Brand new: The Beau Brummell
St James’s Market is rightfully renowned for its world class selection of restaurants, offering a single location in which to explore cuisine from around the globe. But until now, it hasn’t had a spot serving serious British gastropub classics and tipples to boot. That’s all set to change this month, with the grand opening of The Beau Brummell, a new all-day Public House named after St James’s original well-dressed dandy himself. The food focuses on farm-to-fork sharing plates sourced from British farms, something that extends to breakfast too. There’s a focus on British wines at the bar, with sparkling and champagne served by the glass, and fresh juices or cold brew coffee earlier on in the day.
For more information on the 23rd of September launch party and their membership offering, visit the website.
Go behind the scenes at BAFTA
For the first time ever, Piccadilly landmark the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts is throwing its doors open to the public with an exhibition of costumes, scripts and artefacts from some of the most famous BAFTA award winners and nominees of all time. Over the next two years, the rotating exhibition will showcase such things as striking costumes from the first series of Killing Eve and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s original research papers for his role in 12 Years A Slave. You'll also find a 50th anniversary celebration of children’s classic The Clangers, including annotated scripts from the very first episode. There’s a new in-house café serving breakfasts, salads and sandwiches, so you can get totally absorbed in this most famous of modern cultural institutions.
See what else is on show at BAFTA: Behind The Screens here.
Harper’s Bazaar do St James's Art Walks
The popular St James's Art Walks are back, this time in partnership with Harper's Bazaar. You’ll begin with a welcoming glass of Ruinart Champagne at the recently relaunched Cristea Roberts Gallery, where you can view vibrant artworks by Bridget Riley, Rana Begum and Polly Apfelbaum. The walk then reveals a route through some of St James's most famous as well as hidden away galleries and exhibitions, including next stop at the Stern Pissarro, plus a chance to catch the solo show from Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck at the RA. Thomas Dane, Christie’s, Panter & Hall then follow, before finishing up with a glass of wine at the ICA. Taking place on the 10th and 12th of October, this is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of outstanding art in one fell swoop.
Join the Art Walk - tickets and full info here.
Autumn Collections begin to drop
Plenty of contemporary - and lovingly retro - style is to be found in St James’s’ many fashion and accessories boutiques for the new season. Acclaimed tailors Harvie & Hudson take it back to their roots with a collection heavily inspired by the style of the 1920s. Their sophisticated jackets, blazers and jumpers can be layered with a vibrant range of shirts and accessories for a timelessly smart look. Meanwhile Jigsaw’s womenswear collection is all about the 70s, where deeply rich and earthy tones add some autumnal charm, alongside retro prints and tartans. The menswear range sees sharp work-wear meet the Scottish Highlands, as top quality tartans meet sharply cut coats, jackets, and sumptuous knits. If you’re looking for eyewear, the latest frame from Cubitts is faithfully inspired by the 1960s. Crofters are classically bold yet effortlessly sleek and come cut from a choice of eleven different shades of acetate, with standard optical lenses or uber-cool sunglasses.
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