England

Tips and Articles in England

If spending your vacation in a gingerbread-esque vacation rental sounds like your type of thing, you’re going to love ‘A House for Essex’. The rentable structure—designed by artist Grayson Perry and London-based architects FAT—features a golden ro...
When the Dreamland amusement park reopens next month, its heritage roller coasters and retro rides will add another dynamic attraction to the growing list of reasons to visit Margate, a once down-at-heel British seaside resort. Perched directly...
In 1994, Jo Malone opened her first store on Walton Street, where she would grow her London-based brand into a global company. “I’ve always been around this neighborhood, so it feels very much like home,” she says. She sold her business to Estée L...
Most Londoners rarely have cause to visit Knightsbridge. But most can recount stories of the curious things that happen there—tales of old money mixing with new, of rich wives keying their neighbors’ Bentleys during “an alleged parking rage incide...
This spring, The Goring reopened with more than just a structural facelift. Another major change: those staying in suites now have a dedicated footman for the duration of their stay (and, sometimes, beyond). Under the watchful eyes of a head conci...
TripAdvisor just unleashed its new Vacation Value Report, thereby unveiling the 10 most-searched destinations across the web. Even better: the travel site also shared the best dates to travel for the best deals. Each of the destinations comes w...
In the last few years, old family estates in the English countryside have been reveling in the Regency craze spurred by Downton Abbey. Scottish film producer Andrew MacDonald, who has filmed in England’s Mapperton House for his Far from the Maddin...
As if we needed another travel temptation, English luggage company Globe-Trotter has introduced another luggage set inspired by London’s The Goring Hotel—a.k.a. the posh accommodations Kate Middleton and her family stayed before the royal wedding....
Beatles fans have long been posing for pics on Abbey Road’s zebra crosswalk, but few have ever seen the interior of the legendary studio, until now. Earlier this week, Google launched Inside Abbey Road, a virtual tour of the famed music space. ...
How do you take your tea? Cream? Sugar? How about at 800 feet above ground? This May, London's iconic, Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper The Shard is launching Sky-High Tea, basically a luxury picnic where guests enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, ...
I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings, the lower the morals,” wrote Noël Coward in the 1930s, and he would be right, once again, in 2015 as London’s skyline bristles with a new class of mega-towers rearing up from every ...
Thanks to these innovations, you can rest easy on the road. Smart Beds: Last year, Four Seasons created a customizable bed, allowing guests to pick their preferred firmness for mattress toppers and pillows. At some Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts...
It’s getting harder to come up with a reason for skipping the gym—especially now that hotels are making it easier to break a sweat in the comfort of your own room. The Excuse: I don’t have time to exercise. The Solution: As part of its brand-w...
Newsflash: January is an excellent month to travel to Europe. The perception is that it is cold and miserable, a post holiday downer. I took full advantage of the travel discounts attached to this myth and hightailed it to London with my college B...
Living in Norfolk used to mean driving an hour and a half south to Cambridge for shopping and another hour to London for a decent meal. Now, thanks to a few newly minted design hotels and restaurants—not to mention rustling fields and a sandy coas...