The London Classic Car Show at ExCel Starts Thursday

When it comes to family trees, charting the ancestry of the modern supercar is a whole lot more interesting than discovering you had a Great Aunt Maude, we think. The 20th century’s most obsessed over invention has been subject to epic levels of evolution. From the brute force of the Ford GT40, to the drama of…
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Donald Twain: The Gland of Make Believe

Why? Have you hit your fat head? Are you on the glue again? This was the response that most gave me when I told them I’d ridden from John O’Groats to Land’s End, unassisted, on a bicycle. The journey was 950 miles from end to end and not even for charity – “just cuz, I…
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Winter Drinks from Tanqueray London Dry

Why not mix mischief and pleasure with the worlds most awarded gin this New Year. The Snowflake Ball 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 15ml lemon juice 15ml lime juice 1/2 an egg white 15ml double cream 3 dashes of orange flower water 15ml sugar syrup Top with soda Cinnamon powder Method – add all ingredients but…
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Sally Clarke’s Restaurant, Notting Hill

Restaurants in London come and go. People move on; tastes change; leases run out and new ones become prohibitive. Good sites are snapped up by hamburger and pizza chains and coffee shops now proliferate. But some places stand the test of time and one such, about to celebrate its 30th year, is Sally Clarke’s on…
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Irish Whiskies You Need to Know About

Whiskey geeks will already know this, but Irish whiskey is enjoying a bit of a moment. Rightly so, because the best of them can hold their own against your favourite bourbons and scotches. No longer the stuff reserved for drowning your sorrows or for lacing your coffee, top-tier Irish whiskey is creating it’s own buzz. The…
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Thank You for the Mu-So: Why Apple Stores are Stocking a Clever Little British Audio System

While Apple’s global success is a definitively American story where can-do business spirit tessellates perfectly with a counterculture-derived human intuition, it’s the sensual nous of their British-born design supremo, Jonathan Ives, that has ensured nearly two decades of continuing success. This is a familiar story. In booming unified Germany, where those born in the east…
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How to Make Yourself Hot

You know that people will Google you before you meet them. Everyone does it. So what should you do when your online personal brand is letting you down? Contact Top Left Design, the ultimate service for high net worths, that’s what. You’ll soon want Keren Lerner, aka the social media guru, on speed dial. She…
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Sake and Spice at Moti Mahal, Covent Garden

Ruby Murray, the Northern Irish popular singer who gave her name to rhyming slang’s favourite cuisine, was herself a big drinker. But probably not this classy. ‘A journey along the Grand Trunk Road is a bewildering mix of the past and present, tripping back and forth between the mundane and the momentous,’ writes Tim Smith…
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South Place Hotel Art Prize

London’s contemporary art scene is consistently exciting. But in a city that’s literally bursting with fresh talent, pinpointing the masters of tomorrow can become time-consuming. Don’t worry though, because London’s South Place Hotel is connecting emerging artists with the rest of the world by holding its annual art prize tomorrow night. Head there for the…
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