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Make your Pimlico apartment palatable for 2018

Just like our wardrobes, each season our interiors fall in and out of fashion. We believe that half of making your apartment a home is having fun with trends and infusing your personality into your surroundings. There are a few home trends that are set to greet us in the new year that we’re excited […]

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THREE REASONS TO… #LISS

With the ever-increasing popularity of sharing workout tips and advice across social media, you will have probably noticed amongst the scores of trends the LISS, or Low Intensity Steady State, workout. Rather than being a high intensity, feel-dead-the-next-day workout, it is a no-strain programme to keep you healthy & happy.   WHAT IS LISS? LISS […]

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The Best of London Winter

Winter has officially invaded. The mornings are icy and we’re shrinking further and further into our coats to battle against those sharp winds, the cold’s soldiers. It might be November, but every year we hear those sleigh bells earlier and isn’t Christmas the best thing about the season anyway? We’ve chosen our top three things […]

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Autumn in London: The Best Pictures from Instagram

As the leaves fall in London, the capital is swept with beautiful auburn tones, crisp mornings and an abundance of places to cosy up as the dark evenings come upon us. While we welcome the new season, we have been scrolling through Instagram to find the picture-perfect angles of the capital, to share with you. […]

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Five of the best: Winter fitness tips from five of the best Instagram & YouTube influencers

With winter well and truly on its way, motivating yourself to put down the hot cocoa and, instead, lift weights is not an easy task. After all, winter’s about being cosy… isn’t it? But with these five fitness experts providing simple and effective exercises to banish the belly and wobbly bits, it’s pretty hard not […]

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The Pick of the Pimlico Brunches

There’s nothing better than a lie-in to kickstart the weekend, rolling out of bed mid-morning in search of a caffeine fix and a remedy to tame the stomach rumbles. Come rain or shine, we’ve become a nation infatuated by brunches, biting at the bit to get our weekly dose of eggs sunny side up, served picture […]

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FloatFit classes launch at Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Getting on board with a workout in the morning is difficult for the best of us, but getting on board with our new FloatFit classes makes it a little easier. With the launch of our new water workout classes, we set off the starting block with a special press event. From Women’s Health, Healthy for […]

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The Spa in Dolphin Square nominated for the Best For Design category in this year’s Good Spa Guide Awards

Inspired by our General Manager Neil Miller-Chalk’s travels to Morocco, the Moroccan themed Spa in Dolphin Square was designed to reflect the marriage of Morocco’s rich design heritage and wellness traditions with western culture. Six years on we are delighted to announce that our spa has been nominated in the ‘Best for Design’ category in The […]

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Collum Hair: The miracle hair treatment

Explore the grounds of Dolphin Square and hidden away you’ll find the arcade filled with all the essentials. Residents barely have to step further than their doorstep to pick up a last-minute ingredient for dinner or grab a coffee. Of course amongst these is a trim and blow-dry at hairdressers Collum. I went in to […]

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A First Glass Service at Vintage Cellars

Vintage Cellars, independent wine cellar in Pimlico, much like its produce has matured over the past twenty years since it first opened. A business that really practises, or drinks, what it preaches, they firmly believe that they should never sell a wine that they haven’t tasted and enjoyed. We dropped by to catch up with […]

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European Day of Languages | Europe on your doorstep

Today is European Day of Languages – a celebration of linguistic diversity in Europe, promoting language learning and helping to keep diminishing languages alive. London, as the largest city in the UK, plays home to one of the most ethnically diverse populations on Earth and the streets are brimming with languages from Europe, and much […]

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Our Pick for Pimlico’s Palate (Best of British)

As British Food Fortnight kickstarts this weekend we’ve picked a few of our favourite restaurants that have a dash of British on their menu to tickle the tastebuds of Pimlico. Cambridge Street Kitchen What once was an old Dickensian pub, Artists Residence Hotel, tucked amidst the streets of SW1, houses one of the area’s most […]

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Pimlico Road Breakfast Series

London Design Festival is well and truly underway with events taking place all over the capital up until the 24th September. Wander down to the Pimlico Road Design District and you will find a hub of the arts and the finest interior design and furniture. Affiliated with London Design Week, Pimlico Road is hosting an array […]

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Pimlico’s Best Bakes

They say that food is the ingredient that binds us together and fortunately for us, Pimlico is a hub for all things food, with dozens of restaurants and cafés so we’re never short of choice. This week is National Cupcake Week, and to mark the occasion we’ve gone on a hunt to whittle down the crème […]

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Reasons to box

Boxing: the ultra-empowering workout is continuing to dominate as one of the hottest fitness trends to date. This anxiety-reducing, intense form of exercise not only offers a fully body workout, but it is one of the most enjoyable and interactive forms of cardio. Georges N Katalya, the qualified boxing Personal Trainer at Dolphin Fitness, serves up […]

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Things you didn’t know about Dolphin Square

Dolphin Square is located in one of the most prestigious areas in London and offers residents the unique combination of a close knit community associated with ‘village living’, in the very heart of the hustle and bustle of the capital. Looking back to look forward, we take a trip down memory lane and uncover some of our […]

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The benefits of living with a housemate

Beyond splitting the rent, and going halvsies on the loo roll, there are lots of benefits to having a housemate – despite what people may think. Yes, they might scatter the lounge with spare socks, pepper the countertop with crumbs and sing in the shower – even when they’re definitely not Beyonce – but, honestly, […]

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Dolphin Square talks to Belgravia Books on International Literacy Day

With technology taking over our day to day lives, it is often difficult to find the time to indulge in a good book. Today marks International Day Of Literacy, which dating back to 1966, is a celebration of literature and literacy around the world. This year’s theme, Literacy in a Digital World, aims to look at […]

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The Countdown Begins: FloatFit Classes to launch at Dolphin Fitness Club

This autumn, both members and non-members are invited to dive into one of the UK’s most current fitness trends, working out on water. In association with AquaPhysical, the FloatFit classes will be available from the 2nd October. Running once a week on Saturdays, the 30 minute sessions will cost £15 for members of Dolphin Fitness Club […]

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Dolphin Square’s Top Five Tips on How To Make Your House A Home

From lighting a candle, to creating a space just for you, making a house a home is all about the personal touches that make your living space a joy to be in. Whether it be flowers, a freshly baked cake, a lovely scented candle or freshly brewed coffee, your home should always awaken the senses […]

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‘Time’ to explore London’s attractions

What springs to mind when you think of London? Is it the vibrant red telephone boxes, tantalising afternoon teas or the weather fanatics that never fail to discuss the temperature, come rain or shine? Perhaps it’s Westminster Abbey or even Buckingham Palace? But above all, the harmonious chimes and statuesque figure of the capital’s emblematic […]

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5 Reasons why Dolphin Square is perfect for students living abroad

As an international student studying abroad in London, it is essential to feel secure and safe in a welcoming community. Dolphin Square Residences provide exactly that for all guests who choose a Dolphin Square apartment or studio. Below are five reasons why our residences are perfect for the student living abroad.  Location Dolphin Square is […]

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AquaPhysical at Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Dive into one of the UK’s biggest fitness trends – working out on water. This summer, Dolphin Fitness Club are making a splash with a new breed of exercise, as they launch an exclusive programme of ‘FloatFit’ classes with global, water-based fitness experts, AquaPhysical. What is AquaPhysical? AquaPhysical is based on the belief that working […]

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5 commutes that you can do in under in 30 minutes from Pimlico

Every Londoner will tell you that life in the Capital can, at times, become a little hectic. Running from place to place, up and down tube station escalators can be exhausting. With its great connections and central location, residents of Pimlico and Dolphin Square can enjoy quick and easy access to a number of the […]

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Dolphin Square: A Home Away From Home since 1937

Curated by Gordon Jeeves FRIBA, the architectural grandeur of Dolphin Square has been celebrated for its subtle, art deco charm and attention to detail. Completed in 1937, the imposing structure withstood the Blitz during World War II, protecting residents in what was notably “the largest contained block of flats in Europe”. The revered American travel […]

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Your summer party in the capital starts now

It’s that time of year when our social media feeds are filled with friends’ snaps of cocktails by the pool and the most enviable tan lines. It’s easy to forget that there is actually so much on our doorstep in London. We have put together a few events that are worth going to this summer. […]

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The Influencer Summer Work Out

At Dolphin Square fitness is part of the lifestyle. We boast gym classes for all, with the best trainers; no we aren’t being biased… well maybe a little. And whilst we race (or swim, practise yoga, take to Dolphin’s croquet lawn) to get our bikini-body in shape for our holiday, we have to admit we […]

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

London is in flower-mania, with the recent RHS Chelsea Flower Show inspiring thousands of green-fingered horticulturists to don their gloves, and get digging. This month, the capital is set to be planted deeper into garden-fever, as Open Garden Squares reveals over 200 gardens to explore, as part of an esteemed two-day event. From open, public gardens to the city’s hidden […]

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We Love: London Summer

As we stride into the month of June, and the summer – despite the rather dreary weather – we wanted to let you in on some of the best outdoor events in and around Pimlico this month. With Dolphin Square nestled in the heart of the city, there’s no excuse not to don your summer hats, […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day with the The Spa in Dolphin Square

With Father’s Day around the corner, we are faced with the annual conundrum of what to buy the man who has everything. With the popularity of male spa treatments still on the rise, The Spa in Dolphin Square is offering the ideal gift for those Dads craving some much needed timeout. The Gift of Wellness is […]

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Three reasons why Spinning is Winning: A fitness trend that has stood the test of time

A fitness trend that has stood the test of time, spinning was born in the late nineties and is still as popular as ever with fitness fanatics, baby-boomers and Millenials alike. A cardiovascular work out, Spinning translates as indoor cycling – a stationary yet gruelling cycle ride. We recently caught up with personal trainer, Juan Pablo Garcia Lopez, […]

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Celebrate the Moroccan Honey Festival at The Spa in Dolphin Square

Each May, travellers from around the globe flock to Argana in Morocco for the annual Honey Festival. In light of the sweet celebration – and just in time for summer – The Spa in Dolphin Square has launched a detoxifying treatment, that harnesses the healing powers of honey. What is the Moroccan Honey Festival? At […]

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DIY Gardening Tips for Urban Gardeners

With summer on its way and the capital’s gardens all set to bloom, our talented horticulturists at Dolphin Square have provided some top DIY gardening tips for aspiring urban gardeners. Dead Heading: “It is crucial to remove the dead heads of plants as regularly as possible to promote continuous flowering”  says Pritiy Vesuwala, assistant Gardener at Dolphin Square. […]

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The Dolphin Square Edit | Best street style looks for spring

In light of #FashionFriday, we wandered the streets of South West London in search of stylish locals. From the towering town houses of Pimlico to the cool cafés scattered around Sloane Square, we scoured the streets to spot snazzy trendsetters, rocking both unique, and statement, spring wardrobe staples. Gabriella Pink Street Style | Country style in the […]

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Three reasons to: Pilates

Pilates is more than just a sweat-inducing, work-your-whole-body, make-you-feel-fantastic kind of workout – for those who practise regularly, pilates is a mind-clearer, an energiser and a stress-reducer. Our Words of Wellness guru finds out what is so special about Pilates and, in light of Stress Awareness Month, why it’s the ideal stress-busting workout. What is […]

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An Hour With…Emma Gibbons, A Reiki Healer

In light of Stress Awareness Month, we caught up with Calmer Clinics’ resident Reiki expert, Emma Gibbons, to find out how the ancient Japanese healing technique is used to reduce stress, balance energy within our bodies, and address physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Hello, Emma! Before we get stuck into Reiki, can you tell us […]

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May Bank Holiday: London Staycation Ideas

With the May Bank Holiday around the corner and “Staycations” on the rise, there’s no better time to spend a long weekend in the capital. So if you’re looking for an adventure without having to take on the M25, the May Bank Holiday weekend is a great excuse to tear yourself away from the boxsets and take […]

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Last Minute London Marathon

If you’re lacing up your trainers to run the London Marathon this weekend, you probably want to focus on preparing for the race, and not ‘hitting the wall’ when it comes to finding a place to stay. With serviced, luxury apartments, a Moroccan-inspired spa, Bar & Grill, and prime, central location, Dolphin Square provides a […]

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An Hour With…Kevin Hinton, Dolphin Square’s Food and Beverage Manager

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at one of London’s most exclusive addresses? We caught up with Dolphin Square’s Food and Beverage Manager, Kevin Hinton, to find out what happens behind the scenes, and what’s in store for the Bar & Grill. Kevin, tell us a bit more about your role at […]

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Top Five DIY Stress Busters

April is Stress Awareness Month, an initiative that aims to raise awareness about the ‘modern day stress epidemic’, as the more we learn about the causes of stress the more we have the power to make changes. All of us are guilty of cramming too much into our day, and life in London without a […]

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Top five influencer fitness videos

With winter well and truly behind us, we’ve noticed a spring in our step (see what we did there?) and it’s all thanks to the fitness influencers dominating our social media feeds. For years, the glossies have told us how Gwyneth banished her bingo wings and magically transformed into the Iron Woman. Lads, you’ve not been able to […]

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An hour with…Wendy Perriam, Dolphin Square’s resident author

Described by the Sunday Times as “a writer of authority and skill, with a wicked ear for conversational quirks”, long-time Dolphin Square resident, Wendy Perriam, is celebrated for her frank-talking novels that tackle, head on, controversial issues such as sex, feminism and religion. An hour with… Wendy Perriam Here, Wendy talks to us about her […]

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Dolphin Square and Dolphin House awarded “The Most Innovative Property Viewing” at this year’s SilverDoor Property Partner Awards

“The Most Innovative Property Viewing” from SilverDoor Property Partner Awards  We are delighted that our residential offerings at Dolphin Square and Dolphin House were recently awarded “The Most Innovative Property Viewing” by SilverDoor Property Partner Awards. We are extremely proud of our residential offering and we are always keen to showcase what it is that […]

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On Tap: new craft beers at Dolphin Bar & Grill

You might associate craft beer with old men in flat caps, sporting a foamy mustache as they lower their glass tankard, overflowing with an unappetising-looking tar. Well, you’d be wrong. In recent years, craft beers have undergone a revival, popular amongst even the most ‘hip’ of hipsters. This week, Dolphin Bar & Grill told our […]

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Mother’s Day fit for a Queen

If there’s one thing mums really want – not just on Mother’s Day, but all year round – it’s escapism. They’ve spent years crafting your Halloween costumes, re-making your bed after you didn’t quite get it right and making sure you don’t leave the house ‘in that dress’. The Spa in Dolphin Square is a Moroccan-inspired […]

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Dolphin Bar and Grill | New a-la-carte menu

As the trees begin to blossom, and the sun sets later in the day, the first signs of Spring start to show. To celebrate the sunshine, blossoming daffodils and snowdrops, Head Chef, Jean Jacques Belmain, gives us a sneak-peek of some of the tantalising dishes on the newly launched, a-la-carte menu.  Starters The Dolphin Bar […]

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Shrove Tuesday 2017 | Savoury or Sweet?

From the traditional lemon and sugar pancakes, to creative crepes smothered in maple syrup and peppered with nuts, Dolphin Bar and Grill’s Head Chef, Jean Jacques Belmain, will be serving up light, fluffy and delicious pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. Our Pimlico Foodie finds out more… To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the Dolphin Square Bar and Grill […]

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Food for Thought

Did you know that tourists and the Great British public consumer a whopping 382 million servings of fish and chips every year? We are becoming a nation known for our traditional and diverse cuisine, but you don’t have to dine at London’s most poshest restaurants to get a taste of what London is serving up. […]

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The Diary of a Fashionista – London Fashion Week 2017

Going to London Fashion Week? Read on to find out why staying the night at Dolphin Square will have you looking and feeling your best. The beautiful residences in the heart of London are minutes from Somerset house, and make the perfect base to glam up for the shows, and crash out after the fashion week […]

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Dolphin Square’s Guide to London On A Budget

We all tighten the purse strings at the start of the year, especially after splashing the cash on Christmas, then a little more on New Year’s, before spending our last £20 on a bunch of roses come Valentine’s Day. Being hard up shouldn’t mean missing out. With our guide to London on a budget you’ll […]

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Three Reasons to: Swim

Our Feeling Fit fanatic visits Dolphin Square Fitness Club’s beautifully designed, 17 metre swimming pool to find out why you should swap your scarf for a pair of swimming shorts, and head inside for a spot of breast stroke. While the weather is still a little chilly, and going out for a run seems a […]

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The Art world and the Pimlico Painters

Pimlico Painters Following the recent London Art Fair, the capital holds its own as a major player on the international arts scene, and Pimlico does it’s part to help. Before the artsy movement spreads throughout Europe, the media’s spotlight first falls on the capital. This currently plays host to a palette of creative events and exhibitions, including […]

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Two is better than one | Couples Treatment Room

Sometimes, two is better than one. Two socks, two shoes and in The Spa in Dolphin Square’s case, two beds in a treatment room. The new couples treatment room means you can experience your favourite Moroccan-inspired ritual with a special someone. Designed with duos in mind and dressed in hues of chocolate and romantic reds, […]

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A Day in the Life | An Ironman

Let us set the scene; you’re at the starting line, your heart is racing, blood pumping, and you’re about to embark on a gruelling test of endurance, stamina and strength; an Ironman – a 2.4 mile swim and an 112 mile cycle, topped off with a marathon. Juan Garcia, personal trainer at Dolphin Fitness Club, […]

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Three Reasons to: Spin

Our Feeling Fit fanatic chats to class instructor, Eleonora, to find out why you should leave your hats, coats and gloves at the door this winter season, and give spinning a shot. It’s January, which means you’ve probably splashed out on a new pair of running shoes, protein and a packet of sports socks. But, […]

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Spa Review: Bamboo Majorelle

With 2017 declared as the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism’, its never been more important to explore eco-friendly alternatives to our favourite spa treatments. The Square’s ‘Words of Wellness’ guru discovers bamboo canes aren’t just a pandas favourite snack, as she enjoys an earth addition to the treatment menu at The Spa in Dolphin Square. […]

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The Healing History Of The Hammam at The Spa at Dolphin Square

Dating back to the Romans and Greeks, who first introduced communal baths, the Hammam took up precedence in the Arab world when Mohammed stated the benefits of “Sweat baths”. Since then, the “Hammam” has been a central part of life and culture across a number of Arabic countries. The healing Hammam is renowned for it’s amazing detoxifying […]

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Your Fitness Resolution

As the Christmas decorations are carefully boxed away, the start of the year leaves one last thing to be unwrapped  – the “new year, new me” resolutions. ‘It’s the time of year when we swear an oath to banish the bad habits and focus on improving our health and fitness. The Fitness Industry Association’s research indicates that after 24 […]

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Seasonal Shopping | Limited Edition Tateossian Bracelets

Tateossian have partnered with the Saakshar School Appeal by producing a limited range of bracelets, and 30% of the proceedings will go to the charity who raise money to fund children through education in Delhi. There is no better way to give a little back this Christmas. Robert Tateossian has decided to re-work his best-selling […]

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Seasonal Shopping for Spa-lovers | The Spa in Dolphin Square pop up shop

Thousands of stressed out shoppers, beeping buses, fights over the last remaining finger-food and queues to make the most patient of you crumble – Christmas shopping. But why bother braving the overcrowded shopping streets? Here at The Spa in Dolphin Square, we’re bringing the best Christmas gifts to an exclusive pop up boutique, here until the […]

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Serving Up: Fruitful festive Feasts with Jean Jacques Belmain

We met with Jean Jacques, the head chef at the Dolphin Bar & Grill, to quiz him on his top tips for festive feasts this season and how to host a successful dinner party.  What is your top tip for those wanting to host a festive dinner party for their friends and family? Lets start at […]

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A Day in the Life | Dolphin Bar & Grill’s Head Chef Jean Jacques Belmain

Ever wonder where the inspiration lies behind the mouth-watering menu at Dolphin Bar & Grill? Well, here’s your chance to find out, as Jean Jacques Belmain gives us an insight into the life of a Head Chef. What is your role at Dolphin Square? I have been the Head Chef here at the Dolphin Bar & Grill for […]

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Pimlico street style: The Casual edit

With temperatures dropping, there’s no time like the present for a winter-wardrobe update. Wandering the streets of Pimlico, we searched for local residents who looked effortlessly chic whilst staying warm. Here are some street style photos to give you some #CasualFriday outfit inspiration. Gin Beaumont: Layering Gin keeps things classic with her sleek winter layering. […]

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Christmas Wine Pairing with Jeroboams

The season of blankets, fires and big glasses of wine is upon us; festive season. The weather has changed and so have our habits, as Londoners prepare to hibernate through the winter, eating and drinking their favourite comfort food. As part of our Pimlico Insider, we decided to team up with Jeroboams, London’s local wine […]

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Dolphin Bar & Grill | It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Holly adorned wreaths guarding door bells, damp pavements glittered with the reflections of fairy lights, and the smell of spiced mulled wine drifting through busy market streets – that’s right, Christmas has hit the big smoke; a tinsel-infused explosion of gold, silver and pigs in blankets. At Dolphin Bar & Grill, we’ve put together a […]

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Vintage Christmas Shopping at Modes and More

With Christmas round the corner, we’ve been roaming the streets of Pimlico for some retail inspiration – ranging from stocking fillers to the more  extravagant, one of a kind gifts.                       We are delighted to have stumbled across a hidden gem, Modes and More on Moreton […]

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We Love…

We’ve decided to dedicate this months ‘we love’ to the golden leaves and rosy cheeks of autumn. Although it was hard to say goodbye to summer, there’s no doubt it’s over, as we wrap up in last winter’s forgotten woollen jumpers and knitted scarves. However, it isn’t all dark nights and frozen finger tips! As we […]

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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

This week, our Moroccan inspired Spa celebrated its fifth birthday; on the theme of seasonal festivities and the big number five, we wanted to share our pick of the best five firework displays in the city to make sure your bonfire night goes off with a bang.   The Battersea Park Fireworks Display A cracking […]

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Pilates at Calmer Clinics in Dolphin Square

Did you know that Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness? From beginners to elite athletes, we’ve recently noticed a rise in popularity in Pilates, so we decided to catch up with Pilates instructor, Christie-Anne at Calmer Clinics in Dolphin Square to find out more about the […]

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Five of the best: Authentic Moroccan rituals

Five of the best: Authentic Moroccan rituals The Spa in Dolphin Square has hit an exciting landmark and we’re currently celebrating five years of offering the very best Moroccan themed spa treatments in London. As those of you who have visited us will know, our treatment menu is inspired by ancient beauty rituals of Morocco, including the […]

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Five of The Best: Unusual Spa Treatments at The Spa in Dolphin Square

We’re delighted to be celebrating the fifth anniversary of our Moroccan haven, The Spa in Dolphin Square. In the last five years the dedicated team at the Spa have curated a treatment menu that not only celebrates the healing properties of Moroccan rituals, but has also pioneered brand new treatments that are exclusive to the spa. From Moroccan Signature […]

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Sweat-working in SW1

Gone are the days when the best way to mingle was over a drink and appetizers. Now more than ever, Gyms and Fitness Clubs are becoming popular networking hubs in the capital due to an innovative selection of fitness classes and the growing trend of group workouts. Read on to find out our top picks on what gyms in […]

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Escapism in the City this Autumn

As much as we love London life, the hustle and bustle can be a little overwhelming, and sometimes, in a city that never sleeps, a little breathing space is needed. Hidden under the towering skyscrapers and mists of city smog, are a scattering of urban retreats, that provide the perfect space to recharge your batteries before bounding […]

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A Day in the Life…

As busy Londoner’s, our time spent in a spa is a welcome escape from city life; a breath of fresh, aromatic air. For our senior therapist Ahmed, the spa is his livelihood, and where he spends the majority of his time, ensuring those of us who put our wellbeing on the back-burner, benefit from holistic […]

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Dolphin Square Bar & Grill – The Good, The Rad & The Snuggly Dishes for Autumn

This week has seen the beginning of Autumn, arguably the most sentimentalised months, with dreams of snuggled evenings by the fire, big cosy jumpers and the packing away of holiday swimwear. For some, this is an excuse to drop the diet and fitness regime and adopt comfort eating and living; however, it doesn’t have to […]

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Mum’s The Word At Dolphin Square

We are only too aware that precious ‘me time’ is a rare occurrence for busy mums and mums-to-be, which is why we have tailored various treatments and fitness classes so our residents and visitors alike have ample opportunity to indulge in some much deserved pampering. From pre and post pregnancy spa treatments at The Spa at Dolphin Square, to tailored yoga […]

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We love…Back to School

With everyone settling into the new school term, we wanted to get in on the action and use this as an excuse kick-start ours too. A good excuse for a fresh start and an opportunity to instil new working habits and September is the month for change.  We wanted to give you a few ideas […]

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MyShowcase at Dolphin Square

This week, we were lucky enough to meet with Angee, one of the faces behind MyShowcase, a brand aiming to revolutionise the way we shop for beauty products. On Monday, Angee is bringing an array of organic, independent beauty brands into Dolphin Square with a bespoke MyShowcase ‘pop up stall’, giving residents, health club enthusiasts […]

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We love… Indian Summers

Usually at this time of year, we’re all searching our wardrobes trying to decide whether to dust off the winter coat in preparation for the colder mornings.  The leaves are starting to fall, but there is still no need to hide your sunglasses just yet as September is shaping up to be a scorcher! This […]

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Jog on, it’s Autumn

September has arrived, which can only mean one thing, Autumn is upon us. Auburn leaves aren’t the only things hitting the pavements, as the upcoming months will see a stampede of runners gracing the capital. Whether they’re racing novices or a Mo Farah in the making, these enthusiasts defy all weather conditions in pursuit of […]

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Men’s Quick Fitness Fix

Whether they admit it or not – this is the time of the year when men become secretly body conscious, spending hour upon hour pumping iron in the gym in an attempt to craft and tone their bodies. Whether you’re suited to the soothingly calmer side of fitness, or you prefer intensively energetic routines, we […]

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Summer is for Spa-ing

Summer is for Spa-ing, and in the aftermath of a muggy August,  there is no better time than now to offer some tips on how to help our bodies and skin combat the effects of the heat.                               Exfoliating Facials     […]

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The Hair Whisperer

Collum Hair Company, Pimlico “So what are we going to do today?” This is the question every hairdresser asks as you sit yourself in front of the mirror and squirm as they examine your less-than-preened locks. Out comes Instagram photos and Pinterest boards showing girls with glorious barnets, all effortlessly styled and pristine, at which […]

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Pimlico

If you thought beautiful parks and gardens were the only cool spots to visit in Pimlico, think again! We’ve done some digging and found some great social spots and events for you to pencil in your diary. Read on to find out 10 things you didn’t know about Pimlico, that might just be around the […]

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Amelia Rope Chocolate

Food for thought: did you know that chocolate is easier to digest than cakes or biscuits? Neither did we.

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Dolphin Bar & Grill launches summer menu

Summer has arrived at last and to celebrate the long-awaited warmer days, Dolphin Bar & Grill’s Head Chef Jean Jacques Belmain has expertly crafted a delectable Summer menu, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Here are Chef Jean Jaques Belmain’s picks for every type of foodie. For the Vegetarian The new menu offers delicious mediterranean-inspired vegetarian […]

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Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in Royal London

Enjoying an afternoon tea has been a staple in British culture for centuries, and in order to celebrate #AfternoonTeaWeek, London establishments have taken it upon themselves to take the concept of the traditional afternoon tea to the next level. We have selected four, of what we consider, to be the top places to enjoy England’s favourite […]

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We Love…

As the sun started setting over the Dolphin Square gardens, the UK’s leading outdoor theatre company, Illyria took the stage, performing their very own interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic, comic opera, Ruddigore – you can read all about it, here. All of the outdoor excitement got us obsessing with embracing the fresh, summer air […]

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Park life at the very best!

As London is hit with warmer days and the school summer break has begun, parks and gardens are becoming the ideal place for outdoor recreation. After an afternoon of visiting many beautiful parks across the town, we are delighted to share our picks of the best parks in the City of Westminster. The perfect spots, […]

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Opera in the Garden

On Wednesday evening, as the sun began to set over central London, Illyria, the UK’s leading outdoor theatre company, prepared to take centre stage in the Dolphin Square gardens. As they took their seats on the manicured lawns, guests tucked into their picnics, basking in the rare summer sunshine. They were about to see an interpretation […]

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Summer Ready Fitness: Week 3

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to your Summer Ready Fitness Tabata Challenge. It’s been two weeks since we started our SRF, so it’s time to step it up!  

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Spa Review: Arabian Back, Face and Scalp Massage

Arabian Back, Face and Scalp Massage Who is it for: Those who want to achieve complete relaxation and a new found confidence in being bare faced Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes Cost: £119 I’d never thought about spending my cash on a spa treatment before. I’m terrible with money. It burns like a candlewick, bringing a dash […]

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Summer Ready Fitness: Week 2

Welcome back guys, to your 4 week summer fit plan! To recap: In week one, we demonstrated upper body (dips) and lower body (squat) work outs, so this week we’re focusing on the core. Core exercises are an essential component to a well-rounded fitness program. Apart from the odd sit-up and pushup, exercising the core is often […]

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The Cutting Edge: Collum Hair, Dolphin Square

This week, we went to visit Collum Hair, a hidden hairdressing gem nestled in the heart of Dolphin Square. Collum Hair has been an integral part of the square for over seventeen years, so we decided to sit in front of the mirror and talk cuts, colour and being ‘classy not brassy‘ with director, Sarah Jane […]

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Summer Ready Fitness: Week 1

Ladies and gents, welcome to your 4 week ‘Summer Ready’ fitness program. Each week we’ll be taking you through an initial step by step guide to getting in shape. Don’t worry, you’re in the capable hands of Dolphin Fitness Club’s fantastic Personal Trainer, Karen Lucia Speciality Areas Fat Loss; Strength and Conditioning; Mobility and Flexibility Background […]

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Food for thought: Tips for Picnics

With the first official day of summer behind us, the season for Alfresco dining has officially begun. And there’s no better way to celebrate our favourite season than a picnic in the park, soaking up the rays with a few tasty treats and a bottle of wine. With the help of our head chef at […]

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We Love…

It’s the fun-filled, festival of flowers that everyone’s been waiting for – this weekend saw Londoners flock to the city’s green spaces, as they celebrated Open Garden Squares. The magical two-day event offered access to over 200 gardens across 25 London boroughs, and range from the traditional and historical, to the new and experimental. If you […]

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Spa Review: Warmth of the Sands Rescue Massage

Who is it for: Ideal for first time spa-goers looking for a soothing and relaxing experience or for those training or into fitness. Duration & Cost: 45 minutes – £55, 85 minutes – £90 Therapist: Cynthia Bastoul Being a spa novice, when I first heard about lava shell treatments, I was a bit perplexed. “Do you mean shells […]

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The Spa in Dolphin Square offers a relaxing haven for cancer sufferers

Cancer and Spas has been a hot topic in the industry recently as many spas are wary of taking bookings from cancer patients. However, this is slowly changing as more spas are now catering to people going through this difficult time. The Spa in Dolphin Square is dedicated to ensuring people suffering from cancer have a […]

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Dolphin Bar & Grill celebrates Vegetarian Week

To celebrate Vegetarian Week and the arrival of warmer days, Dolphin Bar & Grill’s head chef Jean Jacques Belmain shares his favourite refreshing cold soup recipes. Honey Roast Parsnip Soup Ingredients 600g Parsnips 1 Large Onion 75cl Milk 75cl Water 1tbsp Honey 2 Rosemary Sprigs 1 tbsp Vegetable Stock Salt, Pepper Method Peel the parsnip & […]

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A Moment With…Open Garden Squares

Chelsea Flower Show planted the seed for garden-lovers this week and the capital is set to bloom in June, when Open Garden Squares Weekend reveals over 200 gardens to explore in a magical two-day event. Gardens range from the historic and traditional, to new and experimental, and can be discovered across 25 London boroughs. We […]

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Spa Review: Journey of the Spices

Who is it for: Ideal for first time spa-goers looking for a complete head to toe experience or a seasoned spa guest seeking relaxation and a smooth and glowing complexion Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes Cost: £199 Therapist: Cynthia Bastoul It’s raining, my phone is ringing, I’m trying to juggle an umbrella, my handbag and […]

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A Day in the Life…

Have you ever wondered what its like to work at one of London’s most exclusive addresses? This week, we sat by an open set of doors in Dolphin Bar & Grill, sipped an americano, and spoke to Dolphin Square’s Marketing Manager, Ricardo Faria Ornelas, who crafts, creates and oversees the marketing initiatives that happen around the Square. […]

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Healing Prowess of Himalayan Bath Salts

Do you know that the detox effect of having a warm Himalayan salt bath is equivalent to fasting for three whole days? Renowned for its therapeutic effects, the pure salt is extracted from crystallised sea salt beds found deep within the Himalayas and has a rich ionic mineral content. Through the process of dermal absorption, our skin soaks up […]

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New Arabian Beard Ritual at The Spa in Dolphin Square launching in June

For years, the clean shaven metrosexual has ruled the runway with his sharp suit, parted hair and smooth appearance, however the prevalence of todays hipster has proven to be a game changer and with it, the rise in his most treasured accessory – the beard. The “Beard Boom” is very much underway which is why we are delighted to announce […]

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Start to Run with Lifting City

Following the recent London marathon, the capital’s pavements have become a haven for running enthusiasts. For those of us who are at the beginning of our running career Start to Run, a fitness concept created by personal trainer (and the delightful) Karen Lucia, eases novices into a 5 week running regime. Whatever your aim, whether it’s […]

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Spa Review – Muscle Release

Spa Treatment: Muscle Release Spa: Spa in Dolphin Square Reviewer: The Spa Novice Therapist: Grace Time: 1 hour As a man who has never experienced a spa day, the concept of treating myself to a spa treatment is alien. Hearing talk of see-through pants, communal massages and walking around semi-nude filled me with panic. That said, […]

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We Love…

  This month, we’ve been dreaming about the new spring menu, sipping on smoothies (and less-healthy cocktails) and enjoying sprinklings of sunshine. Taking advantage of this glorious heatwave, residents of Dolphin Square have been enjoying the gardens as they begin to bloom, with white roses and blossom trees, the splashing fountain and benches hidden behind ivy-covered lattices. […]

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42 Elizabeth Street: Jo Loves

Elizabeth Street – a pretty street nestled in the heart of Pimlico, peppered with pink fronted shops – is worth a wander when you have a spare, sunny sunday afternoon in London. We went along to Jo Loves, hidden on a quiet corner of Elizabeth Street, for a spot of tapas – fragrance tapas, that is. […]

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Dolphin Bar & Grill’s head chef Jean Jacques Belmain shares the recipe for the perfect dish to eat the night before the London marathon

It’s the final countdown to the London Marathon – less than a week to go! Dolphin Bar & Grill’s head chef Jean Jacques Belmain shares the recipe for the Superfood salad – the perfect dish to eat the night before the race. High in fibre and protein, this nutty quinoa salad is a great source […]

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Dolphin Square celebrates spring with a new seasonal menu

Dolphin Bar & Grill celebrates spring with a new seasonal menu expertly crafted by head chef Jean-Jacques Belmain. Packed with the freshest ingredients, the menu features British classics as well as grilled meats and seafood and Asian-inspired dishes – the Duck breast, shitake mushroom, pak choi and chilli served with orange sauce is a chef’s favourite. There are also […]

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The Road to Success: Our Hot Tips to Running

Spring has arrived, which can only mean one thing – it’s running season. Cherry blossom isn’t the only thing to hit the pavements as the upcoming months see a stampede of runners paving the roads in aid of fitness and charity. With a staggering 57,000 participants crossing the Paris marathon’s finishing line on the 6th April and […]

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Three Best…Home Workouts with Philippe

Dolphin Fitness Club’s Personal Trainer  puts readers through their paces. Philippe demonstrates his top three lower body and body weight workouts. Engaging your core and lower body muscles, these exercises are perfect for toning. Follow us for more top tips! Dolphin Square Twitter – Facebook Philippe Ndongmo Twitter – Facebook – Instagram        

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