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Britain makes acquaintance with Korean tradition of ‘Temple Food’

The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism will hold various events to introduce temple food, which is rooted in Korean traditional culture, from October 22 through 26 at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the Korean Embassy), the Korean Cultural Centre UK, and Le Cordon Bleu in London. Kim Ji-young, the Head Chef of Balwoo Gongyang, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Korea for 2017-2018, will host the three-day event.   Korean temple food categorically bans the consumption of all meat and animal by-products, but what is less known is that it also shuns the use of five...

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North American Visitors Drive Record Tourism in London

The latest official data shows London welcomed a total of 5.5 million international visitors in Q2 (April-June) an increase of 10 percent on the same period in 2016 and a record for the period.  Overall visitors spent £3.4 billion during their visits to London between April and June, 15 percent more than the same period last year.  But in the same period the number of visitors coming to London from North America rose by 30 percent to 976,000 and the amount of money they spent rose by 23 percent to £764 million.  It means that between April and June 18 percent of...

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5 Luxury Hotels in East London

East London is a fascinating marriage of old and new. Not only is it home to a flower market established in 1869; it’s also the site of the UK’s tallest building and some of London’s trendiest places to be. There is so much to see, shop, eat, and experience, with London’s East End offering some of the finest Luxury Hotels in the capital. Here’s our rundown of the best places to stay in East London. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London Magnificent views and sumptuous luxury define the London iteration of this famous luxury hotel chain. In their review...

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding Cost

Modern weddings as we know it starkly resembles the white wedding theme that originated in 20th Century England. Queen Victoria was not only an empire builder but also a cultural trendsetter. Considering how her wedding (1840) shaped the world’s perception of traditional modern nuptials, the royal weddings that followed still garners a popular global audience.   This May 19, 2018, the American actress Meghan Markle will officially join the most important family in the United Kingdom as the wife of Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales. His wedding could never be as extravagant as that of his beloved parents’ $110...

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The Seven Best Restaurants in Britain According to Millionaires

ELITE TRAVELER NAMES SEVEN BRITISH RESTAURANTS IN THE TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD London dominates the UK dining scene with five of the seven British restaurants situated in the capital Sat Bains’s restaurant in Nottingham and The Fat Duck in Bray are the only restaurants outside of London to appear on the list The US heads up the list with 28 restaurants in the Top 100, followed by France with 18 restaurants Seven British restaurants have been named in the Top 100 Restaurants in the World, according to the seventh annual poll of its readers by private jet lifestyle...

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Five-Star Haven The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers a haven of space and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant city of Bath, England. Inside the Georgian façade, guests relax in refined surroundings in “their home” in Bath, living in 21st century luxury while reveling in Bath’s old-world heritage, an intimate city that offers a more personal taste of British life than London – the only remaining quintessential city in the U.K. The Georgian architecture lends itself to size, light and ambiance throughout the 45 spacious and individually-designed Suites and Bedrooms featuring sumptuous bathrooms stocked with prestigious toiletries (including 11 spacious suites with...

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Luxe Layovers: LHR

Luxe Layovers: LHR Remember the days when the thought of an airport layover brought shudders and a sense of dread? Today’s airports are breaking out of that mold — and breaking all the old rules — to offer bespoke services to modern travelers. From luxury lounges, modern spas and art museums to wine bars, gourmet restaurants and markets filled with fresh produce, airports around the world are revolutionizing the travel experience. Discover a new place each month for your next luxe layover. London Heathrow, United Kingdom: LHR London Heathrow Airport (LHR), located about 17 miles west of central London, started out...

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One Aldwych Equals One Fabulous London Hotel

One popular travel website has over 1000 hotels listed in London, with 322 of them in the luxury category. It’s difficult to know where to begin your search…by number of stars, location, price point, or perhaps more specific requirements such as on-site gym or a decent on-site restaurant. After an absolutely perfect stay at One Aldwych (and I don’t say that lightly) where my every creature comfort was met and often surpassed, I wholeheartedly suggest you save yourself from tedious research and simply go online immediately and book a room, any room. However, for a real treat, try and...

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