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Around St James's

Tony Kent’s inspirations

Tony Kent, the top-ranking barrister and former heavyweight boxer turned crime writer, reveals his desert island favourite reads.

Under lock and key

The “most exclusive private vault in the world” is hidden away on Mayfair’s Park Lane. We meet the man in charge of this impregnable building.

Knock out

Boxing – good for your fitness and self-defence – is enjoying a renaissance. Here are some of the new venues in Mayfair. Get back in the box!

One to watch

Watch out for the latest trends in luxury watch fashion. Take a peek at these current wrist dazzlers from some of the world’s best designers.

Feel-Good Factor

North Mayfair is fast becoming one of the capital’s hottest dining spots offering everything from fresh pasta to artfully plated brunch and chic cocktails.

Reading refuges

Retreat to a quiet reading refuge this World Book Day and indulge in some of Britain’s finest books at stores and libraries on your doorstep.

Golden wonder

Enjoy the sheer opulence of Dubai’s landmark Burj Al Arab, often voted the most luxurious hotel in the world and a “seven-star” wonder.

Home is where the Hart is

PNC Menon of Sobha Realty talks about why Dubai is the place to buy and how Mayfair helped inspire his new Dubai development Sobha Hartland.

The story of Art Dubai

Art Dubai is one of the most international art fairs, a major event in the art world calendar. This year the focus is on storytelling.

Celebrity portraits

Famous faces – from actors to writers – depicted by members of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters go on view at the Mall Galleries in March.

Dar Alebda Group

An investment opportunity in the Ellington Group’s latest project – Wilton Park Residences in Dubai.