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Around Mayfair

Princely tales

Behind the iron will, rumoured liaisons and infamous gaffes, who is the real Prince Philip? Ingrid Seward’s new book puts the record straight

Desert Island Books

Furniture maker and honorary chairman of Christie’s, the Earl of Snowdon loves a historical book or a good biography

The great escape

Last year saw a growing trend for country living, with the pandemic proving a catalyst for many wealthy Londoners

Leaves of gold

Investors have had a rough ride over the past year due to uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, but there’s one market that has been quietly bucking the trend – that of rare books and manuscripts

Pancakes around the world

This pancake day (February 16), travel the world from your own kitchen, with five recipes from hotels across the globe.

Period drama

This boutique hotel with interiors on the right side of kitsch is creating a buzz, so be sure to book your visit soon

Family fun

Looking forward to spending time with the family? The Four Seasons Hampshire is the perfect choice

When Toto met Coco

How the life of former Vogue cover girl and British spy Toto Koopman intertwined with the queen of couture and Nazi agent Coco Chanel

Desert Island Books

The bestselling author, television presenter and adventurer Simon Reeve reveals the five books he could not be without on his castaway island

C’est magnifique!

An escape to Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-star retreat in Oxfordshire should be your first calling place when restrictions allow

Island Shopping

You can buy a private island for a fraction of the price of a Mayfair pad – and it may be a sounder investment than a superyacht

Rethinking Retail

With a vaccine on the horizon but the future uncertain, can retail reinvent itself?