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Cranley Hotel, luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the London

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

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Cranley Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of the London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Cranley Hotel is one of London´s most charming townhouse hotels, comprised of 3 buildings built in 1869.
More than a hotel, the Cranley Hotel is an ideal London city-centre haven appealing equally to the discerning business or leisure traveller wanting a tranquil residence. It is within easy walking distance of most famous London museums and exclusive shops.
Cranley Hotel in Central London offers a graceful aesthetic; rooms are coloured by a Regency palette in striking combinations of Chinese blue, mustard, plum and stone with Farrow and Ball paints, beds are handcrafted and cosseting, covered in handstitched Irish linens and wools.
Antique mahogany furniture, period oil paintings and brass fittings complete the design. All rooms offer the most up-to-date technology. Service is sophisticated yet unobtrusive.
Located in South Kensington, Cranley Hotel is within easy walking distance of London attractions and transport links. A short walk will take you to South Kensington station or Gloucester road underground and two of London´s main-line stations, Paddington and Victoria are a quick taxi ride away. Cranley Hotel, London is also easily accessible from the capital’s airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, via express train services or underground to close by stations.
Cranley Hotel offers guests excellent hotel facilities to ensure your stay in London is a memorable one. Enjoy traditional English afternoon tea on our front terrace in summertime or in front of an open fire in the colder months.
With Theatreland in the West End only a short journey ride from Cranley Hotel, why not treat yourself to a show and have all the booking arrangements handled by our team. We will happily help you to book the show of your choice and advise on local dining arrangements.
Cranley Hotel is within close walking distance to a number of top London restaurants and we will be delighted to help make your reservations for you.
Wanting to make your stay a little more romantic? Why not have our team arrange everything for you from flowers and chocolates to Champagne. All you have to do is arrive, relax and enjoy!

Julie’s Restaurant & Champagne Bar, superb experience in Holland Park – London

June 30, 2012 Leave a comment

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A magnet for over 40 years from the hippie generation and now to the ultra-cool London set. Julie’s has been referred to as the rock chick of the restaurant world.
Opened in 1969, the decadent originality of this iconic restaurant remains. A maze of glamorous rooms and eclectic furnishings with murals, church pews and pulpits, a honeycomb of small eating areas and alcoves each in a different style including a medieval private banqueting room, you can sink into golden velvet sofa’s flanked by rich Indian carvings and stained glass window.
The great names from rock and roll, high society and Hollywood are still passing through their doors.
Julie’s Bar has remained a much-loved hideaway for Londoners and celebrities since 1969, open all day from breakfast to late night drinks. Discover the Champagne Bar and the Crypt. Both can be privately hired for drinks’ receptions. Julie’s has slowly evolved into an essential all-day neighbourhood café/restaurant.
Julie’s is a superb experience if you want to have a party, with six private rooms available. The very romantic rooms come into their own in the evenings.
Julie’s has plenty of space for alfresco eating open to the sky with an electric roof cover. The pretty Garden Room, with spiral staircase and high mirrors, all painted white for a clean fresh feel and the large Terrace, at the front of the restaurant with heaters for cool evenings, both add to the alfresco dining experience.
The menu is wholesome and adventurous, in a modest way. Fresh, simple, skilful cooking that chimes perfectly with today’s tastes.
Julie’s has filled the need for a neighbourhood restaurant, in this vibrant part of town, for many years.
It is home to a rich mix of artists as well as people in publishing, film and the media. Every Hollywood A-lister has dined at Julie’s for over 30 years. You name them, they’ve been here. A regular crowd, of this west London village, use Julie’s for business meetings, lunches with friends and show-off dinners.
Julie’s is delighted to be one of the first restaurant in London to offer parents a Sunday lunchtime crèche for children from 2 years – 12 years old. Open from 1.00pm until 4.00pm every Sunday, you can dine in a relaxed and stress free atmosphere knowing that your children are being cared for, entertained and amused by our fully qualified and energetic crèche staff.
For more than 30 years, Johnny Ekperigin has been the man behind Julie’s, Portland Road’s enduring bohemian haunt. He looks back over the years with Pendle Harte.
Everyone knows Julie’s. It’s one of London’s oldest restaurants and probably W11’s most established eateries.

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London Fashion Week, inaugurata prima edizione dal Principe Carlo d’Inghilterra

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Il Principe Carlo d’Inghilterra inaugura la prima  London Fashion Week dedicata esclusivamente all’uomo, che apre i battenti dal 15 al 17 giugno, tre giorni di sfilate per la presentazione delle collezioni primavera estate 2013. Molti sono i nomi rimarchevoli del mondo della moda, tra cui: Aquascutum, Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi e Tom Ford. Tra le novità della stagione da sottolineare le sfilate di Richard James e degli altri tailors di Savile Row, la cui  notorietà é conosciuta sin da passato. Un proverbio autoctono dice chc “indossare un completo confezionato a Savile Row è come possedere una Rolls Royce”.

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Broadway Market, mercato di qualità nei pressi di London Fields

I venditori ambulanti danno il benvenuto ai clienti dello storico Broadway Market a Hackney sin dal 1890, proponendo tutta una serie di prodotti tipici e atipici, barattando, si fa per dire, dalla pancetta ai fagioli, frutta e verdura sul mercato competitivo di una metropoli moderna a volte anticonformista scambiando articoli, oggetti e prodotti della terra attraversando, nonostante tutto, anche il crollo economico dagli anni Ottanta ad oggi, riuscendo con successo a far rivivere nuovamente il fulcro del mercato del Sabato, incarnando così i principi di un tempo tuttora legati alla qualità, alla specialità e alla varietà delle merci fornite.

Cento bancarelle possono elargire una lauta accoglienza, mentre non tutti cercano di armonizzare i prezzi competitivi, offrendo l’opportunità di un prodotto speciale liberamente mediante un caloroso sorriso di benvenuto.

Generalmente aperto dal 9 del mattino fino alle 5 del pomeriggio, Broadway Market il sabato si trasforma in un caleidoscopio di sapori e culture: bancarelle, negozi, pub, ristoranti e caffè offrono alcuni delle migliori vettovaglie e vestiario, per lo più originale, in una Londra che si scopre letteralmente stipata in una piccola via dell’East End tra Regent’s Canal e London Fields.

Alcuni clienti sono interessati a carne, frutta, verdura, pesce fresco, salmone affumicato e ostriche, non che al delizioso pane, torte e formaggi. Altri setacciano e rastrellano abiti per occasioni d’epoca, per poi dirigersi verso la lingerie o qualcosa di piccolo e costoso da indossare per un’occasione particolare.

Ma la vera bellezza di Broadway risiede nella possibilità di poter acquistare una qualità elevata di prodotti alimentari a prezzi ottimali, o meglio, da supermercato. Forse è per questo motivo che oltre il 90% della gente che vive nelle vicinanze, specialmente al sabato, si dirige a piedi o in bicicletta al mercato, e la trafila si ripete settimana dopo settimana tornando perentoriamente per effettuare nuovi acquisti regolari. Inoltre uno spazio extra predisposto nel cortile della scuola di London Fields consente un armonioso relax per genitori e bambini, i quali possono giocare con estrema tranquillità in un luogo assolutamente sicuro e piacevole.

by Marius Creati

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