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St James’s Palace: The Royal Palace You Never Knew About

Did you know that just around the corner from the Georgian monstrosity that is Buckingham Palace (too blocky, no elegance… controversial, we know), there’s another palace that not that many people have even heard of? St James’s Palace is a royal palace in St James’s / Mayfair dating all the way back to the Tudor …

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Time to Explore: Bond Street

Located in Mayfair, world-renowned Bond Street is a street like no other. Best-known  for its elegant stores with exclusive brands, luxury goods, fine art, and antiques, it’s an unashamedly swanky spot. Discover the best of Bond Street and its surrounds with this insider’s guide.    The Ultimate London Discovery Map 300+ quirky, unusual and secret …

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St James Bar: Why You Need to Visit The Cocktail Bar Setting London’s Drinking Scene Alight

The St James Bar is one of central London’s finest cocktail bars. Fact.  Let’s get this out of the way. With a few select exceptions, hotel bars can be a bit of a snooze – the place where businessmen tapping on laptops and bog-standard cocktails meet… and often the place where atmosphere comes to die.  …

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Eating At: Fallow Restaurant, Mayfair’s Sustainable Dining Hotspot

Opening amidst the maelstrom that was 2020, Fallow Restaurant is Mayfair’s new-ish sustainable dining eatery. Here’s why you need to go.  There have been a glut of London restaurants upping their sustainability game recently, yet of them, Fallow Restaurant stands out.  Maybe it’s the fact that two of the three head honchos Will Murray and …

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Pickering Place: Discovering London’s Smallest Square

Pickering Place is one of Mayfair’s hidden gems – the smallest square in London is hidden down an unremarkable alleyway.  Don’t let the size fool you though – this quaint spot has seen more than its fair share of bad behaviour over the years.  It’s a little-known fact that Mayfair’s well-to-do reputation hides a rather …

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The Hidden Secrets of The K2 Telephone Boxes at Burlington House

Few iconic designs shout London as much as the K2 Telephone Boxes.  Created to replace the unpopular Kiosk No 1 (K1) boxes commissioned by the General Post Office in 1921, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic design was submitted to and the eventual winner of a competition held by the Royal Fine Arts commission in 1924.  …

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The Secret Art Nouveau Memorial to Queen Alexandra in St James’s

Hidden in plain sight across the road from St James’s Palace, the Queen Alexandra Memorial is an elaborate memorial commemorating the much-loved wife of King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra of Denmark.  Queen Alexandra Memorial  Located in the garden wall of Marlborough House, the house in which Alexandra and Edward lived until he was crowned king …

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Staying At: No 5 Maddox Street

Tucked away in Mayfair, mere steps away from Regent’s Street, No.5 Maddox St is a swanky bolthole in central London. Spacious serviced apartments that strike the balance between comfort, privacy and luxury.  No.5 Maddox Street: At a Glance  The apartments at No.5 Maddox Street provide a chic base for a stay in Mayfair and are …

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