Category Archives: London

Mayfair Club Annabel’s Breathtaking Rainforest Facade Is Back To Save The Amazon

he private member’s club that we all covet from afar (because who can actually get inside?) underwent quite the makeover last year when it hosted a ‘Rainforest Month’. The Mayfair venue was dressed from head to toe in tropical decorations, dazzling passersby with green foliage and giant parrots. Now, the beautiful rainforest-inspired facade is back […]

Central London Home Sales Returned to Strength in August

London’s prime property market is back to business and seemingly unaffected by the looming end of a significant transfer tax break, according to data released Wednesday in the U.K. by Knight Frank.  On June 30, the stamp duty holiday—a tax-saving measure introduced last summer—went from scrapping the transfer tax on the first £500,000 (US$689,175) of a home […]

Camden’s Huge New Shopping And Restaurant Complex Is Here

During idle moments when we weren’t writing articles or frittering away our time on the Internet, the Secret London team watched the Hawley Wharf development progress (at least until March 2020, when like the rest of you we retreated to staring at the walls of our flats). Anyway, having seen the new shopping and dining destination come […]

Unique McLaren F1 Road Car Sells for $20.5M at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

We were incredibly proud to present this exceptional McLaren F1, and tonight, the market confirmed the sheer prowess of this unparalleled supercar from one of the most legendary names in motoring. This sale was a historic moment not only for Gooding & Company, but for the McLaren legacy and the entire industry as a whole. […]

The Natural History Museum’s Dreamy Ice Rink Will Return For The Last Time This Winter

Skate news, everybody! London’s Natural History Museum has announced the return of its wintertime skating season, after taking the 2020 festive season off due to the pandemic. The dazzling ice rink is one of our favourite Christmas experiences, with skaters gleefully whizzing around the giant tree at its centre, and this year the Natural History […]

A Festival Dedicated To Japanese Nature, Art, And Culture Is Coming To Kew Gardens

Yes, we’re all still revelling in our long-awaited British summer, but I’m secretly already looking forward to my favourite season. And with a number of amazing events in London already announced, it’s quite easy to get excited for autumn. Joining this line-up of happenings is the wonderful Japan Festival over at Kew Gardens, which aims to celebrate […]

Living The High Life In Henley On Thames At The Royal Regatta

Blue-blooded onlookers dressed to the nines watch the rowers bedecked in straw boaters and striped blazers. The clink of champagne flutes toast yet another victory as team after team of oarsmen and women crosses the finish line on the River Thames to tremendous applause. This is the Royal Regatta in genteel Henley on Thames.  This […]

You Can Now Have A Picnic In The Buckingham Palace Garden

After a long series of lockdowns, we’ve become quite used to outdoor dining here in London. This royal opportunity, however, is unlike any other: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace has opened its garden to the public, allowing visitors to wander around and have a picnic on the grounds. In what is described as a “once-in-a-lifetime […]