Hard Rock International has opened its doors to a new cafe spanning two floors and 1,900 square metres in Piccadilly Circus’ Criterion Building
Elizabeth Hill, former cast member of West End show Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, will join the cast of A Right Royale Tea in the lead role of Lady Right from 21st July.
WIN: A meal for four and private vault tour at Hard Rock Cafe or a group day out to Leonardslee Gardens
To celebrate the launch of our new website we are running a series of competitions; registered readers can win a group day out for 10 at the newly reopened Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens or a meal for four (with a private vault tour) at London’s original Hard Rock Cafe.
The new wine shop at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a range of Rothschild wines and can be visited as part of a groups’ wine Cellar tour.
Hard Rock Cafe London has become the first location to debut the brand’s new menu, its most extensive yet with more than 20 new additions.
The new and hotly anticipated hotel and restaurant is to welcome guests and diners very soon.
A new gin festival will debut in Scotland this summer in the heart of the country’s malt whisky-producing region.
If your group members have got a thirst for cocktails served with a twist of 1920’s mystique then seek out, in every sense, the newly-opened Gobpsy during your next visit to London.
The palace will be the location of new informative evenings that will take place on selected dates throughout the year.
We take a look at some top whisky themed experiences for groups exploring Scotland.
If you’re organising a short break or holiday for a ladies-only group, here’s ten group travel ideas to cater for all ages and interests.
Having opened in London last year, further tickets have now been released for lunch and evening performances until April 2019.
An experience all foodies must have, says Laura Sexton following Group Leisure’s latest Reader Club trip to Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area.
Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new flagship cafe in London’s Piccadilly Circus in 2019.
People who go on cruises value the quality of the food and drink above anything else, according to ABTA’s Holiday Habits report.
Top foodie experiences, from sausage making workshops to food festivals, for groups to tuck into.
Groups will be able to sample local delicacies as part of its 20 new onshore food and wine excursions.
A dining experience, combined with the theatricals of the show Mamma Mia!, will be opening at The O2, London next spring.
It has been a 17-year labour of love, but Ursula Cholmeley’s restoration work on Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens is finally paying dividends.
A family-run hotel has launched ‘dinner cruises’ on the Leeds to Liverpool canal following a successful trial.
New walking tours of Oxford’s watering holes will offer an insight into the city’s drinking traditions from medieval to modern times.
The halls of Rochester Cathedral will celebrate English wine this autumn, with a festival reviving a 1,000-year-old tradition started by monks.
Visitors are now able to book tours of Cornwall's first gin and vodka distillery to learn about the process, “from plough to bottle”.
Ahead of World Chocolate Day on 7th July, we put together some ideas for planning a delicious day out.
Here’s a look at some superb spots to lay down a blanket and crack open the ham sandwiches with friends.
Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery in Perthshire has launched an indulgent Whisky and Chocolate Tasting Tour that groups can book privately.
Hencote Vineyard Estate is expanding its offering with wine tours and experiences, and a new restaurant.
The Royal Horticultural Society is offering delicious picnics and cream teas at special rates for groups across its gardens this summer.
Foodie event, Feast at the Tower, run by River Street Events, will be held at the Tower of London this September.
Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire has rounded up some of its autumn highlights for group visitors.
Hull is seeing a major increase in its food and drink scene, with dedicated nights for visitors to enjoy local produce.
Break up a trip to London with a meal at one of these group-friendly restaurants, each with its own distinct character.
Blists Hill has revealed dates for two Very Victorian festive weekends this December.
A meal at 20 Stories is worth a visit to Manchester in itself, but it easily ties into a beefier itinerary.
To celebrate National Tea Day on 21st April, we’ve rounded up six interesting tea experiences that you and your group will love, from tours to tea parties.
The new facility, which can cater for up 420 people inside at any one time, has now opened to the public at Longleat in Wiltshire.
Taste Break holidays will offer tailor-made short jaunts to some of Europe’s most enticing foodie cities.
Today marks the end of Lent and to celebrate we’ve rounded up some group trip ideas that are all about indulgence.
The annual show will return for its 60th year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern this year.
Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island is launching a series of Christmas lunches dedicated to group organisers, after trialling them during last year’s festive season.
The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey and Gardens will be celebrating Afternoon Tea Week with a special group offering.
The first Sky Dining evenings at British Airways i360 will take place in April and May, offering a three course meal with views over Brighton and Hove.
To mark St David’s Day this week we’ve highlighted some of the top foodie experiences for groups in Wales.
Twilight at Burghley, running from 3rd to 6th October, will return for the second time this autumn, with the introduction of new ‘Twilight Suppers’ for groups.
This year’s Great British Food Festivals will see three new locations added to the venue line-up.
Tour operator Rainbow Tours has introduced two new small group tours to Peru and Colombia this year, offering an alternative style of travel for those keen to explore Latin America.
To mark Burns Night, we’ve put together a selection of trips to Scotland that visit landmarks and heritage centres with links to the ‘Scottish National Bard’.
GLT went to the first showing of the Matinee Shows to see why the experience is proving so popular with groups.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being crowned European City of Culture, and the city is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting events and projects.
Next year will mark a decade since Liverpool's reign as European Capital of Culture and is set to be an exciting year for the city with plenty on offer to group visitors.
Get to know your favourite alcoholic beverages by taking your group on a drink-inspired experience.
Scone Palace in Scotland will feature in a new four-part cooking series called Mary Berry's Country House Secrets.
Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is introducing a new group offering including afternoon tea on board a steam train.
BBC Gardeners’ World Live, along with the BBC Good Food Show Summer, will return to the NEC in Birmingham in 2018.
A maritime anniversary, a new festival, and the opening of a wine sanctuary - just some of Kent’s plans for 2018.
Discover the delicious culinary wonders of Britain ahead of the release of the film Paddington 2.
The annual food festival will return on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2018.
As the 14th October marks 125 years since the first Sherlock Holmes novel, we thought it apt to highlight some key locations for fans of the famous fictional detective.
Stokesay Castle has opened a new 44-seater tea room, in order to offer groups more to enjoy during a visit.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will host its own rail-themed Oktoberfest, comprising food, music and a focus on German locomotives.
It’s Afternoon Tea Week: is your group marking the occasion with any tea-and-cake-filled trips?
The Warwickshire Food & Drink Trade Show will take place this November, and will offer an array of exhibitors from across the West Midlands region.
The Great Nordic Feast, a new weekend-long celebration of Scandinavian food, will take place for the first time this autumn.
A selection of UK-based 2017 beer festivals that stand in as easy-access alternatives to Oktoberfest in Munich.
This month has seen the launch of the Raymond Blanc Gardening School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.
GLT selects a handful of great ideas for group lunches this Christmas.
Details for the Guernsey Food Festival, which combines special foodie themed events, have been announced.
Varieties of apples and craft ciders will be on offer during the festival, along with live music and demonstrations.
Unconventional al fresco dining spot suggestions, for both this summer, and those in the future.
Tour operator Eating London is expanding its offerings in the capital with the launch of two new culinary tours.
The Pershore Plum Festival, in Worcestershire, will take place between the 26th and 28th August.
It’s been announced that Manchester’s biggest indoor Christmas attraction, Winter Wonderland, will return again this year.
To mark World Gin Day we have found some of the best destinations and attractions for lovers of the spirit.
Waddesdon Manor has launched an afternoon tea offering specifically for groups at the Five Arrows Hotel, located on the estate.
Longleat has announced a new food and drinks festival, featuring amongst other highlights celebrity chefs Nadiya Hussain and James Martin.
Admission prices for groups visiting Feast at Waddesdon Manor this June have been revealed.
Bateaux London is offering group discounts for lunch, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and dinner cruises for parties of 21 or more.
A line-up of events taking place in Shrewsbury this spring has been revealed to include a regatta and a rock concert.
VisitBlackpool has announced that fireworks, air shows and military events will make up its summer and autumn season, which starts in June.
Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire will host an event dedicated to pies this summer, called PieFest.
Group dining will be available in Longleat's new event facility, The Longhouse, this winter.
The Yorkshire market town of Otley is gearing up for the summer season, and it’s time to discover its best bits, including pubs, pork pie shops and a chocolatier.
The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is offering groups a ‘new sense of Scotland’ with a revamped tour for the 2017 season.
Who would have thought Northampton and the surrounding Northamptonshire area had so much on offer?
A new coffee experience has launched at the Montague Hotel in London, designed to teach the art of brewing coffee.
A new Dartmoor Whisky Distillery in Devon will open in April, with tours and tastings available for visitors.
Tour specialist, Mountain Goat, has launched a new ‘Goat on the Rocks’ tour experience especially for groups, which visits two major attractions in the Lake District.
The dates for the 2018 Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival, in Yorkshire, have been announced as 23rd to 25th February.
A brand new tour called The Kia Oval Tour & Afternoon Tea has been revealed by Groups Direct, which will take groups around the cricket venue.
Sarah Holt went to new restaurant Cosmopolitan in Cheshire to size it up for groups.
Greatdays Travel Group has added several new group-friendly lunch events to its collection of trips and tours, called Cruise the World Musical.
New Brighton in Merseyside has revealed details for a brand new event for 2017 called the New Brighton Seaside Festival.
Kents Cavern in Torquay, Devon, is offering new bespoke packages for visitors, including a new wine and cheese tasting session.
Shrimply delicious – and great for groups, too. Rachel Bailey reviews the Forrest Gump-themed restaurant Bubba Gump Shrimp Co in London.
The Lingholm Kitchen in the Lake District is launching a group package to see its new Victorian walled garden this summer.
Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire has announced some of its 2017 season highlights.
It has been revealed that the Canterbury Festival will take place between 14th October and 4th November this year.
The Pontefract Liquorice Festival, which celebrates the popular sweet, will take place on 9th July in Pontefract, Yorkshire.
David Williamson explains why Galway is an excellent option for a New Year break and looks at how groups can extend a visit over the 2017 festive season.
A new food and drink visitor centre will open this summer with the UK’s first Cornish pasty heritage centre.
Group Leisure delves into Porto to find out why it's such a great destination for a group trip, including the best places to stay and eat.
Counting down from ten to one, here are the most read articles on the Group Leisure website for 2016.
The stats are in – these are the news stories that attracted the most attention on the Group Leisure website in 2016.
Said to be the UK’s largest free seafood event, the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2017.
Five culinary classes for groups, from a seafood session in Cornwall to a workshop that masters canapes in Cork.
Pre-theatre dining inspiration for groups planning a trip to the West End.
The BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardeners’ World Live will return to Birmingham’s NEC again next year.
Ashford Borough Council has given planning permission for a £55 million scheme for a new visitor centre and brewery.
Botany Bay mill shopping centre has created an official groups guide to help parties make the most of a visit to the five floor shopping location.
Longleat in Wiltshire has created a new indoor venue in the shape of a traditional longhouse, which is capable of accommodating large groups for a range of events.