Breakfast Clubbing with APM at Zinc
Ever wondered how to sustain the buzz of 3am clubland when pleasure’s still on the mind? Easy. Just head to a club that opens until 7am. Meet APM (Always Past Midnight). Chris Page (7 Jul '14).
As readers’ thoughts turn to summer holidays we look at one solution to hassle-free departures - the airport lounge. At ‘vacation’ airport Gatwick, the lounge experience is attainable without breaking the bank. Chris Page (23 Jun’14) Read more
Michelin starred chefs, Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jr are to spearhead a new hospitality offering at Epsom Downs Racecourse. The announcement of the partnership comes ahead of the Investec Derby Festival in June. Chris Page (9 Apr’14) Read more
So the hard work, nerves and anticipation have all paid off. Your big event is over. How was it for you? Abigail Parkin takes stock with No.41 nightclub’s Goran St German and last night’s launch in Mayfair. (14 Mar’14) Read more
Monaco looks forward to its new yacht club designed by Lord Norman Foster. Expected to be unveiled this June Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) will be located on Quai Louis II. Chris Page (5 Mar’14) Read more
David Bailey’s leading ladies assembled last night at his photography launch: the Hugo Boss Bailey Stardust exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery retrospective staged a global range of David Bailey’s subjects, some of whom partied with him at last night’s preview. Anna Bass (4 Feb’14) Read more
Now that festive excess is out of the way have you scheduled your spa bookings? Spring sees the opening of Villa Stephanie, a wellness experience for all eager to unite body and soul. Sat Bal (8 Jan’14) Read more
Fat Duck devotees might be interested to know that celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is planning a new venture - at Heathrow airport. Sam Hetti (18 Nov’13)
The venue will be the new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 (The Queen’s Building) which opens in June 2014 and will include a bar and a deli. The fare will be toned down; fish and chips, pizza and burgers but with a Blumenthal twist as featured in his TV show In Search of Perfection.
He follows the lead of Gordon Ramsay who landed his Plane Food outlet in Heathrow's Terminal Five. The new restaurant plans to despatch "multi-sensory" dining to customers within 11 minutes of orders being placed, as befits Heathrow’s business .
"This is an incredible project,” said Blumenthal. “There are so many different elements to consider when people are travelling. We want to deliver a broad spectrum of easy-to-enjoy, familiar dishes, from fish and chips to pizza. When we made the In Search of Perfection series we spent hours researching the temperature of a pizza oven or the crunch of batter; it’s this inspiration that is behind the menu at Heathrow – with some truly British eccentricity thrown in for good measure."
Heathrow's Terminal 2, back in the 50's
“Our brand new, £2.5bn terminal will not only showcase the best of the UK’s art and engineering talent, but also one of its greatest culinary minds. This new restaurant will certainly introduce a unique and original dimension to the airport eating experience at Heathrow’ said Muriel Zingraff-Shariff, Heathrow’s retail director.
Fast food chain Leon and retailer John Lewis are also set to join Terminal 2 eager to capitalise on its expected 20 million annual passenger traffic .
Tomorrow sees the public opening of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery at The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store. Abigail Parkin looks at what visitors can expect. (27 Sep'13) Read more