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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 10:58 am by .
Portobello Drawing Room

It’s as close as you’ll get to sleeping in the same bed as Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.   Like other A-listers, including members of The Rolling Stones, they are former habitues of the Portobello Hotel.
Not that you’d ever guess, from the looks of this utterly genteel hostelry a stone’s throw from Portobello market.   It’s every bit the gracious Victorian house, the very antithesis of a rock’n’roll hangout.   Only a small brass plaque distinguishes it from its white stucco neighbours in this quiet enclave off Ladbroke Grove an eight-minute stroll from Notting Hill Gate.

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Ramon drawing

Orangutan paints for charity

Who would have thought it possible that a Orangutan paints for charity, but Blackpool Zoo is marking Orangutan Awareness Week by auctioning unique works of art hand crafted by its male orangutan to raise money for charity. Ramon, who is 17, has produced a series of paintings after picking up the skill as a youngster while […]

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[low res] The Beach Boys in Ischgl

Beach Boys Headline Ischgl Season Opening

With its pedigree of famous names playing its legendary mountain concerts to open and close the skiing season, this year is no exception as the Beach Boys headline Ischgl season opening on November 28th. The Beach Boys follow in the footsteps of other notable names such as Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Lionel Richie, Deep Purple, Elton […]

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