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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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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 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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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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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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Half Hitch Gin Distillery

By Michelle Connolly

Half Hitch Gin Distillery, 53 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 Camden is full of little treasures, and the Half Hitch Gin Company is definitely one of the better finds to stumble across. Nested in off the main thoroughfare, the delightful little space is cosy and welcoming, the huge copper still emanating a genuine […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

By Michelle Connolly

Are you married to your motorbike? Resound with your ride? Succumb to your scrambler? On Sunday September 24th, one of the largest vintage bike rides in the world will be taking place across over 600 cities in 95 countries worldwide, and in the name of Movember we’re inviting you to take part. More than 70,000 […]