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Literary Festival

Events listing

Events listing

Tickets are now on sale for a host of unmissable events at the Mayfair & St James's Literary Festival this autumn.
Values, poems and paintings

Values, poems and paintings

Frieda Hughes, daughter of literary legends Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, talks about her own poetry, art and living with loss.
Caro Fraser’s favourites

Caro Fraser’s favourites

Best-selling British author Caro Fraser discusses her all-time favourite six books. You can also see her in conversation as part of the Mayfair & St James's Literary Festival this month.

Lifestyle

Chelsea award winners

Chelsea award winners

Winners of the inaugural Chelsea Awards were announced this week. These individuals and businesses exemplify all that is unique and special about Chelsea.
Golden years

Golden years

David Mellor, the tableware maker, celebrates 50 years in Chelsea's Sloane Square this autumn. So how has the brand changed?
T-shirts with a history

T-shirts with a history

Founded in 1860, Sunspel makes high quality T-shirts and underwear designed to last. Now their men's and women's brand is in Chelsea.
Full house

Full house

King's Road tailor's The Deck designs suits for women of all ages and professions and is guided by its sustainability ethos.

ART

Wearable works of art

Wearable works of art

Fashion and art will unite when luxury scarf atelier Alba Amicorum opens in Kinnerton Yard, Belgravia, this autumn.
Material gains at PAD

Material gains at PAD

PAD London, the internationally famous art and design fair, promises a world of surprises when it returns to Berkeley Square, Mayfair, this month.
Artist on a mission

Artist on a mission

Artist, actress and local councillor Alison Jackson on tricks of the camera and living in Chelsea.
Bowie unseen

Bowie unseen

Theatrical images of David Bowie, never seen before, are being put on display at the Jermyn Street club the music legend used to visit.

Food / Drink

Saint Anton

Saint Anton

Renowned chef Anton Mosimann talks about his life and reveals that he knew what he wanted to do as a career from the age of just 5.
Basque in glory

Basque in glory

Enjoy rustic Basque cooking with a contemporary twist at Ametsa in the heart of Belgravia under head chef Ruben Briones.
For the long haul

For the long haul

The new chef director at Brown's in Mayfair is bringing the best of British tradition and quality to the food and drink offering at the hotel.

Business

Chelsea award winners

Chelsea award winners

Winners of the inaugural Chelsea Awards were announced this week. These individuals and businesses exemplify all that is unique and special about Chelsea.
Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

Mount Street Printers search out old printing machines to combine with the latest computer techniques to create unique and high quality stationery.
Transforming Victoria

Transforming Victoria

The Victoria Business Improvement District had a remit to spruce up the area and boost the local economy. Ten years on, has it worked?
Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

The highlight of the yachting year - the Monaco Yacht Show - is nearly upon us. Find out about the new super yachts being unveiled and other treats in store.

People

The good doctor

The good doctor

The Chelsea-based surgeon behind the David Nott Foundation trains local doctors in war zones and natural disaster areas to save lives.
Hello sweetie

Hello sweetie

Strip washes and handling snakes - Joanna Lumley talks about life before fame and her ongoing work for charity.
Westminster’s watchman

Westminster’s watchman

Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, talks about how the world's oldest weekly has weathered the decline in printed media and embraced the digital age.
Michel Roux’s travels

Michel Roux’s travels

Michel Roux Junior, the two-star Michelin chef, talks about his travels and growing up in his famously foodie family.

Travel

Move over Marrakesh

Move over Marrakesh

Go off the beaten track to the Moroccan coastal city of Casablanca for a relaxing spa break at the new Vichy Célestins Hotel.
Paradise found

Paradise found

Le Pavillon de la Reine has the feeling of a luxury country hotel but is in the heart of Paris, close to the main attractions.
Parisian charm

Parisian charm

Le Bristol in the heart of Paris is the first hotel to be awarded "palace" status. It offers exceptional service, old school charm and the possibility of meeting a celebrity.

Finance

What women want

What women want

With increasing amounts of the UK's wealth now in women's hands, a new network seeks to challenge the male-dominated finance industry.
Buying a super yacht

Buying a super yacht

Buying a super yacht is not plain sailing. We get inside advice from the experts on how to avoid the problems and sail off into the sunset.

Property

Oh yes, minister

Oh yes, minister

As a young man, Winston Churchill lived at 105 Mount Street, in Mayfair, which is now available to rent.
Royal plans

Royal plans

Grosvenor is consulting on plans to redevelop the Cundy Street flats, in Victoria, where Charles and Camilla began their romance.
Monaco’s luxury building boom

Monaco’s luxury building boom

Monaco is experiencing a boom in luxury building developments. But can supply keep up with the demand for high end properties in the sovereign city-state?
Wonderwall

Wonderwall

Whisky is growing in popularity at London's classiest restaurants and bars.

Culture

Tall stories

Tall stories

With the Mayfair & St James's Literary Festival starting later this month, we take a tour around the historic, local bookshops.
Choral sensation

Choral sensation

The Chapel Choir at the Royal Hospital is highly regarded and professional, a true Chelsea institution. But it is a little overshadowed by the more famous Chelsea Pensioners.
Chelsea award winners

Chelsea award winners

Winners of the inaugural Chelsea Awards were announced this week. These individuals and businesses exemplify all that is unique and special about Chelsea.

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