British Escape In London

A city of high tea, shopping sprees, the English culture, and royalty. A sweet escape in the great city of England. This is one of those cities you have to see at least once in your lifetime, do all the cliches there are. To blend in with the Brittish people. From Shoreditch to Notting hill in London, This is the place to be!

Sleep like a Queen of England

Near the Tower Bridge, River Thames and the Tower of London. In the historic building remaining from 1922, opened the brand new Four Seasons Hotel – Ten Trinity. Full of warm and rich elements, yet chic and modern. Beautiful city view. For two nights I’d suggest the Weekend Escape offer. Affordable prices for luxurious suites which are sleek and sophisticated.

With all the services that come with this offer, you will feel like a Queen. Since the hotel is in the center of the city, you can go shopping, drink tea, get dinner or do every cliche there is. All within walking distance. Then return to your palace, and enjoy a luxury spa sanctuary or any other of many elegant services, special for you. To make your relaxing after a heavy city trip worth it. Take the Deluxe Room for two with your love for a romantic weekend. For ladies who adore the royal treatment, Executive Room for four is the choice.

Fine dining in London

Located in the heart of London, in the Convent Garden. Souk Medina. Remarkable Northern African cuisine with a touch of 1001 nights. Everything in this place is Marocco. The taste, music, feeling and everything around. Dining seats are located such as Marrakesh, Djanet, Casablanca and Agadir. Full of elements special to that city. Personally, I loved the balcony seat in Djanet. Nevertheless, when you take a look in Souk Medina, it’ll be hard to make a decision.

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Harrira soup is one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted. -That was when I worked with Morrocan people, they would bring food all over the place. Especially to feed this way-too-skinny girl. I didn’t have to look twice when I saw the soup on the menu. Because my next choice will be Tagine! Either fish or spicy lamb or chicken. Delicious. The best trick is actually to find a Morrocan, be friends with it and make sure to visit their moms quite often. You won’t leave without eating.

Best coffee in the City

A dark, corner building with a light, refreshing interior. TomTom Coffee House. Minimalistic and modern elements meeting the typical British ambiance. Especially on a rainy day! The coffee? Heavenly in every style.

Cocktails in the sky

Yes! In the sky, with an amazing view all over London. SkyLounge. Be there before the sun sets, to catch the day and night view at once. Cocktails of all colors, flavors, and shapes. A nice menu of sweets and chocolate. The place to sit back, enjoy a cocktail with your friends and adore the view of Tower Bridge.

Brittish shopping spree

The trendsetting fashion city of the sixties! Carnaby street, the place to be in Swinging London. Where the youth decided fashion. With bright colors, synthetic clothing, and miniskirts a revolutionary step was taken from the fifties’ Paris. A time of futurism and flower power. However modern day London is still a highly favored shopping spot.

Box Park

East London in Shoreditch, one huge hotspot. After a long shop hunt, you can have boundless dinners in the Box Park. Cuisine from 20 different countries, way too many varieties. All are way too delicious. Brunches, tapas, Cocktails and drinks on a rooftop terrace! Although, this hotspot is not done yet. It has a limitless events agenda, an immense party point. Don’t forget your shopping bags though!

Liberty

A luxury department store in Regent Street, Carnaby! Opened in 1875. Features that time of era blended with an elegant and classic interior. From beauty and home decor to fashion and accessories. Everything is findable in high quality. Brands such as Maria Tash, Celine, Byredo, Givenchy, Cocoa Loco, Keiko, and Dior. Webshop also available.

A nightlife escape

London’s famous nightlife – and day life for that matter- has so much to offer, it will be impossible to not miss out. Clubbing, concerts, (open) theater shows, festivals, art, and museum. There are 101 things to do with or without kids. Whenever it is you plan to go, make sure to check your dates on timeout.

Weekend Getaway In Amsterdam

Dreamy canals and old architectural features, Amsterdam has her own charm. Different than every other city in The Netherlands. My favorite for sure. You will see millions of bicycles, even if it rains like crazy- “you are not made of sugar now are you” they’ll say. A land of cheese and mills, where they make fun of the States for claiming to be a free country.

Luxurious stay in the city’s finest

Despite I like private accommodation more, when it comes to Amsterdam, I much rather staying in a hotel. Some of my favorites are INK Hotel Amsterdam and The Hoxton Hotel.

Ink Hotel Amsterdam

A luxury design hotel. It has an artistic, classy, modern and characteristic interior. An award winning, state-of-the-art design in the heart of Amsterdam.

“Where stories are yet to be written” is this place.

The cozy duke of Windsor. The hotels’ bar and restaurant with a historical interior, which is known to be a popular meeting point. Within walking distance from the hotel, you will find famous museums, theaters, cinemas, the shopping center and many more choices of restaurant/bars.

The Hoxton Hotel

Full of modern, light and refreshing elements. Where cute meets the chic. You have options such as cozy rooms or roomy rooms, to choose from. The hotels’ lovely neighborhood bar and restaurant Lotti’s, looks hip and cozy. The seating area has a glass roof that opens during summer. Velvet plush couches and dimmed lights finish the touch. Even if you don’t stay at the Hoxton, make sure to have an extended brunch over there.

Quality cuisine in Amsterdam

Pure flavors, local ingredients and a monthly changing menu. Choux! They have choices between three dishes and seven dishes per menu and wide options of wine. However, chardonnay went perfectly together with the cuisine. It has a simplified minimalistic design with messy table settings, not exactly what you would expect when you have that high culinary plate in front of you.

A high-quality restaurant on the 19th floor, where top notch service is to be expected. Moon! With a spectacular view of Amsterdam’s waterfront, the river. Since the restaurant is spinning, by the end of your dinner you’ll have made a full round. Make sure you reserve right before sunset! Their cuisine is pure art and heavenly delicious. The building itself -the old shell tower- is a multifunctional party centrum with diverse restaurants, bars, and is the meet-point in Amsterdam.

There where you have to be

Amsterdam is a hotspot on its own. A lively nightlife to museums, cocktail evenings, cafes/bars, restaurants, from culture to pleasure. For every type there is something.

To go get coffee

Lot Sixty One” – Kinkerstraat 112
The best coffee in this city so far. Special self-roasted coffee from all over the world. With every sip, you will feel that place. This coffee you won’t find anywhere else but Lot Sixty One.

Colorful cocktail evening

Hiding in plain sight” – Ropenburg 18
Has such an elegant, mystique and classic style, you’ll feel like a member of a secret society. They have the greatest cocktails in all colors and flavors. The place gives a touch away from the 30’s and 50’s

Things to do

  • Sail over the canals
  • Festivals and concerts
  • Street art tours
  • Try out coffeeshop the Bulldog
  • Bicycle rides over the canals
  • Let your shop-spirit free

After walking plentiful streets and shops in & out, carrying countless shopping bags, I can imagine you are in need of relaxation. Don’t worry though. A few steps around you, there is a walk-in spa. “Sense Beauty & Lifestyle” In the heart of the centrum, for a quick escape.

Festivities around the city

Amsterdam is the place to be for all kinds of festivals, concerts, and the nightlife. When the first sun starts smiling in spring, you’ll see the dutch running out of their caves in shorts and slippers- not to mention the hipster sunglasses. Ready for festival season! Check your dates and keep track of every event around your trip on Timeout. You might be surprised in how many great artists you’ll come across.