Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

W London Leicester Square launches Love Inn

W London Leicester Square launches Love Inn

Love will be spelled with a “W” this Valentine’s Day, as W London Leicester Square marks its grand opening on the 14th of February with packages to make guests fall head over heels for the glittering brand-new property, smack in the centre of the capital. (more…)

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums get ready for after-hours treats

Museums across the UK and Europe are preparing a weekend of late-night events as part of this year’s Museums at Night 2011.

Tying in with the European event La Nuit des Musees, hundreds of museums and galleries across the country will be opening their doors at night for gallery gigs, twilight screenings, midnight murder mysteries, all-night sleepovers, torch-lit tours or simply to offer the chance to experience some of the UK’s iconic and historic venues in a new light. (more…)

Forte Village Spa Festival

Forte Village Spa Festival

In celebration of the Forte Village Spa Festival at Forte Village Resort, beauty therapists will be flown in from the resort in Sardinia on 28 February, bringing the Mediterranean to London. (more…)

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

The Natural History Museum in London is to once again open an ice rink on its lawns for the festive season.

The Kensington museum first opened its doors to the public in 1881, and its dramatic German Romanesque architecture makes an impressive backdrop for skaters. (more…)

A new view of the Hoover Dam

A new view of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam by-pass, built to rescue one of America’s most revered and valued Art Deco engineering achievements, was set for completion this week. The new bridge, which overlooks the dam and also straddles the states of Arizona and Nevada, was built because of costly traffic congestion, and fears that a major accident could happen on the dam itself. (more…)

Advent at the Andaz

Advent at the Andaz

Guests and locals who visit the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel can see the unusual work of Beta Tank designer Eyal Burstein as he brings together ceramic bric-a-brac and tasty treats to create a ceramic table advent calendar. (more…)

The full Nelson

The full Nelson

The director of the new Mandela film reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets.

Justin Chadwick, director of the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, spent three years researching in South Africa before undertaking the biggest film ever made on the continent. (more…)

Wellness cruise launches in China

Wellness cruise launches in China

Steeped in culture and history, the Three Gorges region is also one of the most beautiful in China. And a new cruise from Sanctuary Retreats promises to be the best way to explore the Yangtze River. (more…)

Help conserve water by surfing

Help conserve water by surfing

Water sports enthusiasts can now help conserve water by taking part in a new event launched by Six Senses Laamu.

Six Senses Watermen will see a host of surfing icons and divers join forces with water conservationists to inspire and educate guests through ‘how to’ clinics and talks. (more…)

Tree house music

Tree house music

Move over Paul Oakenfold, there’s a new woodland DJ in the (tree) house.

To mark the beginning of spring, UK natural beatboxer Jason Singh has been commissioned by the National Trust to recreate the nation’s favourite songbirds in an album of ‘tweet music’. (more…)

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