The Wellington Arch in Green Park London
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When in London…

July 02, 2019

"I travel continuously, and I see many cities, but there is nowhere like London." – Norman Foster



Couture growns worn by Princess Margaret, Margot Fonteyn and Jennifer Lawrence go on display for the largest ever Christian Dior exhibition in the UK. Based on ‘Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve’, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, a new section explores the designer’s fascination with British culture.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Until 1 September, 2019
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road SW7 2RL
T. +44 20 7942 2000


Van Gogh in Britain

Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent Van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists in turn.

Van Gogh in Britain, Tate Britain,
Until 11 August, 2019,
Millbank SW1P 4RG, T. +44 20 7887 888


Art on Show

This year, acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen coordinates the celebrated Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy Run without interruption since 1769, it is the world’s largest open submission art show bringing together a collage-like display of art in all mediums by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. 

Until 12 August, 2019
Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD
Tate Modern, Bankside, T. +44 20 7887 8888


Negroni Nights

Serving the best Negroni in London, BAR 45 at 45 Park Lane announces the launch of Negroni Nights, a bi-monthly interactive cocktail masterclass. It marks 100 years of the classic cocktail, first created in 1919 at Caffè Casoni in Florence at the request of Count Camillo Negroni. Each evening will showcase a vintage spirit and vermouth, as guests test their mixology skills.

45 Park Lane
London W1K 1PN, T. +44 20 7493 4545


Afternoon Delight

The Dorchester, renowned for its award-winning traditional afternoon tea, offers varying seasonal teas throughout 2019. Providing guests with a unique opportunity to celebrate the London social and holiday season, executive pastry chef Sarah Barber’s modern day patisseries encompass classic nostalgic flavours with a refined sense of elegance channeled through a series of teas throughout the year

The Dorchester
33 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
T. +44 20 7629 8888


Quintessentially Quant

“Fashion is not frivolous; it is part of being alive today,” Dame Mary Quant has said. The first international retrospective on the iconic fashion designer explores the years between 1955 and 1975, when Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties, the energy and fun of swinging London.

Mary Quant
Until 16 February, 2020
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL
T. +44 20 7942 2000


Guards Polo Club

Set on 240 acres of gorgeous sprawling parkland, Coworth Park provides the perfect setting for the Guards Polo Club. Guards Polo Academy provides a varied range of options through which to experience the challenges of the world’s oldest, most graceful and exhilarating sport. Coaches provide lessons for beginners foraying into the sport as well as a bespoke programme for experienced polo players.

Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE
T. +44 1344 876 600


Welcome, Mr. Marti

Named one of the 10 best sommeliers in the UK, Frederic Marti joins 45 Park Lane as head sommelier. Overseeing the wine selection for Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at 45 Park Lane and BAR 45, he also collaborates closely with executive chef David McIntyre in a series of bi-monthly wine dinners, pairing a four-course menu with varying styles of wine, with each evening highlighting a different grower, producer or region.

45 Park Lane
London W1K 1PN
T. +44 20 7493 4545


Conversations at Coworth Park

Coworth Park announces a series of speaker events to be held throughout 2019. The speaker events at Coworth Park are an opportunity to engage and explore with industry specialists on varied and fascinating topics. Guest speakers are industry specialists within their fields such as health, interior design and beauty. Hosted in Restaurant Coworth Park, each event starts at 12pm and costs £50 per person and includes a glass of champagne on arrival in the Drawing Room and a three-course lunch with a glass of wine, and coffee and chocolates to finish.

Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE
T. +44 1344 876 600


The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, Serpentine Pavilion 2019 is made by arranging slates to create a single canopy roof that appears to emerge from the ground of the surrounding park, expressing the architect’s unique experimental style.

Until 6 October, 2019
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens W2 3XA


Mayfair Park Residences

Located in the heart of London in southwest Mayfair, Mayfair Park Residences are an exclusive collection of homes fully serviced by Dorchester Collection, delivered by Clivedale London.
Opening early 2020 with interior design by Jouin Manku, it comprises 25, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and townhouses, with the addition of an eight-bedroom penthouse with a roof top pool.

For more information: T. +44 203 7058 425
Mayfair Park Residences, 4-6 Stanhope Gate, Mayfair, W1K


English Rose
David Morris, New Bond Street

English Rose

A jewellery house of purely London heritage for over fifty years, David Morris’s unique collection of ladies’ jewelled timepieces are both classic and contemporary. The pictured 36mm Rose Cut Diamond Watch is one of these timeless pieces, with its rose cut diamond bezel, made of rose gold, and hand etched mother-of-pearl dial.

David Morris
180 New Bond Street
London W1S 4RL
T. +44 20 7499 2200

The Floral Cluster
Chopard, Clifford Street

The Floral Cluster

Chopard lights up the world of haute joaillerie with Magical Setting, a new collection of modern light-filled classics. In this dynamic re-imagining of one of the noblest and most enduring jewellery classics, the floral cluster, an ingenious and innovative secret setting allows the diamonds and precious coloured stones to shine supreme and play with light as never before.

15 Clifford Street W1S 4JZ
T. +44 20 7287 8710

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