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…

Drinks Of The Month: Karma Cola Drinks

Posted: Friday, November 17th, 2017

Using real cola beans and giving back to the villages where the beans were grown, Karma Cola is a drink that makes a difference…

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Honest Burgers’ New Ealing Eatery

Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

There’s a new place for burgers in Ealing. The menu’s small but there’s a focus on home-made. Here’s what we think…

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How To Walk The Gruffalo Trail

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Autumn is a lovely time of year to enjoy the fresh air and if you venture into the woods you’ll find special creatures…

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Thomas Dennis Stars In The War Horse Tour

Posted: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Actor Thomas Dennis – a friend of the hotel – has a new role and the reviews so far have been amazing. Find out more…

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Top 4 Fireworks Displays In West London

Posted: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Check out one of four amazing fireworks displays near the hotel to ensure Bonfire Night weekend goes with a bang…

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Review: Vegan Delights At The Gate, Hammersmith

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In honour of World Vegan Day, we try one of London’s best and oldest vegetarian restaurants, located close to our hotel…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s Squad’s October

Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017

Urban Villa is a pet-friendly hotel and it’s time to hear from our fave pooches about adventures in and near the hotel. Over to Max and Rupert…

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Spooktacular Halloween Events For Adults And Kids

Posted: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Check out our top 3 activities for adults and our top 3 activities for the family for a frightfully awesome Halloween…

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Top 5 Half-Term Activities Near Us

Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Looking for ways to stimulate, educate and entertain your little ones? Here are activities near the hotel the whole family will enjoy…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Rui

Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 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! Rui takes up for the challenge…

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Drink Of The Month: Chaval Red Wine

Posted: Friday, October 13th, 2017

This fruity, well-rounded 100% organic wine from Valencia will help you transition from summer to colder months…

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Local Shopping: Ealing Artisan and We Love Cheese

Posted: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

If you want to guarantee unique and cool gifts for others (and yourselves) it pays to shop local. Here’s how to do it…

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Autumn Beer Festival At The Grosvenor W7

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017

Like beer? Here’s how you can celebrate Oktoberfest in West London, with drinks, food and music. From 20 – 22 October…

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What Is Island Yoga?

Posted: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

There’s a yoga class happening on an island in Brentford canal and here’s how you can take part. Suitable for beginners and advanced yogis with no commitment…

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It’s a Dog’s Life: Max’s Squad’s September

Posted: Friday, September 29th, 2017

Urban Villa is a pet-friendly hotel and it’s time to hear from our fave pooches about adventures in and near the hotel. This is a joint blog by Max and Rupert…

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Local Shopping: Sugar And Spice Flea Market

Posted: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Sugar and Spice brings a top selection of unique local traders to Ealing. Find out what to expect at the next market on 30 September…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Pablo

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 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! Pablo takes up for the challenge…

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Local Fun: The Chiswick House Dog Show

Posted: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

This year’s dog show has a Sherlock Holmes theme. Expect dogs in fancy dress, food and drinks in a gorgeous green space…

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How To Join A Bat Walk

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017

See bats feasting on insects and learn how to identfy bat species by the sounds they emit. Our dogs Max and Rupert are keen – are you?

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London Design Festival 2017: The Top 5 Exhibits

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Like the sound of a festival dedicated to design but don’t know where to start? We’ve picked the most interesting exhibits…

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Soundbite Festival 2017: What To Expect

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017

With live music, food stalls, a climbing wall, circus skills workshops and much more, there’s so much going on and most of it is free…

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Local Eats: WA Cafe – A Japanese Patisserie

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Have you ever visited a Japanese patisserie before? The best one in London is very close to the hotel so you can treat yourself to something delicate and delicious…

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Brentford Festival 2017

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017

There’s only one place to be on Sunday 3 September – Brentford! With live music, drinks, food, a dog show, a petting zoo and more, find out what’s on….

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s Squad’s August

Posted: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Urban Villa is a pet-friendly hotel and each month one of our fave pooches explains the dog-friendly activities in the area. Over to bulldog Rupert…

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Local Culture: BEAT 2017

Posted: Friday, August 25th, 2017

Over 2 weekends in September, 180 local artists will be opening up their homes and studios to show off their art. Find out what you could see…

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