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Experience the House of Gucci in The Savoy’s Royal Suite

Ridley Scott’s directorial project, House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in the lead, along with Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Jeremy Iron and Al Pacino is set to arrive on the big screens this festive season, worldwide. The House Of Gucci – The Story To celebrate the brand’s 100 years long legacy and mark in the world of fashion, this movie depicts this dynastic family’s scandalous yet glamourous lives. A biographical drama based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden depicts Patrizia Reggiani’s failed marriage to Maurizio Gucci and the series of unfortunate events that play out due to her attempt at being an influential …

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Joyful Works in Frieze 2021

Signs of fall have arrived in London. The air is brisk, leaves are beginning to change color, and a promenade through one of London’s royal parks leads to a parcours of contemporary sculpture. It can only mean one thing: Frieze Week is around the corner. Now a yearly fixture teasing the arrival of the Frieze fairs in Regent’s Park, Frieze Sculpture opened to the public on September 14, a little later in the year than its usual summer opening due to ongoing complications relating to shipping.  At the unveiling, Frieze London’s artistic director Eva Langret promised that Frieze and Frieze Masters, returning October 13–17 after a pandemic hiatus, will be back in force. The curator of the sculpture program, Clare …

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What’s On At BFI Southbank In October & November

At BFI Southbank in October and November this year is a specially curated selection of films from Edgar Wright to coincide with his new release Last Night in Soho as well as a complete retrospective looking at the work of Mike Leigh and a season focusing on Japan. The BFI Southbank programme from 18 October – 30 November features a packed line-up that includes BFI JAPAN 2021: 100 YEARS OF JAPANESE CINEMA. This major UK-wide celebration of Japanese film, which launched online last year, arrives on the big screen at BFI Southbank from 18 October. Highlights this month include the BFI re-release of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) and a preview of DRIVE MY CAR (2021), Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s engrossing …

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Burberry’s New Flagship Store in London

Burberry has announced the opening of its new London flagship store, which is the first location to feature the company’s new global design concept. The new store is located at No.1 Sloane Street in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge. The site boasts an SW1 postcode, which is particularly special to the luxury British brand – over 130 years ago, founder Thomas Burberry opened his first London store in the SW1 area, in a building that, to this day, is the brand’s global headquarters. The No.1 Sloane Street flagship has been designed in collaboration with renowned Italian architect, Vincenzo De Cotiis, using a new concept that aims to encapsulate the essence of the luxury brand. For example, the iconic colors of …

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Chef Dani Garcia’s BiBo Shoreditch Opens in London

It started in Marbella in 2014 with openings in Madrid, Tarifa, Doha and Málaga quickly following suit. Now it is the turn of London to finally sample the delights of BiBo, the spirited brasserie-meets-tapas eatery of the self-defined ‘artisan of flavor’, chef Dani Garcia.  Opening last week within the industrial-chic confines of the Reuben brother’s new Mondrian Shoreditch hotel, BiBo transports a touch of Garcia’s native Andalucia to the heart of East London hipsterville.  The first UK eatery from the legendary Spanish chef occupies the hotel’s lower ground floor, and with its open-kitchen dining space and terrace promises to be the kind of place to while away the hours enjoying long laid-back lunches and carefree dinners with friends. View this …

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UK Resumes International Cruises

Much to the relief of travellers around the world, the UK government, with effect from 4:00 am (0300 GMT) on August 2, officially gave the green light to resume international cruises. It must be noted that domestic cruises were already allowed to run from May but international cruises were prohibited until now. People travelling to England will be required to quarantine on arrival but travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are arriving from amber countries in Europe (EU member states, European Free Trade Association countries and Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City) and from the US, except France, will not have to quarantine when entering England. However, they will still be required to take a pre-departure test and a …

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A Guide to All Three-Michelin-Star Restaurants in the UK

There is a grand total of 166 Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, but out of all of them, only seven have achieved the ultimate accolade of three Michelin stars.   Though the UK still has a bit of a way to go to catch up with Michelin’s favorite nations of France and Japan (30 and 22 three-Michelin-starred restaurants respectively), Britain has been steadily building its gastronomic reputation on the international stage, shedding British cuisine’s historically ‘bland’ stereotype. Though it must be said, French cuisine does feature heavily within some of the eateries on the list.  Despite a wealth of one-Michelin-starred establishments dotted outside London and the surrounding counties (and half a dozen two-starred eateries as well),  all seven three-Michelin-star restaurants in …

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