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…

Five Unique Half Term Fun Ideas

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

From pumpkin carving to biscuit icing, have some memorable experiences this half term. Here’s how to do that…

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Sober October: The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Posted: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Here are some drinks that you can enjoy guilt-free without any fear of a hangover. There’s no alcohol but no compromise on taste…

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What’s For Breakfast At The Hotel

Posted: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are several options at Urban Villa to set you up for the day….

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NEWS ALERT: Urban Villa To Become Adagio Brentford

Posted: Friday, October 5th, 2018

We have a big announcement to make. All the details about how and when Urban Villa is changing are here…

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Terrify London On World Zombie Day

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Halloween is coming early with a zombie procession on 6 October and you can join in…

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A Guide To London Cocktail Week 2018

Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2018

The London Cocktail Week celebrations will be hitting bars across the capital from 1 – 7 October. Find out how to take part…

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Reunion Bar: An Update And A Tasty Gin

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Our bar’s opening hours are changing. Read on to find out and discover a delicious new Gin on the menu…

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Japan Matsuri Festival Takes Over Trafalgar Square

Posted: Friday, September 21st, 2018

30 September sees Trafalgar Square taken over with a festival celebrating Japanese food and culture, Get involved…

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Open House London: September 2018

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Discover the inside of some of the capital’s most iconic buildings and look at London from a new angle…

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Drink Of The Month: Six Dogs Blue Karoo

Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2018

This gin is naturally blue and turns pink when mixed with tonic. It’s stunning to look at. Find out more…

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Local Eats: Soane’s Kitchen

Posted: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Escape the city, sit back in a chilled out restaurant in the middle of the park and eat food sourced on site. Find out more…

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Top To Toe Treats At Northfields Beauty Bar

Posted: Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Start September in style with some pampering treats! From nails to waxing, feel groomed and confident…

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5 Unique Things To Do In The Capital

Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Here’s some insider intelligence about what’s really cool to do London. Step off the beaten track…

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It’s A Dogs Life: Max and Rupert’s August

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2018

We’re a pet-friendly hotel and our two resident dogs have lots of advice about the local area. Read their latest tips…

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Brentford Festival 2018: Better Than Ever

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

On Sunday 2 September, find delicious food (like doughnuts!), gift-shopping and an awesome music line-up…

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5 Ideas For A Unique Bank Holiday

Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2018

Make memories by doing something completely unique! From croquet to unlimited chocolate cocktails – these are our tips…

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PloughFest: Fun In Northfields For Free

Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

There are four days of live music at local pub The Plough over bank holiday weekend. Pop in and out – it’s free….

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Wayne

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2018

Wayne’s the latest staff member to emerge from behind the scenes and take on the Q&A. Get to know more about him here…

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The Top 5 Most Instagrammable Places In London

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

London is the most Instagrammed capital city in the World. Find out where to go to get the best pics…

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Drink Of The Month: D1 London Dry Gin

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Did you know that nettles can be used to add to a gin’s flavour. Find out more about why D1 London Gin’s special…

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West End Theatre 2018: A Guide

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Whether you fancy musical or play, funny or frightening – these are our top picks of West End shows.

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5 Must-Do London Activities With Kids This Summer

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Try something new this summer holiday! Book in advance, beat the crowds and make memories…

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Local Eats: Hedone Named One Of Worlds 50 Best

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Chiswick’s Hedone is not only Michelin-starred but one of the best restaurants in the entire world. Find out why…

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

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Our resident dogs have some tips about how to keep cool in the heatwave while making the most of London…

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Local Culture: Gunnersbury Park Museum

Posted: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

It’s free to explore, there are free craft workshops and you’ll learn about what London life was really like…

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