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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Ultimate Library: A Better Educated World

“Our greater purpose is to create a better read, better educated world,” starts Philip Blackwell, founder of Ultimate Library. We are in his office at Shapero Rare Books in Mayfair, home of Ultimate Library and some of the rarest books in London. Ultimate Library is the world’s leading supplier of bespoke libraries for hotels, resorts

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Lost Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Jota was an engineering masterpiece, a one-off race car built in 1970 that was crashed irreparably shortly after completion. Years later, a small team of specialist engineers rebuilt the Jota working from little more than...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The Best Breakfast in Knightsbridge

If you are staying in Knightsbridge this summer, you are sure to be enjoying some of the finest shopping and entertainment London has to offer. With so much to see and do, it is important to start...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

This Place: The Best Health Clubs in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is home to some very exclusive health clubs. The trouble is that it’s not always obvious where they are, or what they offer. We visited several hidden health clubs in the area and found three very...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Life Lessons from the Red Arrows

The Red Arrows are recognised as being the best pilots in the world. Seth Rowden spends a day behind the scenes at RAF Scampton with Flight Lieutenant Ben Plank (Red 8) and the team to understand what...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Bespoke fine-scale miniature cars are the ultimate expression of automotive passion. These hand-built models are so detailed that they are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Seth Rowden meets Oliver Strebel-Ritter, the owner of World Collector and...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

What Makes Roger Smith Tick?

Isle of Man master-watchmaker Roger Smith produces only 10 watches a year. The apprentice to the late George Daniels shares his thoughts on watchmaking and speaks about why he cannot afford to buy one of his own...

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...

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

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...