• ---Now in its 18th successful year, the British Antique Dealers' Association Antiques & Fine Art Fair will bring the best in antiques and fine art to London's Duke of York Square in Chelsea from March 17-23, 2010. Britain's premier national antiques and fine art fair, the BADA Fair showcases merchandise from 100 leading members of the British Antique Dealers' Association.

    The finest in furniture, pictures, silver, ceramics, clocks, jewelry and works of art will be on display. All items are vetted by the BADA to ensure the highest quality and authenticity.

    Several fine hotels in Chelsea and Knightsbridge offer special rates and packages for guests attending the BADA Fair. A shipper is on site to expedite packing, paperwork and shipping.

    Admission to the BADA Fair is £10 per person ($20), £15 ($30) for two. Admission includes one beautifully photographed BADA Handbook, re-entry passes and a chance to enter the prize draw for a two-night stay in a Relais & Chateaux hotel in the UK. Tickets can be ordered on line at


    An exhibit of fine clocks at the BADA Fair
    A pink sapphire ring belonging to Elvis Presley at the special exhibit of celebrity memorabilia.
    The Oscar Wilde Suite at the Cadogan Hotel.


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  • The Horse Guards is one of the best places to see the Changing of the Guard, too--much better for photos than Buckingham Palace, unless you're eight feet tall! You can really see the horses and guards very close, with far fewer other photogs around. I always recommend it to first-timers to London on

    Betsa Marsh
  • Just made the rounds of a few London hotels, and discovered one -- the Stafford -- is not just serving T-day dinner this Thanksgiving but getting its bartenders in on the act! Check out my blog post:

  • Sleep like the Queen!

    Guests at The Royal Horseguards, London can stay in a bed which is
    literally fit for the Queen (

    Just around the corner from Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade
    where Prince William and Prince Harry’s army regiments are based, the
    five-star hotel boasts unprecedented luxury. Every room has a king-size
    bed that is branded by their manufacturer, 'the most comfortable bed in
    the world’ and is even used by the Queen.

    To book yourself a stay, have a look round the landmark hotel or find out
    more for a travel feature that you are writing, please get in touch with
    Elizabeth Marquis: 203 252 7299,

    Note to Editors:
    About The Royal Horseguards
    Built in 1884 in the style of a French chateau on the banks of the River
    Thames, the Royal Horseguards is one of London's landmark hotels,
    neighboring prime leisure and business locales.

    Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel's 281 bedrooms have been
    transformed into state-of-the-art luxury accommodation, confirming its
    place among London's most luxurious, historic and desirable hotels.

  • Opening Oct. 22 in SoHo: Gay Tourist Office, 30 Lisle Street, WC2H (above Ku Bar, behind the Vue Cinema and within view of the Leicester Square tube station); Monday-Saturday noon to 6pm.
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