The Pier, Harwich

So we’re back in our home county – Essex. One of our favourite gastronomic boutique hotel and restaurant groups – Milsom’s. The family owns and manages some gorgeous properties dotted throughout Essex and Suffolk. All are unique but each has one thing in common – high standards, outstanding food and tastefully-decorated, comfortable bedrooms. We’re staying…

Aviator by TAG, Farnborough

Over the last year, we’ve been lucky enough to stay in a few of the countries nicest hotels. When it comes to hotels closer to home, there haven’t been that many that have really stood out. Aside from the overpriced luxury hotels of London, there aren’t many that I’d book myself into just to relax…

The Crown Inn, Amersham

In true coaching inn style, The Crown in Amersham is amazingly accessible. Situated at the very end of the Metropolitan Line, or just 10 minutes from the M40, where London dwindles into woods and meadows, this cosy country pub-with-rooms is a city escape for those who do not want to stray too far from London….

Stoke Park Country Club, Buckinghamshire

Used as a film set, host to some leading sporting events and a five star hotel in itself, Stoke Park is an iconic luxury among hotels and country clubs and is a force to be reckoned with. Although not just a hotel; the estate is home to three restaurants, a swimming pool, health and beauty…

Sanctum Soho, London

The Sanctum has been billed as London’s first rock’n’roll hotel – a Soho pleasure-den where touring bands can kick back and enjoy some discreet fun, and even us civilians can feel like rock stars for the night. The hotel is made up of two very smart Grade-II listed Edwardian townhouses once owned by ‘MI5′, and…

Maison Talbooth, Dedham

Maison Talbooth is a hidden luxury hotel in the Essex countryside, overlooking the famous Dedham Vale. Feeling less like a hotel, more like a high spec country house, the boutique furnishings and slick decor feel stylish, very us of course…make us feel right at home. Ideal for a weekend with your partner (or for a…

Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk

It’s our 11 year anniversairy and we set off on our romantic getaway to Suffolk. Upon arrival the polite staff showed us to our ‘Water Meadow Room’ with views over the gorgeous tranquil meadow. The first thing we do is drop off the bags, grab our champagne and head out to our very own hammocks…

Novikov Asian, London

Novikov, named after Russian restaurant guru Arkady Novikov, has become one of London’s most fashionable restaurants. The 540-seater establishment, including two restaurants and a lounge bar, is in a prime position in Mayfair. We Fly Together just had to see this for ourselves! Walking through the revolving glass doors, you’re immediately confronted by a group of…

The Great Northern Hotel, London

Located literally just outside St Pancras Station, one of London’s finest luxury hotels, The Great Northern Hotel!   Designed by Victorian master builder Lewis Cubitt, the world’s first railway hotel first opened its doors in 1854, and after a magnificent refurbishment, The Great Northern Hotel is one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in London. We…

Blakes, London

Blakes – the very name conjures up a whole era of modern London decadence. From the moment you walk up the steps into reception (the subtle oriental decor sets the tone for the whole hotel), Blakes whispers seductively: prepare to be seriously spoiled. Arriving for the weekend, we tried not to dwell on the enticing…

Hannah’s, Winchester

Not many, if any, hotels are named after their owners, but then not many hoteliers are quite as much of a selling point as Hannah McIntyre. Not that she craves the limelight – quite the opposite – but her youth (just turned 26) and her warm and engaging personality do set the tone for her…