Royal Residences of Queen Victoria

To me Queen Victoria has always been a fascinating monarch than her successors or predecessors barring Elizabeth I and Henry VIII. I have read her narrative quite voraciously and the one thing that struck home to me was young Victoria all of 18 years was a creative soul trapped in the armour of a monarch.…

Birthday Celebration Fit For The Queen

A living embodiment of Britain’s modern history and the longest ruling monarch - Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II completes nine decades of her life on April 21, 2016. Being the most influential person in the world, Queen Elizabeth II has witnessed some of the most horrific and proud moments of the century. Last fall…

A Day with Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Comfortably cocooned in obscurity the little market town of Stratford in the Avon valley had very little to celebrate during the Tudor age. By the time Regency era dawned on England this town in Warwickshire county, was catching the attention of literary class and thespians. Oblivious to the fact that it will offer modern Britain's…

Chic Hotels to Stay During London Fashion Week

It's almost February of 2016, which only means its time for the most glamourous spectator event of the season - Fashion Week. As the winter gets intense, so does the race to the Big Fours in the world of fashion. We were in London for the last season and have curated some of the chic hotels…

Review: Historic Townhouse Hotel in Oxford

There I was eagerly planning my trip to Oxford, a town that has bred the world’s best innovators, philosophers, authors and home to some of the best rowers in Britain. As soon as the plans were being formalised, my head began swimming in the literary ocean of quotes from Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. Happy…

Best Signature Hotel Suites in UK

Synonymous to grandeur and steeped in its history there are quite a few suites in the most luxurious hotels in the United Kingdom that have become icons in their own order. Some have a reputation that precedes them, while some were made iconic through spontaneity, nevertheless these suites will have a legacy to leave behind for…

Perfect staycation hotels in UK

About a year and half ago when I mentioned the word staycation to a hotelier, he shot a "a what?" look at me. I was suddenly the cooler one in the room having this conversation that made me feel like a teen in the travel world who knows every latest buzz word and trend. Soon…

How to celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th on a holiday?

What is Magna Carta? In the early thirteenth century, there were 25 barons in England who were persistently rebellious against the tyrannical rule of John, King of England. The king was indifferent to their frustration and continued to levy heavy taxes to raise the crown funds, which led to distrust on both sides of the…

Trending Traditions – English Afternoon Tea

Ever since Julian Fellowes enthralled us with his saga of post Edwardian era English aristocracy - Downton Abbey, many of us have been accustomed to merrily living the early 20th century life in our minds. Our fascination has taken fondness for tea gowns and hats, afternoon tea and dressing up almost four times a day…