The Grand Canal & The Gritti Palace


When you travel to Venice you are transported back in time to an age when ball gowns and masquerades graced the city of an evening. Whilst some of the modes of transportation have evolved the city has retained the original façades on all the buildings and traditional Gondolas, motorised taxi boats and public transport boats all weave their way along the canals. The city is made up of 118 smaller islands and no visit to the city of Venice would be complete without exploring the Grand Canal.

Our Wedding Anniversary at The Waterside Inn


When planning on what to do for our Wedding Anniversary we glanced at the list we had made of places we wanted to stay, so in keeping with the cuisine theme we decided to book The Waterside Inn at Bray owned by the Roux family (are you noticing a theme here!). It is a ‘Restaurant […]

Grosvenor House to ‘Serve’ Wimbledon Afternoon Tea


This post is brought to you by Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. Get ‘set’ for summer and the 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, with Wimbledon Themed Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel.  As you know here at Simply Luxury Travel we do enjoy partaking in Afternoon Tea, we also enjoy watching and […]

Review: Bijoux Afternoon Tea at The Langham


When we heard that The Langham in London would join forces with luxury jewellery designer Theo Fennell to create an afternoon tea, we just had to get a table booked so we could experience the delights that are seriously too good looking to eat. Located in the heart of London, just a short walk from […]

Simply Luxury Travel’s 2013 Travel Plans (so far)


First of all, Happy New Year!  I hope your travel plans for 2013 are going well.  Our December was full of illness at the Simply Luxury Travel home, poor Mr V ended up in hospital, so planning our next getaway was furthest from our minds.  Now we are midway through January so the talk of […]