Whenever the prom season rolls around, I always become excited. Not only because business in my hotel in Kensington begins to boom, but also because there is always at least one performance in every BBC Proms card that I am excited about seeing. This year is no different – except they outdid themselves. (more…)
Before I get started with today’s post, I feel obliged to apologise in advance. If, by any chance, I happen to ‘disappear’ from the web in the upcoming weeks, that will be simply due to the fact that my hotel in Kensington will have become fully booked. I expect it. We all expect it. Because, as you know, this is the season of the proms and we are a short stroll from the Royal Albert Hall. (more…)
One of the things I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned is that I am a bit of a history buff. I just love reading about ancient times, peoples, civilisations and customs…brilliant stuff! My colleagues will tell you about the numerous times I’ve spent a less busy afternoon behind the desk at my Kensington hotel browsing or reading about some historical era or event. (more…)
Markets! Who doesn’t love them? In turn quirky, quaint and full of personality, a good old-fashioned market is one of the many pleasures of any European capital. And, with London being perhaps the definitive European capital, of course it boasts its own, world-renowned examples of them! (more…)
One of the perks of working in one of the most popular Kensington hotels – and one I have mentioned in the past – is getting to interact with people of all different nationalities and cultures. However, this privilege also comes with a caveat: one must be very, very careful not to unknowingly cause offence to any of the guests! Evidently, one of the easiest ways to do so is to presume about someone’s religion, and as such, I try to keep churches and religious buildings off of my recommendations when drawing up a list of things to do for people staying at my hotel. (more…)
I don’t often admit it, but I am a sucker for the 70’s and 80’s. Not the parachute pants and wild colours, but the production of the whole era. David Bowie, London native and international entertainment icon, was at the forefront of this movement. This summer, the Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting an exhibit that celebrates Bowie in all his glory. This is an event is worth seeing, and is just minutes away from any Kensington hotel London offers. (more…)
Hello again my friends!
I just don’t know how I have not written about The Royal Court Theatre before this, but let me tell you, this innovative theatre company is definitely a highlight of the Kensington and Chelsea Bourough. The Royal Court is a national company that features up and coming playwrights and actors. This scary task of finding and showing new talent is executed marvellously, and the theatre has an impeccable reputation for being one of the most important theatres in Europe. One of the best parts of being a concierge in one of the Kensington hotels in London is that my guests and I are minutes away from some of the best unknown talent in the world! (more…)