Simon Cowell knows the value of good neighbours. He has recruited two to help him on his flagging hit TV show, The X Factor.
David Beckham, England’s former captain has agreed to buy ex-Swedish ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ikea furniture for his new LA mansion if Sweden triumphs over England in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Samara Russia.
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.
Grosvenor Crescent, located in the heart of Belgravia between Hyde Park Corner and Belgravia Square, is the most expensive residential street in England and Wales, according to the annual research from Lloyds Bank. A typical property on Grosvenor Crescent will cost an average of £16,918,000. Embed from Getty Images Belgravia has long attracted wealthy buyers and famous residents including former prime ministers Stanley Baldwin and Margaret Thatcher to the area due to its graceful white stucco residences, sweeping crescents, private garden squares and closeness to all the amenities of nearby Knightsbridge, Pimlico and Chelsea, to create the nation’s wealthiest district – three of the top five most expensive streets are in Belgravia. Grosvenor Crescent seems to have weathered the storm buffeting property valuations at London’s top-end of the market after the vote to exit the European Union, with the typical price tags unchanged since last December. However same thing cannot be said for next-door neighbours Eaton Square – which topped the bank’s table a year ago – which has seen more than £3m wiped off …
Prince Harry and his American fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle released a series of portraits on Thursday (December 21) by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. And the photos went down a storm that Kensington Palace subsequently released a third bonus black and white candid portrait with the couple in a full-length pose. A spokesperson expressed the engaged couple’s gratitude on Instagram: “Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. ‘The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.” Lubomirski, a former Mario Testino assistant, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, west of London, where the couple are due to marry on …
If anything positive has emerged from this disaster, it has been the willingness of the famous and well-connected, many who live or work in the Notting Hill area and surrounding neighbourhoods to contribute their expertise to the relief efforts or just voice support for the many causes fighting the wrongs that led to the tragedy.
Why You Won’t See Tonnes of Concrete Barriers at this year’s Notting Hill carnival as Police explore new forms of technology to track crime, prevent terrorism and keep Londoners including tourists safe.
Former England captain and Kensington resident David Beckham has waded into the corruption scandal engulfing world football’s governing body, Fifa.
David Beckham has indeed settled effortlessly into life in west London as the instagram post below shows on a recent visit to his local cafe in Kensington. The man who gave us the sarong and blonde cornrows has a lot to celebrate as he hits his 40-year milestone. Friend and sportswriter Matthew Syed paid a glowing tribute to one of Britain’s sporting and cultural icons in The Times. In fact he can count him as a friend, having penned his biography. He paints an endearing picture of a likeable personality and caring father. His red line? Not even a commercial opportunity will stand between brand Beckham and the school run. “I can’t complain because there are so many aspects of being famous that are a privilege.” View this post on Instagram David Beckham decided to join us for breakfast this morning ☕️⚽️ #pastthepond #davidbeckham A post shared by Ashley Nicole❣️ (@ashleeyy__nicole) on Apr 25, 2015 at 7:57am PDT Local delicacy: David Beckham blends in at the Montparnasse cafe in Kensington He regards the constant adulation …