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Take a peek inside Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses

They’re the ultimate in pre-flight indulgence They’re luxurious sanctuaries with a chilled-out atmosphere, in direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of the airport. Reserved exclusively for Upper Class passengers and Flying Club Gold members, Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses are the perfect place to relax before a flight. The front-of-house teams pre-empt every need, from cocktail mixing to spa treatments or simply …

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Necker’s new Great House

Necker's new Great House

When a lightning strike started a fire that destroyed Sir Richard Branson’s home on Necker Island in summer 2011, he vowed to re-build it better than before. Now, over two years later, the new Great House is complete. Modelled on the original Balinese design, its new features include a 1,500 sq ft master suite, a large outdoor terrace with hammocks …

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Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge

South Pole Allied Challenge

We’re supporting the charity expedition Prince Harry is making with wounded ex-servicemen and women. Prince Harry will be joining wounded servicemen and women this December as part of a gruelling 200-mile charity expedition to the South Pole. One of the most exciting expeditions of recent times, it’s being run by UK charity Walking With The Wounded to raise money to …

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Making the most of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running this year from 2-26 August, has showcased and celebrated the best performance and entertainment emerging from around the world for nearly 70 years, taking in comedy, dance, music and theatre. It’s been a launch pad for the likes of Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and many more. And it’s constantly expanding – …

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15 things to do on a rainy day

Things to do on a rainy day

If the weather’s bad and you’re spending the day indoors with your children, you don’t need to watch TV or play computer games all day. With minimal (or even no) financial outlay and only a little imagination from you, your children can still have an enjoyable, creative time with minimal mess, disruption and noise! We’ve arranged our activity ideas by …

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Life in a Lounge

lounge interior : hear from one of our hosts

Amy Drysdale, Deputy Lounge Manager at Edinburgh’s Virgin Money Lounge, told us what Lounge life is all about When Edinburgh’s Virgin Money Lounge opened in November 2011 along with one in Norwich, Amy, 25, admits that while excited, she was intrigued as to how people would receive the concept. She was one of a handful of Lounge hosts who had …

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