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Sir Cecil Beaton: icon at The Athenaeum

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Hanging on the wall of THE BAR at The Athenaeum is a photograph of a crowd of women wearing decadent ball gowns from the 1940s. The man behind the lens was Sir Cecil Beaton – an iconic British photographer.

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Sir Cecil Beaton: icon at The Athenaeum

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Hanging on the wall of THE BAR at The Athenaeum is a photograph of a crowd of women wearing decadent ball gowns from the 1940s. The man behind the lens was Sir Cecil Beaton – an iconic British photographer.

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Insider’s guide to: Shepherd Market

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Just a short wander from The Athenaeum through some gorgeous Mayfair streets is Shepherd Market, a charismatic square that dates back to the 1700s.

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Fashion and art: Louis-Nicolas Darbon at The Athenaeum

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Adding a touch of glamour to the lobby at The Athenaeum are works of art by Louis-Nicolas Darbon. Inspired by Chanel, Hermès and the many other fashion brands he’s worked with, we take a closer look at the story behind this globally-renowned artist.

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Royal wedding 2018: all you need to know

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As the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle approaches, here’s all you need to know about the royal nuptials of 2018.

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Art Deco glamour at The Athenaeum: fashion photographer Bart van Leeuwen

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Adorning the wall of THE BAR at The Athenaeum is a black and white photograph of two glamorous ladies. A masterpiece by fashion photographer Bart van Leeuwen, we look at the story behind the talent.

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Insider’s guide to Green Park

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One of London’s eight Royal Parks is just across the road from The Athenaeum. Green Park has 47 acres of greenery, hidden histories and unexpected modern day uses.

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London Layered Collage by Kristjana S Williams

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This bespoke piece of art for The Athenaeum brings together a feeling of nature, London and Iceland.

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Joanna Lumley: art at The Athenaeum

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With our eclectic and curated selection of art, visiting The Athenaeum is a little like walking into a London gallery. We take a look at our Absolutely Fabulous photograph that takes pride of place in Galvin at The Athenaeum’s salon.

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Meet Simone Hopman, our Front Office Manager

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Get familiar with the faces you’ll see at The Athenaeum with our series of staff Q&A’s. This month, we caught up with our Front Office Manager, Simone Hopman, who has currently been working at The Athenaeum for the past year and a half.

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Meet Kim Whitehorn, our Guest Experience Manager

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Introducing Kim Whitehorn, Guest Experience Manager by day, Volleyball and Basketball Coach by night! Having worked at The Athenaeum for four years, and winning the Employee Ambassador Award of the year, Kim really has Guest Experience down to a tee!

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