Greengates Builders Merchants

The Three Coolest Places To Be Seen In Britain


The three coolest places to go in Britain

Featured in Luxe Guides and Stuff Magazine's one off the coolest things in the world is Eccleston Square Hotel. Located in Pimlico, London, it opened on 4 July this year and will be gadget heaven. Its high-tech hotel suites will have 3D Blu-Ray DVD players, 46-inch flatscreen TVs, finger-tip control pads for everything from lighting to wake-up calls and £12,000 electronically adjustable Hästens beds - with massage programmes that synchronise with Hästen's Mind Spa TV. Bathrooms will have 'smart glass' walls which turn opaque and a built-in TV in the heated, steam-proof mirror. It's also the first UK hotel to offer in-room iPad2s.

Rated by Luxe City Guides as one of London's hot new restaurants, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel is the coolest kid on the block. Heston's newest creation harks back to food through the ages but with a 21st-century twist - signature dishes include 'meat fruit' (circa 1300) filled with chicken liver pâté inside a mandarin jelly skin. And you can watch the theatre of cooking through the glass-walled kitchen. Heston's inventive menus are not for everyone but Condé Nast Traveller were convinced. "Believe the hype," they say. "Dinner is every foodie's heaven."

As Europe's first 'nitrogen ice-cream parlour', Chin Chin Laboratorists in London is no ordinary haunt. Listed by Condé Nast Traveller in its top 10 ice-cream parlours, this is the brainchild of ex-city broker Ahrash Akbari-Kalhur and his wife Nyisha Weber.

Inspired by food scientist chefs like Ferran Adrià (El Bulli) and Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck), the ice-cream is frozen in front of you with liquid nitrogen - flavours vary from classic vanilla to basil.

The equipment is nothing if not unusual: workers use a 180-litre tank of nitrogen and safety glasses and gloves to protect themselves against cold nitrogen gas...

The hotel sounds good but not so sure about the restaurant or ice cream says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire






Posted in Product news on