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News

7th Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s

7th Community Awards of Mayfair & St James’s

The seventh Community Awards of Mayfair & St James's took place in March at the Grosvenor House hotel to recognise those making a positive contribution to life in Mayfair and St James's. https://youtu.be/KUUcVv2-caE Jeremy King (Corbin & King) picked up the...

Culture

Fellowes’ French Fancy

Fellowes’ French Fancy

The new Downtown Abbey film sees the Crawleys swap England for the sunny south of France. Julian Fellowes tells us about the much-anticipated movieWith a global fanbase of Downton Abbey devotees, and mantelpieces in Belgravia and Dorset groaning happily under the...

Candid Camera

Candid Camera

A new book and exhibition of John Swannell’s most-loved photos charts his 40 years as portraitist to the stars. See them in their best light at Clarendon Fine ArtEnsconced amid the champagne-fuelled lunchtime chatter at Scott’s, John Swannell is recounting the time he...

Diving Deep With Lobstars

Diving Deep With Lobstars

Philip Colbert launches his new NFT Series at BonhamsThis week saw British contemporary artist Philip Colbert celebrate the launch of “The Lobstars (Genesis)” at Bonham’s After Hours, with a panel talk featuring Colbert in conversation with chart-topping musician and...

Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

Heston Blumenthal, the legendary chef, with six Michelin stars to his name and a new Dubai opening later this year, on his castaway choices Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carrol This has been a huge inspiration as a reader and a chef.  Alice’s journey taught me...

Art

Eye of the Collector

Eye of the Collector

Second Edition of Eye of the Collector kicks off London's Summer Art Season12-14 May 2022 Two Temple Place, London  ‘A spirit of discovery and rediscovery lies at our heart. With nearly half of the works on show by female artists, we look forward to shining a light on...

Mitch Griffiths wows with new exhibition

Mitch Griffiths wows with new exhibition

Renowned Painter Mitch Griffiths to launch first UK solo exhibition in nine years  New art exhibition IMMORTAL opens on Thursday, April 28 at Halcyon Gallery in London’s New Bond Street, featuring 28 new works by the acclaimed artist The first UK solo exhibition in...

Art Dubai: What to see and do

Art Dubai: What to see and do

The 15th edition of Art Dubai takes place from March 11 to 13 March at Madinat Jumeirah, welcoming over 100 exhibitors from 44 countries to showcase the very best modern and contemporary art from the Global South. Founded in 2007, this year’s edition is set to be the...

More than a pipe dream

More than a pipe dream

Nestled in the revamped basement of Claridge’s is a new gallery space. So what surprises are in store? By Reyhaan DayIconic hotel Claridge’s continues to assert itself as an integral part of Mayfair’s art scene, with the launch of Claridge’s ArtSpace: a new gallery...

Lifestyle

It’s a wonderful life

It’s a wonderful life

Lady Anne Glenconner was maid of honour at the Queen’s coronation, and served as a lifelong friend and companion to Princess Margaret. Now she’s telling the story of her own remarkable life. Alice Cairns finds out more.Have you read Lady in Waiting? Lady Anne...

Festive celebrations with Edwardian Hotels London

Festive celebrations with Edwardian Hotels London

The festive period is upon us, and if you are still deciding on plans for your corporate Christmas lunch or New Year’s Eve party, here is what the Edwardian restaurants and bars in London have planned.The Londoner Experiences starting from £50From a festive...

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London rings in 2022 in stylePrestigious Il Borro restaurant puts on a party to remember  This New Year’s Eve, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro London, the newly opened Mayfair restaurant, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration. Guests will be...

Business

Life Lessons

Life Lessons

From superstar model to entrepreneur, the inimitable  David Gandy is now turning his hand to Wellwear, his fashion label that puts emotional wellbeing at its heart. By Selma DayDavid Gandy has made a business out of being the world’s most famous male supermodel....

A Home From Home

A Home From Home

With the pandemic prompting flexible working patterns, many are shunning the office in favour of members’ clubs that suit their needs. Here are four places in Mayfair and St James’s that offer strong working environments By Jonathan Whiley and Alice Cairns  Home...

Girl Power

Girl Power

Farzana Baduel lists eight Mayfair and Marylebone-based Indian-origin businesswomen who inspire and fuel her own drive for success

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

People

It’s a wonderful life

It’s a wonderful life

Lady Anne Glenconner was maid of honour at the Queen’s coronation, and served as a lifelong friend and companion to Princess Margaret. Now she’s telling the story of her own remarkable life. Alice Cairns finds out more.Have you read Lady in Waiting? Lady Anne...

The master storyteller

The master storyteller

With his latest crime novel just out, bestselling author and former politician Jeffrey Archer shows no signs of slowing down

From Lucknow to London

From Lucknow to London

London-based singer Kanika Kapoor, who’s single Jugni Ji went viral in 2012, talks to us about music, fashion and going back to her Lucknow roots

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

Food & Drink

Jamavar celebrates Alphonso season

Jamavar celebrates Alphonso season

This May, Jamavar, the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant on Mount Street, Mayfair, will be celebrating India’s Alphonso mango, a fruit that has earnt itself a hallowed spot on the culinary calendar. Available throughout May when the mangoes are at their ripest,...

Earth Mother

Earth Mother

A new generation of ethical restaurants aims to minimise its impact on the planet. Introducing Apricity and Chantelle Nicholson, who is going that extra green mileThe number of sustainable restaurants in Mayfair continues to grow, with this month’s opening of the...

Fashion Afternoon Tea

Fashion Afternoon Tea

With Balmain at Sofitel London St JamesSofitel London St James is offering a fashion afternoon tea to celebrate the international launch of ‘Balmain Dreams 10: OR’, a thematic anthology collaboration between Balmain and Z2 Comics, which showcases creative director...

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

Out of the ashes

Out of the ashes

Dubai’s post-pandemic rebound reaches new highsEXPO events have long been heralded as a powerful marketing tool for countries, products, services and economies as a whole. And it could be argued EXPO 2020 is doing just that for Dubai’s property market. A report by the...

Resort Living

Resort Living

With all the allure of a luxury holiday, why not invest in the Wyndham Grand Algarve Residences? Words Selma Day Quinta do Lago – in the heart of the Algarve’s golden triangle – is known for its world-class golf courses, fitness and leisure facilities – not to mention...

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”

Travel

The High Life

The High Life

From deep sea expeditions to interstellar hotels, the ultra-high-net-worth market is  looking for travel experiences that are more immersive, more challenging and more meaningful than ever before 

Winter warmer

Winter warmer

Winter sun favourite the Maldives is back on the radar and more luxurious than ever. We round-up the latest openings and exciting new additions By Jonathan Whiley Presidential pomp  This month sees the addition of a new overwater residence at Park Hyatt Maldives...

A Coworth Christmas

A Coworth Christmas

Coworth Park, which recently launched its new North Lodge, offers anenchanting escape to the country this festive season.

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