Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds – Hotel Review

The exterior of Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds
The exterior of Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds


When Ellenborough Park was built in the early 1500s, it was known as Southam House because it was situated on Southam Manor, which was owned by King Henry VII and covered two-thirds of the land in the village. Over its 500-year history, the house has changed hands numerous times, undergoing facelifts and additions, including a cross wing, grand staircase and rooms paneled in oak.

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Draycott Hotel, London – Hotel Review

The exterior of the Draycott Hotel in London
The exterior of the Draycott Hotel in London


Occupying a restored, red brick Edwardian building in London, the elegant Draycott Hotel is situated just around the corner from Chelsea’s Sloane Square. In this intimate boutique lodging from the Mantis Collection, traditional British style and luxury meet modern amenities and personal service.

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A James Bond Getaway at DUKES Hotel, London – Travel Special

An Aston Martin outside the DUKES hotel in London
An Aston Martin outside the DUKES hotel in London


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film “Dr. No,” DUKES hotel in London is rolling out two red-carpet-worthy package specials. Now through January 13, 2013, guests can live out their 007 fantasies at the legendary hotel that author Ian Fleming used to frequent.

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Discover Bachelorette Bliss at The May Fair in London – Travel Special

A bedroom at The May Fair Hotel
A bedroom at The May Fair Hotel


During the fifteenth season of the hit ABC-TV series “The Bachelorette,” Emily Maynard and her suitors encamped for an episode in a set of signature suites at The May Fair, one of London’s most iconic lodgings. Inspired by their adventures, the hotel has created the Bachelorette Bliss Package.


For couples in search of their own celebrity-worthy getaway, the Bachelorette Bliss Package offers a memorable overnight escape. Along with luxurious accommodations, this romantic special includes:

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The Rubens at the Palace Harry Potter Experience – Travel Special

The Victorian-era Leadenhall Market, one of the Harry Potter filming locations on the tour
The Victorian-era Leadenhall Market, one of the Harry Potter filming locations on the tour

The Rubens at the Palace Welcomes Harry Potter Fans


The Harry Potter film series may have finished in 2011, but that doesn’t mean fans need to put their wands into storage. With The Rubens at the Palace’s Harry Potter Experience, the magic continues as fellow wizards (and their families) discover many of the landmark London sites featured on the big screen.


The Harry Potter Experience begins after a hearty complimentary breakfast, when a black cab with a qualified driver picks you up at the hotel, not far from the Ministry of Magic. You’ll then enjoy an amazing three-hour guided tour of the London locations used in all eight films, including ‘Platform 9 ¾’, Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron and the Victorian Leadenhall Market. You can also check out Gringotts Wizarding Bank and follow the route of the Knight Bus before discovering that Brockdale Bridge is in one piece and that you can walk across it.

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