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Afternoon tea at Claridge's

Time for Tea

What could be more quintessentially British than tea? The custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza. Catherine is credited with the introduction of tea drinking to Britain, although Samuel Pepys makes reference to drinking tea for the first time...

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Modigliani at Tate Modern

Modigliani at Tate Modern

From the 23rd of November until the 2nd of April 2018 Tate Modern will be staging the largest UK retrospective of Amedeo Modigliani’s work. This exhibition promises to be like no other Modigliani show, with a virtual reality experience: a recreation of Modigliani’s final studio, which uses the actual studio space as a template. The tickets for the virtual reality...

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Jake Irwin-Brown

Diary of an Estate Agent – Jake Irwin-Brown

Working as an estate agent at Harrods Estates provides a lot of variety, and no one knows this better than Jake Irwin-Brown, Sales Negotiator at Harrods Estates, Knightsbridge. Jake recently shared his diary and details of a week in the hectic, yet exciting, life of a Harrods Estates negotiator with the Evening Standard, in their Diary of an Estate Agent...

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Fireplaces

Fireplaces

As the winter nights draw in, fireplaces become a symbol of comfort and warmth adding a seasonal touch to any home. Although not a practical necessity anymore to provide heat, a fireplace is still a highly desirable focal point for a home.   Most fireplaces have adapted to modern times to become easier to use, with many now gas fuelled....

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Fireworks Night

November 5th Celebrations

Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and all of London’s celebrations! Parks and venues across the capital are hosting a wide array of firework displays to commemorate Guy Fawkes’ Night. The annual Battersea Park Fireworks display is back on Saturday November 4th, igniting the sky over Wandsworth. This year’s theme is ‘Power’ and the 22-minute display promises to...

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Monet's Branch of the Seine

Impressionists in London

From the 2nd  of November until the 7th of May 2018, Tate Britain are hosting  Impressionists in London, the first exhibition of its kind, celebrating the story of the French impressionists who fled from France to London, during the Franco-Prussian war and the influence it had on their art. The exhibition at the Tate also highlights the engagement between French and...

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