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The incidental tourist: Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner

by Saturday, September 8, 2018

Favourite travel destination is... London: great theatre, music, art galleries, bookshops and museums. Major priority is to visit the Tate, especially the Turner Gallery, the Tate Modern across the river and the National Portrait Gallery. Even if science turned you off at school, check out the National Science Museum at South Kensington: terrific stuff on ...

Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #10!

by Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reader Question From Cindy: Dear Catriona, My husband and I are taking our primary-school-aged daughters to London for three weeks in August and we'd love any tips you may have for activities we could do as a family. Kind regards, Cindy. Image: Nick Fewings @jannerboy62 Unsplash Catriona’s Answer: Dear Cindy, Your timing is excellent! Just last week, we ran an Ask The Concierge story ...

Mind the Gap! Stepping back in time & staying progressive at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

by Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Eiji Tanaka is the Head Concierge at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, where he has enjoyed working for the past three years. He was born in Nara, which used to be Japan’s capital city, and in 1999, he moved to London to study and started his first job, as a luggage porter. He commenced hotel management school in ...

Curious & A Touch Envious

by Friday, October 27, 2017

Sometimes I’m sent to do "Getaway" stories on locations I know most people will be curious about, but may never have the opportunity to explore themselves. They’re happy for me to take the trip for them. Places like Bhutan, maybe Base Camp Everest, or possibly Jordan, for example. I love it when Viewers tell me: "I ...

Four Seasons London at Park Lane, England

by Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has certainly got its act together when it comes to knowing and sharing the best things to see and do throughout the city which it describes as a "vibrant, global destination ...  bustling nightlife, rich cultural offerings and upscale shopping districts". The hotel publishes on its website a list of its ...