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The Vibes is Right with Leanne Wright

London-Standard Sounds

London’s underground music scene has a lot to thank Leanne Wright for. The music curator and artist-connector has been showcasing vibrant new and old musical discoveries across the radio waves since she arrived in London in 1991. Whether it’s imagining creative identities for the likes of Giles Peterson and Benji B or bringing her impeccable taste to life behind the counter at Honest Jon’s records, Leanne turns her hand expertly to most things in the musical world. Lucky for us, Leanne will bring her eclectic and worldwide selects to the newly opened Sounds Studio at The Standard, London this week with, Vibes is Right, alongside with her very special guest Steve Spacek.

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A Guide to King's Cross

London-Advice

We have arrived and are so pleased to call this Brutalist beauty that was once the Camden Townhall Annexe, home. The building opened in 1974 and represented the ideology of its time, Social Progressivism for all. In its second life as The Standard, London, we are inspired by this idea of searching for an alternative, a utopia, a meeting point for everyone to connect, create and make discoveries. In doing so we called upon our ever-growing London Family for their tips and recommendations in this great city that is their home and our new one. We hope you enjoy the 1st edition of The Standard Guide to King's Cross.

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Harris Tweed Covers The Standard, London with the Only Fabric Protected by an Act of Parliament

London

A specific Act of Parliament, passed in 1993, legally safeguards Harris Tweed’s noble reputation from copyists and wannabes, ‘to promote and maintain the authenticity, standard and reputation of Harris Tweed; for preventing the sale as Harris Tweed of material which does not fall within the definition…’ Of course, we chose the iconic tweed producer to design fabrics unique to The Standard, London.

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The Standard, London's Much Anticipated Launch

London

Last night, The Standard, London celebrated its much anticipated launch with an intimate dinner at Isla followed by a riotous summer party spanning the hotel’s ground floor, where guests flitted between the Double Standard bar and library lounge.

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Shawn Hausman's London Utopia

London

Shawn Hausman first made his name by launching Area, the most experimental nightclub of 80s New York City. Since the early 90s, he's brought a uniquely experiential and idiosyncratic approach to the interiors of all The Standard hotels in the US as well as, now, The Standard, London.

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Marcus Barnett Is Winning Prizes Doing the Most Anti-Stress Job in the World

London

As perhaps an antidote to the stress of military service, Marcus Barnett went straight from being a soldier to being one of the most celebrated gardeners in the UK: his first entry in the Chelsea Flower Show won him a gold medal and Best in Category. We caught up with the green-fingered talent before the reveal of his garden at The Standard, London to discuss the power of plants. 

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