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BLOC Hotels Best Winter Holidays 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

BLOC Hotels Best Winter Holidays 2019

Are you already daydreaming of swapping your umbrella for a beach parasol? Thought so. Because now is the perfect time to start planning your winter getaway.

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The Best of Binge - Autumn 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Best of Binge - Autumn 2018

There are so many great shows across an array of streaming services that it's hard to know where to begin. Here are a few of our favourites...

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The Art of Not Drinking

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Art of Not Drinking

Data released last May from the Office for National Statistics shows the proportion of adults who said they drank alcohol was at the lowest level on record...

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Second-City Street Food

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Second-City Street Food

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era... Nick Byng, editor of Grapevine Birmingham, guides us through the best of Brum's street eats...

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The Best of Birmingham this Autumn

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Best of Birmingham this Autumn

As the leaves begin to fall and nights grow longer across the city, we've compiled the best events taking place in Birmingham this Autumn.

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Bricks and Mortar for Baked in Brick

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bricks and Mortar for Baked in Brick

The interior of the restaurant is inspired by Lee’s journey to date and is home to a full-size mini cooper, which he used to grill over...

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Listen Up

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Listen Up

You heard it here first. Podcasts are now officially mainstream. Chris Williams listens in to some of the most popular and discovers the best way to listen...

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BLOC'S Autumn Travel Picks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BLOC'S Autumn Travel Picks

Check out some of our favourite travel apps, accessories and games to keep you occupied on those long and boring journeys...

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Eastern Eats

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Eastern Eats

This one’s for the foodies - make an east-bound pilgrimage to these Singapore neighbourhoods with eats on the agenda...

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Singapore Fling

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Singapore Fling

If you’re looking for a reason to book that flight to Singapore, we’ll make it easy - here’s a dozen reasons why the city should be in your travel bucket list...

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BLOC Magazine

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Welcome to the online home of BLOC, the glossy new lifestyle magazine for smart travellers.

"As we say goodbye to summer, the autumn issue of our magazine looks ahead to some great events that are taking place in our nation’s capital, London and second-city, Birmingham.

Both cities are home to BLOC hotels and we’re working hard to add other locations where you can sample our ‘affordable luxury’.

We have distilled the finest luxury ingredients into a package that provides perfect, yet affordable conditions for an overnight stay in prime locations. It’s about no-nonsense style and function.

This magazine embraces that theme. It is a collection of some of the favourite things we have discovered on our travels.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - sign up to receive free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

Once again we hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey."

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online version of the magazine click here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.