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In 1970, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts founder Isadore Sharp opened his first property in Europe, the 227-room Inn on the Park in London. Later renamed Four Seasons London, the modern tower offered...
On select dates from April 9 through October 22, Orient-Express and the National Gallery, London will team up to offer unique excursions titled The Art of Travel . Thirteen different three- to seven-...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London SIMON THOMAS (ST) BROWN'S HOTEL LONDON Walk in the door of London’s oldest hotel and go straight back under the staircase, and head concierge Simon Thomas...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET "Famous throughout the years" for being "really good fun," this converted warehouse on Church Street draws "a collection of dealers all...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the Marylebone High Street store is recommended for its "beautiful Edwardian interior." Offers a wide selection...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London APSLEY HOUSE The former home of the Duke of Wellington (who famously defeated Napoleon in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo), Apsley House is a treasure trove of...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London PRIVATE ACCESS NetJets Europe provides the most comprehensive private-jet services to and from London. While its most popular route is from New Jersey’s...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London ALL ENGLISH LAWN TENNIS CLUB (WIMBLEDON) “You can play” at the world’s most famous tennis venue. “It’s not easy. It’s not something that’s advertised. But you...
Daniel Boulud—the French-born chef who built his culinary career and restaurant empire in New York—this May opened Bar Boulud, London, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. The wine-themed modern...
"It has been a little while since we last had the pleasure of your company at the Connaught," begins Anthony Lee, the hotel’s general manager, in a letter that he sent to past guests, "and I wanted...
It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in the spring of 1944 when General Eisenhower, unhappy with the decor at Claridge’s, checked out of the hotel and took a stroll...
When a public-smoking ban took effect in London in 2007, the Lanesborough’s Library Bar could no longer serve cigars. So the hotel set three umbrellas on a sunken outdoor patio and served cigars in...
Of all the things that London seems to be short on—sunshine and dispassionate cabbies, to name two—gilded shopping byways certainly are not among them. From Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove and...
In 2008 a London penthouse reportedly sold for $200 million—the highest price ever paid for a condo. The luxurious residence is one of 86 units in the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge. When...
Following a six-month renovation, the Dorchester Spa has reopened in the Dorchester hotel in London with signature facials by internationally renowned Vaishaly and new discovery Carol Joy of London...
After opening in December 2007, the Coburg Bar at London’s Connaught hotel quickly became one of the most popular watering holes in Mayfair. Since September, however, the Coburg (shown) has faced...
It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in spring 1944 when General Eisenhower, unhappy with the decor at Claridge’s, checked out of the hotel and took a 10-minute...
A trip aboard the luxury barge Magna Carta ( www.magna-carta.co.uk ) offers a chance to visit four of Great Britain’s finest golf courses. The cruise, from London to Henley-on-Thames, includes a stop...
London’s May Fair Hotel ( www.radissonedwardian.com ) no longer resembles the property that King George V and Queen Mary visited upon its opening in 1927. Following a two-and-a-half-year, $140...
The Ritz London (+44. 20.7493.8181, www.theritzlondon.com ) can take care of all your holiday planning this year with its Christmas Programme, which runs from December 23 through 26. It includes...
When it was built in 1931, London’s Dorchester hotel raised eyebrows among some Englishmen who preferred their hotels to be understated, monastic, and no more lively than the charts room of the Royal...
There is something about the ebb and flow of big band dance music that hits the spot. Afro-Caribbean, salsa, and disco all have their places on the sensual scale, but give me an evening dressed in my...
For more than 100 years, princes and princesses, maharajas and sultans, presidents and prime ministers have visited this London landmark. Royal family members have been frequent guests: Queen...
Traditionally known for maintaining a stiff upper lip, London is enjoying its Cool Britannia status, as emerging neighborhoods develop their own Bohemian twists. The wave started several years ago...

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