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The Collapse of Chelsea Character

Matthew Steeples celebrates the nicknames of Chelsea’s characters but regrets that the area itself is rapidly being stripped of the very character that made...

Proudly Proudlock

Restaurateur and Chelsea beacon Michael Proudlock dies   Michael Proudlock left this earth in a fashion befitting of a bon viveur. After a “lavish lunch” at...

Foxtrot Oscar to Foxtons

Foxtons: A scourge on society   There are estate agents and then there’s Foxtons. Not content with charging a landlord client £616 to change a...

Moving on: April 2015

A round up of the moves of the newsworthy   Stripping the Sole Joining the many shops and restaurants driven out by rising rents and greedy landlords,...

Burnt out

Chelsea is an area where restaurateurs will increasingly struggle   Daphne’s restaurant in Brompton Cross’ Draycott Avenue suffered substantial fire damage on Tuesday this week. Given...

Rex Leyland: What's on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks Rex Leyland: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? My guiding force is fairness...

Just what the doctor ordered

A review of Elistano, Chelsea   Lunch in the company of Rex Leyland, who co-founded The Restaurant Doctor with Pierre Koffman and Terence Martin, is always...

Rex Leyland

Once described by the Evening Standard as “an excitable bearded man,” Leyland lives on a houseboat near Kew Bridge and was one of the...
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