Exceptional Hidden Gem Hotels in Europe

Here are 5 of our favourite boutique hotels as chosen by the World Privilege Plus team. To celebrate the cream of the crop, we takes you through the five European hidden gems that came out on top of our list. All with discounts for members of course.

Hotel Indigo, Krakow, Poland

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Krakow has long been a creative hub and this art-filled “boutique style hotel in a fabulous city”, housed in a 19th-century, neo-classical building that was once the home of Polish painter Jan Matejko, is a celebration of all that. “A lovely cosy hotel with everything you need”, one floor is dedicated to Matejko, another to playwright, painter and poet Stanislaw Wyspianski and a third to painter and illustrator Jerzy Nowosielski. A highlight is in-house restaurant Filipa 18, named after its street address, offering Polish classics with a contemporary slant. Its menu is based on what’s available at the excellent Stary Kleparz farmers’ market just around the corner, which has been going since the 12th century. Even the cocktails at industrial-chic U-Bar feature drinks made from seasonal local ingredients. “Beautiful city, beautiful hotel,” said readers. They “loved it”.
(Doubles from £58)

2 Hôtel d’Europe, France

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Originally, the Hôtel d’Europe was a large private mansion built in the 16th century (1580). It belonged first to several noble families from the Comtat Venaissin. In 1740, the house was bought by François de Boutin de Valouse who carried out significant construction work and transformed the building. It then took on the look of a large hôtel particulier of Classical style.[1] The architecture has barely been changed since then. The first important guest to stay at the Hôtel d’Europe was General Bonaparte, on the way back to Paris from his campaign in Egypt in 1799. Period decor and furniture outfit all 44 rooms and suites (Doubles from £58)

 

3 The Guesthouse, Vienna, Austria

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It’s hard to imagine that this “just lovely” Terence Conran-designed hotel was once a rather characterless 1950s youth hostel. A five-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera House and not much further to St Stephen’s Cathedral, this stylish, friendly hotel is a temple to classic modern Viennese design, with comfy, studio-like bedrooms with separate living areas, some of which have cantilevered windows with “gorgeous window seats” on which to stretch out to enjoy a book and a glass of something lovely (every room comes with complimentary wine). At the hotel’s relaxed Brasserie & Bakery restaurant you can feast on the freshest bread and pastries at breakfast and contemporary interpretations of traditional Viennese dishes for lunch and dinner.
(Doubles from £232)

4 Hotel Mercer, Seville, Spain

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Set in Seville in the Andalucía Region, 1.1 km from Plaza de Armas. The glass of cava that gets pressed into your hand on arrival at this “oasis in the heart of the city” sets the tone nicely. In the riverside neighbourhood of El Arenal, Hotel Mercer offers everything you could want on a long weekend in the city. “A true hidden jewel”, this restored 19th-century palace on a quiet cobbled street has just 12 sleekly contemporary bedrooms, two of which come with private terraces furnished with sun loungers and orange trees. After a day’s sightseeing, head up to the rooftop pool and poolside bar to cool off. Then move on to Maria Luisa, the hotel’s contemporary Andalucian restaurant, and drinks at cocktail bar Fizz, both of which are arranged around an Andalucian-style central patio.
(Doubles from £282)

 

5 Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Greece

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It would be difficult to speak of Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas without mentioning the cove itself. Here, the surrounding landscape is formed in a stunning concave, giving the azure waters and resort on its shores a feeling of deep privacy. Agios Nikolaos – an arty, sleepy town in on the north-east coast – provides the buzz, while Mirabello Bay offers the glorious horizons and water-sport opportunities. You’ll find sands are white and smooth as silk, the sky a similar shade to the water all year round and the parasols open, waiting for your arrival.

 

 

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6 Alternative Valentines Gifts from Virgin Experience Days with 20% off!

Treat your loved one to a unique Valentines gift from Virgin Experience Days this February – Using your World Privilege Plus membership to get an exciting 20% off!

Candy Face Making at Spun Candy

Candy face making unique Valentine's gift with Virgin Experience Days

Get in touch with your artistic side and create a sugary masterpiece of your very own with this Candy Face Making experience at Spun Candy, London.

Make sure you take a deep breath on arrival because the sugary aromas are something to behold. You’ll be greeted by the team who’ll kick things off with a welcome drink before you get down to business. One of the resident Candy Makers will talk you through the processes as you choose your candy’s flavour and create a sugary colour palette. Then after a masterclass in how to go about making a candy face, you’ll be let loose at your work stations.

Get your hands sticky and set about replicating your muse. Perhaps you’ll go for a self-portrait, or maybe you’ll make someone special for a truly unique sweet treat. At the end of your day, you can take home a goodie bag with your finished work of art and official candy maker certificate.

Urban Beekeeping and Honey Craft Beer Tasting for Two

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Enter the Hiver Experience: discover the secrets of urban beekeeping in the heart of London and follow up with a tutored honey beer and food matching session with Hiver Beers. After learning a bit about beekeeping in the city, you’ll be ready to inspect the hive with the resident beekeeper. Don your bee suits, get up close and channel your inner beekeeper as you each learn how to work with beekeeping tools to check the health of the hive.

Once you’ve got to grips with the process, there’ll be time to relax over a tutored honey beers and food matching session. Honey beer remains a largely undiscovered phenomenon, but you’ll learn all about it, getting to taste an ale and a lager, as well as the honeys used in the brewing process and some of the beer ingredients.

Whether you’re bee enthusiasts, beer enthusiasts, or a bit of both, this Urban Beekeeping and Honey Craft Beer Tasting for Two promises to be an unforgettable day out.

Predator Adventures Seabreacher Experience for Two

Seabreacher experience on the Thames London for unique Valentine's gift with Virgin Experience Days

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a killer whale, then this incredible Predator Adventures Seabreacher Experience for Two is about as close as you’re ever going to get. Strapped into your pod, you’ll experience huge leaps, dives, side rolls and some serious g-force as your expert drivers put your watercraft through their paces.

Dive down to depths of 6 feet under the waves, hit surface speeds of up to 60mph, under water speeds of a whopping 40mph and get some air with jumps of up to 18 feet out of the water. De-geared and back on dry land, you’ll be able to purchase picturess and souvenirs of your wet, wild and totally unique experience.

Piggy Pet and Play for Two

Pig pet and play experience for unique Valentine's Day gift with Virgin Experience Days

There’s a bunch of loveable new friends waiting to meet you at Kew Little Pigs. Discover a piggy paradise with this Piggy Pet and Play for Two. Grab a friend and head inside the pig pens for an hour and a half of fun, where you’ll meet the pigs by name, pet and play with them, and give them a good groom.

The miniature pigs come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own unique personality, so guaranteed you’ll meet some real characters. Selfie seekers are always welcome, as the pigs love the spotlight and know exactly how to strike a pose!

Personalised rum making workshop for two unique Valentine's gift with Virgin Experience Days

Get ready to embrace your inner connoisseur at Laki Kane’s Spiced Dry Rum Club, where you’ll be creating your own personalised rum, all while learning – and tasting! – your way through the history of this delicious spirit.

You’ll both learn about the processes and journey of rum, with three delicious cocktails topped off with nibbles. In this world-first rum-redistillation experience, you can both channel your mixology skills to flavour and redistill a 100ml bottle of rum using spices of your choice, using your own copper alembic pot stills. With world-leading rum ambassadors guiding you, you can rest assured that you’ll have something delicious to take home.

High Tea for Two at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Afternoon tea with cats in London unique Valentine's gifts with Virgin Experience Days

It’s a cuppa (plus a bit extra) with cats – what more do you need to know? Three tiers of cakes, savoury bakes and scones to enjoy while surrounded by up to 17 feline friends (and one human one), washed down with a tea or coffee with this High Tea for Two at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London.

The UK’s longest-running cat café, starting furry business back in 2014, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium (though you can’t buy the whiskery tenants) is known throughout the city as the place to be if you need a bit of four-legged TLC and a high-quality cup of tea. As you gaze at whichever of the 17 moggies are taking a break in the tea room, you’ll be served a fresh and filling high tea with a seasonal selection of sweets and meat free savouries that make the perfect cat-appreciation accompaniment.

You’ll also have a choice of tea, coffee or soft drink to enjoy during your roughly 90 minute high-tea-and-cats session, meaning your thirst for drinks and pretty pets will be equally quenched to satisfaction. Dine well, drink up and try to hold back the urge to take one of your new friends home – you can always come back for more!

Your World Privilege Plus membership will give you access to this Virgin Experience Days discount plus many more special privileges and discounts.  Sign up now to start saving today!

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Read more with BookBeat!

2019 has seen the best start to the year in terms of how much I’ve read thanks to one really smart, simple hack. BookBeat — and walking as much as possible.

Because of this one simple change in my life, I’ve got through almost a book a week by the end of the year (read 40 — not bad going and I’ve consumed some incredible content that I’m delighted to share with members, in the hopes you will have a look and try it for a month for FREE). So let’s get to it and share some of the amazing books I have already read.

If you read one book in 2019 .- make it this, I went out and brought this:

1. Lost Connections – Johann Hari
It’s my top choice having been recommended this by a friend and having no idea how incredible I’d find it. It’s an absolute masterpiece that could totally change society and the way we think. “Suffering from depression all his life, he travels the world uncovering stories from fellow sufferers and the key scientists who have shaped the modern world of antidepressants to blow that story wide open, making room for a new, improved one.Image result for Lost Connections Johann Hari

2. Fear trump in the White House Bob Woodward
With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

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3. Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences – his two fathers. One father (Robert’s real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor. The other father was the father of Robert’s best friend – that Dad was an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his poor dad pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his rich dad. Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Image result for Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
4. Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson
In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

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5. Principles Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

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6. Dreams from My Father Barack Obama
A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America, Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader—a man who is playing, and will play, an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation.
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7. The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
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BookBeat gives you access to tens of thousands of audiobooks and radio plays from all genres right on your smartphone. Discover novels, thrillers, guides, children’s radio plays or any other audiobook of your choice. Be inspired by our personal lists and audiobook recommendations. You can stream all audiobooks or download them for offline use – perfect for on the go. At BookBeat, you can cancel at any time and choose between two subscription models, depending on your hearing needs.

World Privilege Plus Members, you’ll always start BookBeat with a free trial of BookBeat Premium to discover and test all audiobooks. Listen as much as you want!

WPP Members receive 1 month discount on their purchase.
• Listen for 1 month free!
• Tens of thousands of audiobooks right on your smartphone
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• Stream or listen offline

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Hearst Magazines Benefits Fair with Enjoy Benefits

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Last week staff at World Privilege Plus attended a benefits fair for Hearst Magazines – hosted by Enjoy Benefits. Here are some of the prizes donated by World Privilege Plus partners.

Sennheiser offer members 20-70% off.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM Free: The MOMENTUM Free is Sennheiser’s most compact Bluetooth earphone. Like every member of the MOMENTUM family, it leaves nothing to be desired in terms of sound, style and technical quality. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm® aptX ™, it delivers the best wireless hi-fi sound that can be enjoyed all day long thanks to the ergonomic headphone design. With its built-in microphone, a battery life of six hours and a high-quality transport bag made of genuine leather, the MOMENTUM Free is the ideal partner for discerning music lovers who travel a lot. Prize Value €199.

Blush + Blow offer members 5-30%.
Blush + Blow was founded by Bridget O’Keeffe, makeup artist, beauty blogger and entrepreneur. She wanted to create a place with excellent customer service that has great value for money with a fun, unique experience. There really is nowhere else you will need to go to for all your beauty, blow-dry and skincare needs. Prize is a Blow-dry & Manicure worth £100.


Hawes & Curtis offer members 20% off.
Hawes & Curtis was acclaimed by aristocracy and Hollywood’s elite. Today, in addition to producing the finest shirts and formalwear, Hawes & Curtis has introduced exciting new capsule collections, presenting customers with complete looks for a variety of occasions. Prize is £200 Gift Voucher to spend in store or online.


Ghost offer members 15% off.
The iconic British brand, Ghost London, launched three decades ago and has since become an established heritage fashion house producing cotemporary clothing. Maintaining a vintage bohemian feel, Ghost’s collections are known for the feminine aesthetic and modern silhouettes. Fabrics and prints are a key element to every collection and almost always crafted from our signature viscose and ‘Garment Dyed’. Prize: Voucher worth £300.


See Tickets offer members 10% off West End shows.
See Tickets, the UK’s premier ticketing company retails, markets and distributes tickets for events across music, theatre, consumer events, comedy and sport. Experience all that London’s West End has to offer. See Tickets Prize: 2 ticket to see COME FROM AWAY the new musical @ Phoenix Theatre on Fri 8th Feb – Value £84.00. When 38 airliners carrying 7,000 passengers were forced to divert to Newfoundland on 9/11 in 2001, a beautiful thing happened. The locals in the small frozen town of Gander, on a rock in the North Atlantic, opened their homes and hearts to the temporarily displaced.


The Cinema Society offer members up to 40% off.
The Cinema Society: Save up to 40% off the price of your cinema tickets, for any film on any day at any time. The level of discount you receive will depend upon the cinema and time you want to visit but (whisper it) there are time’s we’ve discovered the discounts to be even higher! Prize: 2 free tickets to the cinema of your choice, plus discount code for friends and family.

 

For details on how you can offer the World Privilege Plus discounts to your employees please email: [email protected]

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Where to go in February

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With the Festive season over, many of us look for some much needed winter sunshine and with Valentine’s Day around the corner there are some great destinations perfect for the month of love.

1. New Orleans
Is there a better time than February to visit the Big Easy? Not only is the raw humidity of the Louisiana summer yet to awaken, but the city’s most famous carnival, Mardi Gras, dominates the month. February 13 will be the big day of celebration in 2019, but you can expect a full week of parades, music, razzmatazz and merriment on St Charles Avenue and in the French Quarter in the build-up to Fat Tuesday.
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2. Marrakesh, Morocco
The Moroccan capital is at its best in February, when days are sun-baked but rarely sweaty, and nights are refreshingly cool, ideal for downing cinnamon-spiced pastilla and rich lamb tagine. Spend the morning wandering the souks, skipping from sellers hawking handmade leather bags and sandals to those peddling rainbows of silk pashminas (don’t forget to haggle). Afterwards, plunk yourself at a garden-fringed hotel pool – Four Seasons Resort Marrakesh, Hotel price reduced from £361 to £298 just outside the souk, is one of the most tranquil hotels. Emirates are offering World Privilege Plus members an incredible 5% off flights.
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3. Barbados
Powder-white sands lapped by azure waves, frosted cocktails made from punchy local rum, glitzy hotels – if you want a sultry Valentine’s break, Barbados is hard to beat. Sexy places to stay, from hideaway villas to plush resorts, line its western shores, while seafood-stacked restaurants, such as The Cliff or Cin Cin, are perfect for a sundowner tête-à-tête. The cherry on the cake? Tax-free shopping in colonial Bridgetown – because nothing says ‘I love you’ like a cut-price diamond-encrusted watch. With up 60% off over 270 Hotels to choose from your money is going a lot further with your World Privilege Plus Membership.
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4. The Maldives
Some 1,192 islets and coral outcrops – stretched across 26 atolls and 35,000 square miles of water – make up this archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. golden sands, swaying palm trees, azure shallows. If you want variety of terrain, do not visit the Maldives. If you want temperatures in the thirties Celsius and unrestrained beach luxury, you have chosen well. World Privilege Plus have partners with Maldives Aficionado membership Amilla Fushi and Finolhu Resorts (contact us directly for more details) to provide you with a host of complementary services and upgrade.
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5. Oman
Neither as grandstanding as Dubai, nor as grand as Abu Dhabi (whose long-in-percolation outpost of the Louvre opened last year, while the Guggenheim has yet to be unveiled), Oman is the calmer cousin of the Arabian Peninsula. But it should not be underestimated as a possibility for winter sun. Both Zighy Bay and Sur are alluring places for beach escapes; Muscat is a city of underappreciated culture and sophistication.
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6. St Lucia
St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most coveted destinations – and with good reason. Its west coast is home to some of the planet’s loveliest beaches, including the golden strip of Anse Chastanet – while the twin volcanic bluffs of Gros and Petit Piton offer hiking and climbing challenges, as well as wonderful photos. Discover the best kept secret in Saint Lucia and immerse yourself in true Caribbean luxury. East Winds is a breath taking tropical garden by the sea, set on a sandy, secluded storybook beach. Our Caribbean hideaway is the island’s original boutique resort, featuring 30 cottage style suites and an Ocean front beach house, tucked away amongst lush plants, trees, and a kaleidoscope of colourful bird life. Members get up to 30% off.
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7. Zanzibar
This feted slice of sand and sunshine is a continental junction box – officially African in that it is part of Tanzania, seductively Middle Eastern in the mercantile heritage of Stone Town (which was once the capital of Oman), temptingly tropical in the way the Indian Ocean laps at its sides. Of course, this clash of cultures only makes Zanzibar more exotic – and the weather is largely reliable, flirting with the thirties Celsius as February dawns.
Take me to Zanzibar

8. Hawaii
There can be no doubt that America’s mid-Pacific archipelago requires quite a journey from the UK, and an 11-hour slug of jetlag once you arrive. But there are few better cures for such time difference than the soft sands of Waikiki Beach – the sunshine strip which adorns the southern edge of the state capital Honolulu, on Oahu. And the sight of the volcanic titans Kilauea and Mauna Loa, on the “Big Island”, is sure to awaken the senses.
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And if that wasn’t enough WPP have partnered with WeSwap to give member £15.00 when they sign up and add £50.00. WeSwap is a revolutionary peer-to-peer currency exchange platform. It automatically swaps your money directly with other travellers at the fairest rate out there. No hidden charges or poor exchange rates – making it much cheaper than banks and bureaux. You get a free multi-currency card that works worldwide and an easy to use app to help manage your money on the move. Join today and start saving up to 90% on your travel money.

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What is private healthcare insurance?

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Private healthcare insurance, or private medical insurance as it’s otherwise known by, is designed to give you fast access to eligible health treatment when you need it.

It gives you all the benefits of private healthcare without the worry of how to pay for it. You pay regular subscriptions then your insurer pays for your treatment, as long as it’s covered under your plan.

When you join us at AXA PPP healthcare, you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll have access to the fast diagnosis and treatment you want, along with genuine help, support and understanding from people who care. Our private health insurance plan, Personal Health, covers treatment for a wide range of conditions. This includes the cost of surgery and specialists’ fees and drugs if you need to spend time in hospital as an in-patient.

We also understand that everyone’s different. We have a range of cover options letting you tailor your private health insurance plan so it’s right for you.
Think about what’s important to you and what you want to cover. Maybe you just want cover for yourself or you want cover for your whole family. Making a list of priorities can help you choose the right plan for your needs. If there’s something you want to cover, just ask us.

We also offer extra benefits to our members which include our [email protected] service (delivered by Doctor Care Anywhere); where you can talk to a doctor either by video or phone at a time that suits you (subject to availability) and our online health and wellbeing website AXA ActivePlus; where our members can purchase health related products and services.
Our AXA ActivePlus retail site offers a range of solutions to help prevent illness. This covers products like wearable technology and sports and fitness clothing and equipment to health assessments and gym memberships.

We’re offering all new members who purchase our Personal Health private healthcare plan from the World Privilege Plus website 2 months free cover plus a £100 Marks and Spencer’s gift card.*

So get a quote now by calling 0800 313 4936.

Our Personal Health plan covers eligible treatment of medical conditions that arise after you join.

*Terms and conditions apply. Lines are open 9am to 8pm weekdays. We may record and/or monitor calls for quality assurance, training and as a record of our conversation.
World Privilege Plus is an Introducer Appointed Representative of AXA PPP healthcare Limited.

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Guide to finding and financing your new car – with special rates for WPP members from iLease

Guide to finding and financing your new car

Finding your next car can be a scary time, you have to work through a maze of not only what car to buy, how to finance it but also who to get it from.

There is so much to consider at once – different models, mileage requirements, finance types to name a few. iLease have put together this guide to help you through the vast and confusing world of car leasing and car buying.

Where to go

Cars are available to lease or buy from a variety of sources – local dealerships, franchise dealerships, online, private sellers but how do you know which sellers are trustworthy?

At iLease we have the backup of working in the car industry for over 22 years with the backing of long standing relationships with over 26 car manufacturers plus being authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In addition, all our team (including sales and support staff) are all independently SAF certified to ensure we are at the top of our game when it comes to offering advice on financing a car.

Our online compare the market tool, enables us to show you the best leasing deals on the web helping you avoid the time consuming trawl through multiple websites trying to find the best deal.

Plus, we don’t have any hidden charges, which can be so disappointing when you think you have a great deal. A low cost monthly payment could be heightened by hidden admin and arrangement fees. With free delivery, road fund licence included and manufacturer warranty as standard, we hope you find this to be on the cherry on top to your fantastic car and leasing deal.

How personal leasing works

  • What is personal car leasing?

Personal car leasing, also known as personal contract hire, is a finance product for individual consumers, basically if you would like to lease a car in your name then personal contract hire is for you. If you wanted to lease a car under a business name, you would need to look at business contract hire as an alternative.

  • What do I pay on personal leasing?

Simply, you will:

  • Choose your car
  • You decide how many months you would like to lease the car for (this will affect the monthly cost)
  • You can pay an upfront payment (although at iLease we offer many vehicles with no upfront payment) The number of payments you choose upfront can also affect your monthly payment
  • You choose the mileage you would like on an annual basis (this will affect the monthly cost)
  • You choose whether you would like the car to be maintained by us or yourself (choosing maintenance included will affect the monthly payment)
  • There will always be a monthly payment you will need to pay for the duration of the contract

What to buy – get to grips with your basic requirements and you are halfway there

Before signing up to a new finance agreement on a car, why not sit down and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Why am I leasing a car?
  • What do I need the car to do?
  • What is my monthly budget?
  • How long do I want to keep the car for?

Once you have answered these four key questions you will be halfway there to knowing what sort of car and what sort of lease you would like to take out. Narrowing yourself down to a list of cars that you think will suit your requirements means you can start to see what deals are out there.

We find it common for our customers to completely change their mind when they start searching our site as they unexpectedly find a great deal on a car they never thought their monthly budget would allow.

iLease order process

Feel confident in how you order your new car with iLease by reading our order process from selecting your car right up until delivery.

Step 1 – Choose your vehicle

Use our search tool to find your perfect vehicle. We can provide any variation on any vehicle and quote for any additional optional extras you require. We can also provide quotes for different upfront payments, annual mileage and agreement duration.

Step 2 – Finance Approval

Finance approval will need to be established before your order can be placed. Our online application takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Step 3 – You place an order iLease

We will send you your order by email and we will require your signature to confirm your acceptance of the personal contract hire agreement quoted. We will also require a copy of your driving licence as proof of identity.

Step 4 – We place order with relevant manufacturer

We will place an order with the manufacturer on your behalf. Our manufacturer network offers a very high level of service standards and back up. All vehicles are covered by full manufacturer warranty and can be serviced by your local service centre or dealer.

Step 5 – Sign your documents

A Direct debit form and a contractual agreement will need to be signed confirming the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Step 6 – Delivery of your new car

Delivery of your new car can be made nationwide by our network for no additional cost. We want to make receiving your new car as convenient as possible so you can have the car delivered to your home, place of work or wherever is convenient to you.

There will be a professional handover by the delivery driver at the point of delivery to enable you to familiarise you with your new car.

For further information, or if you have any questions please check out our frequently asked question page or contact us.

Our iLease promise

At iLease we are committed to providing a top class service to all of our customers. If you are looking for a worry-free, friendly and helpful way to lease a car, then look no further than iLease. We offer complete peace of mind with no hidden charges and full back up of manufacturer warranty.

Interested in finding out more about iLease? Login to your World Privilege Plus account and search “iLease” – follow the redemption link to view special offers with up to 45% off!

 

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Make Christmas Gifting Easy with Allumi – 10% discount for World Privilege Plus members

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Award winning Interior Designer, Ally Houghton of Ideas Interiors, has been creating her Ideas for over 20 years. Ally is thrilled to share with you her secret of ‘Allumi’ – an exclusive home fragrance collection, which magically blends only the finest and purest ingredients. Lovingly hand crafted in the Heart of Britain, our products use a sublime range of exclusive essential oils, personally selected by Ally and hand blended by some of the finest perfumers in Britain. As the beautiful aromas infuse your space, the exquisite oils will sooth the mind, body and spirit, uplift and energise your soul… thus bestow an inner peace.

You can select from one of the 3 exclusive fragrances:

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ZEN

Deliciously warm, dark and sensuous… Rich fruit medley of pomegranate & plum with delicate floral undertones, warmed with amber, geranium, sandalwood, lavender, patchouli & musk. A harmonious blend to release your stress and help you discover your hidden senses.

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PURITY

Refreshing, enlivening with floral heart notes a fragrance for every room of the home. Fresh citrus top notes harmonise with a heart of White Gardenia, Orchid and Jasmine accords, yielding a fusion of Mimosa and delicate musk. Enlighten your space with the beauty of nature.

ENERGIZE

Awaken your sense with a sophisticated citrus chypre of bergamot, patchouli and basil; top notes of tangerine, mandarin, lemon, lime and neroli warmed with herbal and woody accents.

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WHITE CERAMIC BUDDHA

A stunning alternative to the dancing flame of our Allumi Soy Candle, the White Ceramic Buddha Head adds a calm and contemporary sophistication to any space.

Simply let the heat of a small tea light slowly release the fragrance of the hand blended essential oils which are encased within each single wax sphere.

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Theatre Etiquette

When to arrive, what to wear, when to go, what to eat – all your theatre etiquette questions answered

When going to the theatre there are, certain rules to remember. Here are a few to get you ready for the theatre, now you’ll be prepared for anything.

What should I wear?
Although quite a few people like to wear smart clothes for a trip to the theatre, feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

When Shall I arrive?
Arriving early is essential. There are often busy queues to collect tickets, and shows start right on time. Aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show starts.

Can I bring food?
There’s nothing wrong with carrying a plastic bottle of water, your own sandwiches to eat during the interval, or a little box of chocolates to share with a friend.

But you will encounter a few raised eyebrows (or even a dreaded ‘tut’) if you turn up with anything that rustles, loud or smelly to eat.

Can I Drink?
Yes. In fact, sipping a glass of wine or a G&T at the interval is positively encouraged, with interval drinks available to pre-order from the bar. But most theatres will ask you to transfer your drink into a plastic cup (safety first) before you return to your seat.

When should I clap?
It’s pretty easy to work out when to clap at the theatre, but when in doubt wait until everyone else does. And enjoy yourself – this is the one part of the show where absolutely nobody can complain you’re making too much noise.

Now you are ready for an amazing evening at the theatre here are some of our recommendations all with World Privilege Plus discounts in association with our partner See Tickets:

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RICHARD III

‘What do I fear? Myself?’

After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history.

Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it.

Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.

Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie; Cleansed; John) returns to Headlong to play Shakespeare’s iconic villain, in a revelatory new production directed by Headlong Associate Artist John Haidar.

Richard III is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.

13th – 31st March, Alexandra Palace Theatre.

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DON QUIXOTE

Following an acclaimed opening at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Angus Jackson’s riotous 2016 production of Don Quixote transfers to the West End. Playing a strictly limited season at the Garrick Theatre, the production sees the return of David Threlfall and Rufus Hound as the iconic duo, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Adapted for the stage by journalist, literary critic and poet James Fenton, the production is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ original novel of the same name, which follows the adventurous title character as he embarks on his own quest of chivalry after reading countless books. Armed with a lance and a sword, he decides to become a wandering knight, rescuing the helpless and defeating the evil.

Unfortunately, Don Quixote is tremendously unprepared, and quickly loses his grip on reality. Accompanied by his loyal, but equally unprepared, companion Sancho Panza, the two set out on a hilarious, haphazard adventure in this farcical adaptation of a famous novel.

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the production is once again directed by Angus Jackson, whose credits span numerous productions with the RSC. A hugely funny, lyrical and energetic take on a classic novel.

27 October 2018 – 2 February 2019, Garrick Theatre.

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now London’s hottest new show. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL follows the legendary career of Berry Gordy and the creation of his musical empire, Motown Records. The story begins in 1983, on the evening of the 25th anniversary celebration of Motown, and Berry Gordy is looking back on his career. Inspired by his childhood hero, black American boxer Joe Louis, the young Berry dreams big, hoping one day to make people as happy and proud. After a few years on Detroit’s automobile assembly line he sets his sights on bringing a socially charged, racially divided country together with music. With an $800 loan from his family, Berry founds a music-making factory. Motown is born!

Berry signs a series of ground-breaking artists including Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more. But with the Vietnam War looming and America at a cultural turning point, Berry realises the time has come to push for something bigger than he ever dreamed of, to make music that could get the whole world moving to the same beat.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to define the sound of a generation – complete with the ups and downs of the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and – of course – the music that made history. Discover the story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by storm. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how one label and its roster of legendary artists created the soundtrack that transformed America and gave the world a new musical vocabulary – the Motown Sound. With over 40 classic songs such as “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “Dancing in the Street,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” this explosive event is the next chapter of Motown’s incredible history – and an experience you’ll never forget.

22nd October 2018 – 20th April 2019, Shaftesbury Theatre.

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BILL BAILEY – LARKS IN TRANSIT

Following a successful UK tour, comedy favourite Bill Bailey returns to the West End with his newest show, Larks in Transit. Playing at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited run, the live comedy show guarantees to feature his signature musical virtuosity, surreal comedy and intelligence, married with topical, political tales.

Documenting his 20 years of travelling as a stand-up comedian, Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and anecdotes from a vast array of experience. Pulling into question politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness, Bill Bailey uses his well-known style of song to tell the real story of Old McDonald, fashion a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagine the Stars and Stripes.

Bill Bailey is an award-winning comedian, musician and actor, best-known for his stand-up routines and appearing on panel shows including QI, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He last appeared in the West End in 2015 with his show Limboland, and previous tours have included sell-out shows such as Tinseltown, Qualmpeddler and Dandelion Mind, which ran at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2010.

Guaranteed to be a hilarious adventure into the mind of one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, the show promises to address serious politics with the jovial use of music instruments of all kinds.

3rd December 2018 – 5th January 2019, Wyndham’s Theatre.

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THE INHERITANCE

Matthew Lopez’s epic two part drama transfers to the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre following a hugely successful sell-out run at the Young Vic earlier this year.

The play has been described as Howards End-meets-Angels in America as it examines what life is like to be part of the gay community on New York a generation after the AIDS crisis. It focuses on two couples, one older, one younger, as they live through the consequences of the struggles faced by the generation before them.

Directed by Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance is at the Noel Coward Theatre from 21st September until 5th January and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for part two of The Inheritance are available here.

Stage legend Vanessa Redgrave features in the cast of the production (appearing in part two) which also includes Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap, John Benjamin Hickey and Paul Hilton from the original Young Vic run.

In a five-star review of the original production for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton described the piece as ‘a play full of convincing feeling and legible fears, set in a landscape that embraces both the privileged and the dispossessed’.

22nd September 2018 – 19th January 2019, Noël Coward Theatre.

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