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Get Away August with the Oxford Concierge


It’s suitcases at the ready this month as we get going on some serious travel plans. No need to worry about navigating the puzzles of red, amber, green – most of these beauties are just hop on and go, courtesy of Ask William.

Fly me, and Fido too

We are now offering private jet travel from London Oxford Airport to destinations here and abroad. And if the prospect of stress free, no queues, completely bespoke travelling is not fabulous enough, you can also take your pooch with you in the cabin! Talk to us about arranging a quote for you soon. We can add airport transfers to and from your home in a chauffeur driven, state of the art Mercedes. Now don’t say we never spoil you -

The Ask William hotel booking service

We are delighted to bring you our new hotel booking service at no extra charge to you. After months of visiting, inspecting and making friends with some of the country’s most fabulous hotels, we are now taking the hard work and uncertainty out of finding you the best rooms and making sure your personal requirements are met. We’ll be spotlighting some of our favourites over the coming months. Class acts like the Randolph in Oxford, London’s Kensington Doyle and South Lodge in Surrey. But for now, if you are thinking of booking a hotel anywhere, call us first. We will do our very best to open all the right doors and make your stay super-special -

Head for the hills, royal style

Embark on a grand Highland fling with Royal Scotsman, a Belmond train. This divinely decadent train, made up of ten mahogany-clad sleeper cars will transport you on two, three, and four-night journeys through the Scottish Highlands. Carefully curated excursions will see you sipping the finest whiskies, visiting castles and grand country estates, hiking over hills and trying your hand at clay-pigeon shooting and fishing. We’ve teamed up with the beautiful Belmond folk to bring you two complimentary nights (woo hoo!) at Edinburgh's The Balmoral hotel and a treatment in the train's on-board spa if you travel this August or early September -


nik kershaw
Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

Nell Mescal pwj9ug
Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

Sea Girls Credit Blacksocks qoafap
Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.

Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.