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here is an exciting world that lies beneath the feet of Londoners – underground crypts, deep level shelters, rivers and the most familiar of all, the underground rail system used by millions everyday. But few are aware of the legacy of the 148-year old underground system – the oldest in the world – or its abandoned and disused stations and associated areas. Peer into the gloom as you are whisked between Knightsbridge and South Kensington on the Piccadilly Line and you may catch a glimpse of the Brompton Road station, closed in 1934. Or between Camden and Kentish Town on the Northern Line, the South Kentish Town station which closed in 1924. It was the knowledge that this disused but historical legacy existed that excited one man to begin the work of creating a project for London that would utilise these underground locations as venues for leisure and entertainment activities. Two years ago, entrepreneur and ex-banker Ajit Chambers set up The Old London Underground Company to investigate the possibilities of creating something really special and exciting for both Londoners and the millions of tourists that visit each year. “When I first discovered what potential there was for London, I could hardly believe that no one was exploring the idea,” says Chambers. “True, there was a lot of initial scepticism because of issues around the engineering considerations, safety, and security but by slowly, surely and methodically, addressing all these and building a consortium of expertise to finance and deliver the project, people are becoming as excited as I am about what the company is doing. There is huge interest from private investors, so it won’t cost a penny of public money – which was one of Mayor Boris Johnson’s provisos – and the business model creates an income stream that will go directly back to the City
of London for further investment.” Interestingly, the London Underground would hardly exist at all if it hadn’t been for the tenacity of an American, Charles Tyson Yerkes, who took one look at the chaos that was London’s streets and promptly started investing in an underground rail system. “And he had serious competition from another American financier, JP Morgan, too,” laughs Chambers. “The powers that be back then thought it was rather a mad idea, and although we’ve had a bit of that too, it hasn’t put me off.” The Old London Underground Company now has a meeting scheduled with the Mayor to present the final, 5D plans for the go-ahead, with all the safety, security, engineering and finance details in place. “It’s been a long two years’ slog, but we are nearly there, so expect to see the first sites open in time for the Olympics next year,” says Chambers. To find out more visit www.theoldlondonundergroundcompany.blogspot.com
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BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 34th series at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, on Thursday, 25th August, 2011. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free. This will be presenter Fiona Bruce’s fourth year with the Roadshow and she says, ‘Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is, for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in television when you get to work on a
show that you already love to watch. Exploring the human story behind every object is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating. And everyone loves the agony and ecstasy of the ‘what’s it worth? moment. The AR isn’t just about antiques - it’s history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.’ Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains
for inspection by the experts. The last series, watched by an average of six million viewers, included some great finds such as an Egyptian stone head dug up in a garden worth £10,000, a medieval ring found on a farm and valued at £20,000 and a Meissen cup and saucer bought at a car boot sale for £2.50 which was worth £5,000. Among some of the stranger items brought along were uneaten pieces of Royal wedding cake and a life-sized model of a lion once used in a TV series. People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, BBC, Whiteladies Road,
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Science Museum Live is great fun for all the family to enjoy, with spectacular science and hands-on exhibits. Launch an exploding rocket, fire a vortex of air and learn the secrets behind some of the coolest science experiments. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s plenty of arts and craft activities, face painting and workshops, including DJ classes and pizza making sessions. Go karting, a football factory (with Tottenham Hotspur), babyoke, stand up comedy and even a ‘gorilla enclosure’ all add to the LolliBop fun. A wide selection of food and drinks stalls are on hand to provide a welcome rest. All of the activities, stages and events are included in the entry ticket price meaning parents won’t be in for any expensive surprises! For more information, including ticket prices and a full programme of events, visit www.lollibopfestival.com and follow on twitter.com/lollibopuk £1 in every ticket goes to: Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042) To book tickets over the phone call: Ticketmaster 0844 844 0444 Ticketline 0844 888 9991
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his year’s national Love Parks Week will take place between Saturday 23rd July and Sunday 31st July and as always this coincides with the first week of the summer holidays. Celebrating Love Parks Week’s fifth birthday, organisers GreenSpace aim to double their numbers by gathering one million people into parks and green spaces across the country, showcasing the benefits which are obtainable from free, local resources
and encouraging further promotion and reinvestment into such valuable, but often forgotten assets. Paul Bramhill, Chief Executive of GreenSpace, said: “Love Parks Week encourages friends, families, the young and old, to come together and enjoy what our parks and green spaces offer. People must never forget that these spaces provide many opportunities for friendships, education, health, exercise and simple play and fun. Let’s remind and celebrate their meaning, get behind Love Parks Week.” By holding an event in a park or by simply attending one, you will be helping to drive the message that our parks and green spaces are essential to healthy, happy and strong communities. The Love Parks Week website acts as an enabler for event organisers providing helpful toolkits and promoting their
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n Saturday 24th September, 800 people dressed in full gorilla suits will hit the streets of London for the 2011 Great Gorilla Run. Fun-loving folk from all around the world will dress up as gorillas and run (or walk, unicycle, skip or pogo) a 7km course that will take them past some of London’s best-loved landmarks. All of the Great Gorilla Runners will be participating
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ondon 60s Week is London’s only celebration of the decade which rocketed London to the forefront of music, fashion, film & design, and coined the phrase “Swinging London” The 60s was the decade when the youth successfully forged change. For the first time the youth of the day achieved freedom to play the music they wanted and break free from a class system which had total control over all the creative industries. London 60s Week is the only celebration which acknowledges the power of generations to forge change. We tip our hats to those pioneers of the 60s and give the stage to the creative force of today’s new bands, designers & thinkers. Things to watch out for during this year’s London 60s week include: Duffy “ A visual record of photographic genius” at the Idea Generation Gallery; John’s Children’s live at the Barfly; Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic “The Birds” screening at the BFI Southbank; Supreme Summer at the The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch; 60s Shake’N’ at the Garage, Islington; the “Drifters” live at Fairfield Halls; Back in the day 60s Walk; and as always we end with “The Eel Pie All Stars” live at the Barmy Arms on Sunday 31 July, drawing the best vintage scooters and sharpest dressed Mods. For a full listing & updates please check the website for full details www.london60sweek. co.uk and press listings. All London 60s Week partners pledge their support to affordable groovy fun. In short, all happenings are free or at reduced entry prices, as we honour the work of the 60s generation in smashing down the class barrier and allowing creativity to flourish. Peace & Love; more than just words it is an expression of a generations actions.
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Foodies Festival This three-day food and drink festival will showcase the finest food, drink and culinary talent from the region. st 2011 July 29th - 31 , London Battersea Park
ollowing the success of the Hampton Court Palace Foodies Festival, which is now in it’s third year, Foodies Festival will be launching in Battersea Park to inspire thousands of Londoners who will experience, celebrate and learn about the culinary arts. The festival joins a line up of seven Foodies Festivals taking place across the UK this summer. Visitors are spoilt for choice with over 100 exhibitors showcasing local, seasonal produce and speciality food and drink. Food lovers won’t know what to try next from small artisan producers, specialist producers and delicious restaurant quality hot food. An exclusive opportunity to pick up ingredients and ‘must-have’ foodie products and to meet the producers.
Chefs Theatre: The regions Michelin star and top chefs will cook their favourite signature dishes live, passing on hints and tips. The line up includes: Angela Hartnett of Murano, Anna Hansen of the Modern Pantry, Gary Lee of The Ivy and Phil Usher of Le Caprice. Pop-up Cook School: Visitors will enjoy hands-on cooking and tasting sessions, with guidance from top chefs and food experts. Cooking with Kids: Masterclasses for budding young chefs and their families. Drinks Masterclass Theatre: Mixing and shaking, nosing and tasting sessions where visitors are led through the complexities of gin, rum, speciality beer, wine and cocktails. Speciality and local exhibitors: Visitors can sample and buy exclusive ingredients from over 100 food and drink producers. More information available on request. Harvey Nichols Foodmarket: Showcasing must-have ingredients and exclusive food and wine. NEW Great Taste Market: Featuring stallholders whose products have won a prestigious Great Taste Award in the last three years Restaurant Village: Visitors can indulge in dishes from around the world Bar Pagoda Tents: Visitors can enjoy a glass of bubbly or seasonal cocktail made by expert mixologists. Foodies Director Sue Hitchen commented: “Foodies Festivals have proved to be an incredible success. We have a fantastic opportunity to bring Foodies Festivals to areas that have a wealth of fantastic producers and a great line up of chefs to showcase. It is a great opportunity to bring these features to people who love food and want to celebrate it. Please visit www.foodiesfestival.com
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Humans have been aware of the benefits of wetlands such as rivers, estuaries and marshes for thousands of years
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An oasis for people and wildlife By Catherine Starling
s well as being havens for wildlife, wetlands are also crucial for humans, as the thousands of visitors who go to WWT London Wetland Centre each year will testify. The Centre is a tranquil oasis close to the centre of the Capital and just 10 minutes from Hammersmith, but it could be a world way. It provides a space for Londoners to relax and recharge their batteries and to escape from the stress of city living. Humans have been aware of the benefits of wetlands such as rivers, estuaries and marshes for thousands of years. Over the centuries people have chosen to live close to wetlands for the clean water they provide, as well as the raw materials they generate which are used for food, clothing and housing. People today may no
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longer be so conscious of the benefits that wetlands offer in these respects but they still value them for their scenic beauty, their wildlife and as places to walk and relax. To remind visitors of civilisation’s long association with wetlands London Wetland Centre is hosting a Traditional Craft Weekend on 23rd and 24th July. The weekend celebrates rural skills such as basket making, weaving, spinning, felt making, duck decoy carving and coracle ‘sailing’. There will also be a talk about eels, explaining how they were traditionally caught in wetlands and why they are now under threat. And on Sunday 24th July visitors can enjoy the particularly English skill of Morris Dancing; it may not be specific to wetlands but it’s a lot of fun to watch! One of the most important
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aspects of wetlands is the habitats they provide for wildlife. London Wetland Centre is home to over 180 species of birds, plus amphibians, reptiles, insects and rare plants. The Centre also hosts a thriving colony of water voles, the UK’s most endangered mammal. Look out for these wonderful little animals among the reeds and irises and listen for a loud ‘plop’ as they dive into the water to escape from perceived danger. The Centre has recently
opened a fantastic new feature; a sand martin nest bank with CCTV links into the nest boxes. This gives visitors the rare chance to see these amazing aerial acrobats up close, flying up to the nest bank and also sitting on their nests, feeding their chicks. But if you are planning a visit to London Wetland Centre don’t delay too long if you want to see the sand martins as they start migrating back to Africa in August. Visit wwt.org.uk/london or call 020 8409 4400.
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e are really excited about announcing the total raised from the first Marsden March. With just under 2,000 walkers who took part on the day, a phenomenal amount of £789,794.48 was raised for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. This has totally exceeded all expectations, and would like to take this opportunity to thank those that took part! The money raised will be used to help The Royal Marsden continue to provide world-class care for cancer patients, and to support the hospital’s pioneering work in cancer research and education. THE MARSDEN MARCH 2012
If you would like to register your interest in taking part next year and take a fun walk from the Chelsea hospital to the Sutton hospital (date to be confirmed) please visit www.royalmarsden.org/march.
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LONDON TO BRIGHTON CYCLE CHALLENGE Sunday 11th September 2011
If you have ever wanted to get involved in a charity cycle ride, here is your chance! You will start in London, through Surrey to Haywards Heath and finally to Brighton having completed 54 miles! Around 200 cyclists are expected to take part, raising over £20,000 for charity! The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity are looking for volunteers to take part in this fantastic event. No previous experience is required and with a bit of training the 54 mile route should easily be within your capabilities. The spirit of the event is ‘taking part’ not ‘winning’ so you can pedal at your own pace! For further information please call the Fundraising Events Team on 020 8770 0279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre, providing treatment and care for more than 40,000 cancer patients every year. Its work influences how all cancer patients are treated and cared for, not just in its own hospitals but all over the world. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports this pioneering work. Thanks to their supporters, they are able to help The Royal Marsden continue to push boundaries and raise standards of excellence. With support, they help everyone who benefits from
the work of The Royal Marsden. Scientists searching for cures. Doctors who depend on the latest cancer treatments and technologies. Nursing students looking for the best in clinical education. And, of course, cancer patients and their families. Together, we can keep making life better for people with cancer and keep striving towards a future without it. “The very latest equipment means that our specialist multi-disciplinary teams can really give that extra level of care when it’s needed” Shelley Dolan Chief Nurse, The Royal Marsden If you’d like to get involved in any of our forthcoming fundraising events, please visit our website to see what events we’ve got coming up: www. royalmarsden.org/charity The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is aiming to raise £2.5 million towards the construction of the new Centre for Molecular Pathology (CMP) on their Sutton site. The prime purpose of the CMP is to provide state-ofthe-art facilities to rapidly translate research into clinical practice thereby accelerating the benefit that patients at the Royal Marsden and elsewhere will receive from new therapies and ensure that they receive the most effective treatment for their particular type of cancer. They need to invest in this exciting development area for cancer treatment for both the patients of today and of the future. Ultimately the aim of the Centre is to improve cure rates nationally and internationally. Visit www.royalmarsden. org/charity for more details.
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SUPERCARS RACE INTO LONDON! Thirty of the worldâ€™s most powerful and exclusive cars are ready to rock the capital
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upercar spotters will be out in force in London on Sunday 4th September. Their prey? A host of rare breeds, which will be taking to the streets as part of the Chelsea AutoLegends motoring extravaganza. The PistonHeads Supercar Run in association with The Sunday Times will set off from the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall at around 10am on Sunday 4th September. The cars will be aiming for the Sunday Times Supercar Paddock situated right at the heart of Chelsea AutoLegends on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea but the cavalcade won’t be taking a direct route. Instead, around 30 supercars will pass famous London landmarks turning thousands of heads along the way. The trip will reach Sloane Square and the Kings Road around noon, before arriving at Chelsea AutoLegends. Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Motoring Committee at the Royal Automobile Club, said: “As the Pall Mall clubhouse celebrates its centenary year, the Royal Automobile Club is delighted to support the Chelsea AutoLegends event, and continue a long history of welcoming and supporting motorists as they embark on their automobile adventures.” Among the potent machines seldom seen marques are promised such as Spyker, Pagani, Henessey, Mosler and Koenigsegg. They will be rubbing shoulders with rarities from Aston Martin (One-77) and Jaguar (XJ220 and XJR-15) as well as the latest mouth-watering machines from Alfa and Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren, Bugatti, Mercedes and more. “It’s not often that so many desirable, rare, and downright expensive supercars are assembled in one place - unless you include Jeremy Clarkson’s drive - so it’s well worth a trip to the Sunday Times Supercar Paddock,” enthused Nick Rufford editor of The Sunday Times ‘InGear’. Chelsea AutoLegends, now in its second year, is a feast of motoring nostalgia. This year’s extravaganza will be packed with motoring memories. As well as great names from motor sport - patron is Sir Stirling Moss OBE and he will be joined by eight times world motorcycle champion Phil Read among other stars - some of the world’s most famous cars will be on show. Special displays will feature more than 30 Le Mans racers, plus a selection of Group B rally cars from the 1980s. Tributes will be paid to the Jaguar E-type and the Mini Cooper - both celebrating 50th birthdays this year - while the PistonHeads Run and Sunday Times Supercar Paddock will be matched by a classic bike run to the show, organised by the famous Ace Café. Other displays include a special tribute to some of the British ‘Patrons’, the private race team entrants of the Fifties and Sixties, who took on the factory teams and often won. Adding to the celebrations there will be a special focus on the much-loved cars of the Swinging Sixties - a decade when Chelsea’s groovy Kings Road was the hub of global fashion, design and pop music. As well as providing plenty of motoring excitement for all the family, Chelsea AutoLegends will also raise money for the Chelsea Pensioners, the veterans who have given over their grounds for the day.
Special displays will feature more than 30 Le Mans racers, plus a selection of Group B rally cars from the 1980s.
Tickets for this year’s Chelsea AutoLegends are now on sale either via the event’s new website www.ChelseaAutoLegends. com or from the ticket hotline on 0844 581 0760. Those pre-booking before the end of July can take advantage of considerable savings with adult tickets priced at £15 in advance rather than £20 on the gate, and £10 rather than £20 for 12-16 year-olds. Underlining the event’s family entertainment values, accompanied children aged under 12 will be admitted free of charge. J U LY 2 0 1 1
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he Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is Britain’s premier international jockeys’ competition, where teams of riders from all over the world compete over six races for the coveted trophy. The teams are Great Britain, Ireland, Europe and Rest of the World. THE CREAM OF THE ‘80s COMES TO ASCOT
Ascot Racecourse has announced its much anticipated line up for the ‘80s concert after racing on Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Day on Saturday 6th August. To mark the Royal Racecourse’s 300th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of promoter Here and Now, there will be no fewer than ten acts performing a two and a half hour set of their greatest hits from the 1980’s after racing. The full line-up is as follows: ✱ Jason Donovan ✱ Kid Creole & The ✱ Jimmy Somerville ✱ Paul Young ✱ Toyah ✱ China Crisis ✱ Odyssey ✱ Altered Images ✱ Brother Beyond ✱ Visage
Aussie legend Jason Donovan is very excited about the prospect of playing at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup
Aussie legend Jason Donovan is very excited about the prospect of playing at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup: ‘I can’t wait to perform at Ascot on the Here and Now Tour when the days are longer and warmer - it should be a great day and I’m really looking forward to it!’ Kid Creole added: ‘Ascot - 300 years - and still going strong. What a thrill to be associated with an idea that conjures up the very ingredients that I adore: hats, glamour, tradition, heritage, flamboyance, competition, thrills and romance ..... Perfect!’ John Blake, Head of Sales and Marketing at Ascot Racecourse, said. ‘We are delighted that so many stars from the 80s have agreed to play Ascot. The day is always very special with racegoers dressing up in their best 80’s gear, which all adds to the wonderful family friendly atmosphere’. Tickets start from just £26 per person and can be purchased at www.ascot.co.uk or by calling 0870 727 1234. Generous group and advance discounts apply.
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The Definitive Luxury Lifestyle Event 12pm - 6pm Garden Party and gourmet barbeque 7pm - 1am Evening Dinner and cocktail party
his year’s Concours D’Elégance promises to be one of the highlights of the Summer, drawing together some of the world’s most exclusive lifestyle brands. Set within the grounds of London’s Hurlingham Club on the banks of the River Thames, this exclusive event has a rich 20-year heritage and celebrates everything that epitomises luxury and style. This year’s Concours D’Elégance will showcase some of the world’s fastest, and most expensive super cars, alongside luxury yachts, boats and helicopters, which
The Concours D’Elégance has always been billed as an exclusive garden party will be openly displayed on the Hurlingham lawns. Brands such as Art of Kinetic, Cessna, Sunseeker London, Rizon Jet, designer clothing, jewellery from Catherine Best, exclusive properties and Safaris will also be accompanied by a Second World War Spitfire on the cricket pitch - what better way to spend a quintessential British summers afternoon than enjoying Veuve Clicquot in this graceful private members club. The Concours D’Elégance has always been billed as an exclusive garden party, which is a firm favourite with celebrity guests and car enthusiasts alike. Guests are invited to shop for vintage cars, super yachts, designer jewellery and luxury homes. The event is sponsoring the Christchurch appeal, one of just five charities supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ✱ Day tickets include a gourmet lobster barbeque lunch, traditional afternoon tea and fully inclusive Veuve Clicquot Champagne, beer & soft drinks. ✱ Thursday & Friday evening tickets include a Veuve Clicquot champagne, gourmet food stalls and cocktail reception and guest DJ ✱ Individual tickets start from £165 +VAT ✱ Tables of 10 start from £1650 +VAT ✱ Concours D’Elegance are offering an exclusive 10% discount to all Life Magazine readers. Simply log onto the Concours D’Elegance website www.concourslondon.com/book-now/ and type in CDE01 on the voucher code. july 2 0 1 1
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The Royal Automobile Club One membership, two exclusive clubhouses
ounded in 1897, with the aim of encouraging automobilism in Britain, today the Royal Automobile Club is a private members’ club that combines over 100 years of tradition with contemporary and luxurious facilities. Two unique clubhouses, one in the heart of London’s Pall Mall, the other Woodcote Park, a peaceful estate set within 350 acres of rolling Surrey countryside, offer unsurpassed dining, banqueting, accommodation, golf and sporting facilities. Membership remains at record levels of around 16,500 members in the UK and beyond with members ranging from those in their teens to those over one hundred years of age! Club Life
The Club’s lively and diverse events programme covers art and culture, sporting events with guest speakers, theatre, comedy, live music, along with gourmet dinners and visiting Chef ’s from Europe’s top restaurants and beyond. Partner Clubs
Members gain access to other exclusive properties and facilities as the Club has reciprocal links with over sixty other private clubs around the globe. Social Activities
Sample a wide range of activities and sports, from Sub Aqua to Squash, Book Club to Billiards, enjoying professional tuition, regular competitions, social and lecture evenings. Motoring
Remaining loyal to its motoring past with
annual motoring dinners, awards and industry launches, Pall Mall frequently plays host to the world’s top marques, Rolls Royce, Bentleys and even the occasional supercar or F1 on display. Membership of one of the finest clubs in the world truly brings many privileges
Pall Mall Today
Set in the heart of St James’s, the Pall Mall clubhouse provides a welcome sanctuary away from the bustle of Central London, in which members and their guests can relax. In all its Edwardian splendour, the high ceilings, rich carpets and ornate plasterwork, as well as a fine collection of art, help create a contemporary experience set within the luxurious and comfortable surroundings of a traditional club. The clubhouse provides a fine choice of restaurants, lounges and bars with décor and menus that range from opulence to relaxed to meet every member’s requirements. In 2007 The Great Gallery restaurant enjoyed a metamorphosis with its lavish use of gold leaf, a hand-blocked wood floor inspired by Pavlovsk Palace in St. Petersburg and a series of murals by artist Catherine Lovegrove. The unused terrace beyond became a splendid topiary-filled oasis for al fresco dining and, when smoking became outlawed, the Smoking Room also underwent a transformation. Now known as the Club Room, it retains a cheerful informality as regulars
sip tea and play chess in an awe-inspiring interior that was described in Country Life as ‘English Palladian style at its most sumptuously architectural’. The room boasts a ceiling and frieze modelled on the old War Office that stood at 89 Pall Mall before the Club was built. Members and guests can unwind in leather armchairs, take tea and sandwiches or a drink, play backgammon or chess, read a daily paper or a book from the well stocked clubhouse library. The elegant Cocktail Bar and Art Deco inspired Brooklands Room, a smaller and more informal brasserie-style restaurant rarely have a spare table and for member functions, there are six impressive private dining and meeting rooms allowing for all kinds of events, from intimate dinners and small private meetings to the very grandest receptions for up to 450 people. The exceptional sports facilities include a well-equipped gym, unique Turkish baths for male, female and mixed days, squash courts, billiards tables, treatments rooms and the famous marble columned swimming pool is the training ground for many a dedicated swimmer. Out of town members benefit from the use of its 84 en-suite rooms and full housekeeping services, while the business centre and library provide the latest technology to members away from their offices. Building work is currently taking place at Pall Mall, to increase the J U LY 2 0 1 1
fe a ture number of bedrooms available to members by 22, due for completion early 2011. The Royal Automobile Club, 89 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS Telephone 0207 930 2345 www. royalautomobileclub.co.uk
The History of the Pall Mall Clubhouse
The purpose built Pall Mall clubhouse took three years to complete. Responsible for the work were the famed architects Messrs. Mewes and Davis, who numbered the nearby Ritz amongst their achievements. Together they pioneered a steel structure as an internal framework and utilised every new scientific innovation available at the time, electric and hydraulic lifts, central heating and air conditioning, 120 telephone lines, gas flares to illuminate the front of the building and even electric lighting. Eventually opening in March 1911, at a cost of £250,000, a Vanity Fair article of the era described the clubhouse as being ‘on a scale of grandeur absolutely unparalleled anywhere.’ The Committee convened in the new clubhouse for the long-awaited opening, but half of them got lost in the vast new building and needed guides. The interiors were equally as impressive, as were the views over London, from Nelson’s Column to Buckingham Palace. Opulent French Renaissance style décor, Doric colonnades in the central vestibule and fine paintings, all added to the splendour. In total the clubhouse contained 258 rooms, including a library, photographic studio, barbers and hairdressers, bedrooms, waiting rooms, assembly rooms, committee rooms and smoking rooms. Dining has always been central, with the original Great Gallery able to accommodate up to 500 people. Unsurpassed recreation and sporting facilities have also been a constant, with card tables, a billiard-saloon, fencing, gymnasium, a rifle range and even a bowling alley. Squash courts and a Turkish Bath were also installed, but the piece de resistance was the swimming pool with its mosaic columns, white Sicilian marble walls and bronze balconies overlooking the shimmering green water. It is even rumoured that Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret learned to swim in the pool at the Club.
Woodcote Park Today
Woodcote Park is a 350-acre estate set in the Epsom Downs, just 16 miles from Pall Mall. The handsome red brick mansion retains the style and atmosphere of a great country house and is the perfect place for members looking to escape urban life. 40 july 2 0 1 1
Gold enthusiasts can enjoy two 18hole parkland golf courses - members can play on payment of a green fee. This is complemented by other sports facilities, including a 30-metre indoor swimming pool, four squash courts, six floodlit tennis courts, a modern gymnasium and a croquet lawn. The Boston Room, Woodcote Park’s newly refurbished main restaurant, offers the best in British and international cuisine served in formal but stylish surroundings. Completely transformed with a new menu and interior, the Boston Room is the place to go to sample the finest ingredients that Britain has to offer; succulent beef from the Castle of Mey in Scotland or free range chicken from Laverstoke Park in Hampshire. Cooked using techniques from around the world to give the dining experience a truly cosmopolitan feel. The Derby Room
Derby Day is perhaps the highlight of Woodcote’s social and sporting calendar, but the Derby Room itself, can be used for many other occasions during the year, including dinners, luncheons, wedding receptions and conferences. It can also be used for small dances in conjunction with its smaller neighbour the Oaks Room. The Oaks Room
Named after the other June Classic run over the Epsom Downs course, the Oaks room, like the Derby Room beside it, has fine views over the Woodcote golf courses. This intimate corner room, on the first floor, is regularly used by Members to entertain smaller parties of friends, family or business colleagues. 22 bedrooms, including 1 suite, offer a very high standard of accommodation. The prestigious entertaining rooms and banqueting facilities make Woodcote Park an impressive venue for garden and drinks parties, wedding receptions, residential conferences and business meetings. The grounds can also be utilised for team activities such as archery, laser clay shooting and country pursuits. The Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park, Wilmerhatch Lane, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7EW Telephone 01372 276311 www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk
The History of Woodcote Park
In 1913 Woodcote Park near Epsom racecourse was purchased as a Country Club to compliment the Pall Mall clubhouse. Located on the site of a historic 12thCentury abbey, it was a mansion built in 1679 by Richard Evelyn
(brother of diarist John), and mentioned in his diaries by Samuel Pepys. Barely had the ink dried on the documents when the First World War was declared, and both clubhouses were put at the disposal of the armed services. In 1934, Woodcote Park was razed to the ground by fire, re-opening only 21 months later in May 1936. World War II saw the country club assume a new role, a training centre for thousands of troops with the grounds ploughed for agricultural purposes. In August 1940 a Hawker Hurricane made a forced landing in the golf course. The British pilot was helped into the Clubhouse for medical assistance, having first proved his nationality by waving a packet of ‘Players’ cigarettes at golfers in the vicinity. The intervening years saw the country clubhouse firmly establish itself as a social and golfing haven for members and guests, with two 18-hole parkland golf courses, the Coronation and the Old Course. In the 1980s investment was needed to bring Woodcote Park up to date; around £5 million pounds was invested in refurbishing and equipping the country clubhouse with a sports complex, Cedars, indoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts. Today Woodcote Park remains a hub for members looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of London.
From the advent of the horseless carriage to the age of the stretch limousine, the Royal Automobile Club has been the ‘Parliament of Motoring.’ The Royal Automobile Club, Britain’s oldest and most influential motoring organisation, was born out of a shared love of motoring and a dedication to preserving the rights and best interests of motorists over 100 years ago. Founded in 1897 by Frederick Richard Simms, assisted by Charles Harrington Moore, the Club’s history mirrors that of motoring itself: In 1896 the restrictive Red Flag Act, that had required a man to walk in front of every vehicle, was repealed, the birth of motoring in the UK. The Emancipation Run, the precursor to today’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, was organised to celebrate the passing of the Locomotives on the Highways Act. In 1900, Claude Johnson organised the ‘Thousand Mile Trial’, putting British motoring on the map. Three years later, the Club vigorously campaigned for the Motor Act, having long had the interests of the private motorist at heart. This Act increased speed limits and removed other restrictive legislation. 1905 and the Club organised the first Tourist Trophy (TT) race, today the oldest
motoring race regularly run. In the same year the Club became the governing body for motor sport in Britain and introduced driving certificates, a responsibility which was not to be taken over by the government for another thirty years. In 1911 the Club turnover rose to £970,000 from £385,000 the previous year, as a result of a huge influx of new members, all paying 25 guineas a head to join and an annual subscription fee of 10 guineas. In 1943 Lord Mountbatten became the Club’s President. From the 1950’s to 1960’s the British car industry began to suffer from overseas competition and inefficiencies and the Club’s main rival the AA began to modernise and consolidate its service to members. Despite this the clubhouse itself continued to prosper. After Lord Mountbatten’s assassination by the IRA in 1979, Prince Michael of Kent became President of the Club. 1991 saw the formation of the RAC Foundation for Motoring. Long before that the Club, through its Public Policy Committee, had become a respected voice in the formulation of government policy on roads and motorised transport. This was recognized and strengthened by the formation, in 1991, of the RAC Foundation for Motoring, a registered charity. RAC Motoring Services Ltd, which offered roadside assistance and many other benefits to over 5½ million associate members, was sold by the Club in 1999 to the Lex Group, and later passed to Aviva, the insurance company formerly known as Norwich Union. 1999 also saw a very new era for the Club as ladies were admitted as members in their own right! Present day
Overseen by the Club’s Motoring Committee, the Club continues to own and maintain a unique fleet of veteran and historic vehicles and runs a number of annual events including the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which commemorates the Emancipation Run of 1896. It is the longest running motoring event, with people coming from all over the world annually to view over 500 cars dating from before 1905. Members can participate in a range of varied motoring related events whilst the Committee continues to foster links and relationships with industry and the wider motoring world. Recent award winners at the Club have included Lewis Hamilton, James Toseland, and the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss famous motoring names of recent decades. july 2 0 1 1
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he Sunday Times Rich List is the definitive guide to the nation’s wealth. The 23rd edition of the high profile and much anticipated list hit the newsstand on in May. Further exclusive bonus content was rolled also online over the next month. As well as the perennially popular main supplement, this year’s Rich List will had greater accessibility, a dedicated iPad edition as well as exclusive content online for digital subscribers. This year for the first time the information will be fully interactive, creating a uniquely personal and even more useful experience for The Sunday Times customers. On May 8 the 104 page supplement listed the 1,000 richest people in the UK as well as Ireland’s 250 richest. A perpetual favourite with customers and advertisers, each of the entries are profiled and there are specific tables for the music millionaires, the richest in fashion, the wealthiest hedge fund managers and the top political donors. The list appeared simultaneously on www.thesundaytimes. co.uk/richlist2011 as part of the online subscription - available to new users for just £1 for the first 30 days, subscribers received access to both The Times and The Sunday Times websites, award-winning iPad editions, as well as Times+ membership benefits.
The print campaign plotted the financial back stories of various rich listers against iconic portrait shots. Additionally there will be a concerted multimedia campaign encompassing PR, eCRM, digital and search. On May 15th the publication of The Sport Rich List. This innovation first appeared with great success last year. The 2011 version will included the 100 richest sportsmen in Britain and Ireland, the 40 richest young sportsmen, the world’s richest tennis players and golfers plus interactive tables of the richest owners and managers in British football. There is also be a table of the highest paid football players, graphics of Britain’s richest football team by position based on current players and a listing of the wealthiest British F1 drivers over the years. This will appeared as a stand-alone supplement within The Sunday Times as well as online at www.thesundaytimes. co.uk/richlist2011 and through iPads. Digital subscribers were able to access the 2,000 wealthiest in the UK (the 1,000 listed on May 8 and the 1,000 below them in riches). This fully interactive database allowed searching of all entries by region. There is also live tables for the richest women in the top 2,000 plus extended data from The Giving Index.
A first for the list in May, saw the online publication of The World’s Richest 200 as well as Europe’s Richest 100. Available to all digital subscribers these international listings include biographies for every entry and fully interactive tables. There is also a facility to search the UK online list for the richest people by country of origin. The lists are based on identifiable wealth (land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies), and excludes bank accounts (to which the paper has no access). Will Handley, Head of Marketing for The Sunday Times says: “The popularity of The Sunday Times Rich List never wanes. It is now deemed the definitive guide to wealth in the country and we are always delighted with the amount of attention it generates. Year on year the List goes from strength to strength and the introduction of the global list for our online subscribers is the latest innovation to the franchise. Publication of The Sunday Times Rich List is a key milestone in our editorial calendar and we’ll be supporting the edition with a heavyweight multi-media campaign”. The Sunday Times Rich List 2011 is compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading authority on British wealth, and Colm Murphy, the leading expert on wealth in Ireland. It is edited by Ian Coxon.
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What makes London
The Millionaireâ€™s Playground? by Bianca Ladow
or centuries London has been considered ‘the place to be’ and over the years little has changed to diminish its status as the luxury capital of the world. There are currently around 28 billionaires living in London and millionaire businessmen, property tycoons, entrepreneurs, celebrities and old nobility continue to want to live here over other cities in the world. But what is it about London that continues to draw in the superrich? In a world rivaled with incredible cities, from Paris’s sophistication, to Dubai’s exotic climates to New Yorks exuberant extravagance, just what is it about London which keeps millionaires flocking to the city? What is it that makes London the millionaire’s playground? One of the major attractions of London is its location and there is no denying that London is perfectly situated amongst the world’s major cities. London is just a short train away from shopping in Paris or the slopes of Courchevel or St Moritz. It’s just a private jet flight from the Casinos of a Monte Carlo or the extravagance of Moscow. Alternatively, should business dictate, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mumbai and the USA are easily reachable. It is partly down to its geographical location that has helped position London as the financial capital of the world. Indeed more than 100 of Europe’s largest listed companies and the European headquarters of numerous major banks and professional services. The time zone of London is also very business-friendly, as working hours overlap those of the business districts of the world. Of course, there is more to life than business and many would argue that culture and entertainment are the big plus points of the capital for those seeking a millionaire lifestyle. With its stunning architecture, unparalleled restaurants, private members clubs, gala dinners, designer shops, galleries and theatres - London really is a mecca for high society. Take London’s art scene for example. Throughout the world the capital is considered to be the dominant force in contemporary art, offering so many choices when it comes to galleries and museums. From the Tate and Saatchi galleries to The Royal Academy, Londoners have access to some of the most stunning collections in the art world. For those looking to enhance their own private collections, London also hosts globally famous auction houses from Sothebys and Bonhams to Christies. These venues are constantly breaking records, with collectors ready to pay millions of historical objects and works of fine art. London’s reputation as a gastronomic force to be reckoned with has been growing steadily over the past decade -
with it’s Michelin starred restaurants and reputation for attracting the finest chefs in the world. Popular eateries include Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Le Gavroche and Ciprianis or C London as it is now called. After dinner private members clubs are a popular relaxation stop for those looking for refinement and exclusivity. Indeed London’s West End is the birthplace of members-only establishments and some of these clubs date back to the 18th century. From The Arts Club to Whites, for centuries the world elite have been wining and dining at these age old establishments. Upmarket casinos are also a popular hotspot for the superrich with Aspinalls and Les A Club being amongst the most frequented. One of the most appealing things about London is its many open spaces. My favourite over-all space in London is Hyde Park. When the city all becomes too much, Hype Park is the perfect space to go and relax. The Serpentine Summer Party is also a great event to rub shoulders with London’s rich and famous. But London’s high class societies are not just about exclusivity - they also generate millions of pounds for charity through philanthropic ventures, balls and events. For instance, just recently, I attended a charity auction at Sotheby’s auction house in London for the David Rattray Foundation. Over £600,000 was raised for the charity. Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball is also a fantastic event that raises money for those affected by HIV and Aids. Each year, the ball takes on a different theme but the dress code remains the same: White Tie & Tails for Gentlemen, and Tiaras and Ball Gowns for Ladies. Great Ormond Street also host splendid events as do a number of other worthy charities and foundations. After the glamour of London’s auctions, and late night soirees, every millionaire needs to return to a prestigious home. London’s buildings are steeped in history, bringing together period architecture with modern design. These properties alone are one of the reasons why many individuals move to London as they are the grandest and most prestigious in the world. Indeed it’s worth noting that the luxury market has shrugged off the sluggish wider market due to a surge in foreign cash with recent reports showing that prices have risen 33 per cent since March 2009. With its history for attracting the world elite, its location, its financial status and its social scene - London looks likely to retain its crown as the millionaire’s playground for years to come and surely it will not be too long before it is referred to as the billionaire’s playground. Bianca Ladow is the Executive Director of EarlCrown who specialise in luxury interior design, architecture and project management. EarlCrown creates the world’s finest homes in the most exclusive addresses, working to the highest standards to deliver exquisite residences, luxury chalets and super yachts around the globe.
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Building on water Some of the country’s foremost house builders, architects and surveyors throw caution to the wind, quite literally, when taking part in their exclusive industry event, the Little Britain Challenge Cup, Europe’s largest commercial sailing regatta, which takes place every September in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. This year’s event, taking place 8th-11th September, received a record number of firm entries during the first week of opening their on-line booking service, something that particularly delighted the Little Britain Chairman, David Smith, from Surrey-based luxury house builders Octagon who comments,
“We see the LBCC as the perfect mix of a wonderful few days’ racing combined with some great networking opportunities. Anybody who is anybody, is here for the four day extravaganza, either bringing down company members to crew, or inviting clients who love to join in for both the racing and partying afterwards. We forsee this being a sell out year, so are urging regulars and newcomers alike, who have yet to register, not to delay, so they can be assured of place in September.” Both those wishing to actually compete, or simply join in from the quayside, there is a jam packed programme of events which will take 1500 guests through from sunrise to the early hours throughout the regatta period.
Everyone is invited to join in the evening parties held at Cowes Yacht Haven. This year, the Friday night extravaganza is Viva Las Vegas, giving guests the chance to dress up in theme, and take part in a fun filled programme of entertainment. This includes getting hitched in the Little White Wedding Chapel, and special guest appearances from ‘Elvis’, ‘Frank’, and the lovely ‘Vegas Show Girls’. The LBCC is more than just a jolly, as it continues to support a number of charities, which, more than ever, need help and support. Not least the GBR Paralympic Sailing Team. This is the LBCC’s last big chance to raise funds for these most magnificent of sailors, to ensure they enter the 2012 Olympics in winning style. Already well into serious training on the Olympic waters of Weymouth, the seven young individuals are determinedly gearing themselves towards victory, despite their varying degrees of disability which range from cerebral palsy through minus a right forearm to a double below the knee amputee.
The LBCC money really does make a huge difference, as these sailors, all professionals and regatta champions, get nothing in the way of handouts from government or councils. This is the time that costs start to soar, as the team require more boats, which come hand in hand with higher maintenance bills. As well as actively overturing sponsors themselves, to help keep their boats in prime condition and in the water, they rely on the generosity of people like the contestants and guests who attend the Little Britain Challenge Cup.
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THE VIRGIN ACTIVE LONDON TRIATHLON 2011
he annual IMG Challenger World event, set in London’s Docklands, sees over 13,000 participants swim, cycle and run around a specially designed course that winds through some of London’s most famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the London Eye. In the lead up to the event, Virgin Active as it’s new sponsor, will be launching a series of triathlon related fitness products and will be helping its participating members to train and prepare. They will also be offering a large quantity of highly sought after event places for members. During 2011 indoor triathlons aimed at children and families, will take place at Virgin Active’s 71 health clubs across the UK and its 122 clubs in South Africa, Italy and Iberia. Senior Vice-President of IMG Events Julian Brand added; “Every year this event grows in stature and we are delighted to have Virgin Active Health Clubs on board as we
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continue this journey. 2011 will be the 15th year of the London Triathlon and we have the ideal partner to help the many thousands of participants from across the UK and internationally get ready for the world’s largest triathlon.” Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson added:
“The Virgin Active London Triathlon is set to be not only a really fun event, but also a great way for people of all fitness levels to get involved in sport and exercise. Virgin Active will of course be helping me and their members, many of who have signed up alongside me, shape up for
the big day. I hope they don’t show me up too much! Following on from the marathon, it will be a chance for me to take on my children - Holly and Sam - who I’m sure will be keen as ever to beat their dad! Not sure butterfly wings will work on a bicycle though - I’ll have to get more creative!” Team Virgin Active is made up of the original Sporty Spice, Melanie C, JLS singer Oritse Williams and TV presenters Stacey Solomon, Jeff Brazier and Vernon Kay. Dancing on Ice stars Chloe Madeley and Sam Attwater will be joined by model Nell McAndrew, actresses Olivia Hallinan, Tameka Empson and Charlie Brooks as well as ex-Busted star Matt Willis. Singer Michelle Heaton, 2010 Apprentice runner up Liz Locke and 71 Degrees North stars Marcus Patric complete the team. For more information and to book your place at the 2011 Virgin Active Health Clubs London Triathlon visit www.thelondontriathlon.co.uk
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Cartier International Day
or every English polo player, and indeed for the greatest names in the sport worldwide, the Coronation Cup – the feature match on Cartier International Day at Guards Polo Club – remains the most coveted event to play in during the English polo season. This is the day when the polo fields of English summer enjoy full bloom, infused with a spice of glamour, celebrity and royal patronage. This year, the Hurlingham Polo Association, the sport’s governing body in the UK, will be celebrating the centenary of the Coronation Cup. Of course, the Cup has not been played for in every one of these 100 years – two world wars saw to that – but it has been one of the most famous matches in global polo over the last 10 decades. In fact today, the Cartier International Day is considered the world’s largest spectator polo event, attracting more than 20,000 people to Guards Polo Club, set in the heart of Windsor Great Park. This year the England polo team will play a hugely talented Brazilian team for the trophy. England polo team captain Luke Tomlinson, who has worn the skipper’s armband since 2006 says: “It’s always a great occasion to be involved in. To play for your country, and to be captain, is a high honour in any sport. It’s always a great feeling to go out there and play in front of a huge home crowd. As players, it means so much to us.” Andrew Hine, a former captain of England, and now the England team coach, believes the match day has a flavour like no
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other. “You can play in the Argentine Open in Palermo, Buenos Aires, which for many is the Mecca of the sport, with the noise and 5,000 people on top of you; but when you play at Guards Polo Club in The Coronation Cup, and you hear the roar of 25,000 people, there is nothing like it anywhere in the world. No event can claim those sorts of numbers, and when you get a great, close match, and the crowd in those stands gets behind you, the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. It is the biggest game in the world. We love that as players. There’s no greater feeling.” Alan Kent, another England stalwart, who has also coached the England team, says: “My memories of Coronation Cup are either adulation and joy, or complete demoralisation. It’s all or nothing, highs and lows. But win or lose, you cannot help looking back on every match you played in, or were involved in, with a deep sense of pride.” The Coronation Cup is framed by Cartier International Day, which has become a late summer addition to the social sporting calendar. The event slots in alongside Henley, Wimbledon, Ascot and the Lord’s Test match. The Day itself offers two outstanding polo games – the Coronation Cup in the afternoon and a morning game – showcasing up-and-coming English talent – for the Golden Jubilee Trophy. In addition to this first-class sport on the field, the day provides some fantastic hospitality opportunities, including the chance to spend the day – and the evening – in
the Chinawhite marquee. Chinawhite has been the post match party provider for the past 10 years and this year has invited the legendary producer Mark Ronson and Axwell from the Swedish House Mafia to be the guest DJs during the evening. If a quieter afternoon is needed, then Keith Prowse offers a more relaxed lunch and afternoon tea option in their marquee, situated within the Smith’s Lawn Enclosure, close to the Cartier Marquee. Cartier announced earlier this year that this will be their last year of sponsorship of this high-goal event – after 27 years – as they will be sponsoring Guards Polo Club’s Queen’s Cup tournament from 2012. The Cartier Marquee guest list is always impressive, with an array of stars from the world of film, television and music. With renowned chef Anton Mosimann and his team providing a delicious menu and John Carter creating the breathtaking floral displays, a Cartier Marquee invitation is always one to treasure. If a more relaxed picnic with friends is what is needed then the Club has arranged for Foreman and Field, its official picnic suppliers, to create a special Cartier International Day menu which can be delivered to you at home or can be collected at the Club on the day. In addition, Guards Polo Club creates an extensive shopping village, offering everything from Audis – an appropriate venue for them as they are the sponsors of the England team – to Pommery Champagne. In fact, there are so many stalls that you will need
to keep an eye on the time to make sure that you don’t miss the match. And if the games have inspired you to take up the sport, you can leave the Club with all the necessary kit (apart from the ponies) ready for your first chukka. La Martina has a stand within the trade village and the doors will also be open in their permanent shop at Guards, situated alongside the Royal Box. Ok, so the HPA still has to name its England squad that will take to the field on Cartier International Day to play Brazil in this year’s Coronation Cup. But whoever they select to play – be it experienced international players like Luke’s younger brother Mark Tomlinson or new members of the England squad such as seven-goaler Satnam Dhillon, all the team will wear their England shirts with pride. The same can be said of everyone attending the 2011 Cartier International Day. Whether you have a coveted Cartier invitation or are coming to spend the day at the Club with friends, family, and a picnic, the day will surely provide many lasting memories? Ensure that you are part of polo history in the making and book your tickets now. www.guardspoloclub.com www.chinawhite.com/polo www.keithprowse.co.uk www.cartier.com www.hpa-polo.co.uk
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HAM POLO CLUB was the first year of what is now known as the London Polo Club, beginning life as the Ham Common Polo Club it was part of a whole host of equestrian clubs that offered Londoners the opportunity to watch one of the most thrilling sports to have ever been conceived. The club was formed for players who may not have played in the major high goal tournaments but shared a love for the sport. This is a strong tradition that has been carried through to the present day. Other similarities to the modern club included the presence of the 10 goalers of yesteryear. Johnny Traill the first Argentine 10 was a regular player and coach. England’s inter war years saw a temporary halt to polo in the UK, however, the late great William Francis Walsh, affectionately known as Billy, set to in 1946 reviving polo in the Royal Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. The first post war polo tournament was played at Roehampton in 1947 and fittingly Billy, boasting a 5 goal handicap, and the Ham team took the trophy home. The Roehampton Cup remains one of the Flagship Tournaments at the London Polo 58 J U LY 2 0 1 1
Club. Now played at an eight goal level, major english polo teams will be competing in the tournament played in August. Billy continued to develop polo in London; though he is remembered well for this, he is also recognised for being one of the key figures in the post war revival of the sport in the UK. As a token of recognition, on the polo international day in 1985 HM the Queen presented Billy with a bronze of a polo player. In 2010 there is only one polo club in London, it has become one of the most idyllic settings in the capital city and goes from strength to strength. Upon arrival players and spectators find themselves nestled between the leafy cover of Richmond Park and the River Thames, overlooked by the stunning Jacobean Ham House. The club now boasts one of the busiest schedules of competitive polo and charity events. Over the last few years in excess of £1.5 million has been raised for worthy causes and every season around 2000 chukkas are played on the Richmond grounds. This year will be no exception, at the time of
writing the ponies are in training and the opening matches of the London Polo Season will be played on Sunday 2nd of May. The first of the charity events, the Childline Sundown Polo Challenge, will be on Saturday the 19th of June. This event, now a regular fixture, often features world number one polo player Adolfo Cambiaso making the match one of the most exciting to watch. Famous faces at the dinner and party have included Esther Rantzen the founder of the charity, Neil Fox, John Hurt, Andrew Neil, Elle Macpherson and Jodie Kidd. Over the past few Years fundraisers for foundations like Laureus, hosted buy Boris Becker, and Adolfo Cambiaso’s charity in partnership with Jaeger LeCoultre have been held. Uma Thuman, Rob Brydon, Fabio Capello and a host of sports personalities have all been present supporting these fantastic causes. The Chackravarty Cup has also been played on several occasions at the London Polo Club and always features a few members of the Royal family on the team sheet. Being a sports club there are of course our
Fixtures list 2011 July
Sun 3rd 13:00 Don Zoilo
Ventura Pauly troPhy
Sun 10th 13:00 GoDbolD troPhy Finals (0 to 2 Goals) DaViD healy eDwarD tauchert bowl Sun 17th 10:30
club Matches (GolD cuP Final at cowDray)
Fri 22nd 19:30 ticketeD eVent
Sat 23rd 13:00
Quatro aMiGos cuP (haM Vs west wycoMbe)
international Day at GuarDs Polo club (no Polo at hPc)
Sun 31St 13:00 suMMer tournaMent Finals (0 to 4 Goals) rosie aDaMs bowl rerrieson troPhy
august Sun 7th 13:00 (12 Goal) kinGFisher troPhy
Dubai troPhy Finals
Sun 14th 13:00 (younG enGlanD) Peter Pitts cuP
Sun 21St 13:00 roehaMPton tournaMent Final (6 to 8 Goals) critchley troPhy Sun 28th 13:00 canDilio cuP hunt kenDall bowl JiMMy eDwarDs troPhy Mon 29th 16:00 (away at cowDray)
haM Polo club Vs cowDray
september Sun 4th 13:00
Polo challenGe cuP
Sun 11th 13:00 Fri 16th 19:00
autuMn cuP Players’ black tie awarDs Dinner
6th-18th 13:00 billy walsh tournaMent Finals (0 to 3 Goals) slaDMore troPhy Sun 25th 13:00
competitive tournaments, aside from the Roehampton cup, the fixture list now features the Dubai trophy. Played at a 12 goal level this is the highest standard of competitive polo played during our season. The tournament will consist of a choice selection of teams and finals will be held on Sunday 8th of August. One of the most exciting developments for players and spectators this season will be the addition of a number of international matches. The London Polo Club will hold matches between the home team and Moscow, Barcelona and Bangkok for the ‘Polo International Club Series’, the aim of the series is to promote international cities and polo. Reciprocal away matches will be held in the various cities and this looks to be nail-bitingly exciting. Matches will be played every Sunday from May till September, picnickers and spectators are welcome. The clubhouse also has a lively Bar and Restaurant, for information on becoming a playing or social member please contact the polo office.
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Playboy Club Returns to London
he event, a private function hosted by Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner himself, saw VIP guests hit the red carpet before heading inside the exclusive private members’ venue for the first time. Mr Hefner said upon arrival at the gala party: ‘I’m thrilled to be here for this very special occasion that celebrates the return of the Playboy Club and its iconic Bunnies to London. People still remember with great fondness the sophistication and romance that the original London club offered when it opened in 1966. There is a retro-chic quality about Playboy Club London and its Bunnies that will give today’s guests an experience they may have missed the first time around.’ Hefner attended the event with friends and family including fiancée Crystal Harris, and his two sons Marston and Cooper. LCI CEO Michael Silberling, Playboy CEO Scott Flanders and Hugh Hefner raised their glasses in a toast to the success of the new club. The evening was spent greeting other VIP guests before partying the
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night away in the Cottontail Lounge, set to become one of Mayfair’s most talked about nightlife venues. Creatively designed to incorporate influences from the original Playboy Club London that opened in 1966, the new venue integrates gaming with contemporary nightlife in a setting that combines the sexy and sophisticated feel of
of Playboy Club London is undoubtedly the return of the Playboy Bunnies to Europe. The beautiful Playboy Bunny hostesses, croupiers and cocktail servers have a world-wide and well-deserved reputation for their style and graciousness. All newlyrecruited Playboy Bunnies will have the honour of wearing the iconic uniform of their
Playboy with the international allure of London. Located just off Park Lane, a few hundred metres from the club’s original home, the 17,000 square foot property spread over two floors was designed by acclaimed London-based architects Jestico + Whiles. The most attractive feature
predecessors - silk bodice, bow tie, wrist cuffs and of course Bunny ears and fluffy tail. The new gaming and entertainment venue will feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, members lounge, table games and high-limit salon privé gaming rooms with a choice of American Roulette,
Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Punto Banco. A poker table is available for cash games in its own private room. Enjoy a game with your own Bunny dealer and valet. Private games can be booked against a session fee or a rake. Renowned mixologist, Salvatore Calabrese, also known as the ‘Maestro’ will be opening Salvatore’s. Salvatore Calabrese is the world’s leading cocktail expert, the mastermind of successful bars at establishments such as the Lanesborough Hotel and FIFTY St James’s and has been awarded several major industry honours, including the prestigious Keeper of the Quaich accolade. Salvatore’s at the Playboy Club London is a bespoke design. Salvatore will be bringing his own hand picked staff, ensuring that his bar provides the ultimate experience for members. The bar is situated on the ground floor of the newly-developed Playboy Club, and as with the rest of the Playboy Club, Salvatore’s bar will be run on an exclusive members only basis. ‘My vision is to create the
In the sixties Hugh Hefner was asked who is the ideal playboy customer, and his answer was ‘somebody with money and taste’
best, most luxurious cocktail bar experience in the world’ said Salvatore Calabrese. ‘I am really excited to be working with LCI and Playboy on this venture and am confident that with our combined experience and reputation together we will create the ultimate bar destination in the capital.’ The original Playboy Club London opened at 45 Park Lane, W1. At that time, the Club attracted some of the most influential clientele in London including Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Joan Collins, George Best, Jack Nicholson, Roger Moore and Muhammad Ali. The new exclusive Club will again cater to some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and business. There has been a great deal of excitement and speculation with regards to the membership at Playboy London, since news of the return to London was announced last year. ‘There is no doubt that the Playboy brand carries enormous weight and power’ says Adam Roberts, Club Director at Playboy London. ‘People have missed the club and the response to its return shows it is the right time to bring the club back into the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of London. In the sixties Hugh Hefner was asked who is the ideal playboy customer, and his answer was ‘somebody with money and taste’. The 2011 club, which is strictly private members, will remain true to Hef ’s criterion today. Continues Adam ‘successful applicants will be people from all walks of life with interesting stories to tell, people who go and grab life and enjoy the fruits of success - the kind of people you would love to share a drink with’ Expressions of interest are available online at www. playboyclublondon.com, or in person at LCI Offices 10 Brick Street, Mayfair. www.playboyclublondon.com J U LY 2 0 1 1
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elcome to our new monthly section. Every month, our London historian, Sean Davies will explore London to pick out a variety of wonderful historical stories. This month, Sean visits Battersea, Covent Garden and Fulhamâ€Ś Make sure you do not miss Seanâ€™s fascinating articles next month and every month!
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he history of Covent Garden Market is a fascinating story. For much of its existence Covent Garden served as a fruit and vegetable market, the largest in England. The market used to cover the whole of the square and occupied many of the buildings, but has since been transformed beyond all recognition. Covent Garden began in the 1630s when land formerly belonging to Westminster Abbey, ‘the Convent Garden’ was redeveloped by the 4th Earl of Bedford. But there is a much earlier story that has been discovered only in recent years. In archaeological digs, especially near the Strand, in Shorts Gardens and on the site of the Jubilee Hall, significant Saxon remains have been found. They point to a new theory of what happened in the London area once the Romans abandoned England and the walled city of Londinium in about AD410. Our knowledge of events once the Saxon invaders took their place is very scant for at least 300 years. There is ittle evidence that the Saxons settled within the walls of the city the Romans left behind. The Saxons established a trading port to the west of the city, along Fleet Street and the Strand, up Aldwych (the name itself probably meaning old port) and covering today’s Covent Garden. This new settlement, which was abandoned once the Viking invaders became too dangerous in the 9th century, was called Lundenwic. The Covent Garden area then reverted to agricultural land until the 17th century. It was then the scene of the first experiment in London of town planning, and the creation of the first public square in the country. It was the work of three men - the Earl of Bedford the developer, Charles I, who gave his strong support to the scheme, and Inigo Jones the most important architect of the day. The enthusiasm of Jones for classical, especially Palladian, architecture was to have an enormous effect on London’s later buildings. Having seen and studied the many public squares in Italy, he brought the idea to London and he also surrounded it with a perfectly straight grid of streets. Londoners, used to the random and haphazard arrangement of winding streets, alleyways and courtyards, must have been amazed. Architecturally, it was a watershed in English architecture. The Piazza was designed by Jones with arcaded houses to the north and east. (These are now all gone but more modern developments have sought to remind us of them.) To the west
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was the church of St Paul, flanked by two houses, and to the south there was at first no development because the Piazza backed on to the mansion of the Bedford family, which faced the Strand, the main artery of London connecting City and Court at Westminster. This new square was a public one - and meant to be so. But this imaginative approach was, socially, to lead to its downfall. For the distinguished people who occupied the houses around the square soon began to tire of their lack of privacy and the intrusion of all sorts of London underworld beneath their windows. Once the private Bloomsbury Square and others were built, with bars across them to prevent undesirables, the rich went there instead, leaving Covent Garden to a different kind of tenancy, much of it artistic. There was too, the matter of the fruit and vegetable market in the square. This began in a very small way in 1649 but, no doubt, expanded quite a lot when the Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed the markets in the City. By the 1760s the market occupied much of the Piazza. What with this, the nearby theatres in Drury Lane and Bow Street and the many public houses, the neighbourhood acquired an extremely dubious reputation, though it was still popular. Eventually the area was dominated by the market. The main building in the Piazza we see today was erected in 1830 by Charles Fowler, but did not then have a glass roof - that came in the 1870s. Gradually, other market buildings were added. The first part of the Flower Market was put up in 1872 - it is now used by the London Transport Museum and the National Theatre Museum. More significantly, the market extended into the houses and shops in the streets around, especially up to the lower-priced premises in Seven Dials, then a notorious slum. In these premises traders operated outside of the market proper, or else just used them as warehouses. Even before the last war it was evident that the country’s principal fruit and veg market could not remain where it was in a very congested part of London. But it was long after the war had finished that the decision to move to Nine Elms was taken. It was relocated there in 1973, leaving empty market buildings and numerous vacant premises in the hinterland. The planners wanted to knock most of it down and build a new metropolis of through highways, hotels and conference centres. But a vigorous campaign by local residents and the general public prevented this vandalistic plan from going through. Instead, the market was renovated to become the popular shopping centre it is,
and gradually the streets around became a mecca also for shoppers and for niche businesses. It was an amazing transformation. The Covent Garden area has long been associated with theatre. The oldest established is the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which had its origins in a patent granted on the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. A small theatre was established off Drury Lane in 1663 and this has evolved via several auditoria to the present famous building. Covent Garden theatre began in Bow Street in 1732. The kernel of the present theatre was built in 1858 after a disastrous fire had destroyed the old one. It was designed by E.M. Barry in classical style. He also built for the theatre’s management the Floral Hall next door in glass and iron, meant to be a straightforward rival to the Bedford’s flower market. Both of Barry’s buildings are now part of the rebuilt Royal Opera House complex completed recently in a storm of bad publicity about the running of the enterprise. There are other theatres in the area - notably at the Aldwych and in the Strand: the Lyceum, Aldwych, Strand, Duchess, New London, Coliseum, Fortune plus of course, more recently, the Donmar. Covent Garden has traditionally been a centre of small businesses. Once, it was a hive of coachmakers, especially in Long Acre, premises which later became car dealers; there have been lots of famous publishers and printers, notably Odhams Press. Sainsbury’s began in Drury Lane. Moss Bros. began on the site of the Tesco store in Bedford Street.
Samuel French, the theatrical publishers began in Wellington Street. Sotheby’s, the auctioneers began in the same road. Despite its throngs of tourists, Covent Garden is still remarkably intact and attractive. Much of it is fairly traffic-free and the area is therefore relaxed and a pleasure to explore. But we should all remember that it was a close-run thing to save it.
Did you know...
✱ That the first Punch and Judy show recorded
in England was performed in Covent Garden in 1662? Samuel Pepys mentions enjoying it in his diaries. It was rather different from the version we now know, performed in a small side-show tent and with marionettes. ✱ That the first sandwich ever eaten by that name is claimed to have been consumed in the Shakespeare’s Head in Covent Garden by the Earl of Sandwich in 1762? It had ‘a slab of meat’ (almost certainly beef) in it! Sandwich was a keen gambler who when snacking at the gaming tables had his meats put between slices of bread to keep his fingers (and the cards) free from grease – the Shakespeare’s Head was home to an exclusive gaming society the Beef Steak Club.
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THE HISTORY OF fulham F
ulham, or in its earliest form “Fullanham”, is uncertainly stated to signify “the place” either “of fowls” or “of mud” (which probably had a lot to do with the fact that the River Thames would flood it periodically), or alternatively, “land in the crook of a river bend belonging to a man named Fulla”. The Bishop of London acquired the manor of Fulham in 704 and Danish invaders landed here in 879. A fishing village grew up in the vicinity of the present Putney Bridge station and Fulham High Street was in existence by 1391, when it was called Burystrete. Medieval villages grew up at three distinct locations in Fulham in addition to the thriving old town: Parsons Green, Walham Green and North End. The earliest of the surviving buildings of Fulham Palace date from around 1480, when it became one of the bishop’s country retreats. Fulham Palace became the bishop’s main residence in the 18th Century. A summer retreat for over a hundred Bishops of London, Fulham Palace tells a fascinating story. Once enclosed by the largest moated site in England, its gardens have been home to many of the country’s botanical ‘ firsts’. The medieval Great Hall has been the scene of royal banquets 66 J U LY 2 0 1 1
and supposedly the persecution of protestant heretics whose ghosts are said to haunt the Palace corridors. The surviving building dates from 1495 and is Grade One Listed, adjacent to Bishop’s Park, opened by the London County Council in 1893, on land given by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Today the Palace is owned by Church Commissioners and leased to Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Fulham Palace Trust. Did you know that the first British-grown examples of Tamarisk, Acacia, Mahogany and Maple trees were all grown in the gardens of Fulham Palace? Although the Palace has its own chapel, the gardens adjoin the churchyard of the neighbouring parish church, All Saints, where several former bishops are buried. Where All Saint Church sits there has been a church based on this site in Fulham for over 900 years. In previous centuries it provided accommodation for the first school in Fulham and its graveyard is a place of pilgrimage and solace for generations of families. In a deed of 1307, a property was referred to as lying “between the mill ditch and the parson’s garden”, which may refer to the church site. There was a water mill close by the riverside in later medieval times. By the end of the fourteenth
century, the rectory or “parsonage house” was in what became the hamlet of Parson’s Greens; the name ‘Parson’s Green” is first found in 1391, and the rectory house is referred to in 1401. The dedication of the church to All Saints is first documented in the year 1445. The church has three fonts. An early reference to a font is recorded in 1549, but this was lost (possibly hid during the Civil War) until the church was rebuilt in 1880. The church tower has been several times restored, most recently in 1966 to 1967. Among the gentlemen’s retreats built in the Georgian era were Hurlingham House, later home to the prestigious sports club, and Lord’s Craven’s cottage orne north of the palace, built in 1780. The earlier Peterborough House was rebuilt around the same time. Over the course of the 19th century, industry filled the former marshland of Sands End and elsewhere terraces of suburban housing rolled out across the former market gardens and gentlemen’s estates from the 1870s. North End was rebranded West Kensington, and Fulham Broadway at Walham Green became Fulham’s administrative and shopping centre. Fulham Broadway station was opened as Walham Green on 1st March 1880 when the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.The original station building was replaced in 1905 with a new entrance designed by Harry W Ford to accommodate crowds for the newly built Stamford Bridge stadium. It is now a Grade II listed building. The name was changed to its current form on 2 March 1952 after representations from Fulham Chamber of Commerce. However the modern name of Walham Green is now known
as the Moore Park Estate, regarded as one of the most desirable parts of Fulham to own a property. Houses are frequently sold at well above the million threshold with investment from city professionals. Many property developments and refurbishments often take place.Some of the roads included in the conservation area include:Moore Park Road, Holmead Road, Rumbold Road, Maxwell Road, Brittania Road, Waterford Road, Fulham Broadway, Kings Road and Fulham Road Fulham Football Club built a permanent home on the site of Craven Cottage in 1896, their first game against now defunct rivals Minerva F.C. Fulham were formed in 1879 as Fulham St Andrew’s Church Sunday School F.C.founded by worshipers at the Church of England on Star Road, West Kensington (St Andrew’s, Fulham Fields). Fulham’s mother church still stands today with a plaque commemorating the team’s foundation. In April 1904 Fulham Theatre held the first public experiment in ‘talking pictures’ with the aid of a phonographic soundtrack. From 1912 the Theatre was often in use as a Cinema called the Shilling Theatre, and by 1937 it was renamed the Grand Theatre, showing live performances again, although on Sundays it still showed Films.The Theatre closed down in 1950 and then stood empty until it was finally demolished in 1958. An office block called Redbank House was then built on the site. Fulham remained a working class area for the first half of the twentieth century, but was subject to extensive restoration between the Second World War and the 1980’s. Did you know that Britains first speed bumps were installed on Linver Road in Fulham in 1984? Today, Fulham is one of the most expensive parts of London, and indeed the United Kingdom.
After the building of The Underground, the streets of Camden quickly filled with music halls and shops.
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Battersea a history
Situated on the south bank of the Thames, it is one of the oldest recorded place names in the London area.
late seventh-century charter makes reference to ‘Badrices ege’, the island of a man called Badric. In 957 King Eadwig gave Battersea to one of his ministers. The parish church of St Mary was in existence by 1157, although nothing of the original structure has survived. The Abbey of Westminster held the manor at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, when it passed to the Crown, and then in 1627 to the St John family, whose manor house stood east of the church. In 1700 Sir Walter St John founded Battersea’s fist school. Industries were established on reclaimed marshland beside the Thames, including a shot foundry, a whiting (whitewash) works and a brewhouse at Nine Elms. St Mary’s Church was rebuilt in the mid 1770s. Most of the manor house was demolished in 1793, and later became the site of flour mills. Away from the river, most of Battersea was used for market gardening, with a few clusters of dwellings around the Church and in Falcon Road and Bolingbroke Road. The coming of the railway to Nine Elms and Clapham Junction and in 1858 the simultaneous opening of Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Park prompted developers to lay out estates of reasonably priced housing for the middle classes all along the route to Clapham Common. while Sir Walter St John’s School was rebuilt. Shortly afterwards, Battersea was divided up by an increasing number of railway lines, with some of the many larger houses being subdivided. New stations opening at Battersea Park and Queenstown Road, surrounded by grids of terraced cottages. By 1871 the population of Battersea had increased almost tenfold in 40 years and it tripled again before the end of the 19th Century, when most of the residents were skilled artisans employed in local service industries. The proposal to site a large power station on the south bank of the River Thames at Battersea in 1927 caused a storm of protest that raged for years. Questions were raised in Parliament about pollution which might harm the paintings in the nearby Tate Gallery and the parks and “noble buildings of London”. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was commissioned to design the building. His other buildings include Liverpool Cathedral, Bankside Power Station, Waterloo Bridge and the classic red telephone box. The building is in fact a steel girder frame and Sir Giles
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designed the exterior brick cladding and the tower-like bases of the four chimneys. It is the largest brick building in Europe. In effect Battersea is two power stations and the familiar silhouette of four chimneys did not appear until 1953 and for the first 20 years the building had a long rather than foursquare appearance, with a chimney at each end. But even this appearance caused positive comments, described as a temple of power and to rank as a London landmark equal with St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 1939 a survey of celebrities voted it their 2nd favourite building when canvassed by the Architects Journal. The construction of ‘B’ Station was begun a few months after World War 2 to bring Battersea to a total capacity of 509 megawatts and the 3rd. largest power station in the U.K. Now Battersea Power Station is one of the best loved landmarks after serving London with electricity for 50 years. Blocks of municipal flats replaced much of Battersea’s Victorian housing, before and for several decades after World War II. The most unspoilt part is the old village, south of the church. In ✱ Battersea Dogs recent years, much of the riverside Home deals with has filled with luxury apartment around 15,000 complexes, of which the most strays a year? impresssive Montevetro building. ✱ Battersea Bridge, Prices’s candle factory, built by Joseph which took over the place of Balzagette in the York House has also been 1880’w, is Londons converted into apartments. narrowest bridge? Battersea Park occupies 200 ✱ The first Asparagus acres of ther Thames riverside grown in Britain was between Battersea and Nine grown in Battersea Elms. This was formally Park in 1850? Battersea Fields, an isolated ✱ The first Football spot that became popular as Match played under a duelling ground in the early Football Association 19th century; in 1829 the rules was played in Duke of Wellington, then the Battersea Park on the prime minister, and the Earl of 9th of January 1864? Winchelsea confronted each other here but no blood was spilt.
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The Royal Commission on Metropolitan Improvements was established in 1843 and its recommendations resulted in the acquisition of the fields, as well as the creation of the Chelsea Embankment and Chelsea Bridge. Sir James Pennethorne created the initial plan for Battersea Park, which was laid out from 1846 and officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1858. Work on the park continued with the excavation of the ornamental lake in 1861 and the planting of gthe sub-tropical garden in 1864. In the following year, the opening of Battersea Park station brought tens of thousands of visitors on a daily basis. The land surrounding the park was sold by the Crown for development between 1880 and 1900. Pleasure gardens covering 37 acres of Battersea Park were laid out in 1951 for The Festival of Britain. Buddhist monks and nuns built a peace pagoda beside
the riverside promenade in 1985 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The park was reopened in 2004 by The Duke of Edinburgh following an £11million programme of improvements. Victorian and post-war features have been restored. Battersea Dogs Home, sandwiched between two railway lines just off Battersea Park Road, moved here from Holloway in 1871. Cats began to be accepted in 1883. The Home has enjoyed royal patronage since 1884 and many of its staff and animals served in the World Wars. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been a part of southwest London for as long as people can remember. In a world where things are constantly changing the organisation stands for altruism and simplicity, old fashioned values that represent a welcome constant in people’s lives. J U LY 2 0 1 1
n the past, Champagne has been known for being extravagant and sometimes decadent, but todays record levels of Champagne consumption prove that it is no longer just a drink for special occasions. Today it has become more and more popular to start your lunch or dinner with a glass of champagne which is why ChampagneClub has partnered up with almost 100 London restaurants to offer cardholders a complimentary glass of house champagne
The Champagne Club UK Raising a flute all over London with the new must have card has never been easier
when they and up to 7 of their guests, dine out for lunch, dinner or supper. The ChampagneClub offers members and their guests “A Glass Of House Champagne On The House” when dining at any of the listed London restaurants on their official website www.ChampagneClubUk. com. Members receive a personalised ChampagneClub membership card and simply present this ahead of ordering their meals - minimum of 2 courses per person, for a glass
of house champagne each. If 6 of you are dining, you will be given “A Bottle Of House Champagne On The House”. An extensive selection of restaurants have registered with the ChampagneClub;
from Brasserie to Michelin Star, with a vast choice of cuisines from Modern British to Pan-Asian and across the world reflecting the vibrant restaurant scene in London. Whether you dine socially with a friend, in a group or host a work related meeting the membership card certainly comes in handy and over the course of a year it could save you thousands of pounds! ChampagneClub membership is also an ideal gift for both men and women as it lasts for 12 months, much longer than flowers. It’s small and compact and the perfect gift to take with you. It won’t take up much room in your case or bag, it won’t break, get squashed or leak! Restaurants also benefit from membership, as ChampagneClub send out regular newsletters highlighting news and trends from the restaurants on board, whilst always encouraging readers to make use of their membership cards and visit the featured restaurants. Membership is currently priced at £60.00 (RRP £120). Delivery of the card is fast and efficient and also available beautifully gift wrapped to further enhance the special feelings associated with Champagne. Says founder Patricia Madden; “We’ve always loved Champagne in London, now residents and visitors alike can benefit from a glass of their favourite drink, when dining, by simply presenting a membership card and saying cheers! The ChampagneClub will soon be rolling out to other cities extending the reach of members’ cards even further.” www.ChampagneClubUk.com
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he Pimm’s tradition is almost as entrenched in British culture as the cup of tea. All it takes is a prolonged period of good weather, and nothing beats a glass of Pimms on a summer’s day. Pimm’s is most popular in Britain, particularly. It is one of the two staple drinks at Wimbledon, the Henley Royal Regatta, and the Glyndebourne opera festival. A Pimm’s is also the standard cocktail at British polo matches. History of Pimms
Rewind back to a London oyster bar in the 1840s where owner James Pimm, a farmer’s son from Kent, invented the thirst-quencher. Using gin, quinine and a secret mixture of herbs, Pimm served up the brew as an aid to digestion, in a small tankard and the No. 1 Cup moniker was born. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup is based on gin and can be served both on ice or in cocktails. It has a dark tea colour with a reddish tint, and tastes subtly of spice and citrus fruit. It is often taken with “English-style” lemonade, as well as various chopped fresh ingredients, particularly apples, cucumber, oranges, lemons, strawberry, and borage, though nowadays most substitute mint. Pimm’s can also be mixed with champagne (or a sparkling white wine), called a “Pimm’s Royal Cup”. Pimm’s began large-scale production in 1851 to keep up with sales to other bars. The distillery began selling it commercially in 1859 using hawkers on bicycles. In 1865 Pimm sold the business and the right to use his name to Frederick Sawyer. In 1880 the business was acquired by future Lord Mayor of London, Horatio Davies, and a chain of Pimm’s Oyster Houses was franchised in 1887. After the Second World War, Pimms extended their range, using a number of other
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spirits as bases for new cups. Pimm’s No. 2 Cup was based on Scotch whisky. Pimm’s No. 3 Cup is based on brandy. Phased out, but a version infused with spices and orange peel marketed as Pimm’s Winter Cup is now seasonally available. Pimm’s No. 4 Cup was based on rum, currently phased out. Pimm’s No. 5 Cup was based on rye whisky, also currently phased out. Pimm’s No. 6 Cup is based on vodka. It is still produced, but in small quantities. The original No. 1 cup still reigns supreme in popularity.
Pimms Recipes Traditional Pimms No.1
Take one slice of orange, lemon, apple, cucumber per person and one sprig of mint and add to two parts lemonade to one part Pimms. Turbo Pimms No.1
As above but five parts lemonade, two parts Pimms, one part gin. English Passion Pimms No.6
Take a shaker 2/3 full of ice and add 50ml of Pimms No.6, 25ml of Zubrowka vodka, flesh and juice of a passion fruit and a dash of sugar syrup. Shake well and strain into a tumbler full of ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and two short straws. Maximum Voltage Pimms No.6
Take a shaker 2/3 full of ice, 50ml of Pimms No.6, 25ml of Zubrowka vodka and 25ml of Cointreau. Shake well and strain into a highball full of ice. Fill with soda water and garnish with mint. If mixing your own Pimms sounds too much like hard work, head to one of the many pubs and bars in London which serve up Pimms with a healthy dose of fruit, ice and garnished with a sprig of mint.
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Tea. Dining in style with the afternoon teas which include smoked salmon sandwiches, lavender fruit scones and victoria sponge amongst other things will be both dazzling and impressive as you sit in one of London’s most iconic buildings - a Historic Royal Palace originally built for Charles I. The afternoon teas (full menus below) are charged from £19.50 per person excluding Palace entrance fees. Did you know that tea was created over 5000 years ago and arrived in Europe via the Portuguese? We Brits are told that 4 cups a day is ideal for optimal benefits but sometimes we consume far more than 4 cups but that may just be ok as tea contains around half the amount of caffeine found in coffee! Party Ingredients are one of the UK’s most established and celebrated private caterers and their unique pop up restaurant this summer will be the ideal experience for both Londoners and visitors to the capital looking to enjoy a truly English experience. Visitors will not only enjoy the finest food but also the masterpiece and only surviving in-situ ceiling painting of Peter Paul Rubens from the golden age of painting creating an impressive and unique summer London afternoon tea experience. Create your own story at the Banqueting House this summer over a dazzling afternoon tea! To book the afternoon tea please visit www.partyingredients.co.uk or call 020 7517 3508 For more information on the Banqueting House please visit www.hrp.org. uk/BanquetingHouse Menu by Party Ingredients THE BANQUETING HOUSE, WHITEHALL
Celebrating the English Summer with a “Pop Up” Restaurant serving traditional afternoon tea using the finest ingredients from around Britain. J U LY 2 0 1 1
FRIDAY PICNIC SERVICE AT JOHN LEWIS, OX FORD STREET
his summer, John Lewis Oxford Street is launching a Friday Picnic Service. The personalised service aims to encourage office workers to spend Friday lunchtimes al fresco, whilst enjoying delicious picnic goodies in the English sunshine. Every Friday, throughout July and August, customers can book a 10 minute tour of the Foodhall, receiving top tips and advice on perfect picnic food and drink pairings. The service will also run into Friday evenings allowing friends and colleagues to ‘pick
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up a picnic’ and enjoy balmy summer evenings together. Picnics will be tailored to suit the type of occasion and number of people involved. According to research by Professor Roger Ulrich, an expert on the benefits of green space, spending time in gardens and parks can boost morale, improve mental wellbeing, and reduce stress. With London offering 1,976 hectares of green space in its eight Royal Parks alone, picnicking with colleagues is an excellent opportunity to socialise outside of the normal working office environment. Foodhall Adviser, Tracy Thomas, leading the service at John Lewis Oxford Street, says: “The 10 minute Friday picnic consultation is completely free initiative and runs in-store throughout the summer. With Cavendish Square,
Hyde Park and Regent’s Park all within walking distance, and hundreds of offices located on and around Oxford Street we’re keen for customers to make the most of the summertime and enjoy Friday lunchbreaks with a difference.” Food lovers will be able to sample picnic tasters including traditional English Quicks Vintage cheddar with Paxton & Whitfield caramelised onion, stone-baked baguette and a West Country cider; Bresola air-dried beef with grilled artichokes and tabouleh; French Jesus salami paired with hot cherry peppers stuffed with ricotta cheese; and Marmalade ham with mostarda (dried fruits in a thick syrup) and a crisp white wine. Friday picnic prices will vary depending on hamper size and chosen produce. To enquire about the John Lewis Oxford Street Friday Picnic Service please email events_oxford_street@ johnlewis.co.uk.
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arylebone Farmers’ market first opened 22nd June 2003, and the market is as popular today as it was then. Some producers have changed, but they always try to keep a good balance of produce, with the emphasis on primary producers as that’s where their priorities lie. They also have a balance between organic and conventional, and organic and free range produce. Farmers from within 100 miles of London sell a wide selection of produce including native and pacific oysters, clams, cockles, mussels and wet fish; organic and free range meat and poultry, artisan cheese, fruit juice, salads, fruit and vegetables, bread and patisserie, beautiful fresh outdoor grown roses and lavender, organic eggs, game in season, pies, local honey and preserves, garlic, plants, hand
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made soups and lots more. There are at least four bakeries on Marylebone High Street, not including two supermarkets, and three artisan bakers on the farmers’ market. Likewise, the farmers’ market competes with The Ginger Pig for meat and La Fromagerie for cheese as well as fruit, vegetables and many other products; Everyone does well. It is a place where you can find a full range of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat sourced within striking distance of London
Their producers come from within 100 miles of the M25. They must raise, grow or bake everything they sell.
and produced by farmers passionate about their work. LONDON FARMERS MARKETS
London Farmers’ Markets is a small company that exists to provide Londoners with fresh local food, and to provide farmers with a good return for their work. They manage every aspect of the markets from their conception to the daily running. Their producers come from within 100 miles of the M25. They must raise, grow or bake everything they sell. They allow no middlemen at their markets, and have very strict rules about attendance. You can find other London Farmers Markets in Broadgate, Ealing, Islington, Notting Hill, Parliament hill, pimlico road, queens park, south kensington, st johns wood, swiss
cottage, twickenham and wimbledon park. Everything on sale has been grown, raised, baked, caught, shot or made by hand by the people selling it. There are strict rules guaranteeing that everything is sold by the farmer who grew it. No one is allowed to sell another farmer’s produce. All markets are certified by the National Association of farmers’ markets. Once you get to know a farmers’ market, shopping and cooking with the seasons is fun and simple. Don’t fret about what’s in season when. Just look for the best-looking produce. If you don’t know how to cook it, ask the farmer, or the person next to you in the queue. It’s much more sociable than the supermarket! www.lfm.org.uk
THAI RICE comes to Marylebone
his month, Thai Rice celebrate the opening of their fifth London restaurant. First introduced to the public over 9 years ago in London’s prestigious Portobello Road Thai Rice have continued to expand in to Fulham, Maida Vale, Harrow Road and now Marylebone. The team at Thai Rice have continued to set a strong standard and it is only when having dined at one of their restaurants it becomes easy to see how the principle has been able to grow so quickly and successfully throughout various locations. Whether you are looking to celebrate an occasion with family and friends, dine with your loved one or grab a bite after work Thai Rice provides a warm, friendly and welcoming environment to all customers. The menu boasts an array of dishes all using fresh ingredients and traditional family recipe’s to provide an authentic Thai cuisine. You get the sense that each dish is made with passion from its faultless presentation to their exciting and unique tastes. To name just a few, the soft shell crab dishes are delicious, available as either a starter in the form of wraps or a main course, laid on a bed of noodles, cashew nuts and red chili. The Kuey Teow Soup is a home-grown
favourite amongst customers, which interestingly comes with an assortment of spices and oils to tailor to your taste. Even some of the less unusual dishes such as Pad Thai are enough for one person, created with just as much attention with fresh juicy king prawns, chicken, or mixed seafood – again delicious. Perhaps another reason why this restaurant group is so successful is down to their prices. With the majority of the starters at £4.95, and main meals going up to £8.95 (including their famous soft shell crab!) a meal is remarkably reasonably priced. You will also find a refreshingly impressive wine list, a range of popular bottled beer and a number of made-toorder cocktails to choose from. It is not difficult to see how this restaurant group have continued to flourish and this sleek simple and impressive addition is a perfect match for the people of Marylebone. Thai Rice Marylebone 42 Crawford Street, London, W1H 1JW Tel: 0207 262 6582 www.thai-rice.co.uk Thai Rice are currently offering a 20% discount on food for readers of Life Magazine’s valid until August 31st. At the Marylebone restaurant only
The menu boasts an array of dishes all using fresh ingredients and traditional family recipe’s to provide an authentic Thai cuisine.
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will amaze those with the most expensive taste! Starter:
Melons, Densuke to be precise. The most sought after in the world where only three melons are allowed to grow on each vine and the best one gets left alone after the other two are chopped off to suck all the nourishment from the vine. They’re described as having ‘a different level of sweetness’ than regular watermelons and have jet black skin. Price: £3000 each.
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Wagyu Beef from Japan renowned for its fat marbling which melts as it cooks. The cows are massaged, fed the finest grain and beer, and played classical moo-sic. Price: £300 a fillet.
Recession... What recession? What’s on the grocery list of the world’s celebrities and elite? Pretty much anything they want and can easily afford. By Levanah Reyes-Wainwright
t seems it’s business. In these ‘leaner’ times...you’d be surprised at what’s still rolling through the checkout. Liz Hurley and Prince Charles are apparently prepared to pay £21 for a loaf of bread. This loaf takes two days to make, requires both hands to lift and can last up to two weeks, with the flavour maturing into an even better tasting piece of bread. The baker who makes this loaf from a family recipe that’s over half a century old is Tom Herbert. So what’s in Britain’s most expensive loaf of bread? Locally grown organic spelt flour, sea salt harvested in the far west of Cornwall since the Iron Age and a sourdough mixture that has been glugging away for 55 years in a 100-gallon tank. Working out at £1 per slice!
Want some marmalade on your bread? F Duerr & Son has created a marmalade of epic proportions containing edible 24-carat gold leaf, vintage 62-year-old Dalmore Whisky and Pol Roger Vintage Champagne. This jar of 125th anniversary Seville Orange Marmalade will cost you £5000 a jar. When the stars get a craving for chocolate, they buy the world’s most expensive truffles: La Madeline au Truffle. That’s French for ‘costs £170 for ONE piece’. This exquisite creation by Danish chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt is handcrafted with 70% French Valrhona chocolate blended into a creamy ganache with pure Italian truffle oil, infused with
Pule Cheese, made from the milk of Balkan Donkeys who live on a Nature Reserve North of Belgrade. According to the Nature Reserve, nothing special other than the milk contributes to the cost of the cheese, as the Donkeys only number about 100. Price: £829 per 1kg. Drinks:
vanilla and fresh cream, rolled in cocoa powder and tucked into its little own gold box. And if you want some water with your truffles, look no further than Bling H2O. This designer mineral water from the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee that endures a nine-step purification process costs £35 a litre, but if you want the bespoke limited edition, corked 750ml reusable frosted glass bottle exquisitely handcrafted with Swarovski crystals that will set you back a cool £1,750. Having a dinner party with very special guests? This
Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No 3 Beer, made in oak barrels. It has a jet black colour and espresso-like foam and apparently ‘tastes as wonderful as the angels sing’. I say it’s probably the most expensive beer in the world. Price: £209 per bottle. So you see, for the elite and famous, only the absolute best will do! Stockists:
Water: www.blingh2o.com Marmalade: www.duerrs.co.uk Truffles: www.knipschildt.net/ la-madeine-au-truffle.html Beer: www.jacobsenbeer.com The Shepherd Loaf can be mail ordered online in a special presentation box from www. hobbshousebakery.co.uk
An Indian dining experience to savour
ppropriately located in the heart of Mayfair, Chor Bizarre represents Indian dining at its very best – rich, colourful, diverse and abundant in flavour. The restaurant interior is an utter delight, inspired by the kaleidoscopic ambience of Mumbai’s renowned ‘Thieves Market’. Artefacts and furniture have been thoughtfully collected from all over India, including a Rajasthani maharahjah’s bed post, and provide the perfect backdrop for the indulgant and authentic Indian dining experience which follows. As well as savouring the best in Indian tastes, diners are encouraged to explore the wealth of objects d’art displayed in each corner of the restaurant. The staff are wonderful – gentle, attentive and extremely eloquent when explaining in more detail the mouthwatering dish choices which have been painstakingly selected from different regions in India and unified into a diverse menu which is certain to spoil you for choice. Stipulating only that we’d like to avoid red meat
starters that included the best vegetable samosas I’ve ever sampled (although the tempting choice of red meat dishes very nearly resulted us in breaking our non red meat dietary mantra!), we left it to the discretion of our waiter to make a selection on our behalf and were certainly not disappointed: starters that included the best vegetable samosas I’ve ever sampled and a tender chicken tikka uniquely marinaded in cheese (Gazab ka Tikka). Our main course was equally faultless – quite the contrary: chicken cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with fresh fenugreek and ginger (Methi
Murg); king prawns simmered in a black pepper, kokum and coconut sauce (Konkan Prawn Masala, originating from Goa); sautéed egg plant simmered in a piquant peanut, tamarind and sesame seed sauce (Bhagare Baingan, originating from Hyderabad); and the absolutely to-diefor, melt-in-the-mouth Dal Makhani from Punjab - black lentils simmered overnight with tomatoes and finished with cream. Chor Bizarre also boasts being one of the only London restaurants to feature Kashmiri dish options. Although completed sated, as a token, we shared one of the many intriguing dessert choices – Aam ki Kheer or, in simplified terms, Mango
Pudding. However, simple it was not – rich in texture, flavour and the freshness of a ripely picked mango. The menu is complimented by a carefully thought out wine menu, courtey of Charles Metcalfe the restaurant’s Head Chef, Manpreet Ahuja. Chor Bizarre certainly ranks high in my list of favourite Indian restaurants, not only across the capital but, I have to say, nationally. Following dinner, we visited Tamarai (a chic, Pan Asian restaurant and bar, and sister to Chor Bizarre) where we enjoyed splendid cocktails, equally great hospitality against a chic, musical ambience. We understand that the superb mojitos are currently half price from 10pm till 12am on Friday and Saturday nights – a rare and unmissable offer for London! All in all, a wonderful night at two gems among London’s ever burgeoning list of must-experience drinking and dining locations. Chor Bizarre Website: chorbizarre.com; Tel: 020 7629 9802, 020 7629 8542 Tamarai - Website: Tamarai. co.uk; 020 7831 9399 J U LY 2 0 1 1
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s summer approaches and we start to plan our holidays, Dr Ariel Haus offers insight into essential care for those longer hours of exposure to the sun. Dr Ariel Haus is also delighted to introduce a new combined treatment; The Rio Look treatment which has been designed to refresh the skin and overall complexion combining a light skin peel & a session of VelaShape to start the elimination of cellulite. In no time the face and rest of body will be glowing in the sunshine, by the pool or sea. Dr Haus performs a selection of skin peels designed for different types of skin. The tiny particles of dead skin are then vacuumed away with the crystals, improving skin clarity, minimising blocked pores and creating a glowing effect. Microdermabrasion is an excellent procedure for freshening the skin. Dr Ariel Haus offers the following advice on the importance of Vitamin D and also how to keep levels of vitamin D high and safe; “As everybody knows, Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that is vital for strong bones and a healthy immune system. Deficiency of vitamin D is associated with bone softening in adults, rickets in children and, more recently, with high blood pressure, arthritis, type I diabetes and certain cancers. There is quite a lot of differing opinion about whether by using high SPF creams and thereby protecting ourselves from potentially harmful skin cancers, that we may be risking increased illness as a result of vitamin D deficiency. I do not believe this to be the case. While UV radiation is one source of vitamin D, I do not consider it to be the best source because the benefits of obtaining vitamin D through UV exposure cannot be separated from an increased risk of skin cancer. UV radiation is the most preventable risk factor
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for the development of skin cancer and that should be the primary concern of any doctor or person who is concerned about reducing their own risk of developing skin cancer.“ A healthy diet and knowledge of what sunscreen suits what skin are also vital elements in maintaining awareness and best practice when under those rays, Dr Ariel Haus continues; “Provided that you follow a healthy diet that includes foods naturally rich in vitamin D (e.g., dairy products and fish), foods/beverages fortified with vitamin D (e.g., fortified milk and fortified cereals), and/ or vitamin D supplements then your body will absorb an adequate amount of vitamin D to protect you from illness associated with a lack of vitamin D.
However in considering the right sunscreen to look for it is important to keep in mind that what makes sunscreens different is the level of protection from UV exposure that they provide. A common misconception is that the higher the SPF the better the protection offered. The sun contains both UVA rays (which pass through window glass, penetrate into the deepest layer of the skin and are associated with premature aging and melanoma) and UVB rays (the sun’s burning rays, which are blocked by window glass, but are the primary cause of sunburn, and also are linked with skin cancer). It is important that any sunscreen provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays but the SPF number on sunscreens
only reflects the product’s ability to deflect the sun’s burning rays (or UVB). Sunscreens labelled broad-spectrum provide coverage against both UVA and UVB light. Dr Haus recommends Anthelios from La Roche Posay and Capital Soleil from Vichy. Dr Ariel Haus is registered as a medical practitioner in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Portugal. The specific noninvasive cosmetic treatments that Dr. Haus offers are: l Skin peels to remove the effects of sun damage and also to rejuvenate the skin l Treatments to address wrinkles and frown lines l Dermal fillers (bioplasty and Restylane SUBQ) to smooth out deeper wrinkles and lines l Skin treatments, rejuvenation and hair removal using eMax laser l Body sculpting, cellulite and fat removal with Velashape, the latest technology to achieve non-surgical liposuction. In addition to his private clinic in Harley Street, London, Dr. Haus also works in the NHS and by arrangement is also able to see patients in Rio de Janeiro. Dr Ariel Haus only uses non-invasive treatments and medicines that have been approved by the relevant regulators in the U.K. In most cases, these procedures have also been approved for use in other countries in Europe and the United States. The Rio Look treatment is priced from £199.00 (includes 2 VelaShape sessions on stomach or thighs or both and 1 skin peel) www.drhausdermatology.com & http://drarielhaus.blogspot.com 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF 020 7467 1525
Dr Haus has regular columns in UK magazines and is often consulted by manufacturers of leading skin products and brands to offer insight and his opinion owing to his extensive experience.
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Women’s problems? Nearly every woman in the UK will suffer from a gynaecological problem at some time during their life, so if you have a concern, or have noticed a change in your monthly cycle, then you should know you’re not alone. Common complaints range from menstrual problems and uterine fibroids to ovarian cysts and menopause. Consultant gynaecologists can help with these and are also able to provide advice on contraception, fertility and disorders of early pregnancy.
You need to be confident you are receiving the right treatment, quickly, in the most appropriate environment for your condition. BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital in Central London offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments to some of the UK’s top gynaecologists. That’s why, if you see your GP, you should ask to be referred to your local BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital.
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Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about. Or they might discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms. With significant medical advances made in gynaecology in recent years, many treatments, such as hysterectomy, now have alternatives that are much less invasive. If you feel you would like to see one of our specialist consultants, just call BMI OneCall on 0808 101 0373 and one of our trained advisors can explain how to book an appointment. If you haven’t got insurance they will outline what your payment options are. Alternatively visit www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/fitzroy for further information. You’ll be in safe hands with BMI Healthcare. Dr Adam Rosenthal is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Gynaecological Oncologist with a special interest in minimal access surgery, gynaecological cancer surgery and vulval diseases. He is a member of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology. FAST ACCESS • CONSULTANT CARE • PRIVATE ROOMS
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Kay Greveson RGN BA (HONS) Independent prescriber
london’s BOTOX queen
here is an increasing trend for both men and women to seen non-surgical, non-invasive methods for achieving a younger look. There are various options available that fall into this category, including wrinkle relaxing injections such as Botox®, dermal fillers and skin peels, to name just a few. Erika Moore recently visited Sister Kay Greveson at her clinic in Hampstead after becoming increasingly frustrated by her lines and wrinkles. Here she outlines her experience. I work in a job that involves dealing with clients on a daily basis, so my appearance is important. I was increasingly aware of the lines on my forehead and between my eyes. I always felt as though I looked angry, and older than I was, even though I am only in my early 30’s. I approached Sister Kay Greveson her clinic within Aquarius Spa, Hampstead, about two months ago as I had been recommended to her by a friend. I was initially nervous as I have never had any sort of treatment like that before. I was worried about having the injections and what I would look like afterwards but Kay put my mind at ease immediately. We had a detailed chat about what results I wanted from the treatment; she took a medical history and some photographs. Kay explained that Botox® is a safe, naturally occurring protein that works by blocking nerve
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It was so exciting to see the lines disappearing little by little each day and I don’t think I’ve ever looked in the mirror so much as I did in those first 2 weeks! signals to specific muscles that cause facial expression; relaxing the muscle and making the treated area smoother and less wrinkled. She gave me the option of using a ‘numbing’ local anaesthetic cream, which I took. Despite being nervous, I did not find the procedure bad at all. Kay talked me through each step and made sure I was comfortable throughout. She was very gentle and I hardly felt the injections; it certainly wasn’t as bad as I had
imagined. She explained that it would take between 2 and 14 days for the full results to be visible and advised me to come back after this time so she could check on the result and have a ‘dose adjustment’ of treatment if required. It was so exciting to see the lines disappearing little by little each day and I don’t think I’ve ever looked in the mirror so much as I did in those first 2 weeks! In the end I did not need more treatment as I was more than pleased with the results. I have a natural look and still have facial expression but no lines!! Botox® is not permanent, lasting only three to four months, after which, the lines that were there prior to treatment slowly return. I will definitely have it again when the time comes as it has made me feel so much more confident with my appearance. I feel that I look more relaxed and don’t have an ‘angry’ look from frowning all of the time.
Sister Kay Greveson has over ten years experience working as a specialist nurse within the NHS. She qualified as an independent prescriber in 2007 and works as a mobile aesthetic practitioner in Regents Park & Hampstead, and does home visits at her clients’ convenience. Regents Park Facial Aesthetics Tel: 07745845777 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.facebook.com/ regentsparkfacialaesthetics Follow at: www.twitter.com/regentparkbotox
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Tracey Smyth Tracey Smyth our specialist semi-permanent make-up artist talks to us about brows, eyeliners and lip blushes.
ello People Tracey Smyth here again, How are you all? Well it has been chaotic with the on-set of Summer, every one dashing in to prepare for their up-coming holidays and with the seasons events in full swing, we all need to look our best! To have a brow out of fashion or shape at Ladies Day would be a sin! Getting the best shape of eyebrows for your face can be an insurmountable problem. When I apply semipermanent make-up I always draw the shape on your face first so we can see if it really suits you and to make sure you are happy. With all the celebrity focus and new TV programmes, Made in Chelsea and the likes, the look can get a little convoluted. How do you know who to go to and what shape to choose? The most important piece of advice I can give you is: “Choose your semipermanent expert very very carefully” Here are the top 5 most asked questions by my new and prospective clients. How long have you been doing semipermanent make-up
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however one interesting point. “As little as 10% of people trained go onto do semi-permanent makeup professionally”. Is semi-permanent make-up painful?
I always use a numbing cream which completely de-sensitises the area. One tip is, choose the timing of your procedure as your skin is often more sensitive before
use the hair stroke method. Is it the same as a Tatoo?
No, semi-permanent make-up is more superficial, meaning I do not permeate into the lower area of the skin bed. Also I only use organic ink which does not contain toxins and is a more expensive product. How long does it last?
It is nice to be on-trend however a more important point is that the shape really suits your individual look. and during your period. Will it look Natural?
It depends which procedure you have, there are a few different techniques, for a very natural look. I use a hair stroke procedure which is tiny brush strokes giving a fine hair like finish, air brush is also a very nice finish as it creates a fine shadow, over which I tend to
Semi-permanent make-up last for up to 3 years, although I do suggest a colour boost after 6 months, I do charge a fee for this service, however it will keep your brows looking fresh and boost the depth of colour. I hope that covers some of the nagging questions. Now onto what is on trend this season. I have been doing my
research as ever and have tracked down the sought after Celebrity make-up artist Beth Alderson to ask her what is on-trend this season for brows. Beth say’s: “Big brows this season, my top tip “They must be controlled and defined with crisp edges. Apply a good quality eye brightener under the brow to really make them pop” It can be helpful when you come for your consultation to bring a picture of your dream brow as I can then see what you are hoping for and if that look is achievable. It is nice to be on-trend however a more important point is that the shape really suits your individual look. Here is the list of Celebrities whose brows we love! Kate Middleton Kim Kardasian Keira Knightley J Lo Anyway all this said..... I am looking forward to hearing from some of you. Until next time be lovely and look wonderful. Tracey x This month we are having a Summer special 25% of your semi-permanent eyebrow treatment. Please quote voucher number 0001 to receive your Summer Special. Tracey Smyth can be seen in the West End and at her salon in Crouch End www.beautyworkslondon.co.uk 0208 340 8069
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Tracey Smyth THE ART OF SEMI PERMANENT MAKE-UP Tracey Smyth is the semi permanent make-up expert everyone is talking about!
ith 25 years experience, she is the semi-permanent make-up genius who changes the lives of celebrities by revitalising and enhancing their look. Together with her team of specialists and revolutionary treatments, Tracey devises a complete treatment plan to get that youthful and natural look you are hoping for. Semi-permanent makeup can change your life! Want to change your look, freshen up, look well rested and ultimately look younger? With an arch of the brow your look will be transformed from dated to on-trend and open eyed therefore giving the impression of fresh faced youthfulness. It’s time for a brow re-model. “Semi-permanent make-up has taken a complete turn, gone are the days of the half moon shape slapped above the eye, we have so many different types of fantastic and natural looking ways to enhance your eyebrow shape from fine hair line strokes to simply filling in patchy eyebrows with a shadow effect. I can create a totally realistic and natural arched brow for both men and women!” As you get older the shape of your face changes and it is very important to move with the times, it’s amazing how many women still over pluck their eyebrows into the shape they had in the nineties or even eighties. The area becomes over traumatised therefore making it impossible to achieve that full lush look you had in your 20’s. As the brows are such
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it’s amazing how many women still over pluck their eyebrows into the shape they had in the nineties or even eighties an important part of the total impression of your look it is only smart to seek advice from a specialist in this area. The brows frame the eyes and can be the making of you, they should be well shaped but above all suit the shape
of your face and expressions. Semi-permenant makeup is the answer to all your brow dilemma’s Semi-permenant makeup can create a new look, it is so natural they will look like your own LIP LINER
The common procedure most of you know about is the lip liner, which defines the outer lip and gives the impression of a fuller lip as if you were wearing a lip pencil liner. Lip blush is the new lip line! This treatment is fantastic on more mature lips and
anyone who has thin lips and would like a fuller sexy looking lip. As you get older the pigment of the lips fades, with this procedure that youthful blush is restored. The colour of your lip is matched to your complexion and the results are lip transforming! It sounds a little uncomfortable as the entire lip is tattooed, however my specialist Dr Harris applies a dental block so you will be totally pain free. The common question and fear my clients have is “will I get the trout pout?” My answer is emphatically no, no and no again. I concentrate on bringing out your own natural attractiveness and inner beauty, I do not (unless the client is a celebrity and trying to achieve a different look) believe in enforcing an over exaggerated look. I like my clients to achieve an improved and youthful look which is natural and complements their character and lifestyle. Well this should give you plenty to think about, feel like a change and know you need an overhaul. Make a booking today. Until next month, stay well and get ready for the summer! Tracey x Tracey can be seen in Harley Street, The West End and Crouch End or for private appointments at your home. To book an appointment with Tracey please contact: 07967 038492/0208 340 8069 Mention this magazine to receive your free gift.
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t’s up there on the list with pulling teeth and listening to Celine Dion on repeat. But while hair removal may be tiresome, it has its rewards. Think smooth, glistening pins to rival Cameron Diaz rather than Julia Roberts’s infamous hairy armpits. The notso-Pretty Woman’s action of sporting furry underarms topped a recent poll of Brits’ summer eyesores, closely followed by unkempt bikini lines, in a survey by foot-care brand Scholl. The average woman in the UK spends a whopping £3,618 on removing hair over her lifetime, according to Boots’ research, and the importance of this thankless task heightens once high summer arrives. So if you’ve worked on your tan and beach body, don’t let excess hair turn you into a horror story. Bare your skin with pride and be fuzz-free and sexy this summer. Fast and painless
Hair-free heaven may only last a couple of days but the razor is still king of hair removal. It’s a painless and super-speedy way to achieve instant smoothness. Opt for a razor with five blades for the closest shave possible, and moisturising bars to smooth as you glide. Beauty therapist and hair removal expert Arezoo Kaviani says: “Change your razor regularly as a blunt blade will aggravate the skin, and don’t shave legs in a very hot bath or shower as this can cause irritation.” Prone to ingrown hairs? Exfoliate for the next few days after shaving and try a soothing solution that aids in rebuilding bump-free skin without any unsightly redness. If your shaving technique resembles Edward Scissorhands,
halt the razor cuts and reach for a hair removal cream. The results last as long as shaving, it’s pain-free and many of the creams are formulated to simultaneously hydrate your skin. Months of freedom
Make no bones about it, waxing stings but you can enjoy a fuzzfree body for a beach-friendly three to five weeks afterwards. You’ll also find hair grows back finer and more sparse with each wax. “For best results, rub an ice cube over the area you plan to wax, dry your skin thoroughly and then begin waxing,” Kaviani recommends. “This will quickly cool your skin making the hair easier to remove in one go. It’s also a good idea to use an ice cube afterwards, to help soothe any irritation and stop red bumps from developing.” To prolong that just-shaved feeling after any removal technique, hair-minimising creams are currently booming on the beauty shelves. Available as a cream or spray, hair inhibitors are formulated with active ingredients to help slow down hair regrowth and, with regular use (two to four times a week), stubble reappearance should feel softer and finer. If you despise the in-between stage with waxing but can’t stand the quick hair return of shaving, epilation might be for you. The latest gadgets boast thousands of plucks-per-minute to minimise the ‘ouch factor and can grab hold of hair as small as a grain of sand. Hair-free forever
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he a lth be a ut y removal is no summer holiday. As technology advances, you don’t have to spend hours or thousands of pounds at the beauty clinic to achieve the long-lasting results of a laser. Though at-home systems are pricey, Boots predict savvy consumers can save approximately £2,600 by going DIY on IPL (Intense Pulse Light). No form of IPL or laser can promise 100% permanent hair removal but the new HoMedics Me My Elos device boasts body hair reduction by up to 89% after four treatments. Combining IPL and RF (Radio Frequency), the treatment is safe and effective on a wide range of skin colours and hair types, and a full body treatment takes around 30 minutes. If you want to invest in an at-home system, Anita Clarkson, training and clinical support manager for Boots Smooth Skin, advises: “Trim, shave or cut hair down before treatments. This focuses the energy onto the hair root so it’s removed more effectively - a razor with one or two blades is perfect for this.” If you’re not ready for permanence, slow down unwelcome stubble appearances with the no!no! 8800 hair removal system, which uses Thermicon technology to painlessly remove hair and reduce the rate of regrowth with two to three sessions a week for eight weeks.
serious R&R after a heavy weekend. My beauty prayers are answered with the new Spa Therapies treatment. Using their newly-launched range of products, the nature of this tailored treatment is determined by a consultation that focuses on your mood and lifestyle. One look at the bags beneath my eyes and my therapist decides that ‘Sleep’ will be the best tonic, from a choice of either Sleep, Relax or Revive treatments. After slipping into my fluffy robe and slippers, I lie down on their warm water-filled cushion bed, face-up. This new approach to massage tables means there’s no need to roll over during the treatment, as the therapist slides their hands underneath you to do the other side (a truly odd sensation that you’ll either love or hate). Using the deliciously fragranced 4-in-1 Restoring Body Elixir (£8.25), both soothing and stimulating massage techniques are incorporated, as well as gentle body rocking, that send me away with the fairies. By the end of the treatment I’m rather oily but most definitely set for a good night’s sleep. My therapist arms me with tips to continue the benefits of the spa treatment at home and I bag the Dreamtime Sleep In-a-Box kit (£12.75) to promote more zzz’s.
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Embrace brights this season with Estee Lauder’s limited edition Pure Color Orange Crush. The couture collection of eye-catching products includes two eyeshadows and one gloss, £15.50 each. New Pure Color Orange Crush is exclusively available at Harvey Nichols nationwide while stocks last (www.harveynichols.com).
available at London Covent Garden Day Spa, £85, and Sanctuary Boutique Spas in Bristol, Richmond and Cambridge, £75 (www.thesanctuary.co.uk). I drag my weary feet to Sanctuary Spa in need of some
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BIO SCULPTURE GEL The perfect solution for natural, beautiful nails
e a step ahead of everyone else with perfect nails from Bio Sculpture Gel – the latest must-have nail care product! Celebrities and fans alike are discovering the benefits of the unique gel formula. Unlike other nail finishes, Bio Sculpture Gel is a nail treatment that is applied as a coating onto your own natural nails to strengthen and condition them. Today women want beauty products with added health benefits, which due to the zero damage Bio Sculpture Gel causes to your nails, is why it is fast becoming the brand of choice in fashion nail care. How it works
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Unlike other finishes that chip or peel, Bio Sculpture is a durable Gel that is applied as an overlay or “coating” onto your nails by a qualified nail technician. The Gel is then cured under UV lamp, which dries it instantly guaranteeing no smudges and no waiting around. You are left with a permanent colour gel that is strong and flexible, with a glossy finish, which lasts for three weeks. Should you wish to change the colour, you can choose from one of the 140
different colour nail polishes available and apply it over the top of the permanent colour gel. The polishes can easily be removed with non-acetone nail polish remover taking you back to your permanent gel colour. Your gel will last three to four weeks, after which time the new nail growth will start to show and you will need an infill or alternatively you can soak it off and have a fresh set of gels applied. The gel is thin, strong and allows your nails to have the flexibility they need to carry out all your daily duties. Bio Sculpture Gel contains no Formaldehyde, Toluene, Acetone and Phthalates and will give you a natural looking finish without damaging the natural nail underneath. Advantages of Bio Sculpture Gel ✱ Over 140 beautiful fashion colours – including delicate shimmers, French Manicure and Glitter Gels ✱ Time factor – it dries instantly under UV lamp, also great for toenails ✱ Sculptures – nails can be lengthened with gel sculptures that are strong and flexible ✱ Reliability – permanent nail colour that will not chip or lift if correctly applied ✱ Flexibility – change your
nail colour by simply applying one of the colour varnishes over the top of your gel ✱ Long lasting – well groomed nails for up to three weeks, saving you time and money ✱ Removal – soaks off in just 15 minutes with no damage to your natural nails ✱ Satisfaction – there is nothing more satisfying than glancing at your hands and seeing a perfect manicure Bio Sculpture provides long wearing, chip-proof nails making it perfect for those going on holiday. It enables your toes to go from daytime: on the beach and in the sea, through to evening in either summer sandals or stilettos, without having to touch up you colour. Each season exciting new colours are launched. Bio Sculpture Gel is a simple process with incredible results and with all its health and grooming benefits is a very worthwhile treatment for your nails! A full range of professional treatments and consumer products are available at professional salons nationwide. For your nearest salon and for information on training courses for beginners and experienced nail technicians contact: 0845 331 2347 www.biosculpture.co.uk
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Bio Sculpture Gel is the latest must have nail care product. Unlike varnish that chips and peels, this durable Gel is applied as an overlay onto natural nails by a qualified nail technician. The Gel is set under a UV Lamp giving it that strong, flexible, glossy finish which lasts for three weeks. Easy removal without damage to nails. For your nearest salon or information on training courses for beginners and experienced nail technicians, call 0845 331 2347.
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WHY NOT WAKE UP TO SUMMER AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH TOM OLIVER, PERSONAL TRAINER TO THE ELITE?
ow many of us started the year with good intentions to join a gym, start a fitness regime, take up running or cycling only to find our noble resolutions in tatters a few months later? With every day pressures, it’s never easy to find the right work and life balance which is why it’s often better to get a helping hand. The key to maintaining optimum health and fitness is regular exercise and a good and healthy lifestyle but often we need the motivation to help us achieve our aims. That’s where Tom Oliver, international personal trainer, comes in. WHY HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER? There are those who believe personal trainers are only there to accompany them to the gym 94 J U LY 2 0 1 1
or when out jogging in the park, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. As a leading personal trainer to highflyers and
those in the international business community with little time on their hands, Tom Oliver’s approach is about time efficiency and treating the whole person with a bespoke programme to meet an individual’s needs. Tom adapts his personal training skills to suit the busy lives of his clients, many of whom travel overseas regularly and have punishing work schedules. In creating a solid and uncomplicated training programme which incorporates good diet, exercise and key lifestyle choices, Tom is able to guide a client through his or her whole fitness programme, offering constant motivation, a regular schedule of challenging exercise, and most importantly, the results to show for it. Training with Tom Oliver will help a client achieve their key aims: To feel stronger and fitter, and to have more energy, flexibility and
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training sessions: a park, gym or workplace are all possibilities. Ideally, however, he maintains that a client’s own home provides an excellent environment, so much so that he regularly assists clients to create their own in-house gyms, and can oversee the design, choice, and installation of equipment. Alternatively, Tom is happy to work alongside architects and designers in the early stages of a home gym project and to advise on equipment specification and layout. Tom is a firm believer in good nutrition and will advise on all aspects of diet, often implanting a completely new dietary regime for his clients. Having suffered many sports injuries in his time, Tom is also able to apply his considerable experience to the treatment and recovery of all kinds of minor sporting injuries as well as offering specialised sports massage.
And if that wasn’t enough, Tom also has a good grounding in Spanish, French, Italian and German for the benefit of his European clientele. So don’t put off the evil hour. Make an appointment with Tom Oliver today. All of us are full of good intentions but often just need someone with the right expertise to encourage and help us put our plans into action!
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For those participating in sporting competitions such as marathons, triathlons or Iron Man challenges, Tom is experienced in creating specific training programmes, as well as assisting those preparing for cycling and hiking trips and charity sports events. Some of Tom’s clients include actors, singers and performers who come to him for specific training before a new challenging role, or international tour. Part of Tom’s success as a sought after personal trainer is his willingness to travel and follow his clients wherever they might be, from a skiing chalet in the French Alps to a yacht on the Mediterranean to a tailor-made intensive week’s training programme in Mallorca, where he has a base.
Although Tom has a relaxed and cheerful manner, he is a disciplinarian at heart, and maintains that nothing can be achieved over time Many of Tom’s clients are successful operators unless exact and comprehensive monitoring of a in the international business community and client’s progress is applied. he has often travelled to Russia, UAE, and the United States to advise on home or yacht gym In practice, Tom remains totally flexible when installation and personal training programmes. it comes to a client’s preferred location for
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Tanby Swimming PoolS The UK’S Premier award winning deSigner and bUilder of lUxUry Swimming PoolS are celebraTing an incredible Seven SPaTa (Swimming Pool and allied TradeS aSSociaTion) awardS aT The PreSTigioUS annUal UK wide awardS ceremony held in brighTon. he awards are submitted anonymously to the judging panel of Pool Industry experts and judged on design, aesthetics, technical specification, build quality, plant room installation, budget, difficulty of build and client satisfaction and feedback. Tanby received Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Concrete Outdoor Pools £60,000 and over category, Gold and Silver in the Residential Indoor Pools over £75,000, Gold in the Concrete Pools under £60,000, and Silver in the In-ground Domestic Spas and Health Pools. “It is a great honour to receive these awards and highlights the hard work that the entire Tanby team put in to every project,” says Martin Borley, Managing Director. We are proud to add these to our previous three Gold, three Silver and five Bronze Awards; Certificate of Merit for Pools up to £100,000, Certificate of Merit for Best Hotel Complex Pool and SPATA Engineers Challenge Team Winners two years running. Tanby Swimming Pools are founder members of SPATA with over 45 years of building luxurious sprayed concrete domestic fully tiled indoor and
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Yet the clouds have a silver lining. The South Beach backlash may be Miami’s saving grace, as the scenesters broaden their horizons. Chic new boutique hotels, for instance, are moving
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he Ritz-Carlton also boasts the only oceanfront restaurant on South Beach. For a front-row seat to people-watching paradise on one of South Beach’s most beautiful beach promenades, there is no better culinary sanctuary than the DiLido Beach Club. This casually chic enclave is perfect after a day on the beach to relax and sip a signature Watermelon Sangria or enjoy Sun Cuisine – flavourful dishes inspired by tastes from beach towns along the southern Mediterranean and north African coasts. For an extra measure of pampering, book a guestroom on the Club level, the only VIP level of any South Beach hotel. With its private living room setting, dedicated concierge, five culinary and beverage presentations a day, flowing champagne and endless views, this is a measure of comfort and style that is unparalleled on South Beach. And whether it’s to energize the body for a night out, or detoxify from an abundance of South Beach nightlife, the hotel’s luxurious Spa is a de rigueur stop during any vacation. Conceived as a winter playground, Miami has always attracted dreamers, fantasists and escape artists. Critics snipe that it’s plastic, but the fact that a tropical paradise has been manufactured out of a swamp is a modern miracle – the American dream with palm trees thrown in. As architect Addison Mizner put it: ‘The landscape gives you no help in Florida. You must make your own.’ And Miamians sure did, perhaps heeding the words of another
travel away from the beach. Attracted by low rents, the kids are colonising new areas on the mainland – Downtown, Wynwood, the Design District – and cool restaurants, bars and clubs are following, leaving South Beach attitude behind. The booming art scene has finally put the city on the cultural map too. In short, Miami is suddenly more than just a beach. A bold regeneration
As for the city’s economic woes, they might help Miami take stock – and bounce back. Thanks to the property slump, bargains are there to be had. Poverty is still a problem, but planners are trying to fashion a brand new landscape, not out of a swamp this time, but out of the slums, with a bold regeneration scheme. So Miami may soon be an urban paradise, as well as a tourist one. In the meantime, the sun is still shining, the sea is still warm and the mojitos are flowing. Good news for Miami’s core fans: dreamers, fantasists and escape artists. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Most of Miami’s street layout is easy to understand. Miami Beach and much of the mainland use variants on the grid system common to so many US cities. However, there are enough idiosyncrasies to confuse even the most seasoned explorer – especially in Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, where the numbered grid system goes right out the window – so a map is a must.
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