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Hotel Café Royal, London

By Ruth J. Katz Steeped in history ever-so-glamorous, the Hotel Café Royal is, simply put, a London legend. Established in 1865 by Frenchman Daniel Nicholas Thévenon (who later anglicized his given name to Nicols) and his wife Celestine, Café Royal immediately became one of London’s finest dining rooms, the epicenter for

The basement pool at One Aldwych, London

By Richard West I am here to relieve your angst and ennui that often arises whence cometh that seasonal oxymoron, Summer Vacation.  Your concern that the undiscovered city doesn’t deserve even an imaginary airline ticket; staying in the slight-run-downiness of Hotel Earle in “Barton Fink” instead of the promised “new

By Bill Triplett Not that you ever need an excuse to pop over to London, but in case you’re looking for one – and happen to like art, photography, and Sherlock Holmes – well, you’re in luck. Museums are kicking off the fall season with some pretty impressive exhibitions; even

By Richard West, My wife and I recently visited London and the alarming question arose: how to escape half of humanity seething around Big Ben/Parliament/Westminster Abbey and the other half to’ing and fro’ing in front of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews, both halves dressed as if awakened in a

The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013. BRAZIL

Queen Elizabeth making sandcastle at Craigwell House in Bognor, on view at The Athenaeum Hotel in London this summer.

What’s the Deal: In a summer that will include HM The Queen’s Coronation Anniversary and the birth of a Royal baby, The Athenaeum Hotel, in the heart of  Mayfair within sight of Buckingham Palace will offer its own celebration. Between Saturday, June 22nd and August 31st, the Athenaeum will be

By Larry Olmsted There has been a lot of talk the past six months about rising airfares, here and abroad, but summer vacation season to Europe is when leisure travelers typically get sticker shock, with peak season fares ratcheted up. The bad news is that fares are higher this summer

  Smart Deals: Radisson Blu Edwardian, London, a collection of stylish London, has partnered with the Victoria and Albert Museum to offer their guests tickets to the “David Bowie is” exhibition, which runs from March 23rd until  July 28th, 2013. The Backstory: ‘David Bowie is’ will feature more than 300 objects including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie

Jenny Keroack (left) and Geri Bain, on the Grand Tour.

She Said; She Said By Geri Bain & Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer the

No.11 London - Web 2

By Ann Abel While splashy new hotels like the Bulgari and the Corinthia battle it out for pre-Olympic prominence, the under-the-radar hotel-ification of No. 11 Cadogan Gardens offers proof positive of the charms of British reserve and discretion. The 54-room hotel is nothing if not discreet, holding onto its heritage