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Presenter : Kate Comer

London – Design City

St Pancreas International

St Pancreas International by Paul Hudson

Kate Comer at St Paul's Cathedral

Kate Comer looks in awe at the impressive ceiling at St Paul’s Cathedral

Kate Comer visits one of the great capitals of the 21st century, London. She explores this great city that boasts of a vibrant, creative, and stimulating melting pot in which culture, arts, architecture, gastronomy, economics and politics thrive together.

Arriving at the famous St. Pancras International station by Eurostar, Kate checks herself straight into the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel right on the station’s doorstep. She meets up with the owner Harry Handleson to find out more about this epic Victorian masterpiece that has been recently restored to its full glory.

Kate then visits the famous St.Paul’s Cathedral, where she meets one of the country’s leading architects John Pawson who is showcasing an installation titled ‘Perspectives’.

The UK’s multicultural capital has become one of the world’s most exciting places to dine out and recently named as London’s ‘Young Chef Of The Year 2010’ by the Observer Food Magazine,Stevie Parle.  Stevie talks about his influences from far-flung places he has visited and what makes his restaurant The Dock Kitchen so special.

Ben Evans John Pawson Nadja Swarovski Design Week at St Pauls

Ben Evans, John Pawson & Nadja Swarovski Design Week at St Pauls.

As part of the London Design Festival, Kate visits‘100% Design’ and ‘Origins’ to purchase some cutting edge interior design and exquisite craft accessories.

In London’s West End – home of the theatre, Kate discovers the glamorous history behind The Savoy Hotel, which has been home to many famous artists, writers, actors, film stars, politicians and Royalty.

Finally Kate meets fashion designer Corrie Nielsen who has set up her studios in the vaults of Somerset House. Corrie shows Kate her recent collection and tells us what makes London a global destination of both class and distinction.

 

Katie at St Pancreas Hotel

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Credits

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presenter

KATE COMER

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with thanks to

SOPHIE O’BRIEN

SERPENTINE GALLERY

NIC MCELHATTON

CHRISTIE’S

JOHN PAWSON

NADJA SWAROVSKI

ST.PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

HARRY HANDLESMAN

MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

ST.PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

ST.PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL STATION

EUROSTAR

STEVIE PARLE

THE DOCK KITCHEN

TOM DIXON

VISIT LONDON

ANTON YAVORSKY

IAN POWELL

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titles and graphics

MARTINA MUNGAI

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camera

ANTON JEFFES

sound

ANTHONY JEFFS

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facilities

SOHO SQUARE STUDIOS

dubbing mixer

ED SUTTON

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online editor

LUKE THOMPSON

editor

RICHARD HOWARD

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title music by

MICHAEL CONN

music by

COLIN WINSTON-FLETCHER

MICHAEL CONN

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production accountant

PETYA MARKOVA

post production co-ordinator

MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

post production assistant

THOMAS ARNAL

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production manager

MEL MOORE

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producers

RIA MURPHY

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director

NAVIN THAPAR

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executive producer

IAN CROSS

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Produced by Pilot Film and Television Productions

For

Discovery International

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