Visit London Blog » video Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:05:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video: London’s Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotel Suites Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:47:55 +0000 Have you ever wondered what happens when royalty, film stars and wealthy individuals visit London? Where do they sleep? Which hotels do they stay in?

Watch these videos and take a sneaky peek into five of London’s best hotel suites to see what life is like for the rich and famous.

The Royal Penthouse, Corinthia Hotel London 
Regarded as one of the best luxury suites in London, the Royal Penthouse at Corinthia Hotel London is as good as it gets. The two-floor, 465 sq. m (5,000 sq. ft) space is filled with indulgent opulence: an oval 10-seat dining room, a private spa suite, a butler’s kitchen, a walk-in wine cellar, and private roof terrace overlooking the EDF Energy London Eye. The suite is £15,000-£18,000 per night (plus VAT) which includes private butler service.

The Cinema Suite, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites & Residences
All of the rooms within the luxury Cinema Suite at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites & Residences reference Hollywood and Bollywood in some way. The suite is just minutes from Buckingham Palace and it overlooks one of London’s most outstanding alfresco spaces; a real hidden gem during the summer. The suite is 170 sq. m (1,832 sq. ft) with an 85 inch, high definition 3D screen as its focal point. The suite is £5,100 (plus VAT) per night, including full butler service.

The Royal Suite, The Savoy
The Edwardian interior of The Royal Suite takes up the entire fifth floor (325 sq. m or 3,498 sq. ft) of The Savoy hotel. There are eight windows allowing views along the Thames from Canary Wharf to the Houses of Parliament. A Savoy butler is on call 24 hours a day and the suite is yours for £12,000 per night (inclusive of VAT) which includes free transfers to any London airport or train station.

The Royal Suite, Claridge’s
Claridge’s in Mayfair is the perfect hotel for the person who wants it all. There are fantastic shopping opportunities along New Bond Street, Royal Parks beauty in nearby Hyde Park and Green Park, and Michelin star restaurants galore in the surrounding Mayfair district. You may just decide to stay in the hotel and enjoy The Royal Suite’s grand piano, original Edwardian furniture, wood and marble fireplace, and 12-person private dining room. This 223 sq. m (2,400 sq. ft) suite is £4,500 – £6,500 (plus VAT) per night. A complimentary Mercedes S-Class airport transfer from London Heathrow Airport is included in the price.

The Infinity Suite, The Langham
A stay at The Langham hotel will appeal to shopaholics, due to its proximity to Oxford Street and Mayfair. The 236 sq. m (2540 sq. ft) Infinity Suite boasts a lovely bay window overlooking All Souls Church, a king-sized four-poster bed, a 72″ TV with Bose sound system, and a bottle of champagne. This suite is £15,600 per night (inclusive of VAT) and includes butler service.

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London Video of the Week: Hilton’s Snowy London Beach Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:30:53 +0000

We’ve seen all kinds of things in the park near our offices (sheep, cricketers, blow-up tents, a cycling mayor), but this particular Potter’s Field stunt on Monday had us intrigued.

Hilton built a beach, in the snow, to draw attention to an illness they call Vacationitis – sufferers struggle to switch off from work even when they’re on holiday (is that you?!). Hilton’s study of 2,000 workers in the UK found more than half of those surveyed continue to take work calls while they were on holiday; and one in five people in the UK haven’t taken a holiday in more than two years.

With all the amazing things to do in London, I think it’s time you took a day off work to enjoy this brilliant city very soon. Perhaps not in your swimsuit in the snow, though.

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London Video of the Week: London Time-Lapse by Lucas Veuve Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:00:02 +0000

Thanks to reader Lucas Veuve who got in touch with this fab London video. Lucas says:

“When I first moved to London, I was struck by the number of people living in this great city and the speed at which they move from one place to another. I wanted to capture how I saw London when I first moved here.”

We think he’s done a great job. Look out for great shots of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin and The Shard, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Southbank Centre and Trafalgar Square.

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London Video of the Week: Great Hall Christmas Time-Lapse from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:30:15 +0000

Here’s a nice festive video for the end of your week: the decorations going up in the Great Hall in the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. I hope you enjoy this little slice of fairy-tale London Christmas as much as I did.

I think London’s looking fantastic this festive season. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas lights and Christmas markets throughout the capital; and here are some of our favourite Christmas Trees currently brightening up London’s dark evenings.

Check out our special Christmas section for full listings for all the seasonal events, ice-rinksconcerts and more in London at this festive time of year.

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London Video of the Week: A Perfect Winter’s Day in London Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:01:00 +0000

Here’s a lovely video from British Airways, showing two of their cabin crew, Mark and Lucy, enjoying a perfect day in London. 

From London Heathrow Terminal 5, to the Houses of Parliament, Primrose Hill, Camden Passage, The Langham, Hamleys, Fortnum & Mason, Natural History Museum Ice Rink, and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, they certainly enjoy a busy day. (I’m just not sure about that picnic, considering today’s temperatures are hovering around the 3°C mark.)

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London’s Best Christmas Trees Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:00:28 +0000 Christmas is one of the most exciting times of year in London; this year, the city’s Christmas decorations are looking fantastic. Here’s a round-up of some of the best Christmas trees in town, ranging from the traditional to the quirky.

Gary Card’s Electric Christmas tree is part of the final instalment of the Vauxhall Ampera season at the Kings Cross Filling Station The tree at the Tower of London is a more traditional affair Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living have an innovative Christmas tree – Ice-circles, a sculpture created by designer Mark Humphrey. The 3m tall "tree" is fashioned from a series of perspex circles; inside, a green light gives a sense of traditional foliage Covent Garden boasts not one but two trees: this traditional version, and a quirkier one in the East Piazza (see video below) The Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2012 was created by Kally Ellis, founder of renowned British floral designers McQueens The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is an annual gift from the people of Oslo since 1947 as a token of gratitude for British support of Norway during the Second World War

Here’s a great video of the Kensington Palace tree. From 1 December 2012, Kensington Palace is transformed into a palace-size advent calendar, with a daily programme of exciting events, music and activities, all inspired by the young Princess Victoria’s Christmas diaries.

Did you spot the elf?

In Covent Garden, there’s a unique 26ft (7.9m) tall Barrel Tree in the East Piazza. Interested in how it got there? Here’s a video explaning all:

Have you spotted any more amazing Christmas Trees in London? Make sure you add any photos you take to our flickrpool.

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London Video of the Week: Tiny London by TheWorldsCities Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:30:58 +0000

This week, I wanted to share this great video from TheWorldCities, which gives some of London’s most famous locations a “toy-town” makeover.

Look out for Liverpool Street Station, the Houses of Parliament, Boris Bikes, Earl’s Court Station, Millenium Bridge, Charing Cross, Monument, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Tower Bridge as you’ve never seen them before!

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London Video of the Week: London Landmarks by Rimetime 84 Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:19 +0000

A slightly nutty London video for this Friday lunchtime. While it’s not all factually correct (we’re fairly sure Johnson was writing to his friend Boswell when he made his famous “tired of London” quote; and the musical Cats is long gone), there’s certainly some fun renditions of London’s popular landmarks.

Look out for the British Museum; the London Eye; Natural History Museum; St Paul’s Cathedral; Buckingham Palace; Changing the Guard; Science Museum; V&A; and, of course, Big Ben.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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London Video of the Week: The Lord Mayor’s Coach at the Museum of London Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:00:23 +0000

It’s almost time for the Lord Mayor’s Show in London and, for the curators at the Museum of London, this means they’ve got quite a complicated task on their hands.

Here’s a quick video highlighting one of the Museum of London’s best treasures – the Lord Mayor’s Coach – and explaining the work that goes into manoeuvering the coach out of the gallery for this special show each year.

Find out more about the Lord Mayor’s Show, taking place on 10 November this year.

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London Video of the Week: Happy First Birthday Westfield Stratford City Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:00:05 +0000

It’s been a good month for birthdays. Wicked turned 6 earlier this week, and Westfield Stratford City celebrated its first birthday the week before. Here’s a lovely video showing some highlights from their first, impressive year.

Are you a fan of Westfield Stratford City? Let us know what you love about it in the comments below.

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