Pall Mall pals: Oliver Spencer

We meet self-taught menswear designer and our newest neighbour Oliver Spencer as he opens the flagship store of his Favourbrook brand. Here he shares his thoughts on retail, style, and the enduring appeal of Pall Mall Pall Mall is one of London’s most famous streets, known the world over for its private members’ clubs and […]

On the table: Hoppers, St Christopher’s Place

London’s second Hoppers is the latest in a series of restaurants challenging British perceptions of South Asian cuisine. We sent Alexis Self to Marylebone to sample its rich karis and famous flatbreads Though a mere falafel’s throw from Dean Street, Marylebone is a world away in dining terms. Not here for the queues and sharing […]

Style in St James’s

With the arrival of the MR PORTER x Kingsman pop-up shop at No.4 St James’s Street, Alexis Self sat down with MR PORTER’s Managing Director Toby Bateman to talk cinema, style and the new era of product placement Westfield and St James’s Street represent a retail version of Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities – […]

On the table: Xu

Continuing our efforts to explore London’s best eateries, this month we sent Alexis Self to Xu – a new restaurant from the team behind Bao who are single-handedly putting Taiwanese food on the city’s culinary map On his seminal 1965 live album, Woody Allen tells a joke about being kicked out of NYU for cheating on […]