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Mayfair & The Wider West End

Last week The New West End Company (NWEC) and The West End Partnership release two new reports showcasing the importance Mayfair and the West End play in the economy of London and the UK as a whole. The West End Powerhouse – New West End Company The Case for the West End – West End Partnership

Hilton Park Lane Refurbishment

In the early 1960’s a block of period houses in southern Mayfair were demolished to make way for the `Marmite` of Mayfair buildings – The Hilton Park Lane, which opened in 1963 at a cost of £8 million and at the time the tallest multi-storey building in London. Today, London & Regional Properties have logged a planning application for the facelift of the building after nearly 60 years to create …Read More

Hippopotamus for Christmas

Our Mount Street Lights Anthem by Verity & Violet now has a swanky new music video. You can also purchase the song from iTunes. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Verity & Violet.

Life of Bees

Every year, from April to August, Fortnum & Mason offer rooftop visits to see their hives, followed by a tasting of a selection of their honeys, accompanied by champagne. Tastings are held in The Crypt, 120 feet below the rooftop hives. Thursday 25 April at 4pm Friday 3 May at 4pm Thursday 6 June at 4pm Friday 14 June at 4pm Friday 5 July at 4pm Friday 26 July at …Read More

Who`s Cooking Dinner?

Monday 4th March 2013: Head Chefs from Scott’s & Harry’s Bar will be donning their whites and joining industry greats like Pierre Koffmann, Marcus Wareing and Angela Hartnett to raise money for Leuka. Quite simply, 20 of London’s greatest culinary artists want to help create a better future for patients with leukaemia by raising money for treatment and research, and specifically for the specialist leukaemia centre at Hammersmith Hospital. For …Read More

Sweet Treat with 34`s Special Valentine`s Dessert

Head Pastry Chef at 34, Alice Hall, has pushed out the culinary boundaries to create a signature Cru Virunga chocolate bombe with a difference. Available at lunch and dinner from 8 to 22 February, customers of 34 will be able to try this chocolate sphere covered with red glitter dust, filled with Turkish delight ice cream, Turkish delight jelly and chocolate crackle crystals, and served with candied rose petals and …Read More

The London Magazine`s Guide to Mount Street

Where is it? Set just off Berkeley Square, with Hyde Park and Park Lane to the west and Green Park to the south, Mount Street is Mayfair’s answer to Chelsea’s King’s Road. Why Go? Mayfair’s shopping artery and one of London’s finest residential areas since the 18th century, Mount Street has long attracted some of the capital’s best retailers for fashion, art, antiques, food and wine. There are also specialist …Read More

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda – Curzon Mayfair

Streaming live to the Curzon Mayfair on Saturday 19th January is The Met Premiere of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. David McVicar directs the company premiere of the second opera in Donizetti’s famous trilogy of operas about Tudor history. Joyce DiDonato sings the title role of the defiant Mary, Queen of Scots. South African soprano Elza van den Heever makes her Met debut as Mary’s formidable rival, Queen Elizabeth I. Maurizio Benini …Read More

Christmas cocktails with 34

Tuesday 11 December at 6pm Perfect for festive entertaining, learn how to make the perfect Christmas cocktails with the bar team from 34. Learn how to make house favourites including Journalist, a blend of Beefeater gin, dry & sweet vermouth, Cointreau, lemon juice and Angostura bitter and Brooklyn, with Sazerac rye, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon and maraschino liqueur. Tickets £10 To book, call 020 7499 6843. themountstreetdeli.co.uk

The Burlington Christmas Bazaar

On Wednesday, 7 November, London’s truly timeless shopping arcade in the heart of Mayfair will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar in aid of the Ormiston Children & Family Trust. The boutiques will throw open their doors and guest stalls will be tempting visitors with wonderful Christmas gift ideas, including The Mount Street Deli’s Christmas hampers and signings of the new J Sheekey recipe book “Fish” by Tim Hughes. Tickets cost …Read More