The Urbanite blog by Urban Villa

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…

Local Fun: Ealing Comedy Festival

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017

Comedy is coming to a park near us with entertainment from big-names like Dara O’Briain, Rob Beckett and Russell Kane…

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Play Tennis For Free Near The Hotel

Posted: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Been inspired by Wimbledon? Here are ways to get your tennis fix and turn yourself into the next Federer and it won’t cost a penny…

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Reunión’s Showcase Event: Goss and Pics

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017

Find out what’s been happening at Reunión since it opened on 3 July and get the goss on the spectacular summer showcase event…

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Ealing Beer Fest 2017: What To Expect

Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Fed up of drinking the same thing over and over again? Now’s your chance to experiment with beers, wines & ciders…

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Drinks Of The Month At Reunión Bar

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017

Find out more about Thomas Dakin Gin and + & + Cava and the story behind them…

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Reunión Bar Is Officially Open

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

A bar with a Spanish accent is now open inside Urban Villa. Let’s have a closer look at the menu…

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Q&A: Meet Ben Walton Of Ben’s Canteen Fame

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Ben and his team are behind Reunión bar -a new bar with a Spanish accent opening at Urban Villa on 3 July. So what makes him tick?

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Reunión Bar Is Coming!

Posted: Friday, June 30th, 2017

Urban Villa is getting a new bar thanks to our friends at Ben’s Canteen. Here are some details about the new opening…

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Review: Burgers And Wine At Ben’s Canteen

Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Treat your tastebuds to unique cocktails, a top wine list and a choice of several hearty burgers. That’s just a snapshot of what’s on the menu…

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Make Bespoke Perfume At 4160 Tuesdays

Posted: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Stand out for the right reasons with a scent to uplift and empower you. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s completely unique…

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Local Eats: Melrose Diner

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Looking to find the perfect poached eggs and avo for brunch? Head West and you won’t be disappointed….

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Five Unique Father’s Day Experiences In London

Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017

Give your dad a gift he’ll never forget this year! We have ideas for foodies, music fans and film buff fathers…

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Local Attractions: Hanwell Zoo

Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Relax and enjoy some outdoor space while meeting some super cute creatures. The entry fee is affordable and goes directly to conservation work…

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5 Reasons To Celebrate National Gin Day

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017

Sit back, relax and enjoy an artisan gin on 10 June. Not only is it good for you, but you’re supporting British industry and there are more reasons…

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How To Join Ealing’s Cheese Fest

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

If you like cheese, mark 11 June in your diary now because you could help judge the Cheese Cup plus try cheeses, wines, breads and pickles…

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Night Market: Al Fresco Eating

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Don’t miss the chance to sample food from 50 of London’s best chefs and street food vendors. We also have 2 for 1 ticket info…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s May

Posted: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Urban Villa’s resident dog max had a fab month, exploring some local parks and visiting a new cafe and food festival. Read about his mischief here…

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Five Ways To Treat All The Senses This Bank Holiday

Posted: Friday, May 26th, 2017

From local food festivals and live music to art. Here are 5 cool activities close to the hotel…

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London Theatre: Twelfth Night At The Globe

Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Shakespeare has never been so modern and this play will delight traditionalists as well as a new generation of fans…

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New Gin Menu Arrives At Urban Villa

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017

You can’t beat a G&T on a summer’s night, unless its made with a slightly special Gin. Now the hotel has 5 very unique artisan gins to choose from…

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Review: London’s First Fully Vegan Cafe

Posted: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Vegan cakes, coffee and sausage breakfast baps are some of the delicacies served up at this friendly Ealing cafe where dogs are welcome…

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Q&A: Meet Urban Villa’s Dog Max

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017

Urban Villa’s resident dog Max managed to sit still long enough to answer our Q&A! Find out more about what makes him tick and what he likes to do in London…

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Museums At Night: National Archives Kew

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Drink cocktails, listen to 60s music and see history come to life at the National Archives on 19 May. This is just one of several events held at the museum near our hotel…

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Local Eats: L’Oro Di Napoli

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Can L’Oro di Napoli compete with Santa Maria Pizzeria for the Best Pizza in Ealing crown? Get a flavour of what’s on the menu here…

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Hanwell Hootie: The Largest Free Music Festival

Posted: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

London’s largest free music festival is on Saturday 6 May within walking distance from the hotel. Or there’s a free shuttle bus…

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