Spring 2015 guides now live

March 6th, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, BERLIN, CAFES, GALLERIES & MUSEUMS, HOTELS, INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, MOTHERS DAY, NEW YORK, PARIS, PARKS & GARDENS, RESTAURANTS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, ST PATRICKS DAY, SYDNEY, TOKYO|

With the weather in the UK turning blissfully mild and sunny, this is just a reminder that the brand new Spring 2015 guides are now live and starting to inspire and inform travellers around the world this season. From your very own access code to get into the new and exclusive members-only One Ocean Club [...]

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London Fashion Week

February 16th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, FASHION WEEK, HOTELS, LONDON, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING|

Today we take our stylish hats off to London Fashion Week, which has been sartorially on it since 1984, when Madonna released Like A Virgin and teenagers weren’t really practising the Crane stance from The Karate Kid. LFW runs from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 February 2015 and to celebrate this we bring you four fashionable [...]

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National Weather Person’s Day

February 5th, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, NEW YORK, PARIS, SEASONAL CITIES, SYDNEY|

It’s National Weather Person’s Day today, which is mainly celebrated in the US. But here at Seasonal Heights in London we think that this is a great thing. One of the key features of the Seasonal Cities app is the weather page for each city, which selects venues from the guide according to the realtime [...]

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Snow in London

February 3rd, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, LONDON, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

With snow falling across London overnight and a flurry of wintry pictures settling on Facebook, we thought that it was about time we hand-picked a few great places to thaw out in the capital. All three reviews are from our excellent winter guide, which covers the whole of February and is totally free to download. You [...]

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Take shelter from the New York storm

January 27th, 2015|CONCERTS & MOVIE, HOTELS, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

New York is hunkering down in the cold shadow of Winter Storm Juno. With more snow and freezing temperatures on the way, we bring you five great places to take shelter from the elements, lovingly skimmed from our winter guide to the Big Apple. Note that some venues are currently shut or closing early (check [...]

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Valentine’s Day sorted – part one

January 22nd, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Valentine’s Day can be make-or-break stuff. Book yourselves into the wrong kind of hotel on 14 February and you could end up in the doghouse. Reserve a restaurant table next to the loos and the whiff of suspicion that you were disorganised will taint your candlelit tryst. Here in the first of a romantic two-parter, [...]

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Couple fined for TripAdvisor review

November 20th, 2014|HOTELS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES|

There is one way to avoid getting fined £100 for posting a negative review of your hotel on TripAdvisor. Let a professional travel journalist pick a good one for you. The writers at Seasonal Cities select the best five hotels in their cities each season, covering budget, mid-range and luxury options. Below is one of my [...]

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Love hotels

November 13th, 2014|BARCELONA, HOTELS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Who said romance was dead? Quite possibly people using Divorce Hotel. It’s a new concept where parting couples can make a weekend of it and check in to a hotel married and check out divorced. I guess there could be worse places to do it than the W hotel in Barcelona, which is one of [...]

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Fancy a new Room Mate?

October 6th, 2014|BARCELONA, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, SEASONAL CITIES|

Unlike London, it’s going to be 20C and pleasant in Istanbul today. I have written about Room Mate hotels in Madrid and like what they do (design hotels at budget prices). I also really like Tristan Rutherford’s review on their new opening in our autumn guide to the city (completely free for October and November, along [...]

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One night in Paris

October 3rd, 2014|GALLERIES & MUSEUMS, HOTELS, PARIS, PARKS & GARDENS, PRESS ARTICLE, SEASONAL CITIES|

Paris is getting ready for La Nuit Blanche tomorrow evening, which is one of the guide’s autumn 2014 events. It’s going to be 9C during the night and there’s some rain around so remember the coat and brolly. Paris expert Natasha Edwards has great advice for visitors: ‘Staying up all night on the first Saturday in October [...]

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