Category Archives: Concierge News

Backstage Travel: No 1 – the concierge

Never off duty – the Mr Fixit of the hospitality world. He wears a secret-service-style earpiece and a dark suit. He has contacts all over London and he’ll go to extreme lengths to spend your money, should you wish. There’s … Continue reading

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Concierge Question – Are all London Tours Much the Same?

Thinking all London tours are much the same, is a common mistake, as is the belief that some of the cheaper tours are better value. The reality is that there is a huge difference between what is and what is … Continue reading

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Concierge Question; are there any tours that go to Downton Abbey?

The answer up to this year was no, however great news – at last launching from Easter 2013 is a brand new tour that includes Highclere Castle home of Downton Abbey and Christchurch Oxford, home of Harry Potters Hogwart’s Great … Continue reading

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Breaking Concierge News – Tour De France coming back to Britain

Great news and I think in no small part, thanks to Mr Bradley Wiggins, stages of the 2014 Tour de France are coming back to Britain. This is likely to be very popular the 2007 tour here and Olympics this … Continue reading

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Question to the Concierge; What’s a good way to see the Thames Fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve 2012 Fireworks Celebrate the end of a year like no other and welcome 2013 with a bang, watching the Mayor’s spectacular, free New Year’s Eve fireworks in London. I heard a rummer 2012 maybe better than last … Continue reading

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Concierge News – in London at Christmas? Few ideas for you – today St Paul’s Cathedral

Are you visiting London over the Christmas period – looking for some ideas? Toda we are looking at what you might find at the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral at this time of year. Welcome to St Paul’s Cathedral this Advent … Continue reading

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Question to the Concierge; Can we visit Stonehenge without going to Bath as well?

This is a good question as nearly all the tours that visit Stonehenge also go to Bath, which although always a fantastic place to visit, sometimes you may wish to see somewhere new. We have looked for you and there … Continue reading

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Strong September figures signal post-olympics bounce

LONDON – New tourism figures issued recently confirm that Britain is well placed to build on encouraging inbound Olympic numbers. September’s International Passenger Survey figures issued by ONS reveal that visitor numbers were up by 1% (2.63m) and that visitor … Continue reading

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The Society of the Golden Keys of Great Britain and the Commonwealth was founded in London

The Keys as the Society is most commonly called, has been in existence since 1952, when a group of Head Hall Porters of several leading London Hotels got together and agreed to set up an organisation which closely resembled one which … Continue reading

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Concierge News – Compare today’s touring to Banburyshire holidaymakers in 1932

BY 1932, the Midland Red Bus Company established a sufficient foothold in Banbury for those who used its services to have acquired the year’s edition of ‘Helps to Happy Holidays’. It contained no less than 512 pages and cost 3d. … Continue reading

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