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Shaken not Stirred – Perfectly Pink

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred, we bring you another Quarter Bar & Lounge original, made with a London native Edgerton Pink Gin. Edgerton is resolutely London-based and is London’s first Pink Gin. The botanicals come from halfway round the world. Coriander, … Continue reading

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Hotel Facts #13: The Tale of a World-Famous Gingerbread House

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco, has delighted guests with its world-famous gingerbread house every Christmas. The tasty festive display measures an impressive  6.7 metres high by 7 metres wide and each year the pastry shop staff … Continue reading

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TravelFacts#7: Secrets of the colour blue

In the ancient world, the search for the colour blue was one steeped in mystery and enigma. It was in the Middle Ages, however, that the colour producing properties of woad or pastel were discovered, and this priceless pigment became … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Crossing Abbey Road

For this week’s “In the Frame” we are quite literally walking in the footsteps of legends – crossing Abbey Road! The Abbey Road crossing is now Grade II listed and is a constant lure for tourists wanted to emulate that famous … Continue reading

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Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo

Have you heard the story about the intrepid young fox that made The Shard London his home when it was being constructed? This now infamous young cub spent two weeks roaming free at the top of The Shard. Keeping out … Continue reading

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The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain takes choreographed water music to a new level – in fact I have never seen anything quite like it before. Taking place in the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in front of The Dubai Mall (the world’s … Continue reading

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The View from the Shard

I have watched The Shard grow from the ground upwards as it is situated literally minutes from one of my clients, London Bridge Hotel.  The viewing platform – The View From The Shard – opened on 1st February 2013 on … Continue reading

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