Gordon’s Gong Bath

When it comes to a voyage of self-exploration, there are few more picturesque backwaters than a South Kensington mews. Reece Mews was the studio of the artist Francis Bacon, while Kendrick Mews was once the showroom for Morgan soft-topped sports cars, and classic cars are still on display. The quiet...

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Dining Out: The River Cafe

It’s been a while since I last went to The River Cafe, but the place has that happy knack of making you feel like you have never been away. Of course, it helped that the sun shone, we had a table on the terrace, and that Madame is an ex...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Prohibition under the streets of Westminster

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Eelbrook: new restaurant opens in Fulham

Eelbrook, not to be confused with the adjacent pub and adjoining common of the same name, is the gastronomic brainchild of renowned chefs Brett Barnes and Aiden Brooks who have brought their unique stylings back to West London following stints at some of  the world’s culinary hotspots. The restaurant somehow...

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From The Back Seat – 16

Dad was a prolific wordsmith, not only writing the editorial each week for his mag, Autosport but also race reports, road tests, articles and books, as well as compiling the annual High Performance Cars, published by the mag, along with articles in race programmes, both home and abroad, and he...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminister

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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Royal Parks host Harvest Festivals this September

The Royal Parks are hosting two free Harvest Festival events – on Sunday 7 September at Kensington Gardens Allotment and Sunday 21 September at Regent’s Park Allotment Garden. The first event from 11am-4pm will take place Sunday 7 September and promises to be a great family day out. Kids can roll...

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Exciting oriental fusion eatery opens in Belgravia

When the Old Tree first opened in Golder’s Green in the summer of 2010, it was the first authentic Taiwanese bakery and restaurant in London, beginning its existence selling bubble pearl teas and some light Taiwanese dishes. The founders: Miss Chia Chin Lin and Mr. Ron Yap originated from southern...

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin post notice to wed in RBKC

(LONDON Reuters) – Hollywood actor George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin have posted legal notice in London of their plan to marry in Italy, a spokesman for the borough of Kensington and Chelsea said on Thursday. News of the couple’s engagement was confirmed in April when Alamuddin’s legal...

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