London’s Top 5 Smoking Spots
Our Editor lists his best spots to enjoy a cigar in the big smoke, nominated for comfort, cigar selection and space.
Patek Collectors: George Glasgow Jr
In the first of a new series, The Rake highlights individuals who have taken to that most extraordinary of Swiss watch manufactures, Patek Philippe.
How Simpson’s in the Strand Carved A Niche
Simpson’s has long been a London institution, as British as the concept of a Sunday roast. Which, Max Olesker says, happens to be the house speciality.
Vivienne Westwood: Rebel With a Cause
A punk originator, counter-cultural figurehead and acclaimed designer, Vivienne Westwood re-wrote the fashion rulebook on multiple occasions and continues to stay true to her anti-establishment values today.
Ralph Lauren and Wimbledon: A Great Match
Ralph Lauren earned bragging rights as the official outfitter for Wimbledon in 2006. But in Wimbledon’s 140th year, what makes it such a good match over a decade later?
Grey Pride: Sir Ian McKellen
Almost a decade and a half after Ian McKellen hung up Gandalf’s staff, the British actor has no plans to give up the craft that has made him a cultural icon.
An Ode To Quo Vadis Soho, London
How does Quo Vadis measure up to Soho’s saturated streets of eateries? Max Olesker recalls why this is a place that has him returning time after time.
Michael Hill on Reinvigorating the Drake’s Flagship Store
The Rake speaks with Drake’s Creative Director Michael Hill about their beautifully redesigned and recently reopened flagship store, and discovers how he plans to craft the brand’s future with it.