I am quite sure I have stated this before, but I enjoy reading. There is nothing quite like allowing yourself to be transported to new and exciting worlds, and books accomplish this in a way films do not manage in my opinion.
On Saturday 14 June 2014, our beloved Queen’s birthday will once again be celebrated with the traditional Trooping the Colour. This yearly spectacle is such a magnificent manifestation of British culture that many guests of my hotel in Kensington are excitedly chatting about it already. Also, I happen to know that we have visitors coming in from all over the world who will visit Britain’s capital just to witness this event! (more…)
One of the most common questions guests who come through my hotel in Kensington ask me is “Oliver, do you know any good places to eat around here?” To which I obviously reply with “of course I do!” before pointing them to one of my favourite restaurants in the area. (more…)
Once again one of my favourite events in Kensington is back with a splash. The Great British Beer Festival is the best place in all of the United Kingdom to experience a diverse selection of domestic and international beers, ciders, and perries. The guests of my Kensington hotel in London cannot stop raving about this upcoming event. This favourite of young adults, and even old geezers such as myself love to come to this relaxed atmosphere and sip with friends. I can already hear the cloud of voices and clinks of glasses. (more…)
As you might have discerned from my earlier blogs, I’m a big fan of nostalgia. While I love history, museums and reading biographical texts, I class nostalgia as a different animal entirely. Nostalgia is a feeling when you see a “wireless” radio, or a “My Goodness My Guinness” poster – when something isn’t just from the past, but of the past. Staying at one of our Kensington hotels? In London, you’re always within walking distance of true nostalgia. If you get misty eyed over trivial relics from our history, then like me, you’ll love visiting the Kensington Museum of Brands. (more…)
A lot of our customers at the Regency – particularly our younger guests – ask me the same question every time the weekend rolls around. Sure Kensington is teeming with culture and amazing restaurant spots, but where can you go to really let your hair down? (more…)
Having lived in Kensington my whole life, I have been in and out of a lot of our local watering holes. While I’m partial to a sip of craft beer or a locally brewed ale, I must admit that a really great pub is down to atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for old-world character or new trends, you can find it all near your Kensington hotel – in London, the world’s friendliest city! (more…)
Everyone who visits Kensington wants to hit up Portobello Road Market, but lots of people emerge empty handed. Sometimes it’s because just looking is enough, and sometimes it’s because they have trouble tracking down the best Portobello hidden treasures. Listen to my advice and you’ll be sure to emerge with something truly special: soon all the hotels in Kensington, London will be filled with these treasures! (more…)