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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…

Drink Of The Month: Cafe Martini

Posted: Friday, January 19th, 2018

Our newly relaunched Reunion Bar Y Cafe serves the finest Extract coffee in both cup and cockatil form. Find out more…

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New Year, New Goals? Try Martha Brook

Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Brighten up your desk and fire up your spirit with some motivational stationery that will help you achieve your goals…

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Join The Osterley Park Night Run

Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring! Explore a unique stately home after dark with a head torch lighting your way…

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Our Reunion Bar Y Cafe Is Open

Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Want a free coffee? Read on to see how to claim and check out what tasty, mouth-watering snacks are popular…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Iveta

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Our new bar y cafe opens on Monday 8 January. We’ve set cafe manager Iveta the quickfire Q&A to see what she’s really like…

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Pamper Time: Where To Start January In Style

Posted: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Check out our list of the best salons and spas near the hotel to start 2018 with some much deserved ‘me-time’…

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Newsflash: Introducing Reunión Bar Y Cafe

Posted: Friday, December 29th, 2017

Reunión, our bar with a Spanish accent, has a new food menu. Find out what tasty treats are being served…

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Max’s Squad Recap On 2017

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Max and Rupert wish us a happy Christmas and share their 2017 highlights. They’ve explored a lot of places this year…

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Festive Treats From The New Amorino

Posted: Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

You may have had Christmas pudding and mince pies but have you tried Christmassy ice cream. We visited the new Amorino in Ealing…

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Drinks Of The Month: Mulled Wine And Cocktails

Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2017

We have all your Christmas drinks covered! From mulled wine to cocktails – each has a bit of fruit too…

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See The Magical Lantern Festival In Chiswick

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Get into the festive spirit by seeing giant Christmas themed lanterns at Chiswick House. On until 1 January 2018, it will blow your mind…

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The Most Christmassy Meeting Place In Ealing?

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017

Charlotte’s W5 has set up a magical winter wonderland with fir trees, roasted chestnuts and some seriously tasty hot gin cocktails…

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Local Fitness Classes: Triyoga Opens In Ealing

Posted: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

When you’re partying at night, yoga is the ultimate way to destress. A new studio in Ealing offers a wide range of classes and treatments…

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The Top 5 Christmas Carol Services Near Us

Posted: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Attending a carol service is one of the best ways to get in the festive spirit. Here are our top 5 choices from 3rd – 17th December…

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

Posted: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Winter may be here but that didn’t stop our fave pooches from having adventures. See what they got up to during November…

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Quickfire Q&A: Meet Hassi

Posted: Thursday, November 23rd, 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! Hassi takes up for the challenge…

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Ready For Panto? Oh Yes We Are!

Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

You don’t need to go to the West End to enjoy pantomime. For a more intimate and equally hilarious performance, stay local…

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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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