My 21 year old son is travelling to London today for work. He has to go for 4 days and will be working at one of the large investment banks. He’s got himself an hotel in Covent Garden, so not too shabby. His girlfriend is joining him for 2 days whilst he’s away.
I felt a little unprepared at what advice to give him. His girlfriend’s mother is equally worried about her being on her own during the day.
He was just unsure about carrying his laptop and stuff, what type of bag to carry etc.
I’ve just told him to be vigilant and aware of what’s going on around him.
I didn’t want to burst his bubble but I felt I was no use in giving tips on how to survive in London.
What advice would you offer a young adult trying to pursue a career that’s going to potentially take him to big citys?
By Chewing Grass
Interesting little piece, which raises the question is London becoming too dangerous a place for its itinerant celebrities.
The 21-year-old nephew of actress Elizabeth Hurley was stabbed multiple times in a “brutal attack” in Ascalon Street, Battersea, London.
Liz Hurley tweeted “My 21-year-old nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a brutal attack in London on Thursday'
"They are believed to have been attacked by a group of males who got out of a vehicle and assaulted them before fleeing the scene."
No arrests have been made.
By Frank Hovis
This is a good match for Jamie's Pukka restaurant collapse thread but deserves its own.
I very much enjoyed Channel 4's The Hotel (some episodes still available on Youtube) as it followed the chaotic Mismanagement of Mark Jenkins of his Grosevnor Hotel in Torquay, his generally useless staff who spent most of their time playing up to the camera rather than working (Christian being the prime example). This wasn't schadenfreude, for all the faults it genuinely seemed a nice place to be.
Anyway, encouraged by the camera Mark and co. had one whacky idea after another to "save the Grosevnor" until eventually time ran out and he had to concede defeat and sell it to someone who gave the impression of being a hard headed financial expert - own helicopter, accountant, specialised in buying hotels cheap.
But TV turned his head; having been presented as a financial success he thought he couldn't lose and, disliking the low rent image of the Grosvenor, proceeded to throw vast amounts of money at it to turn it into a luxury venue, hooked up with a celebrity chef (that's always a good idea...) and actually renamed it after him: the John Burton-Race https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burton-Race
(JBR himself having gone bankrupt in 2009)
Spin forward a few years and:
His hotel group is in administration and his hotels up for sale because, as he says himself, he spent too much money on The Grosvenor.
Looks like that brief TV appearance at the end of Series 3 turned his head.
Several very good hotels up for sale as a consequence:
Well-known Cornwall hotels in Falmouth, Padstow and Fowey are put up for sale after owner goes into administration
Company behind Falmouth Hotel, Fowey Hotel and Metropole Hotel at Padstow has gone into administration
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