Author Archives: Clarence Montgomery

Four Star London Hotels

Five star standards & facilities, without the price tag There’s often little to choose between the best four star London hotels and some of those in the five star bracket – both in terms of price and facilities. Some of the most highly rated four star London hotels are listed below, ranging from modern business hotels, to converted townhouses, to grand old buildings. St Ermin’s Read More →

Famous London Hotels

Experience London’s greatest hotels – even if you can’t afford to stay there! London is full of luxury accommodation, but a small number of famous London hotels are tourist attractions in their own right. The Savoy, The Ritz, Claridge’s, The Dorchester – just the names of these great hotels evoke the elegance of a bygone era, an old-world opulence and charm. A single night’s stay Read More →

Boutique Hotels in London

Luxury with an intimate, personal touch There is a large and ever-growing number of boutique hotels in London, some of them very special places indeed. But what exactly is a boutique hotel? These days, it seems every establishment with fewer than 100 rooms feels entitled to call itself a boutique hotel. But it isn’t just about size. It isn’t really about luxury either – although Read More →

Five Star Hotels in London

Luxury, state-of-the-art technology & extensive facilities Five star hotels in London are plentiful, but, as with every other category of accommodation, the experience you have can vary hugely depending on the place you choose. The hotel rating system in the UK allots stars according to the facilities a hotel has, rather than to those intangibles that really make a hotel special, such as service and Read More →

British Museum Part 2

The Collections The Museum’s collections can be conveniently divided into seven sections, each with a geographical designation: Ancient Egypt – the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, including the Rosetta Stone and the BM’s celebrated collection of mummies and other funerary objects. Ancient Greece and Rome – a staggering range of exhibits, spread over nearly 20 galleries, including the controversial Parthenon Sculptures (more popularly Read More →

British Museum Part 1

A vast and wondrous place, with collections from Ancient Greece & Egypt that are second to none The British Museum (or BM, as it is commonly referred to) is one of the finest in the world. Founded in 1753, its origins lie in the collection of curios belonging to Hans Sloane, a wealthy London doctor, which he sold to the government for the princely sum Read More →