Eclectic mid-century cool in a historic West End neighborhood.
Nestled in London’s Knightsbridge district, the Berkeley has been a landmark fixture since the turn of the century. The context of the hotel’s location, mere steps from Hyde Park, makes staying here a classic British experience.
The husband-and-wife team behind British brand House of Hackney knows how to do matching. The home furnishings and fashion label reinterprets traditional English aesthetics for a new generation.
If your resolution for the new year is travel, let this slideshow of 15 favourite destinations serve as inspiration for the year ahead.
Just as famous paintings rarely greet visitors at gallery entrances, stellar destinations are rarely quick to reveal themselves at first blush. But all things great—truly great—take some getting to. Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses an apt exhibit of the first instance; the country in which it lives is the second.
The purpose of a hotel, at its primal core, is to provide a place to rest one’s head. Yet, under the cover of night, a time of relaxation for most is not a time of relaxation for others. At Claridge’s hotel in central London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, this holds especially true.
Brand new cars are revealed over the course of an entire year, and the average car fan—someone who visits just one major show a year—misses a lot of the action. The challenge, then, is to find the car show that represents a one-stop shop for visitors enamoured with all things automotive—and the Goodwood Festival of Speed is precisely that.
Butterfly World Project, based in Hert-fordshire, England, is destined to be the biggest butterfly conservation and education centre in the world. The £27-million ($43-million Canadian) project, conceived by lepidopterist Clive Farrell, will become home to some 10,000 tropical butterflies, hummingbirds, insects, spiders, and plants.
Historians in Britain were worriedly watching the clock. They only had weeks left to raise enough money to keep the Macclesfield Psalter, one of the most significant historical discoveries of recent years, in the country.