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News

Luxury restaurant delivery

Luxury restaurant delivery

Solving a universal delivery problem, Yolk uses an industry-first silicone heating technology to ensure food keeps to its optimum temperature.

Culture

A lady and a lobbyist

A lady and a lobbyist

Historian and author Lady Antonia Fraser on her latest book, her life-long love of Mayfair and her marriage to the legendary playwright Harold Pinter

Under the radar

Under the radar

Mayfair and St James’s have some fascinating stories to tell – so why not get off the beaten track and explore some of these hidden gems?

London Calling

London Calling

A campaign from the Mayor’s office and London & Partners aims to encourage Londoners to reconnect with the West End and kickstart economic recovery.

Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

Audrey Brisson, Olivier-nominee and star of Amélie The Musical – now on at the Criterion Theatre – reveals her castaway choices

Art

Ante Frieze

Ante Frieze

Putting the spotlight on spectacular pieces from across six thousand years of art, Frieze Masters returns to The Regent’s Park from October 13 to 17.

Butterfly effect

Butterfly effect

Selma Day talks to artist Nat Bowen about why she has donated one of her pieces to the Butterfly Ball Monaco auction to raise money for Caudwell Children

City Archaeology

City Archaeology

Japanese multimedia artist and filmmaker Yusuke Akamatsu and His ‘City Archaeology’ at the Photo London Art Fair this year.

Crypto Dynamite

Crypto Dynamite

The term ‘NFT’ has been inescapable of late. We explore what they are and why this relatively new technology has suddenly boomed in recent months.

Lifestyle

Best in class

Best in class

If you want VIP access to some exceptional superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Sapphire Experience is the way to do it

Monaco Insiders’ Guide

Monaco Insiders’ Guide

Selma Day and Jonathan Whiley ask those with a foot in Mayfair and Monaco what they like about both places and to reveal their hidden gems

Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Sir Winston Churchill’s Old War Office – once a backdrop to royalty, politics and spies – is soon to open as a Raffles – branded hotel and luxury residences

Business

A vision for the future

A vision for the future

Mayfair Times recently brought together business leaders from various sectors for our “Future of Mayfair” roundtable discussion

Adapt to survive

Adapt to survive

From a drinks trolley to members’ lounges, a new co-working space in Belgravia is upping the workplace experience

Tech check

Tech check

The London Technology Club is a community of over 70 private and institutional investors, family offices and entrepreneurs – all sharing a passion for tech investing. We catch up with CEO Konstantin Sidorov

Theories of relativity

Theories of relativity

These family-run businesses are all very different, but what they have in common is a shared interest and passion for what they do

People

Diamond Dame

Diamond Dame

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dame Shirley Bassey reflects on her glittering career, her life in Monaco and her favourite James Bond

Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

The three Michelin-star chef/patron of Core by Clare Smyth – and Hublot ambassador – on the books she would give all the time in the world for

Secrets of a Hollywood Star

Secrets of a Hollywood Star

A Hollywood star since the 1950s and a Belgravia resident for the past 30 years, Dame Joan Collins and her daughter, Tara, talk fame, motherhood and the uncensored diaries that promise to pull no punches

Love & loss

Love & loss

Former Tatler editor Gavanndra Hodge talks about a wild childhood on the King’s Road, and the tragic death of her younger sister on a family holiday which inspired her book Consequences of Love

Food & Drink

Turning up the heat

Turning up the heat

While the hospitality industry may have had its challenges, we catch up with four chefs who have arrived on the scene and are making their mark

A taste of honey

A taste of honey

While honey is a food used in kitchens across the world a new restaurant at Selfridges is spotlighting bees and the sweet nectar they produce

Gentlemen Baristas

Gentlemen Baristas

July sees the opening of the new Gentlemen Baristas coffee house on Bruton Place.

Finance

Passport to the future

Passport to the future

Amid a global pandemic, Citizenship by Investment is on the increase – and the UK is high on the list for overseas investors, thanks to benefits such as education, healthcare and quality of life

Trading places

Trading places

Aman Natt is co-founder of Mayfair-based trading company, AstroFX

Visas made easy

Visas made easy

Get your visa wrong and you could miss your whole trip. New firm Viselio simplifies the process and even fills out those tedious forms for you.

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.

Property

Grand Designs

Grand Designs

Sir Winston Churchill’s Old War Office – once a backdrop to royalty, politics and spies – is soon to open as a Raffles – branded hotel and luxury residences

The ultimate campus

The ultimate campus

The UK’s world-class education continues to attract both domestic and international buyers, with many choosing Mayfair for the “ultimate in campus living”

Location, Location, Technology

Location, Location, Technology

As an asset class, real estate is the largest store of wealth. Yet it has been a laggard in embracing technology. Therefore there’s no bigger industry ‘more ripe’ for technological disruption says Simon Pavitt, COO of the London Technology Club

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy

Matthew Flood, head of occupier markets at Landsec – responsible for Victoria’s Nova development – talks to Reyhaan Day about how the company plans to continue its work to revitalise the area post-pandemic

Travel

Flamboyant and playful

Flamboyant and playful

The new boutique hotel in Chelsea has much of the original Beaverbrook magic with a theatrical twist

Going Green

Going Green

Sailing the ocean blue is about to go green as superyacht companies place the spotlight on sustainability through innovation

Way out west

Way out west

A new package offers guests the opportunity to experience the delights of the Dorset countryside with a stay on the English Riviera

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