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Her Majesty the Queen unveils the plaque celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Trip Notes: Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, today unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the launch of international high speed rail services between the UK and mainland Europe. The unveiling of the plaque preceded the State Visit of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to France from 5 to 7 June at the invitation of the President of France, Françoise Hollande.  As … [Read More...]

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Taste of London

In photos: Taste of London festival

The world's greatest restaurant festival returned this week for its tenth year. I visited yesterday, but it has been open since Wednesday the 18th of June and will last til the 22nd of June (tomorrow). I personally … [Read More...]

Aruna Seth

Tripping with: Shoe designer Aruna Seth

Aruna Seth is the designer behind Aruna Seth shoes, a luxury  British shoe brand based in London which specialises in ladies evening and bridal shoes. The brand's USP is being able to strike just the right balance … [Read More...]

Puerta de Alcala, which is roughly midway between Retiro park and the beginning of Calle Serrano.

My Beat: Madrid

Ever since I visited Seville and Barcelona in 2006 and 2007 respectively, Madrid has been been on my hit list. I loved both cities so I always thought that when I finally set foot in Spain's capital, I would have … [Read More...]

The Royal Suite

Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance London hotel

History: Although it opened three years ago after a painstaking six-year restoration project , the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel boasts a very rich history, having first come into existence in as the Midland … [Read More...]

Her Majesty the Queen unveils the plaque celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Trip Notes: Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, today unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and … [Read More...]

Beat of…

Puerta de Alcala, which is roughly midway between Retiro park and the beginning of Calle Serrano.

My Beat: Madrid

Ever since I visited Seville and Barcelona in 2006 and 2007 respectively, Madrid has been been on my hit list. I loved both cities so I always thought that when I finally set foot in Spain's capital, … [Read More...]

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In Pictures: Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is one of those destinations I never gave much thought to. It is close to other noteworthy cities that are more well-known (Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels) so it always seemed just outside of the … [Read More...]

Eurostar

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6, The gift of travel (Eurostar)

Long-term readers of the blog will know I'm a big fan of the Eurostar. Since 2011, I've been using the high-speed train service to get from London to Paris for my annual birthday pilgrimage to the … [Read More...]

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The Royal Suite

Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance London hotel

History: Although it opened three years ago after a painstaking six-year restoration project , the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel boasts a very rich history, having first come into existence in … [Read More...]

Rosewood London

Hotel Review: Rosewood London

History: Occupying an Edwardian Belle Epoque building erected in 1914,  The Rosewood London is both the city's and Europe's only offering by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection. It opened in … [Read More...]

The garden terrace at the Ritz Madrid.

Hotel Review: Hotel Ritz By Belmond, Madrid

History When Cesar Ritz was born on the 23rd of February 1859 in the Swiss canton of Valais as the 13th child of poor parents, no one could have imagined the immense class journey the little shepherd … [Read More...]

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