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Around Fitzrovia

The L’OCCITANE Group

The L’OCCITANE Group, a pioneer in beauty and well-being products using natural ingredients, has decided to reassign some of its facilities to manufacture 70,000 litres of hand sanitiser. These products will be donated to the health authorities and healthcare workers in France.

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. These will be produced according to World Health Organisation specifications and be specifically designed to kill bacteria and viruses.

A statement from The Royal Parks 

“We believe strongly that having access to green space has never been more important than it is today for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for those without a garden. It is up to all of us collectively to adhere to the latest guidance, otherwise we will have to consider closing the parks. We will keep the situation under constant review.”

Pancake perfection

Looking for the perfect pancake? Whether you’re after a classic sweet crepe or a breakfast version with bacon and eggs, here’s some of London’s Shrove Tuesday best.

The show goes on

Famous London music venue The 100 Club has seen its future secured after Westminster City Council granted it special status and slashed its business rates.

Vegan London

To celebrate World Vegan Month, here is our round-up of some of the best plant-based food in the capital from afternoon tea to a 10 course dinner.

Cutting edge

Thomas Balashev used the skills he learnt in the diamond industry to give his boutique property firm a cutting edge.

Wagon-inspired food

Vardo, a restaurant ‘inspired by the travelling wagon’ has just opened in Chelsea, the latest scheme from Miles Kirby, co-founder of Caravan Restaurants.

Community awards nominees

Meet some of the inspirational people who have been nominated for the Mayfair & St James’s Community Awards. Then make your own suggestions!