Polo Bar – Westbury Hotel

Previously named as London’s Bar of the Year, the Polo Bar at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair is best described as a “shrine to educated drinking”.  Expect champagne-based, gold leaf-infused tipples paired with elevated bar bites in a sophisticated setting.

Aqua Shard 

Aqua is a great place to go if you are visiting the city as it has some of the best panoramic views to be enjoyed in London – in clear sight are iconic landmarks such as London Bridge.  I never tire of a good view so I love going to Aqua when I am visiting London.

Le Pont De La Tour

Luxury riverside destination Le Pont De La Tour is located right opposite London’s iconic Tower Bridge.  Le Pont De La Tour boasts the longest alfresco terrace in London, making it one of the city’s premier riverside venues.  Le Pont De La Tour’s wine cellar is an incredibly special place to dine, where guests can request wines straight off the shelves.  There are over 1,000 wines (including very rare ones), along with spirits and cigars from all over the world.

New Street Grill

New Street Grill is hidden away just off Liverpool Street in a historic 18th-century warehouse, once used by the East India Company. Its menu features hearty dishes, including Josper-grilled steaks and superior cuts of meat and fish, alongside seasonal British produce. All accompanied by an extensive wine list of over 500 references.

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

SAME Forum – House Of Commons

I had the pleasure attending another SAME Forum session, hosted at the House of Commons by friend and chairman Khalid Nadeem, who kindly invited me.  As you enter the House of Commons, you come through St Stephen’s Hall, which is incredibly impressive, with some...

Harrogate – UK

Harrogate – UK

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is a little gem that offers all of the makings of a wonderful day out.  Because of its modest size, you can make your way around most of what it has to offer in a day, without having to rush.Royal Pump Museum No trip to...

York – UK

York – UK

The Medieval city of York has been on my travel list for too long, however, I was recently lucky enough to visit it.  York was just as wonderful as I’d hoped it would be.  Read on to discover it for yourself!York Minster York is a picturesque place and what better way...

Across Scotland

Across Scotland

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, The Dome is a splendid place to go for a drink or dinner.  With its Graeco-Roman façade, it’s as grand from the outside as it is within.  As you walk inside, a 24-carat gold Swarovski crystal chandelier looms overhead,...

Bath – UK

Bath – UK

Thermae Bath Spa The Thermae Bath Spa is one of Bath’s top attractions, not to mention one of the UK’s most famous spas.  Bath’s spa heritage dates back to Roman times and its legacy as a spa city lives strong to this day.  Especially as it is home to one of the only...

Flying to Wales

Flying to Wales

Impromptu days out are always fun, especially when there’s the freedom to fly anywhere in the country. Paul happens to have a pilot’s license and as the weather was splendid, it was decided that a day out in Wales was on the cards.  We flew out on a charter plane from...

London events

London events

Vashi Diamonds soirée I was invited along to the Vashi Diamonds private preview party in London to check out some of their latest pieces. Vashi Diamonds, founded by celebrity jeweller Vashi Dominguez, is one of London’s top jewellery brands and is rapidly gaining...

10 Things To Eat In Cornwall

10 Things To Eat In Cornwall

Cornwall is famed for many things.  Beautiful beaches, outstanding natural beauty, not to mention its fascinating heritage and history.  However, if there’s one thing that has really helped to put it well and truly on the map, it’s Cornish cuisine.  With farming and...

Cornish Cliffs

Cornish Cliffs

I’ve been to a fair few places around the world but one of my unwavering favourite destinations will always be Cornwall.  Admittedly, I am slightly biased considering the fact that I was born and raised there.  However, as Cornwall is one of the UK's most popular...

Sailing In Cornwall

Sailing In Cornwall

I was brought up in Cornwall by the sea and I’m usually happiest when I am sprawled out on a beach or adventuring somewhere on a boat.  For me, visiting my family home by the seaside where I grew up is my favourite way to get away. “The cure for anything is salt...