Sake No Hana

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The most consistently annoying thing I find about people is the way that some attempt to show off how cultured they are at every chance – and with the subtlety of a drunk elephant wearing aviators trying to get into a panda-only ballet class. Such people are not particularly hard to find; you just have... Read more »

Blakes Bar

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As I approach the black exterior of the fabulously seductive Blakes Hotel in South Kensington I can not help but feel I'm doing something worthy of a wanton. This bar is the sort of establishment that you would like to have been heard to have been seen - but never actually seen. That would blow... Read more »

Hamlet

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It may be said in the production “all is not well; I doubt some foul play” but a trip to the Globe is always enjoyable and Hamlet was thoroughly thrilling, all is well in this production. Hamlet is a famous tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is filled with death and suicide, madness, incest, and... Read more »

The Dorchester Spa

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If I gave you diamonds and pearls, would you be a happy boy or a girl?  Well yes actually, and at The Dorchester Spa there is no need to choose for one can have both. After a hearty breakfast at neighboring CUT at 45 Park Lane with the charming Jonty I found myself in the... Read more »

Kettners

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Is there anything more undeniably British than the Queen, rain in June or a traditional afternoon tea? The combination of all three was the making of a truly patriotic and delicious day. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee saw us arriving at the riverside at 2.30pm – rather later then we had planned, and seemingly a good... Read more »

HIX at the Albemarle

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Mayfair is in the heart of London and one of the divine souls in the heart of Mayfair is Brown’s Hotel, it has a fascinating history hosting distinguished guests since 1837, one of the guests being Alexander Graham Bell who made the first ever telephone call from the sophisticated hotel.  A joy for me was... Read more »

Galvin at Windows Bar

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Never, never, never have such scenes been witnessed in high society, that uneasy alliance between Bright Young Things and old survivors. That was until my night with Qin, two bright young things out on the town in the newly renovated Galvin at Windows Bar.  Galvin at Windows Bar has now reopened its doors, following an... Read more »

CUT at 45 Park Lane

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I could not believe my Puck, not only was I having breakfast with the effervescent Jonty but I was having breakfast at CUT at 45 Park Lane. The Dorchester Collection’s ninth hotel, it opened on 1st September 2011 with Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe. CUT at 45 Park Lane, a modern American steak restaurant... Read more »