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Top Gear: Meet the Supercars of London

The lads over at Top Gear, the greatest TV show on the planet, have rather coincidentally provided a photo gallery of just the sort of cars you can see on a typical afternoon in West-Central London. You’ll remember I said something about this yesterday, and here’s visual proof of what I was talking about. Click here to see the full gallery, but here are a few of my favorites:

Spyker C8 Aileron

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

FAB Design SLS times two

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

 

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

Ferrari 458, twice

Oddly omitted: the sublime Maserati Granturismo, fairly common in SW3, SW1, SW7, W8, and W1

As spotted on St Luke’s Street, Chelsea

Gotta catch em all!

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London Short and Sweet: from a Friend

After reading the previous post, one of my great friends from my student days there had this to say to me about London, and it deserves to be shared:

‘London is a place where everything lives and dies. It’s a city where you’ll extend the frequency of your existence like a rubberband testing its stretchiness. You have the choice to live a big or a small life, to learn everything or nothing. To feel alone in the silence of its parks, or claustrophobic surrounded by a cocophony of cultures & scents. It’s one of the only places on this earth where a global nomad can go back to and it will always feel “same-same-but-different”.’

Amen.


Why London is the Greatest City on Earth

I may live mostly in DC, frustratedly adore Beirut, and enjoy travelling round the world, but only one place is my true love: The Metropolis; Her Majesty’s Capital; London.  Having lived there twice and visited so often I’ve lost count of the times, London is truly where my spirit resides. When I arrive at Dulles, I groan; when I arrive at Heathrow, I think “I’m home.”

Given a little thing called the Olympics is going on there now, it’s a great time to tell you why London deserves every bit of attention it’s getting.

Well, for starters, PIMM’S IN A CAN – to be drunk exclusively on the street.

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A Gentleman Needs But One Blade: Taylor of Old Bond Street

Straight razor…straight to the face!

Throw you double, triple, or fourple-blade or greater razors out, chaps.  Chuck the advanced micro-nutrient Whiz-Tech cream out with it too.  You only need one blade, a good brush, and some soap.  Much has been written on the classic and oft-forgotten art of wet shaving, so I shan’t be adding to the literature.  Should you want more information, check out this handy guide from the Art of Manliness.  No, today I sing the praises of the Temple of Keeping it Old School, Taylor of Old Bond Street, St James’s, London.

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