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City of London Guildhall Breakfast + Tall Buildings

Towers of London The collection of buildings that make up Guildhall could hardly be more eclectic. The Festival of Britain inspired Members’ Club by Sir Richard Gilbert Scott. The (rare) pseudo gothic Art Gallery also by Sir Richard. The medieval Great … Continue reading

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Victoria House + The Bloomsbury Ballroom

Save me the Waltz | Ballistics Like Selfridges, that other great Beaux Arts behemoth cathedral to commerce, Victoria House confidently swallows up a whole urban block. An architectural display of imperialism with balls of stone commanding attention along one full … Continue reading

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Sinabro Restaurant + The Beaumont Hotel Mayfair

How Many Tears to Babylon? First things first. Clapham Junction is not in Clapham. Never was, never will be. When the railway station was first built in Battersea, the Victorians had the bright idea of calling it after Clapham which … Continue reading

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Lavender’s Blue Opera + Selfridges

Postcode Lottery  It’s our anniversary. Time to celebrate. Christmas – with a little help from Selfridges’ luxury handmade Celebration Crackers – came early to Lavender’s Blue. We’re looking fresh for our 100th and not worn out at all by 1,000,000 hits. … Continue reading

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David Linley + Highclere Castle

Inside the Box Thanks to a certain Sunday evening wind down from the wild weekend historisoap, Highclere Castle is as recognisable as the Houses of Parliament. Golden Bath stone Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite pilasters framing corner turrets ascend to … Continue reading

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