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If you’re seeking a luxury hotel near London that takes your rest and relaxation seriously you’ve come to the right place. Set amongst 12 acres of peaceful Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House is a luxury country house hotel offering 128 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a conservatory bar, a cocktail lounge, a Spa with a 14.5 metre swimming pool and a gym. Sopwell House has over 300 years of history with a myriad of room designs and sizes, therefore, the images used on our website are for illustration purposes only and offer a glimpse into this historic home and it should be understood that room layouts and interior design do vary from room to room and room type to room type.READ MORE
Awarded No. 1 Hotel in London in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, on the doorstep of Hyde Park, just a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols and London’s most exclusive shopping district; Sloane Street and Knightsbridge, this grand luxury mansion has undergone an inspired renovation by the famed interior designer Alberto Pinto. The hotel is home to 93 luxurious suites and bedrooms, Michelin-starred Céleste restaurant, the vibrant Library Bar and Garden Room and the magnificent Lanesborough Club & Spa.READ MORE
5-star hotels in London simply don’t come any finer. Settled in the heart of Mayfair, The Connaught is loved for its winning combination of elegance and world-famous service. Let your butler take care of your every whim and give yourself time to relish the exceptional fine art, Michelin-starred dining, atmospheric Mayfair bars and every creature comfort you could possibly wish for.READ MORE
One of London's most celebrated 5-star hotels, Mandarin Oriental overlooks the iconic Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. Providing an exciting mix of elegance and luxury, this hotel offers a luxurious 5-star hideaway, close to London's major attractions. The hotel boasts 167 elegant rooms, 26 richly furnished suites with individual features and a knowledgeable guest services manager on every floor to cater to any needs you may have. With world-famous restaurants, a stunning spa and excellent service, this hotel offers a fashionable and timeless base in the centre of the British capital.READ MORE
Ellis Catering is a high-quality caterer based in Brentwood, Essex. We operate throughout the South East of England and London. This independently run business, with over 20 years catering experience, places a strong focus on creating memorable food for every occasion, by using the finest ingredients in delicious and creative ways. So, whether it's a small intimate gathering, large wedding, corporate event or anniversary celebration, Ellis Catering has the experience, skills and expertise to make sure your event is a complete success.READ MORE
Limeberry Catering offers a professional bespoke catering service in the South-East of England: throughout Essex, London and the home counties. Combining delicious food prepared to the highest standards with a strong focus on events management, you can be guaranteed a first-class dining experience and complete peace of mind. Their team of catering experts will be delighted to help you plan your event and will take care of every detail.READ MORE
Farfetch brings together the very best independent fashion boutiques and luxury designers from across the globe to provide a wide selection of elegant brands and styles. Expertly curated by the fantastically professional and knowledgeable Farfetch team, all items are hand-picked to bring you the best of the fashion world, keeping you up to date with styles and providing you with spectacular inspiration. Only working with the very best in the business, Farfetch brand and boutique partners are located everywhere from Tokyo to Toronto and Milan to Miami, guaranteeing you a huge range of pieces to shop from the best established brands to interesting new and upcoming designers; with Farfetch you will find the unique style that you won't get anywhere else.READ MORE
Fenwick is a privately-owned department store chain with 11 branches across the country, each with their own slightly different selection of fashion. The Colchester store is the newest addition to the family. In addition to top brands, it offers the Benefit brow bar and a beauty lounge. Shop there for some end high design products and an incredible array of accessories and cosmetics. Fenwick is a truly one of a kind department store.READ MORE
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