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Lifestyle lowdown



Welcome to your weekly update from lifestyle concierge. In this edition, read about this summer's unmissable open-air theatre productions, check out London's best al fresco dining spots and find out how to obtain a coveted Hermès handbag.

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The Lighterman


London’s springtime suntraps

After this week’s arctic blast, we’re willing the warm weather to return by pinpointing the best outdoor dining spots in the capital. From hidden courtyards in Soho to canalside hangouts in King’s Cross, here are the must-have reservations when the sun returns.





Bubbly, the Bard and blankets: open-air theatre this summer

From tragedy in the grounds of royal castles to comedy on a clifftop in Cornwall, the UK’s summer calendar is full of superb shows that are open to the elements. Our Theatre team picks the must-see productions, including the thrilling season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.



The Incredible Hulk Coaster


The scariest white-knuckle rides in Orlando

Beyond the cute animated characters and incredible movie sets of Walt Disney World and Universal lie some of the most nerve-shattering theme park rides on the planet. Hold on tight, here are the best rides in Orlando right now.




The Cross


Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Midlands

Birmingham and the surrounding area has gone through a dining renaissance over the past decade and it’s resulted in a wave of young chefs picking up an impressive number of Michelin stars. Here are the seven restaurants leading the charge.






Exclusive access to rare Hermès handbags

For the iconic status and detailed craftsmanship alone, Hermès’ Kelly and Birkin bags are two of fashion's most covetable designs. They are notoriously hard to obtain but you have a much better chance of getting your hands on one through our Retail team.




A Place in the Sun


Complimentary tickets to A Place in the Sun Live

If you’re interested in buying a property abroad, don’t miss the chance to pick up tips and advice from real estate experts, specialist lawyers and financial advisors at this popular annual show. Running from 5-7 May at Olympia London, request a complimentary pair of tickets through concierge.





Cocktails and pétanque at Baranis

On 23 May, you and a guest are invited to channel the laid-back life of the French Riviera with an evening of cocktails, Provençal nibbles and pétanque at Baranis on London's Chancery Lane. Tickets cost £25 per person and are selling fast.




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