England

Tips and Articles in England

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...
A keen amateur, I spend the summer tending the garden at my weekend house in upstate New York. But as the days shorten and I get ready to plunge into autumn, I like to travel to see what other gardeners have been up to. Last year I took off the f...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
Rotisserie Chicken: The seductive aroma of spit-roasted chicken has three food capitals in a spin. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at the new Rôtisserie Georgette, the juicy poulet rôti is matched with sublimely crunchy potatoes and flame-kissed l...
The Delaunay (pictured), in Covent Garden, is a star-studded restaurant and takeout counter from the team behind the Wolseley. The menu is Mitteleuropa (wursts; schnitzel; an excellent Sacher torte); the Art Deco interiors are by David Collins. 55...
See Our Guide to Great Britain The English may or may not have invented the countryside, but they damn well near perfected it. When we imagine some bright-green Arcadian idyll, this, so often, is the landscape we picture: the sylvan expanses of...
See Our Guide to Great Britain No one has ever come up with a more succinct description of the fashion cycle than Victoria and Albert Museum curator James Laver, whose Laver’s Law is as relevant today as it was when he created it in 1937. His the...
Surely you’ve played this game: Are you a hotel person, or an inn person? My answer has always been firm: I am not an inn person. The homey rooms, the cheerful “And what did you do today?” every time you come through the door, the enthusiastic sh...
Los Angeles The co-author of Chasing Cool (and former DJ for Jennifer Lopez), Noah Kerner is CEO of Noise, a New York–based Gen-Y marketing agency. “Companies like Netflix and YouTube have realized that in order to stand out, they need to cr...
The society wedding I am attending in London takes place at 5 p.m. in a little church on a tree-lined street in posh Chelsea. Stepping out of a cab and into the crowd of impeccably dressed guests, I'm delighted to be part of the festivities. Until...