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Disappointments of the Year

Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.

Best Wine and Cocktail Bars

Wine bars and cocktail bars can be wonderful places to absorb the local atmosphere. In 2018, our editors found several memorable bars. Here are the best.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Best Restaurants of the Year

In 2018 our editors enjoyed utterly delicious meals in locations as far-flung as Tbilisi and Singapore. Here are the Editors' Choice Restaurants of the Year.

Best Amenities: Spas, Beaches, Pools and More

Hideaway Report editors single out particularly memorable amenities --beaches and baths to spas and pools -- from the hotels and resorts they visited.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

Eight London Cocktail Bars Not to Miss

Our editor did much more in London than tipple, but between hotel and museum visits, he did find eight cocktail bars worth recommending.

7 Delicious Sparkling Wines From England — Yes, England

The high quality of English sparkling wines comes as a shock to most people. These seven compare favorably and sometimes top their famous French counterparts.

Video: Highlights of London

Video of highlights of London, including the renovated Tate Britain, the re-created Globe theater, The London Mastaba and Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace.

A Snacking Itinerary: 9 Top Food Stalls in London’s Borough Market

Our writer takes a break from formal restaurants to sample the fare at upmarket food stalls throughout London's Borough Market.

Video: London Hotel Discoveries

On a recent trip to London, we focused on new and recently renovated properties of 100 rooms or fewer. Here are videos of three we recommended.

Top Hideaway Report Stories of 2018

Of all the Hideaway Report articles we published this year, readers found these 10 -- about Italy, Morocco, Japan and more -- to be their favorites.

Indelible Memory: Being a Regular

When you are mistaken for a regular the best bar in the world, Dandelyan, you just go with it. With cocktail in hand, our writer experienced just that.

Beat the Crowds: A Perfect Summer's Day in London

London draws major crowds in the summer high season. With this daylong itinerary, you can see the iconic sites while avoiding the tourists.

How to Visit London’s Royal Palaces

To get the most out of a visit to London's royal palaces, consider the month you'll be there and the atmospheres and styles of the tours.

Still Edgy or Gentrified and Bland? An Investigative Trip to Shoreditch

Some Londoners complain that Shoreditch, a once-edgy neighborhood north of the City, has become gentrified. Our writer spends an afternoon there investigating.

6 Revamped London Museums Worth Seeing Again

London's world-class institutions display major pieces and are free to the public. These six have recently undergone renovations and are worth seeing again.

8 Favorite London Shops

London is one of the world’s greatest shopping cities. Here are eight stores for menswear and fragrances, plus one iconic whisky shop.

Touring Wimbledon — and Getting Those Coveted Tickets

Tickets to a Wimbledon match require some effort to obtain. So we booked a 90-minute guided tour of the facility and saw areas that are normally off-limits.

London’s Latest Boutique Hotels

London boasts inexhaustible cultural riches and a stellar restaurant scene. On this trip, our editor focused on new or recently renovated boutique hotels.

Only in London: 10 Memorable Meals

London has numerous fine options for high-end British food. We focused on those restaurants, plus one or two new hot spots popular with locals.

Newly Recommended Hotels in London

For the November 2018 Hideaway Report, we stayed in six London hotels. Three made the cut: a design hotel, a contemporary property and a chic townhouse hotel.

Letter From the Editor: November 2018

For the November 2018 issue, we traveled to London and Japan. We found fine hotels in both, including a design hotel in Holborn and an onsen ryokan in Tokyo.

Visiting the U.K.: Travel Tips From Our Editors

Every week our editors participate in a live Twitter chat about a new travel topic. Recently, they answered questions about travel to the United Kingdom.

Heckfield Place Opens in Hampshire

After a 10-year renovation, the long-awaited Heckfield Place opened its doors in September, becoming Britain's newest luxury country house hotel.

9 Hotels With Secret Cinemas

When a cinema is attached to a luxury hotel, seeing a movie becomes an even more special experience. Here are 9 hotels where film buffs can feel right at home.

London's Bloomsbury District Is Fashionable Once Again

Bloomsbury went from desirable to dowdy, but with several hotel openings, the district has become the center of fashionable London once again.

Going Dutch: Eurostar's New Train Line to Amsterdam

London and Amsterdam, two of our favorite cities, will now be just 3 hours and 41 minutes apart on the new Eurostar train line.

Rosewood Comes to Mayfair

The vast U.S. Embassy that dominates London’s Grosvenor Square is going to become a 137-room Mayfair hotel.

The New Porcelain Courtyard at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum has seen a $195 million renovation that includes a new gallery and courtyard paved with 11,000 porcelain tiles.

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