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SOFITEL CELEBRATES WINE CULTURE AND ART DE VIVRE THROUGH THE HARVEST SEASON

From 21st September until 31st October, in the St James Bar, indulge in a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne complemented with gourmet lime marshmallows or rosemary and parmesan biscuits. An exceptional selection of Rothschild wines will be offered in The Balcon, paired with mouth-watering dishes from the menu.

For booking please call +44 (0)20 7968 2900 or email thebalcon.london@sofitel.com

TASTE THE SEASONS AT THE STAFFORD LONDON

Taste the seasons at The Stafford London

Executive Chef Carlos Martinez and his team have launched an exquisite lunch and pre-theatre menu using seasonal and sustainable British produce such as Hereford beef, Suffolk Pork fillet and fresh catch from Brixham Fish Market.

Two Courses £25

Three Courses with Tea or Coffee £35

Call 020 7518 1124

 

 

WEDDINGS AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CLUB

The RAF Club offers you the opportunity to marry and celebrate your wedding at one of London’s finest private members clubs and the home of the Officers of the Royal Air Force, without the need to be a member. Whether you plan to host a lavish celebration for more than 100 guests or a more intimate affair, the Club has a selection of rooms for you to choose from.

Contact details: www.rafclub.org.uk | confbanq@rafclub.org.uk |+44(0)2073991005

 

Free Summer Street Party at the ROYAL ACADEMY 4 July 12.00 to 6.00pm

Join us for our first Burlington Gardens Festival when we take art out of the studio and into the street.

On Saturday 4 July the RA will pedestrianise Burlington Gardens filling it with artists installations and a programme of talks, performance and live music. Join Royal Academician hosts including Yinka Shonibare, Will Alsop, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson for a day of summer fun.

Get creative with print-making and drawing workshops, or art activities for children. Experience an immersive sound-movement work or take a theatrical tour of our building. Plus, enjoy food and drink from artisan producers, including Italian delights from Cecconi’s and American food for Independence Day, along with a prosecco cart.

Saturday 4 July, 12–6pm – Drop in, free admission  www.royalacademy.org.uk

Taking place in partnership with Brown’s London Art Weekend.

THE NEW WATERLOO DISPATCH COMES TO MAYFAIR AND ST. JAMES’S

The British and Prussian armies’ victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo was possibly one of the most significant battles in European history.

Following the epic event, The Duke of Wellington entrusted his personal handwritten version of events – The Waterloo Dispatch – to his aide de camp, Major the Hon. Henry Percy, who, accompanied by Commander White, undertook the arduous journey to bring the good news to England.  Long before the modern technology we take for granted – internet, fax or telephone -the pair departed Belgium on 18 June 1815, arriving in London 3 days later, after travelling  by horse-drawn post chaise carriage and rowing boat.

2015 marks 200 years since the momentous victory and to commemorate the anniversary, Major Percy’s journey is to be re-enacted, with actors in period costume travelling the newly-named Waterloo Way, carrying replicas of the two captured Imperial Eagles and Standards, as did their namesakes in 1815.

In 1815, Major Percy’s first stop in London was at 44 Grosvenor Square, where members of the Cabinet had gathered for dinner.  The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair now stands at that very address and we are proud and delighted to be part of the celebrations.

During the afternoon of Sunday 21 June, around 3.30pm, the horse-drawn post chaise, accompanied by other carriages and mounted members of the Household Cavalry, will enter Grosvenor Square from Park Lane and park outside the Millennium Hotel.  There will be short private ceremony inside the hotel’s Waterloo Suite, followed by a plaque unveiling at the Hotel’s Grosvenor Square entrance, which can be viewed by the public.  At approximately 4.00pm, the carriages will leave Grosvenor Square, travelling along South Audley Street to their next stop in St James’s.

The most outstanding presentation will be at the end of the journey during ceremonies at St James’s Square and the Waterloo Room in the East India Club, where the message of victory was originally received by The Prince Regent. The replica Eagles will be laid before HRH The Princess Royal, by Major Percy, as happened with Her Royal Highness’ ancestor exactly 200 years to the day in 1815.

 The post chaise journey from Waterloo to London climaxes with The Waterloo Parade, which will see international and British military bands marching and playing from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall.

 

THE STAFFORD UNVEILS ‘STAFFORD SATURDAY SALONS’

The Stafford London have unveiled ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ one Saturday each month with an author. The events include a Q&A with the author hosted by Times and Observer newspaper interviewer Liz Hoggard. The ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ offer attendees the opportunity to not only hear intimate accounts of the writing process behind each book but also the opportunity to purchase a signed copy, all over afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. Saturday 13th June is with Andrew Wilson, Alexander McQueen biographer. Saturday 25th July with Rebecca Front BAFTA award–winning English comedy actress, Saturday 22nd August, Saturday 19th September, Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 14th November with 2016 dates to be announced. Tickets £15.00. Contact 020 7493 0111.

THE STAFFORD’S AFTERNOON TEA OFFER

The Stafford’s Afternoon Tea is in honour of Lady Sarah Lyttelton who had a penchant for the scones made in the kitchens of royal households. It is served daily from 3pm – 6pm in The Lyttelton Lounge, the former dining room of the Lyttelton family home.

Our Afternoon Tea menu changes seasonally. Gluten free Afternoon Tea is also available.  Get 10% off our afternoon tea when you quote: “Mayfair & St. James’s Association”.    www.thestaffordlondon.com