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Editor’s Note

Well, it’s official. Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The modality, mechanism and finer details are yet to be worked out however this abrupt backtrack has created chaos and opportunities for many. The British Pound fell overnight, to a 31-year low against the Dollar and as we go to print, the Sterling continues to slide down against the major currencies. All of a sudden, Britain has become a more attractive tourist destination than it was a few months ago. More attractive by 34% from its peak, to be precise! Shopping in Bond Street’s exclusive boutiques, getting a bespoke suit in Jermyn St or staying in the premadonna of hotels in central London is now 30% sweeter. It is Happy Hour London for travellers, with the Chinese, always with the first move advantage, pouncing on flights to UK immediately after the pound fall. It is a mere coincidence that in this edition, we publish a guide to some of the best luxury hotels in London. To put a review in, these luxury home-away-from-homes are all simply out of this world. It’s a far cry from merry ol’ London; these are amazingly luxurious properties, with a superb eye for detail. Luxurious settings, excellent service, prized addresses and a fan following that counts the British Royalty among its patrons, these boutique hotels are the anchor points to lodge in while in London.

While there are deals-a-plenty in Britain, Greece and the Mediterranean are not far behind. The islands that float on the blue waters caught between Europe and Africa are a magnet for destination seekers. From the specs of rocks off the coast of France and Italy to the greater islands that give Greece it’s place in history, these sun soaked destinations are a stand out destination in itself. From Corfu, Santorini, Ibiza, Corsica to Mykonos, these are the perfect locations to party and beat the economic blues away.

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