The Horrendous Insults I Hear As A Door Girl

Ann French | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK
Ann French

The the job that I do is basically a 'gate keeper' of sorts. I am the front of house for a venue, greeting people and making sure the venue only takes...

New London Brunch Options

Lucy Self | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

The weekend brunch. Giving us carte blanche to booze before midday and eat a billion, béchamel-laden calories. I'm sure there are some that think this mid-way meal a waste of time and money, but they are deranged.

Tyne For Tea! Interview with Author Tyne O'Connell

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Annette Bette Kellow

Tyne is a triple threat. Not only is she a talented novelist and Mayfair Historian, but she is also impeccably elegant whilst she was recently awarded Eccentric Thinker of The Year by the Eccentrics Club (patron HRH Prince Philip).

Get to Know Martinis at Dukes Bar - Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Tucked away in an exclusive corner of Mayfair, only a brisk walk away from Buckingham Palace, lies Dukes Hotel. Stroll down St James's Street and take a side-street to enter the minute courtyard to find this discreet spot. Dukes Bar may come across a touch pretentious at first glance, mainly due to the imposing décor and grand location, but don't let that put you off.

Lucio Fontana at Newly Opened Tornabuoni Art, Albemarle Street

Chris Osburn | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Osburn

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1964 - image courtesy of Tornabuoni Art More than 50 seminal works by Argentine-Italian artist and founder ...

Tiny London Flat Complete With £10k Deposit Rented Out In 40 Minutes Flat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

The London property bubble continues to inflate with dizzying speed – after this miniscule flat no larger than a garage was snapped up in just 40 mi...

Why Aren't UK Ministers Manning the Free Speech Barricades for Raif Badawi?

Kate Allen | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

So take that Riyadh: we're going to continue having a close dialogue with you. Messrs Cameron and Ellwood have only spoken on Badawi's plight when asked. There have been no big ministerial statements, no press releases, no primetime media interviews, and no carpeting for the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the UK, Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Once again, it seems that ministers are content to wear the Saudi muzzle... As the UK government knows full well (not least because Amnesty International regularly tells it so), Saudi Arabia's human rights record is a roll-call of shame.

Mikhail Baryshnikov Art Show: A Privileged Insight Into Dance in Bond Street

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Mikhail Baryshnikov, a Russian dancer who defected to the West in 1974, moves through dance as Alice in Wonderland through the mirror. Firstly as a dancer, often cited as one of the three best dancers in history with Nijinsky and Nureyev; secondly as a choreographer and artistic director; and, finally, as a photographer.

Mr Éric Chavot and His Culinary Haven

Max De Lucia | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max De Lucia

Great food, sunshine and a move to the French military harbour of Toulon rekindled the rugby magic for Jonny Wilkinson. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have any calls coming in from Laporte to fill his boots. A shame; I do fancy the Mediterranean.

Man Dies After Mayfair Building Partially Collapses

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A construction worker has been killed and another injured when a building near the US embassy that was being redeveloped into flats partially collapse...

Ernesto Canovas: A Mixed Media View of the US in the 60s

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Ernesto Canovas, employs a multi-layered practice of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Canovas' artworks are heavily worked and only realised through careful contemplation

How Do You Portray a Blow Job in Opera?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Powder Her Face is an opera composed by Thomas Ades, with a libretto by Philip Hensher, based on the infamous Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll and the scandal her sexual exploits and subsequent divorce in the 1960s.

Why Can't the Crown Estate Be a Social Landlord?

Nick Mathiason | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Mathiason

The Bureau's trawl of local authority planning documents has established that 24 the 54 developments by the Crown Estate, the Duchies, the Church and Grosvenor fail to meet local affordable housing targets. In other words, Britain's five historic landowners are building in places where there is a recognised need for affordable homes, a requirement for them to meet that need but they often fail to do so.

Martin Finnin: Figures in an Abstract World

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Martin Finnin current exhibition, titled: Renegade Amongst the Dusty Nouns, at the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair skilfully recreates an abstract world that consists of figures, movement and memories.

Russian Millionaires Drop £130,000 In 'Monumental' Three-Hour Drinking Session

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Two Russian millionaires dropped a staggering £130,000 during a monster three-hour drinking session in one of London's most exclusive bars. The men, ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 40 - Love

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Love is great, especially to look at or watch. Being involved yourself can be a bit stressful, but to observe, it is awesome. I am having lunch with a...

Outside Dining - Before the End of Summer

James Emtage | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

With the summer of sun still going strong, London is LOVING its alfresco dining at the mo. And with the long evenings just still dragging out and slowly merging into that golden Autumnal feel, it's time to make the most of eating outside, before the chill sets in for winter.

Crafts and Fine Arts at Mayfair

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

When there is an obsession in labelling and differentiating among artists, media and Crafts and Fine Arts, it is very liberating to find a space that ...

Say Hello Again to the Greenhouse

Ben Falk | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

You can feel the villagey nature of London's most expensive neighbourhood in the mews houses that surround it. But while I have a tendency to shy away from places packed full of financiers, the airy yet intimate environs of Michelin-starred The Greenhouse means it feels comfortable and even cosy.

Three Things to Eat and Drink This Month

James Emtage | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

I found myself munching on a gull's egg this week. I wasn't planning on it, the situation just sort of arose and presented itself in my mouth. What's special about a gull's egg, you might be wondering. I was.

Burrata? Bless You...

Ben Falk | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

I'll admit it - I wasn't entirely sure what burrata was when I read about the new menu touting the stuff at Italian bolthole Babbo on Albemarle Street...

Simplicity Sells: Bill Amberg

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

The handbag is a very special thing. The perfect leather is required for the job at hand, the size an art to perfect, and the fastening is nothing but the third stage of precision difficulty on the path of handbag Eden.

Can a side order of peas really cost £7?

James Emtage | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

I'm not normally startled at the ever-escalating prices of some of London's restaurants. There's no hiding the fact that our capital is packed with so...

Where Is Kim Thinking Of Moving To?

WENN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home

Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to start plotting a move to London, saying it reminds her of being in New York. Kim seems fairly used to get...

Man Arrested Over Theft Of Olympic Medals

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Police are still searching for bronze medals allegedly stolen from two of Britain's Olympic heroes. The medals were taken from rower Alex Partridge...