The Real Knightsbridge

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The Wellesley Hotel

The Wellesley Hotel is a new edition to the most prestigious luxury hotels in London. The 36-room boutique hotel was opened in December 2012 and is located at 11 Knightsbridge, which was previously the original entrance to Hyde Park Corner underground until the 1930’s, and then later to the renowned Pizza on the Park jazz

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Les Senteurs: The finest perfume boutique in London

This niche perfume boutique located in the heart of Belgravia has a nose for selecting undiscovered scents that later become iconic. Seth Rowden explores their shelves to find out if he can learn the art and poetry...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

David Lalubin: Lost for Words

This modest French artist is a bookbinder who tears apart even the basic concept of what a book is. His work has been likened to that of Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton and Pierre Loti and is so...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Workshops from Belgravia’s Award-Winning Chocolatier

Award-winning Motcomb Street chocolatier Rococo Chocolates are famous for making some of the finest chocolates in the world. Their workshops and masterclasses aim to teach the key principles of working with this temperamental ingredient, covering everything from...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

A Lifetime in Fine Jewellery

Carolina Bucci is a bespoke jewellery designer based on Motcomb Street, Belgravia. Her creations have been praised for re-inventing her family’s rich heritage of making fine jewellery, whilst redefining what jewellery can be, and how it should...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Turning the Page on Publishing

Seth Rowden meets Jane Aitken, the owner of Belgravia Books and Gallic Books on Ebury Street, to talk about the future of the publishing industry, the pros and cons of the e-book and how independent bookshops can...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Knightsbridge Golf School

Knightsbridge Golf School is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Their wall of fame is testimony to the many celebrities and pros that train there. Passed around only by word of mouth, this is a real find...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Once Bitten, Forever Smitten

“Once bitten, forever smitten,” promises the fine chocolatier-cum-artisan baker, Cocomaya. But is the proof in the pudding? Seth Rowden visits their Bromton Road bakery to find out Cocomaya looks much like a florist shop from the outside....

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Ginger & Juniper: Express Facial Review at Michaeljohn Spa

Seth Rowden reviews the Men’s Express Facial offered by skincare therapist Peter Juniper, owner of Ginger & Juniper, at the award-winning Motcomb Street Michaeljohn Beauty & Medispa in Belgravia. Is this 30 minute facial the perfect lunch...

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