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St James’s X Wallpaper* Art and Design Walk

By Adam

Calling all art lovers… This week, St James’s and Wallpaper* have teamed up to create the St James’s Contemporary Art and Design Walk. The walk, which starts at world-renowned art institution, Christie’s, will take you on a journey through nine galleries within the St James’s area. It’s all curated by the Commissioning Editor of Wallpaper* and takes […]

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Theatre In The Clouds Review

By Michelle Connolly

Theatre In The Clouds Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard With Theatre In The Clouds in Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, you literally couldn’t get closer to the action. In one of the most intensive theatre experiences we’ve seen, you get to enjoy performances less than a metre from the actors themselves. Every scene by the […]

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Blakes Restaurant – Review

By Adam

Blakes Hotel 33 Roland Gardens,  Kensington, London  SW7 3PF A few weeks back we were invited to Blakes Restaurant. If you’re unfamiliar with this destination, it’s within a boutique hotel discreetly located in Kensington. The hotel is the love-child of legendary designer Anouska Hempel. Converted from a set of Victorian houses, the five star hotel […]

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In the Paddock with Great British Racing: Race Horse Ownership for £100

By Alex Noble

Last week, I was invited to York by Great British Racing, where I received an all round education and insight into the world of horse racing. The crux of the trip was to prove that horse racing offers something for everyone, and as someone who didn’t really know their way around the racecourse, I was the perfect […]

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St James’s Secret Cinema

By Alex Noble

With the on-screen revolution and emergence of Now TV and Amazon Prime, not to mention Virgin Tevo and Sky Box Office, it’s no wonder the population are regularly opting for a Netflix and Chill instead of going out for a romantic experience on date night. Who else finds themselves constantly surfing through a sea of titles, […]

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St James’s One of a Kind Masterclass: The Stafford Wine Tasting

By Alex Noble

It’s safe to say that at DCHQ we’re huge advocates of constantly moving forward and learning new skills. We love to try new things, and so when we heard that St James’s were presenting a calendar of ‘One Of A Kind’ masterclasses, we were immediately intrigued… ‘Guests are given the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and crafts […]

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St James’s Market: Acoustic August

By Alex Noble

As the end of summer looms, it’s quite easy to feel rather melancholy about the whole thing. It’s been an extremely warm summer in the city, meaning seersucker and linen have been regularly on show, and so to receive some respite from the intense heat does seem rather appealing. Although the sun may have disappeared, […]

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DUKES LONDON: HOTEL REVIEW

By Adam

Earlier in July, we were lucky enough to stay at Dukes London, in Mayfair. If you are an avid Dapper Chapper follower you may have noticed that we’ve been attending and promoting a lot of events around the St James’s area recently so this stay was perfectly timed. Dukes is one of Mayfair’s most celebrated […]

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Rake’s Cafe Bar: The Secret Cocktail

By Adam

As you may have seen recently we’ve been spending a lot of time at the new Rake’s Cafe Bar, located at the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street.  The venue, inspired by the work of renowned English painter, William Hogarth – more specifically, his Eight part series, A Rake’s Progress, is a perfect London hang-out for any discerning gent. […]

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Wine Car Boot comes to St James’s Market

By Adam

Throughout the duration of 2018 we’re working with St James’s to shout about all the cool things they have going on at St James’s Market. If you’re unfamiliar with the Market, it’s situated between Regent Street St James’s and Haymarket and is a hub of contemporary world cuisine and iconic brands. What’s more, it’s quickly […]

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Andaz Hotel: Sir Terence Conran Suite

By Alex Noble

Who doesn’t like hotel life? The robes, mini bar, (usually) wonderfully comfortable bed, breakfast in your robe on your wonderfully comfortable bed, a midnight bubble bath, room service (Champagne); the list of perks is truly endless and I for one am not afraid to admit I stay in hotels within my home city, just because I love […]

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Chivas Masters

By Michelle Connolly

We checked out the amazing talent at the Chivas 18 Masters last week with high expectations, and they were certainly exceeded. We were treated to a spectacle from the World’s Most Complicated Whisky Pouring Machine – a beautifully put together piece of machinery crafted from up-cycled distillery parts from the home of Chivas Regal, Strathisla […]

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The Perfect Place to Watch Wimbledon in London

By Alex Noble

Wimbledon is one of Britain’s most iconic and traditional sporting occasions, which has the romantic power to turn even the most un-sporty people, into die-hard tennis fans for a fortnight. It’s a fabulously British affair that successfully highlights all the best (and worst) aspects of BST, mainly due to the weather’s infamous unpredictability.  It really […]

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The Zurich Style Ride with Oris

By Charlie Sawyer

Oris, who opened their first boutique in Zurich last Friday with a launch celebration consisting of exquisite gin cocktails, their range of impressive watches on display and Switzerland winning the World Cup match against Serbia, meant the celebrations went late on into the night. We woke the following morning for The Style Ride… A sensible […]