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Tips and deals: 23/08/2009

The tour

Take a different view of London on a new jogging tour of the city's landmarks. London Sightseeing Runs are led by a qualified fitness trainer who will also act as your guide on the one-hour tour. Go to londonsightseeingruns.com

The service

Lighten your load by leaving the laptop at home. London hotel The Lanesborough is putting Sony VAIO laptops in its 95 rooms, complemented by free Wi-Fi. That means no more hanging around the business centre either. Go to lanesborough.com

The gadget

Just launched, the COOL-ER ereader claims to be 45 per cent lighter than most of its competitors and is available in eight bright colours. The device can hold 800 ebooks and is small enough to carry in a handbag. Price £189. Go to interead.co.uk

The bargain

Treat your family to a night at The Dorchester this summer. From 22 August to 6 September, the glamorous London hotel will accommodate two adults and up to two children aged under 16 in two interconnecting rooms for a total price of £385 per night. Go to thedorchester.com