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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 […]

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Tewkesbury Park Hotel Review

By Adam

With the British weather finally looking like it is taking a turn for the better now is perhaps the perfect time to look at your summer staycation or a weekend in the countryside away from the stresses of daily life.  During the last bank-holiday I took Mrs DC to Tewksbury, a good-looking part of the […]

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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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Skylight Bar at Tobacco Dock

By Alex Noble

When summer arrives, lots of chappers naturally book holidays abroad in order to bask in guaranteed heat and top up their tans, drink countless cocktails and relax…However, as we know, it’s not a season that simply lasts one week. Thus, it’s crucial that you discover places and activities to get involved with a little closer to […]

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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 […]

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Acqua Di Parma Afternoon Tea at the Baglioni

By Alex Noble

There’s some aspects of British culture that do make me chuckle, such as taking euphemisms to the extreme, forcing barristers to wear wigs, having carpets within bathrooms and of course, our strange obsession with tea.  Afternoon tea was another concept that for a while I couldn’t quite grasp; It almost seemed like a bit of a […]