Around St James's

Icelandic retreat

Escape from the madding crowd at The Retreat at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland where you can bathe in warm blue waters, enjoy the luxury spa and dine in style.

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.

Sail of the century

Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has 5 Olympic medals but one prize has escaped him – the America’s Cup. Now he is determined to make history and win it for the UK.

Island treasure

The Indian Ocean offers everything from sustainable luxury in the Maldives to adventurous honeymoons in Mauritius and private islands in the Seychelles.

Global gourmet guide

Top chefs of Mayfair and St James’s tell us their favourite restaurants to visit across the world from New York to Venice.

Sir Ranulph’s reads

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the explorer and author, shares the five fascinating books which shaped his life and his adventures.

Crème de la crème

It’s called the most exclusive hideaway on the planet. The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, on the French Riviera, is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Private jet set

There is no end to the range of one-of-a-kind experiences you can get on a private jet, from cultural trips for children to globe-trotting wine tours.

Time honoured

Patek Philippe has stood the test of time with its adherence to tradition but also by embracing new technology. We visit its Geneva HQ.

Bringing art back to life

Simon Gillespie, the Mayfair-based art conservator and restorer, breathes new life into forgotten and misattributed works of beauty.

Puttin’ on the glitz

Nicholas Coleridge, retiring chairman of Condé Nast, discusses his new tell-all memoir about parties, princesses and publishing.

Tech gets physical

Newly opened Lanserhof at the Arts Club has the latest health tech and it’s changing the way we exercise.