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…

Drink Of The Month: Gin Cocktails

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017

Life’s too short to drink average drinks. Here are some recipes for tasty cocktails that you can order in our bar or make yourself…

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Local Eats: Sidi Bou Tunisian Food

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Try authentic Tunisian food in a family run restaurant that will make you feel like you’re on holiday. Save room for dessert…

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Q&A: Head Housekeeper Tonka

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017

Want to get to know Urban Villa’s staff better? We’ve given them a set of Quickfire Qs that they can’t hide from! Tonka takes up for the challenge…

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Local Activity: London Wetlands Centre

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Visit animals in their natural habitat and run wild in 105 acres of open space. Want to get closer to nature? Find out what there is to see and do…

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Local Eats: Dirty Burger / Chicken Shop

Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017

Treat yourself to one of the celebs’ fave fast food options, available to eat-in near the hotel or take away to enjoy in your room…

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Easter Activities: Jurassic Kingdom In Osterley Park

Posted: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Kids and adults will be amazed at full-size, moving dinosaurs in a park close to the hotel. Feed their imaginations this Easter…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s March Mischief

Posted: Friday, March 31st, 2017

Max has been very active this month! Find out what he’s been getting up to in the local area…

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Local Eats / Drinks: One Over The Ait

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

One Over The Ait has a prime riverside location, plenty of outside seating and a comprehensive food and drinks list. For al fresco drinking and dining, find out more…

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Review: Abbotshill Wine Bar & Deli

Posted: Friday, March 24th, 2017

We’ve discovered a new wine bar offering high quality, largely organic and ethical wine plus delicious deli snacks in a cosy location. Find out what’s on the menu…

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Review: Northfields Food Market

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Find everything you need to fuel your weekend from innovative toasted sandwiches to fresh fish to gluten free brownies & more. Here’s a guide to the treats…

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Five Ways To Treat Your Mum On Mother’s Day

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017

Whether your mum likes food, flowers, something cultural or a mix of all three, make her feel special with our top picks of activities in the area…

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Where To Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2017

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Find out about five fun and memorable ways to toast the patron saint of Ireland. You won’t have to travel far from the hotel, but you will have a lot of fun…

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Quickfire Q&A: Operations Manager Jose Rodriguez

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017

Want to get to know Urban Villa’s staff better? Our operations manager Jose is the latest to take on the Quickfire Q&A challenge…

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Santa Maria: London’s Best Pizza

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Like pizza? Santa Maria serves up authentic Neopalitan pizza with fresh ingredients like buffalo, mozerella, paremsan and truffle oil…

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Blo Bar Chiswick: Fast Beauty Treatments

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Need a helping hand to glam up before a night out? Find blow dries, make-up, nails & more plus prosecco…

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Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Start march in style by stepping inside Tribeca Studios. There are over 50 different workouts to choose from…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s February Mischief

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2017

Max is back with another installment of his action-packed diary, Find out where he’s been exploring…

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Best Of Brentford: The Watermans Arms

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

From the outside, it’s a traditional pub. Inside, you’ll find some delicious Japanese food. See what’s on the menu…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Our Petya

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017

Want to get to know Urban Villa’s staff better? We’ve given them a set of Quickfire Qs that they can’t hide from! Petya is the latest brave person up for the challenge…

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Half Term Activities Near Urban Villa

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Here are five ways we can all enjoy (rather than endure) the kids’ school holidays…

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Valentine’s Date Ideas

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017

Left it til the last minute to plan your date night? Don’t worry! We have 5 special ideas for the best Valentine’s Day ever…

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Best Of Brentford: Time Cafe Bar

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Looking for a venue that takes you from happy hour to dinner to dancing? Or a place where you can have a hearty hangover breakfast? We have the answer…

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Healthy Habits: Drop-In Local Yoga Classes

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Warm up your muscles and stretch away any tension in our pick of the PAYG yoga classes near the hotel.

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Black Cow Vodka: Cocktail Recipes

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dry January is officially over! We have some delicious cocktail recipes for your first drink using a unique British vodka made from pure milk.

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Teddy’s Squad Do January

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017

Urban Villa’s resident dog Teddy introduces a new doggy friend to give us some tips on the local area.

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