Britain has developed a taste for luxury over the centuries and perfected the art of showcasing its elegant side to her visitors. Enjoy fashionable restaurants, shopping and culture, and hire historical castles and islands to stay and play at. Get a taste for the life lived by royalties. For your shopping spree, seek out the royal crest above shop doors to unlock the highest quality products favoured by none other than the Queen of England.
The best view of London can be seen from The Shard’s 72nd floor — The View from The Shard with unparalleled 360-degree view for up to 40 miles. The 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark is London’s new emblem. Besides its extraordinary and exquisite architectural design, The Shard houses many occupiers including the famous Shangri-la Hotel as well as retailers, restaurants, offices, education institution, medical and more.
Opened in July 2012, The Shard’s designer Renzo Piano was inspired by the spires of London churches and the tall ships depicted by Venetian painter Canaletto. Visit The Shard website for more architectural designs that include eight sloping glass facades’, the ‘shards’, the architectural shape and visual quality of the tower, the unique glass/design to reflect the lights in unpredictable ways and more.
The Shard is utterly impressive and certainly a vision of inspirations. Catch London’s iconic sights of the London Bridge, Tower Bridge, River Thames, The London Eye, The Cheesegrater, The Gherkin and many more from this amazing skyscraper.
A World Heritage Site as designated by United Nations, Blenheim Palace was the gift by Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the first Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill and his wife, Sarah Churchill, for his great victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. It is also the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of a ‘palace’.
Worthy of a visit for its famed history and architecture, Blenheim Palace’s architecture was built in the English Baroque style by architect John Vanbrugh. Enrol for their Lights, Camera and Action tour and be enthralled by the amazing mass ornamentation through the rooms of The Great Hall, The Green and Red Drawing Rooms, The Saloon, The State Rooms, The Long Library and more. Baroque grandeur and bold colours trapezed throughout the palace, leaving one in awe of its majestic appearance.
Perhaps a reminiscent of a James Bond film Spectre may further entice one to visit Blenheim Palace if its history did not lure one’s attention. Filmed at its courtyard, the car chase scene in Spectre did ultimately boost Blenheim Palace to higher fame. There were certainly many more famous movies that were also filmed at this palace.
Expect to spend at least half a day here unless you’re a history junkie who pauses at every glorious space of the palace, then one may well take up a full day at Blenheim Palace.
Luxury really does mean luxury in Britain. Experience true traditional British opulence at classic, luxury boutiques or even private and exclusive accommodations from suites, castles to modern hotels.
Nobu Shoreditch is a relatively newcomer to the Shoreditch scene, opened last year, is the first Nobu hotel in London. Contemporary and elegant, its style is inspired by Japanese architecture and décor as well as east London industrial styles. As with all Nobu properties, the design reflects the city of origin, combined with the brand’s signature east-meets-west philosophy. Head to its fantastically cavernous restaurant for Japanese delicacies such as the oven-roasted lobster with Hakaido scallops or the exclusive cilantro aioli and Ikura.
Eagle Brae is a luxurious log cabin village in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Hidden away on a remote highland hillside, amongst magnificent glens and towering Munros, Eagle Brae combines breath-taking scenery and untamed wilderness of the Scottish Highlands with uber-luxe accommodation and all the comforts of home. Far removed from the rest of the world, their enchanting, dog-friendly log cabins, spectacular views and abundance of wildlife are just some of the reason why this is a unique highland hideaway, unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
身为联合国教科文组织世界遗产遗址的布伦海姆宫，是安妮女王当年为了表彰和嘉奖马尔伯勒公爵一世赢得 1704 年 “布伦海姆之战”后而赐予，这也是英格兰唯一以非皇室宫殿。
到这里取景的电影及电视无数，但令人印象深刻的是占士邦电影把布伦海姆宫当作罗马的 Palazzo Cadenza 宫的拍摄地点，在此上演一幕逃命追杀，也让布伦海姆宫因此吸引不少邦粉前来朝圣。
Eagle Brae 苏格兰小屋
Eagle brae 是设在苏格兰山区的奢华小屋，适合一家人入住，而且这山区风景秀丽，小屋彷如自家屋里的温暖及舒适。远离繁嚣城中之馀，又可带狗同住的世外桃园。