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Why You Should Visit London’s West End This Summer

by Aoife O'Riordan

Jul 18, 2022

The Biltmore Mayfair © Courtesy of London’s West End


London alone sees excitement on a daily basis, and the West End in London is no exception. With upcoming festivals, delicious food and new performances, there are more than enough reasons to include London’s West End in your travel plans this summer.


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© Courtesy of London’s West End



Covent Garden hosts the Ice Cream Festival, Aug. 19–Sept. 4. Sample from more than 40 ice cream flavors at this highly anticipated event.



One Aldwych © Courtesy of London’s West End



Also in August and September, the Carnaby Summer Festival boasts an exciting lineup of live music and open-air comedy. The festival also includes art and craft workshops such as fresh flower crown making.



Head to Adelphi Theatre on The Strand to see Back to the Future or walk to Criterion Theatre to be spooked by the thriller 2:22 A Ghost Story. Across many of London’s iconic rooftops, pop-up performances emerge all summer during the Sing it From the Rooftop series. Pre- or post-theater, enjoy a drink in the hidden oasis garden of Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London’s oldest theater.



Apricity © Ben Carpenter


Food and Drink

For a unique afternoon tea experience, One Aldwych invites Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fans to experience its Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea. Like One Aldwych and its superior service, The Biltmore Mayfair is another great hotel with an afternoon tea service, located in Grosvenor Square, just steps from some of the city’s most iconic shopping destinations.



© Nic Crilly Hargrave


In Chinatown, head to Chinatown’s Dessert Alley to enjoy authentic East and Southeast Asian food. The hardest part might be deciding which dessert to eat! Also in the West End, Apricity serves classic dishes made with British produce. Award-winning chef and sustainability champion Chantelle Nicholson aims to celebrate makers, growers and farmers in the country with delicious dishes.


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Some of the World’s Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomena: How You Can Experience Them

With Google searches for things like the Northern Lights increasing by more than 200 percent in the last year alone, it’s clear many travelers seek unique and astonishing natural phenomena across the world. Travel accommodation provider Coolstays compiled a list of some of the top sites to see the world’s best showcases of beauty.

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Luxury Skincare Brand Comes to Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC recently announced it collaborated with luxury skincare brand Grown Alchemist to introduce new in-room bath and body care amenities. This marks the brand’s next step in luxury wellness offerings at the hotel, which also includes partnerships with MASK and Lululemon Studio.

Jun 1, 2023

Adventurous Epicureans, Don’t Miss Mendocino’s Second Annual Urchin Festival

The second annual UrchinFest arrives to the Mendocino Coast June 16–18, celebrating the tasty, fascinating, but also invasive purple sea urchin. During the festival, two local properties, Little River Inn and MacCallum House, offer all-inclusive packages for adventurous epicureans.

Experience Ireland’s
Wild Atlantic Way

From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.

Destinations / North America
Jun 1, 2023

You Can Now Enjoy OLIPOP Beverages at These Miami and Los Angeles Hotels

Viral soda brand OLIPOP recently entered a multiyear partnership with several Miami and Los Angeles hotels, meaning you can now enjoy these delicious beverages from the comfort of your room or suite! SLS Brickell, SLS South Beach, SLS Lux Brickell, Hyde Midtown, Mondrian Los Angeles and MAMA Shelter Los Angeles, all part of Ennismore Hotels, now offer OLIPOP beverages within guestroom minibars, poolside and at each hotel’s restaurants and bars.