Le Cercle

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You can walk down Sloane Street, which is possibly one of London’s most glamorous fashion districts, a thousand times without spotting Le Cercle. It is nicely hidden on Wilbraham Place at the Sloane Square end and the fact that the entire bar, restaurant and lounge are all underground enhances Le Cercle’s elusive nature. When you... Read more »

Dorchester’s Chelsea Flower Show Tea

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This May, visitors of The Dorchester can indulge in the ‘Rosé Garden Afternoon Tea’ to celebrate Laurent-Perrier’s 14th consecutive show garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the champagne house's bicentenary birthday.  Guests will be rewarded with a multi-sensory feast of delicious cakes, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, floral arrangements by award-winning garden designer, Arne Maynard,... Read more »

Four Seasons Hampshire

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Last night I dreamt I went to Dogmersfield Park again. It seemed to me that I swept up the drive and was welcomed by smiling, polite people who all knew me by name. I dreamt of country pursuits, surrounded by rolling hills, in the spring sunshine. I dreamt of relaxation and roaring fires. When I... Read more »

Heinz Beck

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After a delightful meal at Apsleys, Heinz Beck kindly spent some time answering some questions about himself, his restaurant and his food. Why and how did you become a chef? When I was younger I always dreamed of being an artist, my father however had other ideas and rather I studied Economics or something similar. ... Read more »

Four Seasons London at Canary Wharf

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Canary Wharf is the business capital of London and a nights stay in the Four Seasons Hotel may surprise you.  The Four Seasons hotel group clearly stands out in terms of service, accommodation, facilities offered, location, friendliness and professionalism of the staff and Four Seasons at Canary Wharf is no exception to this rule. Canary Wharf... Read more »

Absent Friends

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Alan Ayckbourn has written over 75 plays and the current Ayckbourn production on London’s West End is the 1974 play ‘Absent Friends’ directed by Jeremy Herrin (Much Ado About Nothing starring Whatsonstage Award Nominee Charles Edwards and Eve Best at Shakespeare’s Globe). Absent Friends is based on true events in Ayckbourn’s life and the story is... Read more »

The Ivy

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The Ivy is one of those places that does not need much of an introduction. Irrespective of class, eating habits, budget or location; I am sure most people in London have heard of The Ivy: its sterling reputation not only derives from the food and service but also the patrons. A meal here could involve... Read more »

Barbour

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Barbour has long been recognised as the quintessentially British clothing brand of choice for hunting, shooting, fishing and all country pursuits. So when Qin and I were invited to deer stalk with Cornish Game and Cornish Grill in Cornwall, we knew that there was only one essential clothing brand required for such a jaunt. Established in... Read more »