Reviews

CHECKING IN: RAI Fitzrovia launches limited edition #CookForUkraine menu

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As the devastating impact of the war in Ukraine continues to flood the news, we are all looking for ways in which we can help those in need. Newly opened RAI in Fitzrovia will be showing its support for the #CookForUkraine campaign by donating all proceeds from a specially created limited edition four-course menu to UNICEF UK from March […]

CHECKING IN: Hush Mayfair unveils new look for spring

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Popular London al fresco terrace, the Courtyard at Hush Mayfair, is back with a brand-new look to celebrate the arrival of spring (it is coming, we promise!). The Courtyard has been transformed, in partnership with ENGINE, the hand-crafted organic London dry gin. Designed to transport you on a ride through the rolling hills and ancient forests of […]

CHECKING IN: The Kings Arms Hotel Hampton Court offers Georgian style in royal surroundings

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With the end of the pandemic hopefully in sight, hotel stays for business and pleasure are back on the agenda. PA Life checked in to the Kings Arms Hotel Hampton Court for dinner and an overnight stay… Given its location, it’s no surprise that the Kings Arms is steeped in history. Though built in the Georgian […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Aquavit London – A delicious taste of Michelin starred Nordic cuisine

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Aquavit is the name of a tasty Scandinavian spirit – and also of a Swedish-inspired restaurant opened a few years ago in London’s St James’s. PA Life went along to try both for a recent lunch meeting… The Aquavit restaurant in New York has received all sorts of praise in recent years, so we were […]

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Gold Dust

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Finding Gold Dust – How to Create Exceptional Customer Experiences by Gavin Scott was published in December and has been number one on Amazon in three categories, including the Secretarial and Admin Category. One of Gavin’s long-term goals is to be a Key Person of Influence (KPI) in Customer Service and he has always kept […]

CHECKING IN: Rubbing shoulders with royalty at the Oatlands Park Hotel

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Just prior to lockdown PA Life was lucky enough to visit the Oatlands Park Hotel for a venue scout and overnight stay – and we think this jewel in the Surrey countryside offers corporate bookers something a little different… One of the most important things to consider when choosing a venue for your event, conference […]

CHECKING IN: Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne

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The PA Life team travelled down to a corner of the Garden of England to experience a unique corporate events venue that will leave you at one with nature by the end of your stay… How cool would it be to hold your next business event surrounded by a 600-acre wild animal park? Well, the […]

CHECKING IN: Sopwell House

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Located just north of London in St Albans, Sopwell House has been the subject of a £14m investment programme. And it shows. This exclusive, but warm and friendly, hotel and spa offers great facilities for business users and leisure guests – with a visit to the impressive Cottonmill Spa a must. PA Life checked in […]

CHECKING IN: The Randolph Hotel, Oxford

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James Borg revisits the recently refurbished 150-year-old landmark hotel in Oxford, ‘the city of dreaming spires’, that has spawned some of the greatest names in literature, such as Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Philip Pullman… The ancient town centre of Oxford has lost none of its historic feel, despite being wrapped around by […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Gloria, Shoreditch

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If you follow news of restaurant openings, you surely won’t have missed the extensive coverage of Shoreditch’s latest venue, Gloria. It’s been reviewed and commented on by pretty much all of the top restaurant critics. PA Life went along to find out what all the fuss is about… Gloria is the latest opening from the […]