Around St James's

A Room of One’s Own

The one thing you absolutely cannot put a price on? Safety. From panic rooms to hotel security, here are what the UHNWs are prioritising, and who they’re turning to.

VB Supporting the COVID-19 relief effort

Victoria Beckham will be donating 20% of sales from victoriabeckham.com and victoriabeckhambeauty.com to Feeding America in the US and the Trussell Trust in the UK.


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.”

The Landesberg Family Fundraiser

The Landesberg Family have pooled their resources together as a family to create a Corona Care Package that they will distribute out and deliver to those in need.

Hedonism Wines

Hedonism Wines will be operating deliveries as normal in London and nationwide and continue to ship internationally so that people who are self-isolating or prefer not to go out can take full advantage of this service.

Fortnum & Mason

Home to extraordinary food and joy-giving gifts, Fortnum’s has launched The Great Indoors Hamper, The Pantry Provisions Hamper and The Necessities Gift Box – providing unique experiences and everything you need to stay at home or send to a loved one’s doorstep.

From Sicily to Sydney

Local actor Sir John Standing shares his travel memories, from bad behaviour with Peter O’Toole to filming with Cary Grant.