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If you fancy escaping to a luxury bolthole with a decadent twist and some rock ‘n’ roll history behind it, then may we suggest you check out London’s coolest new opening, Chateau Denmark.
Set across 16 buildings, each of the 55 session rooms and apartments feature distinct design narratives reflecting the building’s history while dialling into the rebellious spirit of their Soho home.
It was here where the Stones recorded their first album, Bowie hung out with Vince Taylor and Lou Reed, Chrissie Hynde and Vivienne Westwood were all regulars.
And with some of the apartments even coming with their own butler, well-stocked bar and punk-inspired interior what is there not to like. We’re on our way.
Session Room rates start from £510 / Apartments rates start from £660.
For more information and bookings please visit chateaudenmark.com
Big thanks to the kind people at Spirit of Harrogate for inviting us to distil our very own bottle of gin at their brilliant Gin Experience evening.
Guided through its history while plied with a tasting session of various styles of gin from the Slingsby range, guests at the experience then select their own botanicals and set about distilling their very own concoction on the mini copper stills. After two hours you’ll stagger out with a smile on your face and a bottle of your own personalised gin to enjoy.
Gin experiences cost £85 per person and to book please visit spiritofharrogate.co.uk/pages/experiences
Here at beyond, we love all things Hockney and so news that his latest masterpiece was making an appearance at Salts Mills, left us hot-footing it down there.
At 90.75 metres long, A Year in Normandie is Hockney’s biggest ever picture: a vibrant, joyful frieze recording the changing seasons in and around a French garden over the course of a year. This is the first time this vast work has been seen in the UK and can be found in the atmospheric timber-beamed attic space of Salts until September 18th.
See saltsmill.org.uk for details.
2020 should have marked the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury but thanks to the pandemic the party didn’t happen. Thankfully it’s back this year to really let its mud-caked hair down and if you want to take a trip down memory lane, 50 Years of Glastonbury is a book well worth getting your hands on. Charting the sights and the sounds over five decades, it’s a bible for everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Somerset showdown.
50 Years of Glastonbury by Malcom Croft is published by Carlton Books priced £25.
If you fancy kicking back with a Pimms and watching some live world class tennis right on your doorstep, then get yourself down to Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club this month for the return of The Ilkley Trophy. After an absence of two years, the pre-Wimbledon tournament is back bigger and better with a street food village and some of the world’s best players on show.
The Ilkley Trophy runs 12th – 19th June and tickets can be purchased at tickets.lta.org.uk.
Well worth a visit is the Solar Gallery at Ilkley Manor House Museum which hosts contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. With a collective of thirty talented local artists, expect to see some stunning work from painters, sculptors, ceramicists and jewellers. The Solar Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm.