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London town hall reopens as luxury hotel

An imposing town hall in the heart of London’s East End officially has reopened as a luxury hotel, adding another option to the East End’s rapidly growing market. The Town Hall Hotel, which features a restored Edwardian, Neo-Classical fine stone frontage, offers 98 luxury rooms and luxury apartments. The operator, Design Hotels, has opted to [...]

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World’s most expensive omelette

Boisdale, a central London restaurant, is offering what it claims is the world’s most expensive omelette, a £90 ($135) dish made from gulls’ eggs. The eggs, which have beautiful mottled green-grey shell, are slightly bigger than a hen’s egg and need to be collected from gulls’ nests by 25 licensed traders. Only about 40,000 gulls’ [...]

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Harrods sold to Qatar Holdings

Mohammed Al Fayed has sold London department store Harrods to the Qatari royal family’s investment company for a reported £1.5bn ($2.3bn). The Egypt-born tycoon acquired the business in Knightsbridge following a £615m takeover in 1985. Ken Costa, an adviser to the deal with Qatar Holdings, said Mr Al Fayed was retiring “to spend more time [...]

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Salon Prive, London’s Supercar Show

On July 21, the UK will host the fifth annual Salon Prive, the country’s luxury supercar display & concours d’elegance, which promises to be the best edition to date. Salon Prive offers a unique opportunity to see the most exotic modern and vintage super cars in the world, with the exquisite and exclusive Hurlingham Club [...]

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Vivienne Westwood casts spell on London palace

Kensington Palace will be taken over by British designers in a bid to lure in the masses. The palace is at the center of a transformation project designed to make the royal residence in London more accessible to the public! … even though the designs of Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, or William Tempest — who [...]

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London Fashion Week: first highlights

From fashion design’s big stars such as Matthew Williamson, who presented timelessly elegant cuts combined with colorful prints, and Vivienne Westwood’s punky chic to London’s new stars Mark Fast and Kinder Aggugini, the edgy capital’s fashion week kick-off didn’t disappoint.

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