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Open Mon-Fri 12pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm Sun 11.am–10pm
The scents and spices of the Levant waft from the doors of CERU on Bute Street in South Kensington, just a shout away from the District Line tube, and close to … Read more →
Open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun midday–10.30pm
In the 1933 classic British novel, Lost Horizon, James Hilton’s protagonist, Hugh Conway, is marooned in the Himalayas after his plane is hijacked and crashes into the side of a mountain. After a perilous … Read more →
Tariq Ayub is the behind-the-scenes stylist to the stars whose talent is choosing the right eyewear to transform your look. His loyal clientele ranges from South Kensington locals to Hollywood actors, and he has a special knack for … Read more →
When did you realise you wanted to be a hairdresser and how did you get into it?
I’m from a family of hairdressers, my dad still cuts hair even in his 70s. My mum was at Leonard of Mayfair—the hairdresser … Read more →
Ahh—Carluccio’s. Staple of the British high street for years; in fact almost 30 years, Anthony Carluccio (rather charmingly called the ‘godfather of Italian gastronomy’ online) having opened the first Carluccio’s shop in 1991. He expanded the business eight years later … Read more →
Afternoon tea Mon–Sun midday–5pm; dinner Mon–Sun 5.30pm–9.30pm; brunch Sat–Sun midday–4pm
“A mere stone’s throw from South Kensington tube station,” read the press release for 100 Kensington.
This is ironic because throwing stones is one of the first things I think … Read more →
What inspired you to launch new online luxury designer rental service Front Row?
Living between London and Dubai, I felt that there was a gap in the market between aspirational high end fashion and the true everyday fashionista. I wanted … Read more →
You started your career as a model – how much did that influence your decision to specialise in shirts?
Modelling inspired me to want to be a designer of my own collection – a passion I’ve had since I was … Read more →
Mon–Fri midday–3pm and 6pm–11pm, Sat midday–4pm and 6pm–11pm, Sunday midday–4pm and 6pm–10pm
O: There was some debate at West London Living Towers about whether Bandol constitutes a bar or a restaurant. Alex, quite reasonably, argued restaurant on the … Read more →
Mon–Fri 7am–3pm, 6pm–9.30pm, Sat–Sun 8am–3pm, 6pm–9.30pm
Hotel restaurants are pretty funny things. No other type of eating establishment, I think, seems to have such an arbitrary disparity in quality. I’ve stayed in fantastic hotels with mediocre in-house dining, in some … Read more →