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  • Writer's pictureCharlotte

The spring issue of Sphere has landed

Updated: May 27, 2019

The spring 2019 issue of Sphere is now here, coming to a mess of BA First/Business flights/lounges, Eurostar Business trains/lounges, five-star hotels and swish members’ clubs near you.

Speaking of private members’ clubs, I wrote a feature about the new members-only locations in the capital looking to evolve beyond such institutions’ staid heritage of boozy dinners in cigar-fugged rooms with an altogether more wholesome offering, from wellness and nutrition to fitness and all things mindful. The Conduit, Mortimer House and AllBright all feature, in addition to Home Grown, which also threw a stonking launch party in its gorgeous Marylebone townhouse recently.

The issue also contains my regular Style Setter DPS, charting the most fashionable places to stay, shop, eat and drink in a given area in the capital. This time, I focused on Clerkenwell and King’s Cross, including South Place Hotel, Zaha Hadid Design, exploring the marvellous Coal Drops Yard development and a simply brilliant dinner at the new Barrafina there (well worth putting on a half-stone for).

In the Food & Drink pages, you’ll also find my reviews for LINO, a coolly gorgeous addition to the foodie offerings in The City, in addition to the unapologetically OTT Brasserie of Light at Selfridges, complete with a 24ft Damien Hirst-crafted statue of Pegasus (executed in sparkling crystal, natch).

On a separate note, Sphere 12.1 also marks the last issue I worked on with the delightful Flora Drummond-Smith, who has sadly left ILN for pastures new. A better comrade, deputy ed and drinking buddy I’ll never hope to find. All the best, Floss.

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