July 19, 2019
Today, we think of a picnic as a simple al fresco affair, a delicious spread eaten outdoors, preferably in a beautiful landscape.
But its origins are far grander and date back to 14th century England, where the earliest picnics were hugely elaborate medieval hunting feasts with hams, baked meats and pastries, served on long tables by an army of serfs. You will even find one depicted in the famous Bayeux tapestry.
June 18, 2019
There has probably never been a better description of the English Social Season than when Edward VII described the races at Goodwood in Sussex as "a garden party with racing tacked on", for The Season possibly has more to do with socialising than it has to do with sport. Either way, it is a delightful way to experience the quintessential British Summer.
June 04, 2019
There can be no other street in the world that boasts such a rich sartorial heritage as Savile Row in Mayfair, London - the birthplace of bespoke tailoring. Here, at No.15, the dinner jacket was invented - a street that over 20 of the world’s finest tailors still reside in.
October 31, 2018
Cassandra Goad and Ella Canta have created a stunning altar to celebrate Day of the Dead. The traditional Mexican holiday, also known as Día de los Muertos, is a time to honour deceased loved ones and assist them on their spiritual journey.
August 14, 2018
By Jane Dismore
‘Outside 145 Piccadilly, their new home, the Royal travellers and their baby Princess were cheered by thousands when they arrived in a closed car, in spite of the continued rain. For a long time after the Royal party had entered the house the cheers continued. A crimson cloth was placed on the balcony; Baby was held up to the crowd, who went frantic with excitement.’ (Western Morning News, 28 June 1927)
January 01, 2017
InterContinental London Park Lane has teamed-up with Harvey Nichols and Kathryn Sargent to offer signature suite guests access to Style Service, an exclusive in-room fashion solution at the ring of a bell. A specially-dedicated number in each of the hotel’s four halo suites connects directly a Harvey Nichols brand agnostic fashion professional from who will edit through the store collections to find the perfect style result. Kathryn Sargent, Saville Row’s first female tailor, is also available for personal in-room consultation and top fashion tips.
To find out more about the services, click here to email our Concierge team.