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Mr Éric Chavot and His Culinary Haven

Max De Lucia | Posted 28.05.2014 | 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...

Restaurant Serves Edible Condom

David J Constable | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

I am not walking across a beach but there is sand, and the above description is indeed of a condom. A pink condom. A filled condom. And I'm about to eat it.

Crombie: Coats Maketh the Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Crombie's autumn/winter 2012 collection possesses what you would expect from a company that has dressed the likes of the Duke of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant, The Beatles, JFK and Barack Obama: and that is ineffable classic style, but with a modern twist. Jason Holmes met Crombie's head of wholesale Gordon Ritchie to try on the king of coats

Horror As Woman Dies After Being Hit By Window Frame

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A woman has been killed by a falling window frame in central London, after it fell on her as she walked past a construction site in Hanover Square, Ma...

Penumbra

Diego Giolitti | Posted 19.07.2012 | Home
Diego Giolitti

The word penumbra is often rendered "half-light." The Latin origin paene umbra literally means "almost shadow." In between the shadow and the light there is a zone through which we may see what is in the penumbra, but we see it with this darkened hue, and it is problematic to say whether it is illuminated or not.

The Big Egg Hunt

Kate Bryan | Posted 29.04.2012 | Home
Kate Bryan

From Pancake Day, 200 giant and uniquely crafted Easter eggs have been smuggled into a variety of locations for 'The Fabergè Big Egg Hunt'. The eggs have been strategically placed throughout the capital, each designed by the world's leading artists, architects, designers and jewellers. Each egg therefore represents a unique moment to be discovered.

Banksy 'Threatened' In Graffiti By Old Rival King Robbo

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

The great artistic rivalry of our times appears to have been revived this week as Bansky’s long-time antagonist King Robbo flipped the lid off his p...

To Put Park Lane Into a Tunnel Should be to Recover the Lost Parkland, Boris, Not for Building Upon

Peter Martindale | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

I read with interest recently, enthusiastic support for London Mayor Boris Johnson as visionary for proposing to sink Park Lane (Mayfair, London) into a tunnel and to build on the land thus freed-up. Oh dear, environmental awareness certainly escapes Boris!

Banksy Strikes Again, This Time In The Homes Of London's Elite

Posted 19.02.2012 | Home

A new Banksy artwork has been discovered on the side of an empty building in London. It appeared in the financial district of Canary Wharf in the s...