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A RICH CINEMATIC HISTORY: CURZON OF MAYFAIR

Nestled within the heart of Mayfair lies London’s illustrious art-house cinema, the Curzon. This elegant venue is one of London's most luxurious cinemas, and in 2014 celebrates a staggering 80-year history of showing independent films. Photo Credit: Flickr   Opulent Viewing Housed in a Grade II-listed building, the Curzon Mayfair is a true haven for any film lover, with one of the largest screens in London. The 530-seat auditorium has a breathtaking 43 by 20-foot display, two exclusive Royal Boxes as well as a spectacular bar. A second, more intimate screening room offers a wider selection of films. The…

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Things To Do

7 THINGS TO DO IN MAYFAIR BEFORE SUMMER ENDS

As we enjoy the remains of the glorious British sunshine we have been blessed with this summer, the sunlight hours begin to fade and the temperatures begin to fizzle down. Make the most of the summer and create fantastic memories before the whispers of autumn begin to enter the air. We have tracked down seven exciting things to do in Mayfair before the departure of summer. 1. Bellini Brunch Amongst a haven of cobbled paths in Lancashire Court lies a hidden courtyard in the historic heart of Mayfair, Hush. This secret oasis is one of the best outdoor dining spaces in London, so why not enjoy a delicious three-course brunch…

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Fashion & Beauty

VICTORIA BECKHAM: FLAGSHIP IN MAYFAIR

This autumn, Victoria Beckham will be opening her first standalone store in the heart of the capitals fashion district; 36 Dover Street, Mayfair. The flagship store in Mayfair will mark a new milestone in the flourishing fashion career of Victoria Beckham, who has 12 collections for her eponymous label under her belt. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Figure of Fashion The elite fashion designer has been carving a career in the high-end womenswear market since establishing her business in 2008. As her confidence and knowledge of the industry has grown, her fashion empire has gone from strength to strength, creating new lines…

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9 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE ICONIC RED BUS

A famous symbol of London, the big, red bus is one of the most globally recognized iconic images. Fondly admired all over the world, the red bus is frequently chosen as a kitsch and unique form of transport for parties, weddings and tourist attractions. But how much do you know about the humble London bus? 1. Buses pre 1907 were painted a certain colour due to their route paths. In order to stand out from the crowd, London General Omnibus Company, the largest bus operator in the capital, painted their fleet red. Thus, the iconic red London bus was born.  2. The earliest horse-drawn dou…