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LONDON: SOHO HOUSE GOES GLOBAL

With the opening of the new Soho House Dean Street following the chi-chi ‘farmhouse’ set in the Oxford countryside, Nick Jones’ all-conquering Soho House empire is in full-on expansion mode. Next spring, the private members’ club magnate will launch The Ned, a 252-bedroom hotel in the Sir Edwin Lutyens-designed former

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LONDON: STOP PRESS

The Independent became the first British national newspaper to cease print operations and go digital-only in 2016, in a bold move that may well pave the way for the likes of the Guardian and Financial Times. With digital clearly the future, but print still attracting far more advertising revenue, all

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LONDON: SHOREDITCH SLEEPS

Big money continues to pour into Shoreditch, with two mega-watt new hotel developments in the pipeline. First up, Nobu’s hospitality wing will launch its first European outpost, on Willow Street, in Spring 2017. The 150-room Nobu Hotel Shoreditch promises an angular, frayed façade, plus bespoke menus by chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

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LONDON: LONDON LEADS FASHION INDUSTRY SHAKE-UP

Brit label Burberry entered exciting new territory when it announced plans to abandon the traditional catwalk calendar from September 2016 and instead present two annual, seasonless collections combining both men’s and women’s wear. The #seenowbuynow collections will be available for immediate purchase online and in shops. The move comes at

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LONDON: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS

On our radar this season: The Richmond at 316 Queensbridge Rd in Hackney – a joint effort from Brett Redman, of popular Elliot’s Café in Borough Market, and Margaret Chow, a stylist with names like i-D and Love on her CV – will offer an eclectic mix of negronis on

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LONDON: SPITALFIELDS RESTAURANT BOOM

All signs point to Spitalfields as the destination du jour for London’s everburgeoning food scene. Clive Watson of the Riding House Café has opened Blixen, an informal take on a grand European brasserie; brightly coloured Jago debuted last December, helmed by former head chef of Ottolenghi in Notting Hill; the

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LONDON: GARETH PUGH RETURNS HOME

To celebrate a decade in fashion, the dazzling, experimental designer returns to where “everything began,” presenting his AW15 collection on the London Fashion Week calendar in February 2015. After receiving the French fashion ANDAM prize in 2008 Pugh integrated the Paris fashion week calendar, then did a one-off show last

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LONDON: DOVER STREET MARKET TO MOVE

Ten years after Dover Street Market opened in Mayfair and subsequently transformed the area (Victoria Beckham is the latest label to move in, just up the street from DSM), the tastemaking concept shop has surprised the fashion world, announcing plans to move to Haymarket later this year. The change of venue

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LONDON: HACKNEY WICK BOOMING

The farther reaches of east London are luring more than just budding artists these days. Microbrew and pizza at the buzzing Crate Brewery in a canal-side former print factory, all-night dance parties at the hood’s latest address Number 90 Main Yard, or Hackney Wicked, a food truck–strewn community summer art

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LONDON: BOGS TO BARS

Trend alert. After cocktails served in teapots, the latest craze on the London bar
 and café scene seems to be setting up establishments
 in former public toilets. That’s right. The Attendant in Fitrovia today is a unique espresso & food bar designed around original porcelain urinals, and the new Bermondsey

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