William’s Bar, St James Hotel and Club

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Opulent decadence shining in gold, sleek and regal: William's Bar at St James Hotel and Club, the perfect setting for Rachel and I for a cocktail or two after the Ambassador spoilt us at Seven Park Place. A beautiful bar with exemplary staff is the heart of any hotel, whether for regulars, who find it... Read more »

Turner Inspired

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For over a hundred years now the paintings of William Turner have been inextricably linked to those of Claude Gellée. Not only was Turner inspired by the landscapes of Claude, but is reputed to have burst into tears on his first viewing of Claude's Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, 1648. Something... Read more »

William Drabble

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After working in some of the UK's most influential kitchens, William Drabble is now Executive Chef of Seven Park Place, known for its menu of seasonal, quality ingredients that show an honest passion for food. In 2011, the restaurant, at St James Hotel in Mayfair, was awarded a Michelin star, the third restaurant to be awarded the accolade under Chef... Read more »


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Lunch time has always been mostly uneventful for me. At school it provided a perfect two hour period in which prep could be completed, at university (if I was awake) it consisted of a cigarette and a bottle of water or left over take away from the night before and now in London it can... Read more »

Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa London

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Rossano Ferretti, the grandson of Renato, a barber and son of hairdresser Gigliola, was born in Campegine, a village of 500 inhabitants in the province of Reggio Emilia, Italy.  As a child who loved beauty and the harmony of proportions, the family drove him to follow in the footsteps of tradition, and so at age... Read more »

The King’s Speech

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The King's Speech writer David Seidler originally came up with the idea of The King's Speech as a play but most people now know it as an Oscar winning film with Colin Firth as King George VI.  The production is now (after touring around the country) being held at Wyndham’s Theatre London. On stage David... Read more »

Four Seasons London at Canary Wharf

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As you know, I found heaven recently - the beautiful Spa at Four Seasons Park Lane. Well, it turns out that it has a baby sister in the form of the River View Treatment Suite at Four Seasons London at Canary Wharf. The River Treatment Suite is hidden away in the hotel, on the second... Read more »

St James Hotel and Club

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Standing on one of my many terraces overlooking Green Park and beyond, I cannot but think I am in paradise. Sun streams down onto the decking, placing warm kisses on my face as I sip my champagne lounged in my wicker chaise longue - life does not get much better than this. St. James’s Hotel... Read more »