Lion King Musical continues to dazzle West End audiences

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi award-winning musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre will redefine your expectations of theatre. Based on the Disney animated film, The Lion King premiered on Broadway in 1997 and The Lion King London … more

Hotel du Vin – special Valentine’s Day offer

Enjoy a romantic getaway this Valentine’s with a luxurious room, 3 course meal, Champagne and breakfast for 2 from £196 Show the love this Valentine’s with a romantic night away. Dine on an exquisite three course sharing menu and a glass of Champagne. Retire to a luxurious room for the … more

Stay hot at Malmaison – room for 2 plus dinner £89

Stay hot this winter with this scorching offer at Malmaison. Hit some of the best cities in the UK to discover two delicious courses from our seasonal Fixed Price Menu, bursting with flavour and festive colour. And once you’ve finished exploring, warm up in a luxurious room for 2 with … more

One of Picasso’s greatest portraits goes on sale for the first time

  A painting of heightened psychological intensity, Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) brings to a climax a turbulent and highly charged year. The great masterpiece of his career Guernica was created in 1937, and in the final month of that momentous year he … more

A warm welcome, great food and gossip – a perfect lunch at Mr Hanbury’s Mason Arms

Whether its accommodation or food I have discovered there is nothing like a quintessential English pub – and by that, I mean a pub that manages to balance local traditions of real ales but is also passionate about delivering a great dining experience and value-for-money. One such place is the … more

Hotel du Vin special offer – £130 for room for 2 with dinner, breakfast and glass of wine!

Overnight stay, 3 course dinner, glass of wine and breakfast for 2 from £130 per room Enjoy a three course dinner from our Fixed Price menu, a glass of wine per person and an overnight stay in one of our luxurious rooms with Egyptian cotton that cries out to be … more

Play of the Year – The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth’s epic new play The Ferryman transfers to the West End. Directed by Sam Mendes, the cast includes multi award-winning actor Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly. Book here: ★★★★★ The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, Time Out, Evening Standard, Independent, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Observer, Mail … more

Luton Hoo – a 5* hotel with a Royal pedigree

I once asked a hotel manager over dinner in Cyprus what he did during the Turkish invasion of the island back in the 70s.  I wish I had not because he revealed he had been busy slitting the throats of a few invaders. Hmm I thought… how much do we … more

Win a meal for two with wine worth more than £70 at the Fat Fox Inn, Watlington

The Fat Fox Inn is located at the centre of the small market town of Watlington on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The pub has an attractive bar set next to an inglenook fire place with a wood burning stove and a newly developed dining room which is elegantly … more

Paris House – Bedfordshire’s luxury restaurant at Woburn unveils new look

Last summer I had my first visit to Paris House, the renowned fine dining restaurant tucked away in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside – and two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited back for a celebratory reception, writes our restaurant reviewer,  Nicola Jones. The owners, Phil Fanning & … more