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By Mark C O'Flaherty | 16 Apr 2019

Henry Poole & Co's Simon Cundey tells Tempus why Savile Row is so well suited for his historic family-run tailors

In a world of mass consumerism, multi-generational artisans in Mayfair are keeping the crafts of their ancestors alive. Away from the high gloss of the corporate-owned window displays, with all their ... Read More

By Mark C O'Flaherty | 07 Apr 2019

Mayfair hatters Lock & Co gives Tempus an insight into the oldest hat shop in the world

In a world of mass consumerism, multi-generational artisans in Mayfair are keeping the crafts of their ancestors alive. Away from the high gloss of the corporate-owned window displays, with all their ... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 05 Apr 2019

As the V&A launches its landmark Mary Quant exhibition, we find out how the designer became the face of a generation

Dame Mary Quant is synonymous with the Swinging 60s. Credited with popularising the miniskirt and inventing hotpants, the British designer was also the first to use PVC fabrics for her ‘wet look... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 03 Apr 2019

Tempus lifts the curtain on London’s newest membership club Home Grown

Opening in the heart of Marylebone on 3 April is London’s newest private member’s club, Home Grown. The sister club of the historic Home House – which has been a key part of the area... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 03 Apr 2019

Chakra Kensington aims to heal from within with its elegant Indian cuisine

It's an unfair stereotype, but Indian food is often considered more accessible than it is elegant, thanks to the wealth of the brilliant mid-range restaurants that London has to offer. Enter Chakr... Read More

By Tempus | 02 Apr 2019

Taste of London will feature a tasting menu from the World Restaurant Awards' best restaurant of 2018

The Taste of London festival returns to Regent's Park from 19-23 June this year to celebrate the British capital's international restaurant scene. Returning for its 17th year, and this year ho... Read More

By Mark C O'Flaherty | 02 Apr 2019

Made to measure: how family-run footwear boutique John Lobb has stood the test of time

In a world of mass consumerism, multi-generational artisans in Mayfair are keeping the crafts of their ancestors alive. Away from the high gloss of the corporate-owned window displays, with all their ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 02 Apr 2019

How hot design duo Ralph & Russo are leading the rise and rise of British couture

London’s only couture house, Ralph & Russo, has been challenging the industry since its inception in 2007. In fact, in 2014, it became the first British brand in almost 100 years to be invit... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 01 Apr 2019

Editor's Letter: explore London's historic family businesses and more in the Tempus Style Edition

With the UK’s future hanging in the balance as Tempus goes to press, it’s important to remember the strength of British character and craftsmanship. In London alone, numerous brands, from ... Read More

By Dominique Afacan | 01 Apr 2019

The Four Seasons hosts their latest ‘Pop Down’ in Hong Kong

There are pop-ups, there are parties and then, there are Pop Downs. We all know what the first two are – but a Pop Down? Not so much. Well, the Four Seasons is now onto the fourth in its series ... Read More

By Tempus | 21 Mar 2019

The Hari's il Pampero restaurant delivers homemade Italian flavour to Belgravia

Quirky and stylish, boutique hotel The Hari is nestled among the myriad of embassies just off Belgravia square, its seasonal window displays providing an art show for guests and locals alike whether c... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Mar 2019

Vikings actor Elijah Rowen on his role in Sky drama Curfew and why he embraces negative feedback

Dublin-born actor Elijah Rowen has been tipped as one to watch since his breakout role in hit series Vikings, and now the 25-year-old rising star is proving his mettle with a supporting turn in Sky On... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Mar 2019

Model Jodie Kidd celebrates English craftsmanship at a showcase by British lifestyle brand Englana

Model and presenter Jodie Kidd swapped the countryside for the city on Friday 15 March to celebrate the launch of natural British lifestyle brand Englana's latest collections. A dedicated ambassad... Read More

By Tempus | 14 Mar 2019

Sahar Millinery founder brings a wild side to creative hat design as she prepares for Ascot

Sahar Millinery founder Sahar Freemantle is well known for her unique hat designs, pushing the boundaries of shapes, materials and themes to tell an imaginative story with each headpiece. Wearing her ... Read More

By Rachel Ingram | 08 Mar 2019

Walpole CEO Helen Brocklebank on the enduring success of the UK’s luxury industry and why brand Britain is stronger than ever

London is the fifth biggest city in the world for luxury. According to research by Walpole – the official sector body for more than 200 of the Uk's finest brands – Britain's luxury... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 07 Mar 2019

Is the Range Rover Vogue SV Autobiography the best all-rounder in the world?

Car enthusiasts can all agree that Range Rover consistently delivers an unquestioned level of prowess in its off-road driving vehicles, and with decades of performance testing behind them, the latest ... Read More

By Georgia Peck | 01 Mar 2019

Tempus explores a fresh taste of Italy with Franco's new vegan menu

Franco’s London has, for many a year, been famed as the West End's home away from home for the finest Italian food. Set in a sumptuous, yet familiar, St James setting, large bowls of seafood... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

The luxury living trends attracting investors to London from around the world

While questions abound about Brexit deadlines, strength of the pound and city expansion, the one thing investors can be sure of is the value of bricks and mortar. At least, that's the message... Read More

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