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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.

Supersonic flight comes a step closer — It is almost 11 years since Concorde services were withdrawn, but supersonic flights could soon again be a reality for holidaymakers.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.

Behind the scenes at the Monaco Yacht Show — "It's only an extra £1million, he won't even notice the difference." It's not the type of comment you typically hear on an easyJet flight, but clearly the woman beside me felt little need to be coy about money.

Mankind returns to the moon — While Virgin Galactic staggers towards its inaugural flight, Space Adventures is quietly getting on with business. The only company to have sent private individuals into space - seven people since 2001 - it is now preparing to launch the world's first private mission to the moon.
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Oct 19, 2014

Inside the new Repubblica suite at Hotel Savoy in Florence. @ Hotel Savoy *****L Piazza della…

Oct 18, 2014

@urban_achiever Olly, I know - you wouldn't believe how disruptive all the bell ringing is when you're trying to have your evening nap!

Oct 18, 2014

Finally made it to the Hotel Savoy in Florence. The view of the cathedral is pretty special. @ Hotel…

Oct 18, 2014

Just about to fly to Italy - haven't been in so long. Holidaying in Florence and then Switzerland; away for a week. Laters London.

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