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Burns Night: 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try

By Adam

James McIntosh – co-founder of ‘wild water’ whisky mixer Larkfire – has compiled the list after visiting more than 50 distilleries in Scotland in the past four months. James, who likes to add a splash of Larkfire to the whiskies recommended below, has put together tasting notes for those looking to try something different this […]

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Inside Ten Trinity Square Members Club

By Adam

A few weeks ago I was invited to take a look around Ten Trinity Square, the members club situated within the impressive Four Seasons Hotel. It opened in August last year but is quickly becoming one of the most sought after places to join in London, so we headed down to check out why. The […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Rake’s Cafe Opens at The ANdAZ

By Adam

Rake’s Cafe Bar 40 Liverpool Street, London, England, EC2M 7QN London is a city that rarely sleeps, and who can blame its hustling and bustling inhabitants who are forever on the move, when the city is adorned with an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, cafes, pergolas, nightclubs etc etc. It really is a playground for […]

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Discovering St James’s

By Adam

Competition: To celebrate the launch of their new website and the brand-new guide generator St James’s London are offering the opportunity to win a day out in St James’s when you share your bespoke guide on Facebook or Twitter using #ExploreStJames. To create your guide, simply go the ‘Explore’ page, https://stjameslondon.co.uk/explore, type in your name, select your […]