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Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

David Whitley July 28, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel Review – Amba Charing Cross, London

Has another great railway hotel makeover worked out?   Disclosure: I was invited to stay at the Amba Charing Cross for review purposes by the hotel’s PR agency. Both accommodation and a meal for

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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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Hotel review: The Xenia, London

Hotel review: The Xenia, London

David Whitley June 17, 2015 Comments Off on Hotel review: The Xenia, London

The welcome Bags are leapt on by silly-hatted porters at the bottom of the steps to the neo-classical portico, but the vibe inside the Xenia is thoroughly modern. Vivienne Westwood tapestries hang on the

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Ten museums for people who hate museums

Ten museums for people who hate museums

David Whitley April 28, 2015 Comments Off on Ten museums for people who hate museums

Museums can be incredibly boring. Especially if you’re not very interested in old ceramic pots or trudging through room after room of religious art. But not all museums are full of dusty coins in

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Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London | Review

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London | Review

David Whitley August 29, 2013 Comments Off on Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London | Review

One of the great railway hotels has had a revamp – David Whitley went to check it out. What initially seemed a quite nice idea is now elevated to stroke of Da Vinci-esque genius.

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Tune Hotel, Kings Cross, London | Hotel review

Tune Hotel, Kings Cross, London | Hotel review

David Whitley November 2, 2012 1

In his largely fruitless quest to find a good, cheap hotel in London, David Whitley tries out the new Tune Hotel in Kings Cross. Finding a cheap hotel in London can be a hideous

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Where to find London’s rock heritage locations

Where to find London’s rock heritage locations

David Whitley October 27, 2012 Comments Off on Where to find London’s rock heritage locations

Few cities have a rock and roll heritage like London – but you often have to know where to find the legendary rock star hang-outs, gig venues and iconic album cover locations. Here’s where

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How to get free WiFi at Heathrow Terminal Five

How to get free WiFi at Heathrow Terminal Five

David Whitley October 11, 2012 7

Want to get online at Heathrow Airport? Well there’s a sneaky way to do it for free if you’re flying from Terminal Five. For all its modernistic delights, Heathrow airport’s Terminal Five is a

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London’s specialist hotel bars | Rum, Gin, Whisky, Martini

London’s specialist hotel bars | Rum, Gin, Whisky, Martini

David Whitley September 17, 2012 Comments Off on London’s specialist hotel bars | Rum, Gin, Whisky, Martini

David Whitley discovers that a special breed of bartender can be found in London’s luxury hotels. It’s all about getting the flavour out of the mint. Andrew Eaton gives the leaves a good slap

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A new London, with old maps

A new London, with old maps

David Whitley September 15, 2012 1

David Whitley gets a new perspective on central London on a tour using old maps. On the map, there is a massive white space. Not a field, nor a stretch of scrubland – just

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