Britain

By Michelle Johnson | 14 Feb 2020

Amanda Nevill reflects on her 17 years as CEO of the BFI and tells Tempus why cinema is Britain's greatest export

Cinema is changing. That’s the message from the British Film Institute, the charitable body whose mission is to champion and develop a sizeable domestic industry. 20-years ago, British film pale... Read More

By Tempus | 13 Feb 2020

Raise a glass to romance at Harrods' Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace

The Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace is known as one of London's most romantic venues. As perfect for an evening tipple with a view as an afternoon glass of rosé, the indoor/outdoor bar... Read More

By Tempus | 12 Feb 2020

Discover London's most prestigious art restaurants and gallery bars

Feast your eyes London is one of the world's most wonderfully artistic cities, full of cultural hubs, museums and art galleries – including the Royal Portrait Gallery, which is pre... Read More

10 Dec 2019

Westley Richards introduces the new Bournbrook Travel Bag collection

Westley Richards has been handcrafting guns in the heart of England since the Napoleonic Wars. Founded in 1812 by William Westley Richards, it is now the last-remaining gun company in Birmingham&rsquo... Read More

By Tempus | 10 Dec 2019

Pines and Needles co-founder Sam Lyle reveals the latest Christmas tree trends

When it comes to the perfect Christmas tree, there's plenty to consider. Shape and size depends on taste and space, while the annual debate between traditional versus modern decoration rages on. O... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 04 Dec 2019

Exclusive: British light-heavyweight champion Joshua Buatsi tells Tempus about stepping out from Anthony Joshua’s shadow

Joshua Buatsi is the definition of today’s gentleman boxer. In the ring, the undefeated, 26-year-old British light-heavyweight champion is a force to be reckoned with; calculated power meeting e... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 27 Nov 2019

Tempus ventures behind the doors of London's most discreet private members' club

Nestled between towering buildings of glass, steel and chrome just a stone’s throw from the Bank of England is a single Queen Anne-style townhouse. This is the home of The Walbrook Club, an excl... Read More

By Tempus | 17 Oct 2019

These are the 7 best London venues to celebrate this Champagne Day

Sipping on a crisp glass of Champagne is one of life’s true pleasures. Since its inception in the 17th century, Champagne has been the number one celebratory tipple of choice, marking occas... Read More

By Lauren O'Neill | 07 Oct 2019

Head back to school with a charming weekend in Cambridge

A city steeped in formidable history, both the impressive heritage and picturesque 16th century architecture of Cambridge has long attracted both scholars and tourists alike.  Famous for the grea... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Sep 2019

Valkyrie re-establishes the gold standard

In an unassuming red brick building in the heart of London’s Mayfair, exists a company that works beneath the surface to protect and power some of the UK’s most important companies –... Read More

By Farzana Ali | 02 Sep 2019

The UK's finest fragrance houses reveal why the artisanal approach rules

The rules are out. As mass-produced fragrances continue to hit a sour note with discerning perfume wearers, the move towards prestige and niche fragrances continues to rise. And as more of us continue... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 28 Aug 2019

Kaape Interiors shows that when it comes to interior architecture, the Scandi way is best

Never utter the word ‘IKEA’ to a Scandinavian designer – this is what I learnt when I sat down with Kirsti Prestmarken, designer-in-charge of Norway’s leading design studio, Ka... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 07 Aug 2019

Inside the intriguing world of Grant Macdonald London, Britain’s finest silversmiths

Grant Macdonald jokes that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so he learned to make one. It’s this drive, creativity and, some could say, stubbornness that’s made Macdo... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 18 Jun 2019

How Breitling's aviation legacy is helping its new timepieces take flight

There are few Swiss watch brands so closely tied to the skies as Breitling. The high-end watch brand was founded by Léon Breitling in 1884, focusing on the creation of simplified chronographs t... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 11 Jun 2019

Exclusive: Jodie Kidd on championing British-made brands and giving her competitive side a work out

Jodie Kidd makes no secret of her competitive nature. Her relentless drive and ambition have fuelled her career from early show jumping success to her domination of British fashion in the 1990s, as we... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 06 Jun 2019

No Brexit blues for UK luxury as Brand Britain booms

While much of Britain has been worrying about the effects of a no-deal Brexit, the luxury industry has been quietly growing at an unprecedented rate, according to experts Walpole. In just four years f... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 04 Jun 2019

Float therapy: Tempus discovers how the luxury Seabourn Odyssey is rebooting the traditional cruise

Luxury cruise line Seabourn doesn’t like the word ‘boat’ for a reason. Preferring the term ‘floating hotel’, each ship sleeps up to 458 guests who enjoy Michelin-sta... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 04 Jun 2019

100 years of pace and elegance: how the First Edition Bentley Continental GT Convertible is starting a new century in style

Bentley Motors has just achieved its 100th year of building some of the world’s finest and most desirable motor cars. To celebrate this magnificent milestone, the manufacturer launched the First... Read More

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