...]



London hotels fair badly

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured London Article

The latest statistics show that whilst overseas visitors to London rate their visit very highly, they are not as complimentary about the cost of their hotel accommodation.   The figures produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)  for 2008 show that attractions such as museums, galleries and parks rate very high, the hotel sector is letting [...]



Hotel Nevada, Blackpool, UK

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Hotel Guest Complaints

15 February 2010 Regarding Hotel Nevada, Blackpool, UK   I wanted to surprise my wife with a short getaway for Valentine’s Weekend in Blackpool, UK.  I trawled through the dozens of hotels in the area, listed in purpleroof.com. I chose Nevada Hotel because it looked nice from the photos and was in the right area [...]



Hilton Hotel in Istanbul

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

I made reservations for two rooms at the Hilton Hotel in Istanbul. When we arrived (on Saturday at 20:00, after five hours of travelling by car) I was informed by the front desk that my room was not ready yet because the hotel was overbooked, and that I had to wait for several minutes. After [...]