Royal Automobile Club-Old World London Club

Recommendations from an old friend, savvy investor and world traveler: London:  Royal Automotive Club on Pall Mall.  Private but many arrangements with US clubs.  Spectacular public rooms and athletic areas.  Old world charm but recently totally refurbished. Free superb breakfast and wifi.  Staff give outstanding service; they cannot do enough for guests.  Need to wear [...]

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My hotel-Bloomsbury-a nice boutique hotel

London has lots and lots of boutique hotels. MY HOTEL BLOOMSBURY is a very good one. Very comfortable room, great bed, nice lobby, some nice restaurants close. It’s only problem is that its not in the heart of everything and even getting to Soho (which it is directly north of) is a bit of a [...]

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Like Mick Jagger-Eternally Hip places to eat in London

Even after all these years, the below places can still wiggle, shake, attract the eye candy and satisfy the palate in London: Cecconi Woolsey Nobu

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When Curry Calls-Some good reliable Indian eateries in London

Some reliable Indian Restaurants from a dear friend who can do vindaloo with the best of them: Tamarind (Mayfair) Cinnamon Club (Westminster) reliably good for Indian.

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Tapas in the air and new hip places to eat

From one of my best food advisors, Steve Robertson, some recommendations for food: New Tapas : The Salt Yard, Polpo Great Asian recommendation: Roka (Asian cuisine)

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Private Equity Coughs up some winning Indian

Mr Robertson, my old friend was quick to respond with my request for some top flight Indian to suggest to some co-workers visiting London: Amaya – Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, SW1 – 0207 823 1166 Rasoi Vineet Bhatia – 10 Lincoln Street, SW3 – 0207 225 1881 Trishna – 15-17 Blandford Street, London, W1U 3DG [...]

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Ready for take off

While many people may be packing for New York, we live here and my 16-year old son Devitt and I are packing to go to the UK.  We”re headed for London, York and then to Edinburrrrrra (sic).  Any recommendations welcome.  In 2003 we did the official tour: Elgin’s Marbles, Tower of London, Crown Jewels.  This is much more of [...]

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Cavendish Hotel-Chic, Boutique and Unique

Want a real good boutique Hotel? Cavendish. Not much in the way of bar scene and restaurant offering-but great rooms, comfortable beds, one of the first to have the flat screen in the room and a great location, especially for the metrosexuals and clothes hounds. 81 Jermyn Street  (Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 2111), shirts, [...]

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Handmade Shoes-England vs Hong Kong

It used to amaze me that people would actually have shoes made. I mean there are great shoes off the rack, like Ferrigamo, Church, New and Lingwood, Crockett and Jones, JM Weston,  Tanino Crisci, Edward Jones, Berluti, Church and, my favorite, Alden. As my arches rose, so became my need for orthodics. This basically eliminated [...]

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Four Tailors Contest-Saville Row Contestant is a dud

No one should deny themselves getting clothes made for them, if only one time in your life. Looking at swatch books, discuss thread counts and then, being worked over like a S Class Mercedes with a top mechanic in Stuttgart is nothing short of heaven. It all started quite by accident with me, traveling with [...]

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