With the credit crunch putting that Easter break in St Moritz on hold this year, Spears WMS offers the definitive guide to taking a chic holiday at home. We select Londons top 25 hotels, from the uber-trendy to the ultra-grand.
Sustaining the European luxury-goods market is not merely an economic necessity but also a moral obligation. Go forth and spend, for heavens sake your country needs you, says Nick Foulkes
If wealth managers and investment bankers could be sued simply for losing money, their lawyers’ phones would currently be ringing off the hook. There are perhaps not even enough lawyers in London to represent both the angry would-be litigants and the fearful fund managers.
Ignore the estate-agent guff about troops of foreign buyers beating a path to their doors — they’re not. The London property market is tanking and hasn’t hit the bottom yet, says Ross Clark The advice of Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Hedge Fund, couldn’t have been clearer: not only don’t buy a house in London, don’t even get on the plane. In fact, if you’ve got a pound in your pocket, get rid of it now.
The social and economic maladies decried in the 19th-century writings of William Cobbett deliver a true Groundhog Day moment, says Clive Aslet