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London, Paris most popular cities for tourists in 2012

London is set to welcome 16.9 million visitors this year, the top city worldwide for tourism, according to a MasterCard study. Paris, in second place, is in line to host 16 million. After London and Paris, Bangkok (12.2 million), Singapore (11.8 million) and Istanbul (11.6 million) are forecast to be attractive draws for tourists in [...] Continue reading

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London’s Goring Hotel offers bath menu

After the room service menu and the pillow menu, this one seemed almost inevitable: London’s Goring Hotel is now offering a bath menu for the summer. Continue reading

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Louis XIII Release £10K Diamond Jubilee Cocktail

The Diamond Jubilee Fizz is available from the Amaranto Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, throughout the whole of June for £10,000. Continue reading

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Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Campaign

Burberry has unveiled its new Fall/Winter 12 campaign, which has been shot by Mario Testino. It stars actress Gabriella and musician Roo Panes and is the company’s first ‘click to buy’ advertisement. Continue reading

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RobbReport: The BEST restaurant in the world sets up an #Olympic outpost in #London >> http://t.co/7BOAtkSX @Olympics @visitlondon…

The BEST restaurant in the world sets up an #Olympic outpost in #London >> http://t.co/7BOAtkSX @Olympics @visitlondon

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Living luxuriously in London for free

Yes, we all know that London is incredibly expensive. Whether you live in central London, Greater London, or decide to visit, you might think that luxurious entertainment comes at a high price. However, as the summer months approach, there’s really no need to pay for activities, not when you can get them for [...]

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Adidas by Stella McCartney shop opens in London

The first Adidas Stella McCartney store is next to the Stella McCartney mainline and children’s store in Brompton Cross. Continue reading

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DC_LuxuryHotels: One to see RT @LDNfashion: Louis Vuitton open Diamond #Jubilee exhibition in #London http://t.co/dv3i2L4A…

One to see RT @LDNfashion: Louis Vuitton open Diamond #Jubilee exhibition in #London http://t.co/dv3i2L4A

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£10K Louis XIII Diamond Jubilee Cocktail at the Four Seasons London

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Louis XIII Cognac and The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane have teamed up this summer. The super-premium cognac brand and the luxury destination are creating a Diamond Jubilee cocktail fit for a queen for the month of June which, at £10,000, also comes with a Leviev Diamond. [...] Continue reading

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DC_LuxuryHotels: Hello! We’re rather fond of our decorations #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/RNCksOWz…

Hello! We’re rather fond of our decorations #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/RNCksOWz

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LuxTravelBible: The Dorchester looking fabulously patriotic! RT @DC_LuxuryHotels Marvellous, the flags are out! #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/Zz…

The Dorchester looking fabulously patriotic! RT @DC_LuxuryHotels Marvellous, the flags are out! #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/ZzsnEEoZ

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DC_LuxuryHotels: Marvellous, the flags are out! #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/1StySBrv…

Marvellous, the flags are out! #DiamondJubilee #London http://t.co/1StySBrv

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DC_LuxuryHotels: Tasteful decorations @Stewart_Parvin, couturier to The Queen #London #DiamondJubilee http://t.co/n52RoR2b…

Tasteful decorations @Stewart_Parvin, couturier to The Queen #London #DiamondJubilee http://t.co/n52RoR2b

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Harvey_Nichols: Look at our Jubilee windows! HN x RT @tu_ly: @Harvey_Nichols #Jubilee #Knightsbridge #London #UK http://t.co/fktLLMoJ…

Look at our Jubilee windows! HN x RT @tu_ly: @Harvey_Nichols #Jubilee #Knightsbridge #London #UK http://t.co/fktLLMoJ

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Burberry: Sunset in #London this evening http://t.co/TrhsnQAH…

Sunset in #London this evening http://t.co/TrhsnQAH

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Luxury in the Countryside: The Babington House, Somerset

If there is only one word to describe the Babington House, then it should be chic. Because simply stated, the Somerset manor is exactly that– a countryside retreat set on a sprawling 18 acre estate with superbly manicured gardens and fashionably dressed guests who flee the chaotic capital for that perfect fusion of metropolitan luxury [...] Continue reading

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The Glebe: London’s Most Expensive Property

London’s real estate market is overflowing with lavish homes, exquisite apartments, refurbished castles and sprawling estates. Practically every new property declares itself to be “the most exclusive address in London.” Then new sites are constructed rivaling the former’s overzealous claim. So, it’s rare to find that one true ambassador of opulence and splendor, the sultan [...] Continue reading

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The Booking Office Bar and Restaurant, London

The fantasy of time travel is simply a daydream one never expects to embark upon. But as you step into the stately venue of the former ticketing headquarters for London’s St. Pancras Rail Station, murmurs of hurried travelers beginning their journeys linger in the air and you begin to believe time travel is possible. The [...] Continue reading

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Designers Rework the Queen’s Crown

In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Harrods’ Brompton Road windows currently feature 31 crowns designed by the world’s leading brands. Continue reading

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Burberry: Sun shining in #London – Tortoiseshell sunglasses from the @Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 runway http://t.co/owcaCwAH…

Sun shining in #London – Tortoiseshell sunglasses from the @Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 runway http://t.co/owcaCwAH

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Synchronized swimming at London’s Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley has teamed up with award-winning synchronised swimming team Aquabatix to offer a 90-minute master class in the hotel’s rooftop pool this July. Continue reading

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LouisVuitton_US: #Amble through #London with @bipling and explore the city’s spots related to artist Yayoi Kusama http://t.co/xNvF0NyW http://t.co/9Rg…

#Amble through #London with @bipling and explore the city’s spots related to artist Yayoi Kusama http://t.co/xNvF0NyW http://t.co/9RgyFRwY

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LuxTravelBible: WWF Ambassador & Adventurer @Benfogle is embarking on a 100km night-time cycling challenge around #London for @WWF http://t.co…

WWF Ambassador & Adventurer @Benfogle is embarking on a 100km night-time cycling challenge around #London for @WWF http://t.co/aJxXeauR

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LouisVuitton_US: RT @LouisVuitton_UK: Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the H…

RT @LouisVuitton_UK: Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the Hunt …

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Burberry: Essential for sunshine in #London – the @Burberry Whipstitch sunglasses from the S/S12 runway #burberryweather http://t.co/JnqLfKUE…

Essential for sunshine in #London – the @Burberry Whipstitch sunglasses from the S/S12 runway #burberryweather http://t.co/JnqLfKUE

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Hermes Leather Forever Exhibition

Hermès celebrates its 175th anniversary with an exhibition in London illustrating the company’s relationship with leather over the years. Continue reading

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Omega House to Open During Olympic Games

Omega has unveiled the plans for an exclusive club that will be open on a membership and by-invitation basis during the Olympic Games. Continue reading

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LouisVuitton: RT @LouisVuitton_UK: Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the Hunt…

RT @LouisVuitton_UK: Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the Hunt …

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LouisVuitton_UK: Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the Huntsman http://t.co/d…

Hello Prince Charming – @SamClaflin wore #LouisVuitton yesterday at the #London Premiere of @SnowWhite and the Huntsman http://t.co/dQnXcOUz

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London’s best hidden wine bar

Rush-hour on the Strand can make London feel like a town of nothing but tourists and theatre-goers. The black cabs and red buses whirl by as confused, map touting foreigners scamper across the streets. The well-heeled, well-suited business men pile into the posh hotels and swanky gastro pubs. If you watch carefully, however, you’ll see a [...]

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Solo, Lochte, & Williams – Vogue US – June 2012

For the June cover of Vogue, Annie Leibovitz captures three top Olympic hopefuls – Hope Solo (women’s soccer), Ryan Lochte (swimming), and Serena Williams (tennis). With Opening Ceremonies of the XXX Olympiad set to begin Friday, July 27th, eve… Continue reading

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cntraveller: Complete our Jubilee quiz for the chance to win a city break in #London and #Amsterdam http://t.co/z30EGiDN…

Complete our Jubilee quiz for the chance to win a city break in #London and #Amsterdam http://t.co/z30EGiDN

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Chef Brett Graham’s The Ledbury, London

For the second year in a row, Zagat readers have named Michelin-starred The Ledbury as the London restaurant with the best food in a new report released Wednesday. In the 2012 London Restaurants Survey, 5,500 diners named the Notting Hill eatery as their favorite out of 1,190 establishments in Greater London for its haute French [...] Continue reading

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World’s Best Restaurant Noma to Open in London‎

The chef of the best restaurant in the world will be opening a pop-up version of his Copenhagen restaurant Noma in London to mark the Olympic Games. Continue reading

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Britain’s most expensive garage

The most expensive garage space, a six meter double garage located in the prestigious Knightsbridge neighborhood of London, is priced at £525,000. Continue reading

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Supercars at 2012 EcoVelocity Green Motor Show

EcoVelocity has returned to London once again, following the success of the 2011 event. The show features the latest in cutting edge technology from the world’s leading car manufacturers and provides an opportunity for car enthusiasts to test drive the newest low-carbon and electric vehicles. Some of the models will be the established Fisker Karma [...] Continue reading

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LuxeChronicles: DJ setting up at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel: http://t.co/eGaML5E0 #London #travel…

DJ setting up at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel: http://t.co/eGaML5E0 #London #travel

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LuxeChronicles: It’s really, really good to be back in #London … Still feels like home. #travel…

It’s really, really good to be back in #London … Still feels like home. #travel

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Buy $16 Million London Dream Home

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly bought a house in Richmond, West London, for an amazing $16.18 million, the Sun said. The Hollywood superstars have taken the opportunity to buy the home, called Whornes Place, after having rented it for $50,000 a month last year. (See pictures of the home here) “They loved [...] Continue reading

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Christian Louboutin Exhibit at the Design Museum in London

The Design Museum in London is celebrating twenty years of design and inspiration by shoe designer Christian Louboutin on 1 May, 2012. Running until 9 July, 2012, the exhibition is a celebration of Louboutin’s career till date, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled [...] Continue reading

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Christian Louboutin Exhibit at the Design Museum in London

The Design Museum in London is celebrating twenty years of design and inspiration by shoe designer Christian Louboutin on 1 May, 2012. Running until 9 July, 2012, the exhibition is a celebration of Louboutin’s career till date, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled [...] Continue reading

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Christian Louboutin Exhibit at the Design Museum in London

The Design Museum in London is celebrating twenty years of design and inspiration by shoe designer Christian Louboutin on 1 May, 2012. Running until 9 July, 2012, the exhibition is a celebration of Louboutin’s career till date, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled [...] Continue reading

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James Smith and Sons Umbrella Shop, London

For Alaskans, it’s snow shoes. For Floridians, it’s sunscreen. For Londoners, it’s umbrellas, the protective barrier essential to shielding us from the climatic temperament of our respective region (i.e. random bursts of torrential rains and the seemingly never-ending “rainy” reason). In a city where rain is practically part of the culture, the need for a [...] Continue reading

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London Street Food: 10 Best Food Trucks

If it’s true that cities like L.A., New York, Miami and Chicago dominate the food truck scene for the States, then one of the top international contenders has to be London. What was seen as a mere trend a few years back has developed into a citywide permanent structure, albeit a rolling one, and a [...] Continue reading

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BUKHARA pop-up comes to London for two weeks in May

An exciting (albeit temporary) addition to London’s restaurant scene this summer, award-winning Indian restaurant BUKHARA will commandeer the Trianon Room in the Sheraton Park Tower – a Luxury Collection Hotel in Knightsbridge and pop-up for two weeks next month, from 17th May to 1st June 2012. Frequently hailed as the world’s best Indian restaurant, BUKHARA [...]

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LuxTravelBible: The Top 20 secret spots Prince William & Kate Middleton go to in #London … http://t.co/QSV22Lej #luxurytravel #luxury #trave…

The Top 20 secret spots Prince William & Kate Middleton go to in #London … http://t.co/QSV22Lej #luxurytravel #luxury #travel

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For sale: 60 of Britain’s iconic red phone boxes

They are as emblematic of Britain as Big Ben or the black cab, and now a red telephone box can be yours for as little as £1,950 ($3,200). Continue reading

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Spuntino – A Gritty New York Diner in the Heart of London

Spuntino. The name alone resonates with the type of crowd that finds a gritty New York style diner a welcomed addition to the side streets of bustling Soho. The industrialized, grungy sibling to the tremendously successful restaurants Polpo, Polpetto and Da Polpo, thanks in part to the brilliant minds of Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, [...] Continue reading

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Lucy In Disguise, London

Finally, your passport has arrived. In your hand you hold the all-access pass into the famously fabulous closets of Bridgette Bardot, Marlene Dietrich, Bianca Jagger, Ali McGraw and Twiggy, to name a few of your favorite style icons. Overcome with excitement, you fantasize what this means and, consequently, your head begins to spin with visions [...] Continue reading

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The Blakes Hotel, London

Close your eyes and repeat this phrase. I will leave London and travel the world without getting on a plane. Now, open your eyes and if you find yourself in front of the unassuming dark façade of the Blakes Hotel, you’ve come to the right destination. Burgeoning onto the scene in 1978, Blakes was the [...] Continue reading

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