Are we about to see removal vans trundling up Britain’s most expensive street where average homes cost over £13.5m with diplomats forced to make ignominious exits? The Russian envoy since 2011, Vladimirovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary lives in the sumptuous grounds of number 13 assisted by 10 senior diplomatic staff.
He has painted everyone from the Queen, Jerry Hall, Francis Bacon to Kate Moss hypnotising them under his forensic gaze. His brush strokes can be unforgiving, brutal and frank. Two of Lucian Freud’s most important sitters brave a reunion with their nudes.
Emeline Pankhurst’s home at 50 Clarendon Road in Holland Park, west London became the nerve centre for the struggle for equality. It became the bastion of resistance, disobedience, plotting and intrigue.
Welcome to PaperFest, an enduring love affair with ink and paper despite the onslaught of the all-conquering digital armada in all its disruptive forms; social media, smartphones, apps, email, tablets and emojis.
Harry Uzoka has been a fabric of urban London for almost a decade, fresh-faced, oozing street cred and cool. His face has stared down at you from one of the many ubiquitous ads on the underground, on your way up and down the escalators, from shop awnings and billboards, so ubiquitous that you’ve really never noticed he’d been there all along.
Purple potatoes, purple carrots, beetroots, figs, aubergines? Any takers? Well, you’d better steel yourselves for 2018’s tongue-dyeing food trend.
They are both American divorcees and polished performers in front of the camera. But despite Meghanmania on both sides of the Atlantic American gallerist Peter Fetterman strongly believes images of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will never reach the iconic status of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Pandemonium erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street on Friday (24 November) evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired.
The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London in June is 71 after two women, a mother and her daughter were added to the list of the dead.
It was while working as a BBC cameraman in 1956 that late Michael Bond alighted on the idea of writing a book after spotting a small bear in a Paddington shop window. The Paddington movie franchise has since become an international blockbuster.