The Palm Court: The Langham

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The Langham, my home away from home and the purveyor of my favourite cocktail in London: The Pink & Gold. This time however, I was there to take Afternoon Tea with Lady L Senior in the beautiful surroundings of the Palm Court. As we make our way up the hotel steps, the glitz and glamour of... Read more »


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I have never been much of a fan of the West End. It has nothing to do with what it has to offer; it is the people. I can not stand large groups of people. I think this is due, mainly, to my impatience. I think people either walk too slowly, take annoying photos across... Read more »

Seven Park Place

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St James’ Hotel and Club has a magnificent entrance and the Hotel’s restaurant, Seven Park Place by William Drabble, has the opulent feel of an ambassador’s residence, with striking original artworks and funky glass lights adorning the patterned walls. As one of the smallest Michelin-starred restaurants, with only 26 covers, the dining area is luxurious... Read more »

Lucian Freud

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I was not surprised to learn that as a boy, Lucian Freud was expelled from school for dropping his trousers in public. It seems to me that he has been doing this ever since and saying ‘look if you want to – or walk away – this is me take it or leave it.’ Thankfully... Read more »

Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells

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The moment I walked through the entrance of the grand Hotel du Vin in Royal Tunbridge Wells, I knew I was going to be in for a wondrous experience.  The hotel is set in one of the historic spa town's architectural landmarks, a Grade II-listed sandstone mansion built as a private residence in 1762.  I spent an enjoyable... Read more »

Burger and Lobster

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Just occasionally a restaurant eschews a fancy name, and says what it serves... Burger & Lobster, part of the Goodman steak chain, does exactly that.  Its menu has proved so popular that the restaurant is now moving nearly two tons of lobster a week - and as the lobsters are roughly a 1kg each, that's nearly two thousand lobsters... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at The Kensington

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“Millions of spiders have been milked & woven into a gold silk cape, we have 2C this!” said the tweet from @LadyCofBespoke; “The one at the V&A?” I tweeted back, “Yes” she replied. Thus I was tempted to town to look at a spider silk cape –but also the perfect excuse not only to see my... Read more »

Four Seasons London at Park Lane

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The Spa at The Four Seasons London at Park Lane is unique, not only in the services it provides but most importantly the location.  Located on the top level of the hotel the panorama from The Spa is breathtaking, with 360 views of the London skyline this is truly an extraordinary venue for what was... Read more »