Author Alex Larman

Harshly but accurately described by a frenemy as ‘a terrible disaster with a posh voice and a bad character’, Alex scampers jauntily from fine dining restaurant to theatre to luxury hotel to opera house. Sometimes he pauses his sybaritic life of debauchery to scribble for publications that have included GQ, The Times and The Observer.

London Restaurants
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Putney. Even the word has something Betjemanesque about it, redolent of upper-middle-class good taste, prim…

Theatre
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“Those who enjoy the vicarious thrills of reality TV shows and ever-present social media might well watch it and shiver, knowingly.”

London Restaurants
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The latest opening from the Hawksmoor geniuses has been billed as something of a break from their established formula of enormous, male-oriented steakhouses and cocktail bars. Early word has been of a quiet neighbourhood restaurant, a more modest and humble undertaking than the big, brash and bold places that have made the company’s name.

Hotels
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“‘Barnsley?’ queried the Lady. ‘Isn’t that up in Yorkshire somewhere…?’” Larman finds a smaller, cosier Gloucestershire cousin to its Yorkshire namesake…

Theatre
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It’s always exciting to visit a new theatre in London, and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is one of the most ambitious that the capital’s seen in years – quite probably since the opening of its stablemate, the Globe.

Theatre
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“Whatever way you manage to see this powerful production of a much-misunderstood play, with a genuine star performance at its dark heart, it will be worth it.”

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