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The Urbanite

Loving life and saluting style in the city

The Urbanite is the voice of Urban Villa Hotel, the boutique hotel which buzzes out of Brentford, West London. Follow us as we draw inspiration from the city: for succulent food, dizzying drink, white-hot beats and mind-widening urban adventures…

Drinks Of The Month: Two New Gins

Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

The gin menu at Reunion is getting a revamp. Here’s a sneak preview of what tasty new drinks we can expect…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Callum

Posted: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Callum has just joined the hotel as an ambassador so let’s get to know him better. Find out how he answered the Q&A…

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Reasons To Watch The World Cup At Urban Villa

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018

How many places in London can you watch the World Cup whilst lounging on a deckchair? And then there’s a variety of food, drink and fun to be had…

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Join The Hanwell Carnival On 16th June

Posted: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

For a free day out and celebration of summer, the Hanwell carnival is taking place on 16th June. The full details are here…

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West End Live: Top Shows For Free

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018

West End Live returns to Trafalagar Square with a chance to see London’s best shows for free. Here’s the timetable…

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The Bunny Park Dog Show Returns

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Expect cuteness overload in Bunny Park near the hotel on 10 June. It’s free to attend unless you’re entering and there’s plenty to see…

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Be Part Of Chestertons Polo In The Park

Posted: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Polo is a classic English sport and the aim of Polo in the Park is to make it more accessible for everyone. Find out what that involves…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max And Rupert’s May

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Urban Villa is a dog-friendly hotel and our two resident dogs are super excitable. This month included dressing up for the royal wedding…

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Junction 2 Techno Festival In Brentford

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Party underneath the M4 listening to world famous DJs. Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz and more are flying in for this one-day festival…

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Local Activities: Go Ape

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Clamber through the trees, cross rope bridges and hurl yourself off zip wires and make your time in London memorable…

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Drink Of The Month: Spanish Iced Coffee

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018

It contains chocolate, coffee and ice cream – could there be a better combo? Check out a video of it being made…

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Local Eats: Bank Holiday Foodies Festival

Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Syon Park is the place to be for the end of May bank holiday with food, drink and music…

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6 Things We Learned On A Visit To Facebook London

Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2018

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to see inside Facebook! Here’s the behind the scenes info…

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Join The Hanwell Hootie Festival -12 May

Posted: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

One day, 15 venues and 90 bands. It’s free and a free shuttle bus operates from Brentford Station near the hotel…

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Experience Traditional May Day At Ham House

Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2018

Experience the ancient tradition of dew gathering, make floral headbands and celebrate the start of May in style…

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How To Get A Unique Wembley View

Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The Wembley Stadium Tour includes visting the players tunnel, pitch, press conference room and more. Follow in the footsteps of legends…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max And Rupert’s April

Posted: Friday, April 27th, 2018

Max and Rupert celebrated Easter, Rupert had a 1st birthday party and they made the most of the heatwave…

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How To Walk The Thames Path Locally

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

From Kew Bridge you can walk all the way to Tower Bridge along the river. Here’s how to combine fitness and adventure…

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We Love Cheese Festival Lands In Ealing

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2018

Whether you’re partial to brie, craving cheddar or fancy feta – get yourself to central Ealing on 22 April…

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ParTea at The Tea Festival In Chiswick

Posted: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Chiswick House is hosting two days of events dedicated to all things tea on 21-22 April. Find out what’s on…

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Drink of The Month: Joe’s Tea Co

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2018

This organic tea is super flavoursome and there’s a lovely story behind it. Find out why it’s so special…

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Gunnersbury Park: New Festivals & New Cafe

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Now there’s even more reason to visit the park closest to the hotel – it’s going to host Lovebox, Citadel, Secret Cinema and more…

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The Underbelly Festival Returns

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2018

Date night or mate night? Family adventures or solo explorations – the Underbelly Festival has something to shock and delight us all until 30 Sep…

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Local Eats: Park’s Kitchen Korean

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Korean food is a spicy but fresh alternative to Indian and Chinese and there’s one near the hotel that’s excellent value for money…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max and Rupert’s March

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2018

Despite the chilly temperatures, Max and Rupert have warmed up with sporting events like the Six Nations and the Boat Race…

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