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Tag Archives: The Milestone
There are few places better to be than London on a beautiful sunny day and we’ve asked Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at The Milestone Hotel, to share his recommendations of the best parks you can visit in London.
Holland Park, Kensington
One of the smallest parks in the City and… [read more]
What’s the best bit of Christmas for you – the parties and festivities beforehand, mulled wine with mince pies and carols, the turkey with all the trimmings, unwrapping your presents on Christmas morning? Or is it that other great Yuletide ritual…THE SALES!
London is always one of the best cities… [read more]
The high point of 2011, for the romantics among us, was surely William and Catherine’s wonderful wedding in Westminster Cathedral. And the story of how he proposed, after flying her in a helicopter to a remote and inaccessible lake, overlooked by the dramatic snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya, takes some… [read more]
Glimpses of Hyde Park through intricately paned windows, elegance and the rich aromas of Ceylon in Kensington’s Milestone Hotel create a matchless setting for the High Tea ritual.
Upon arrival, I was immediately offered a glass of champagne, a practise that should be more common as far as I’m concerned.… [read more] Continue reading
The National Gallery. Open 361 days a year and free of charge, it houses a spectacular collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van… [read more] Continue reading
1862 was a very eventful year in North America, with the country ravaged by the civil war. The mood in Britain, however, was considerably more peaceful – it is chiefly remembered as the year Charles Dodgson (‘Lewis Carroll’) takes Alice Liddell and her sisters on a rowing trip and first… [read more] Continue reading
Sandra Anido, the Egerton House Hotel. Knightsbridge is fashion central. We’re just five minutes from Harrods and Harvey Nichols; you can take a stroll down Beauchamp Place for some of the most exclusive fashions, including Bruce Oldfield – tipped to be designing Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress. Continue on to Sloane… [read more] Continue reading
The number 9 bus must be one of London’s best kept secrets. Quick, easy and cheap, it takes you to a bunch of the best places in the entire city. I regularly recommend it to guests and their feedback is always incredibly enthusiastic. It stops right next to the hotel… [read more] Continue reading
The Milestone, The Montague on the Gardens, the Chesterfield Mayfair all include rooms either named after royalty, or which take their design cues from a royal theme. Many of the rooms at “41” are regal in the sense that they overlook the mews and gardens of Buckingham Palace. The Egerton… [read more] Continue reading
“In France it is very hard to become a female sommelier. The customers in France, and other wine growing countries like Italy and Spain, are very difficult if you are a woman. In these countries learning about wine is very much a part of your education, so if you have… [read more] Continue reading