England

Tips and Articles in England

Just a few years ago, the comforts that could be found in high-end airport lounges were pretty much the same all over the world. Comfortable chairs (other than the molded-plastic variety); plasma-screen TVs; an open bar; free Internet access…these...
The Bedford Post Inn, hotel, inn, New York, Richard Gere, Cary Lowell
Richard Gere: My wife said no, absolutely not. Carey Lowell: I didn’t exactly say no. Gere: Yes, you did. Lowell: Richard has what his mother calls an edifice complex. He has to build and improve on what he sees. Gere: When I first moved to Be...
Savoy, hotel, lounge, London, Englang, lobby
Everyone has a Savoy story, a special memory of the classic London hotel built more than a century ago on the banks of the Thames. Early generations of my family gave lavish Edwardian dinner parties in private rooms or danced the night away to the...
Paris: Les Abbesses At some point, most visitors to Paris pass through Montmartre, the terribly quaint village set on a hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement. They head to the Sacré Coeur Basilica, erected between 1875 and 1914 atop Ro...
I am writing this letter from London, having spent the past two days at the annual World Travel Market fair, where government tourism representatives, airlines, outfitters, and hotel companies gather to present their latest offerings. Located at ...
  Buenos Aires   In sexy South America, Laura Begley discovers she can do more than get by—she can spend, spend, spend 4:30 A.M. The sun will be rising any minute now, as my boyfriend and I leave La Confitería Ideal (384 Suipacha; 54-11/5265-8...
With editing by Adrien Glover, Sarah Kantrowitz, John Newton, and Clara O. Sedlak So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe this year. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places...
The New Côte d’Azur: Cornwall, England A sun-starred crowd heads to Britain’s southwest coast for its golden sands and celebrity-chef-owned restaurants. Stay at the Scarlet Hotel (doubles from $423), an eco-lodge and spa where all 37 rooms have c...
“Dress up! People wearing impressive clothes are treated better.” —Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys New York “Many major hubs like Dallas/Fort Worth have smart-phone apps: Download a map of your connecting airport and flight schedules for...
There's something wafting through the air, and pedestrians on New York's hazy streets are breathing a fresh sigh of relief. Ozocar (866/696-5966; www.ozocar.com; $50 per hour), the first eco-luxury limo service in the United States, employs Lexus ...
Fergus Henderson, St. John Hotel, London
London chef Fergus Henderson—who revived “nose-to-tail” cooking at his St. John restaurant—just debuted the 15-room St. John Hotel (doubles from $320), in the West End. We asked for his top local haunts across the city. Cock Tavern: This subterra...
Paul Smith, My Favorite Place
“I’ve been dining at the River Café since the beginning, before it became the famous restaurant it is today. It started out, more than twenty years ago, as the office canteen for the architect Richard Rogers, because there was nowhere to eat near ...
Three new house museums in England shed light on the lives of legends in rock, design, and literature. Mendips (251 Menlove Ave., Liverpool; 44-151/427-7231; www.nationaltrust.org.uk), the stucco house of John Lennon's youth, was purchased last ye...
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...