Around Mayfair

Food, culture, style and lots of things to do in Mayfair.

Take a bit of Claridge’s home

As Mayfair institution Claridge’s launches its very first cookbook, Reyhaan Day chats with executive chef Martyn Nail about capturing the hotel’s heritage while embracing the future – and why it was such a long time coming

Tacita Dean x 3

The Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery are joining forces to open three distinct exhibitions with British European artist Tacita Dean.

Spice up your life

World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has returned to the Maybourne Hotel Group with a new restaurant at The Connaught. Reyhaan Day finds out how he’s planning to bring his exotic, Asian-inspired flavours to a discerning Mayfair crowd

In his own image

Claridges Artist in Residence David Downton settles down in the uber-glamorous Fumoir Bar to tell Sophia Charalambous of his role as artistic observer of the stars

Toxic Shock

Air pollution causes up to 9,000 deaths a year in the captial, but it’s not just our lungs that suffer.

Rising out of Africa

With the first ever Nigerian Pavilion hitting the Venice Biennale last May, and Bonhams setting new records for Nigerian sculpture, African Art is having a moment.

Off the Scale

In three short years, Ade Hassan’s accolades are coming in thick and fast, with Beyonce even a fan. But how did she take her lingerie for women of colour to such meteoric levels?

Iran: reframed

A new book lifts the lid on a major contemporary Iranian art collection amassed by a Middle Eastern financier, reflecting also the trajectory of the country’s art from the 1950s to today