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Countryside in City

Finding the Countryside in the City

London is often called the city of villages, and rightly so. During the Victorian period London rapidly expanded from around two million residents to six and a half million residents. With this growth in population came a geographical expansion, and the city of London’s borders grew to engulf villages such as: Marylebone, Pimlico, Putney, Hampstead, Fulham and Twickenham. The very...

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Summer Hols

Make the Most of the Last Week of the Summer Holidays

With the new school year fast approaching parents and children alike are trying to squeeze the most out of the last days of Summer. Luckily, in London there’s plenty that both parties will enjoy. Harrods are putting on their own ‘School Rocks’ weekend of family fun on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September, just before the schools go back....

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of overwhelmingly intimate personal artefacts and clothing that belonged to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They were found in Kahlo's bedroom at La Casa Azul, her home in Mexico City where she was born, lived and died. The house is now a museum dedicated to the life and...

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Summer Styling

Summer Styling

In a hot summer the pressure’s off when it comes to dressing. There is no longer any need to construct layered and fashionable outfits - the simple objective is to stay cool, and preferably to look cool, in the process. While many of our trans-Atlantic and continental friends have this art down to a t, it can be more of...

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Al Fresco Dining in London

Al Fresco Dining in London

Summer in city can be a challenging experience, but provides the perfect excuse for evening drinks and dining al fresco.  The option of open air dining has long been embraced on the continent and is something that London has started to do exceptionally well of late. Whether it is the increasingly warm summers or a fundamental change of heart, if...

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Gelato in London

Best Gelato in London

Summer in London is certainly the season for gelato, but with so many places claiming to offer the ‘very best’, budding gelato connoisseurs may be hard pressed in their quest for chilled perfection. Harrods Estates are delighted to have undertaken extensive research on your behalf and here are the summer 2018 Gelato cool picks: Pierre Marcolini on Marylebone High Street...

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