London Lifestyle Awards 2012

“London’s Year”

On Wednesday 17th October 2012, over 550 businesses, celebrities and personalities from across London gathered at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London for the third annual London Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by the UK’s leading silver and diamond brand Hot Diamonds.

Hosted by Capital FM’s Greg Burns, the event was attended by a raft of household names including Arlene Phillips, Duncan Bannatyne, Dame Kelly Holmes, Brian Friedman, Sinitta, Olivia Hallinan, Kate Garraway, Jeremy Edwards, Lorraine Chase and Tyler James.

Guests arriving at the prestigious SW6 venue were greeted by a fleet of Jaguar cars with ten members of the Royal Air Force lining the red carpet before joining singer Rebecca Poole on stage as her choir. A lavish drinks reception sponsored by Zebrano and Pernod Ricard followed, before guests sat down to a three-course meal and entertainment by Peter Grant and Lizzie Deane’s band.

Among the award presenters were The X Factor’s creative director Brian Friedman, who awarded favourite celeb haunt Mahiki with the hotly contested ‘London Club of the Year’ accolade, while Blue singers Antony Costa and Simon Webbe took to the stage to present ‘London Bar of the Year’ (Salvatore’s) and ‘London Hotel of the Year’ (Sanctum Soho).

Dame Kelly Holmes was on hand to present L.O.C.O.G. with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to London’ award, with fellow Olympic gold medal winner Alex Gregory joining her on stage to resounding cheers from the crowd.

TV presenter Kate Garraway presented the new ‘London Coffee Shop of the Year’ award where The Haberdashery took home the crown, and singer Michelle Heaton awarded a triumphant Firmdale Hotels with the ‘London Hospitality Business of the Year’ award.

National treasure and the UK’s grand dame of dance Arlene Phillips was surrounded by her family and friends as she picked up a special surprise trophy naming her ‘London’s Lifestyle Legend’ celebrating her impressive career, and London Mayor Boris Johnson was awarded the ‘London Personality of the Year’ after having such a successful and influential input on the capital in 2012.

London Lifestyle Award Winners 2012

London Bar of the Year
Salvatore’s at the Playboy Club

London Club of the Year

London Coffee Shop of the Year
The Haberdashery

London Concierge Company of the Year
Quintessentially Lifestyle

London Cultural Attraction of the Year
Kids Week (SOLT)

London Fashion Retailer of the Year
Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

London Festival of the Year
E4 Udderbelly Festival

London Fitness Facility of the Year
Pineapple Dance Studios

Best Green Contribution to London
The Royal Parks

London Hairdressing Salon of the Year
Taylor Taylor London

London Health & Beauty Facility of the Year
Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel

London Hotel of the Year
Sanctum Soho Hotel

London Live Music Venue of the Year
Royal Albert Hall

London Members Club of the Year
Eight Members Club

Outstanding Contribution to London

London Restaurant of the Year
Le Caprice

London Theatre Show of the Year

London Personality of the Year
Boris Johnson

London Lifestyle Legend
Arlene Phillips CBE

London Hospitality Business of the Year
Firmdale Hotels