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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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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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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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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 […]

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Party Houses – Perfect Accommodation for a Group Getaway

By Alex Noble

Planning a stag do or a group getaway can be an absolute pain in the backside; the sheer volume of differing tastes and opinions to cater for when choosing stag group accommodation, a location, as well as choosing who to invite, what date to go on and who’s taking the hit on the deposit; and […]