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Digital Luxury Travel Editor and London Editor — Telegraph
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Weird surname, I know.'s luxury travel ed @TeleLuxTravel & London ed (@TelegraphLondon); contributing ed Ultratravel; IG @johnoceallaigh.

The Savoy Hotel Florence: Repubblica Suite review — The details: The Savoy hotel's most prestigious suite, the two-bedroom Repubblica Suite is so called because it faces Repubblica Square, the historic centre of Florence. As settings for hotel suites go, it could well be the best in the city.

New York's Central Park: things you didn't know — Nobody knows New York's Central Park better than Sara Cedar Miller. The park's official photographer and historian for the last 30 years, she has walked every section of the park's 58 miles of pedestrianised walkways, can point out the most moving inscriptions on the park's 9,000 benches, and knows how many species of ant (48) are to be found within its 843 acres.

Supersonic flight comes a step closer — It is almost 11 years since Concorde services were withdrawn, but supersonic flights could soon again be a reality for holidaymakers. A number of American aeronautical and engineering companies have released proposals for the development of supersonic aircraft that could whisk passengers from New York to London in under four hours or from London to Sydney in an afternoon.

Qatar Airways A380: first class takes off — Qatar Airways commenced its A380 services between London Heathrow and Doha late last week; British travellers who try the first-class service aboard the aircraft are promised one of the most luxurious first-class experiences in the sky.

The Quin hotel, New York, USA: review — The Quin is a New York hotel offering regular art exhibitions, atmospheric dining and stylish rooms, near Times Square, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, MoMA and 5th Avenue.

The Wellesley hotel, Knightsbridge, London: review — The Wellesley, in London, is a Knightsbridge hotel offering glossy Art Deco interiors, plush rooms and Rolls Royce transfers, near Harrods, Harvey Nichols, West End and Hyde Park.

Artesian: drinking at the "world's best bar" — The reason that Artesian bar, found within London's Langham hotel, was named the best bar in the world last night is because of its head bartender Alex Kratena. "Best of" lists often prove controversial but Kratena's creativity has been praised by his peers for years and his talent is incontestable.

The world's best bars 2014 — With the world's 50 best bars 2014 now announced, we list the top 25 winners in pictures

Thames Deckway: London's £600million floating cycleway — London cyclists could have a new means of navigating the city, if plans to construct a floating cycleway along the Thames come to pass. A proposal from the River Cycleway Consortium Ltd (an organisation founded by the architect David Nixon and entrepreneur Anna Hill), the seven-mile "Thames Deckway" path would stretch along the south bank of the river from Battersea to Canary Wharf.

London Restaurant Festival 2014: the best events — Now in its sixth year, the London Restaurant Festival seeks to celebrate London's reputation as one of the world's culinary capitals. Held from October 8 to 27, the 2014 festival is divided into two elements: Events and Festival Menus. Festival menus are the promotional menus offered by more than 250 restaurants for the festival's duration.
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RT @watchbriefmedia: The Essoldo cinema Mare Street; chapel turnedEmpress Electric Theatre; remodelled 1933-1967 demolished 1995

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RT @watchbriefmedia: Here's a real loss to Hackney's built environment Hackney Pavilion opened 1914 closed &demolished 1972 - now Barclays …

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