Contemporary African Art is the most exciting and hottest area of the art market right now. Interest from galleries, museums and collectors increases year on year sending a strong signal that this is the market to invest in. All the major auction houses have set up dedicated African Art Departments which see record-breaking sales with every auction. But it can be difficult to know how to start a collection or find the right pieces to add to an existing one.

The eXcellence Group hosted a luxury network event of British excellence and wealth at McLaren London, 100 Knightsbridge last month.

The event brought together the very best British and International luxury brands, combined with the opportunity to invest in the latest successful innovative tech, media and luxury startups. The guests were a mix of ultra high net worth, angel investors, capital investment firms, family offices and successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in new technologies and future forming business ideas.

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Head Concierge at InterContinental London Park Lane, Simon Rose is an expert in luxury service. He’s also a member of exclusive international concierge network The Society of the Golden Keys, which prides itself on its rigorous application process. Members have their fingers firmly on the pulses of their cities, able to accommodate requests at any time of day or night.

‘Guests are encouraged to explore the 55 acres of woodland gardens, with the family Labradors acting as guides. Bees and orchards supply the castle with honey and apple juice’

After inheriting this 17th century castle positioned on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar in 2007, the Coryton family put all their energies into renovating and modernising this historic property to create a multi award-winning B&B and wedding venue.

‘It undoubtedly has the reputation for being one of the best hotels in England, if not Europe and according to some, even the world’

‘To dine at The Ritz is to experience some of the best cuisine available anywhere in the world, within one of the most beautiful dining rooms in London’

The world’s greatest hotel and a London landmark at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz has been home to thousands of discerning guests since 1906. To stay at The Ritz is to enjoy the ultimate in style, service and sophistication.

The beautiful bedrooms and suites feature fully restored period interiors and whichever room you will experience the best in luxury accommodation and service.

From great wines to great tea, from experimental dishes to traditional cuisine, you’ll find it all here.

England’s seafood is as fresh as you can get anywhere in the world. In the delightful Cornish village of Padstow, Rick Stein owns and runs four fish restaurants. At The Seafood Restaurant, a simple space with white walls and pale-wood floors, you can tuck into fish brought straight from the boat to the kitchen door.

"While arriving is superb, so should the journey there be.."

For centuries Royal Warrants of Appointment have been granted by British Monarchs and other Members of the Royal Family to businesses and individuals who supply goods and services to the Royal Households. At present Royal Warrants are granted by HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.