Thursday, 30 September 2010

Holland Park

Call this Holland Park apartment home when away from home. Recently added to our portfolio this Holland Park apartment has some really nice features.

Terrace. Step out and let the stunning views from Holland Park and beyond take you miles away from all the stress of your day.

Owned by a couple in Brazil, the owners have decorated the house beautifully. Nothing overwhelming, just a couple of nicely positioned decorative pieces.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Hot Jazz Spot In London

The best jazz bars in London have a uniquely soulful and friendly air which many other live music venues in London struggle to recreate. Often small, often full of true jazz fans and always welcoming,

The capital's clubs can effectively be split into three types: lively bars that recall the crackling atmosphere of the 50s golden age, where the audience gets up close to acts and improvised jams are common; sophisticated cabaret-style supper venues where guests can dine while they watch the performers; and clubs where you can dance to contemporary forms of jazz, whether it's soulful home-grown talent, acid jazz, or the latest ‘death' jazz from Japan.

Whatever you're looking for, acid jazz, soul jazz, jazz dancing or jazz performed by musicians with names so big that even you have heard of them, call us so we can advise on what's in town and book tickets.

Ronnie Scott's, Soho 
47 Frith Street, W1D

Ronnie Scotts is one of the oldest Jazz clubs in the world, and since opening has featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion. (And here's your fact of the day - Ronnie Scott provided the sax solo on The Beatles' 'Lady Madonna'. And he didn't like the final recording.)

This is said to be one of the best venues in the UK for jazz.  The club is a low-lit cabaret-style venue, with dining tables in front of the stage and benches around the outside of the room.


Jazz Café, Camden 
5 Parkway, NW1

The Jazz Cafe was opened in December 1990 after being converted from the Camden Town Barclays Bank branch.  It originally ran along the lines of Ronnie Scott's with seven nights a week live Jazz music. After the original owner's went into receivership the venue was bought by the Mean Fiddler and re-positioned as a Jazz, Soul, Funk, World, Dance and Hip Hop venue.

It is focused on contemporary artists, with lots of soul, funk and hip-hop performers.' This big venue is dance orientated and is always packed with a lively crowd. It's standing-room only downstairs, with dining tables on the mezzanine level overlooking the stage.


The Vortex, Dalston 
11 Gillett Square, London N16

Established In North London the Vortex has been a fixture on the north London jazz scene for more than 20 years, the club is a beacon for contemporary jazz in the capital. With seven evening performances a week the Vortex programmes cutting-edge jazz alongside contemporary folk and world music.

While it places a strong emphasis on, and provides support for, young local talent, it also regularly features leading world-class artists, both from the UK and overseas – for example – from the UK, Stan Tracey, Tony Kofi, Evan Parker, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Mercury Music Prize Nominated Polar Bear and Zoe Rahmann, John Taylor and Gwilym Simcock and award-winning saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock.

The downstairs Ochre Works bistro serves food, while the low-key, almost industrial, space of the upstairs club is filled with small tables that stretch out in front of the stage. This is a jazz lover’s venue.


606 Club, Chelsea 
90 Lots Road, SW10

With its distinctive but discreet red brick arched doorway, the 606 Club is one of Chelsea's most popular jazz venues. People have crammed into this Chelsea basement venue since the mid-70s to listen to some of the best home-grown jazz. It has now existed as Jazz Club restaurant for more than 30years, originally a small 30 seater basement venue at 606 Kings Road, it built up a solid reputation through the 70’s and 80’s amongst musicians and audiences as the Jazz hang-out. The popularity of the Club amongst musicians led to the policy of only booking British based musicians in order to support the local scene, which has continued unchanged to this day.

Even though there's no dancefloor, this small club has a blistering energy: tables are packed together and the audience is so close to the stage that you can practically feel the air blowing from the sax. The club can only serve alcohol to non-members if they're eating, but fortunately there's a decent menu on offer  


Bull's Head, Barnes 
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 9PY

The Bulls Head has been featuring jazz acts for the last 50 years and host live music every night of the week. This historic pub in Barnes may seem like an unlikely champion of modern jazz, but it's been one of London's best places to see big bands, blues performers, swing acts and vocalists since it began staging music nights in 1959.

It's not uncommon for members of the audience to bring their own instruments along for a jam. It doesn't take bookings, and gigs start at 8.30pm every night of the week and 1pm on Sundays.


Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
10 Dean Street, W1D‎

The Pizza Express chain's cabaret-style jazz club tends to draw vocal performers, featuring established acts as well as up-and-coming talent: both Jamie Cullum and Amy Winehouse performed at the Jazz Club before they became household names. Many of the artists that play here crossover into the mainstream, the jazz club it's a good place for accessible jazz music.


Le QuecumBar, Battersea 
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11‎

Le QuecumBar is a funky, laid back jazz club on Battersea High Street dedicated to hot club gypsy jazz swing. A unique wine bar from a bygone era: pre-war Parisian club, with Hot Club gypsy jazz, invented by Django Reinhardt. Based in London, they offer the best in live music and gypsy jazz, this wine bar and French restaurant has established itself as one of London's best venues to hear furiously melodic gypsy jazz guitarists, romantic accordion-backed bal musette acts and Edith Piaf-style Chanson Francais vocalists.

They offer all you'd expect from a great wine bar, plus mouthwatering food and an unequalled atmosphere worthy of the best jazz clubs around. A must for all jazz and live music fans in London

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


With the BAFTAs and the Oscars, February is a big month for film buffs. We can organise tickets to both award ceremonies and exclusive viewing parties.To win an Oscar is the ultimate accolade for anyone working in the film industry, and here in the UK the BAFTAs have an equally high standing. There's nothing to match the glamour of these ceremonies, in any industry.

In the months leading up to February every year, the Oscar and BAFTA fans and actors alike wait with bated breath to find out. Who will win? When the ceremonies themselves roll round, they're as much about the dresses, the tuxedos, the shoes and the hair as they are about the happy winners.

Poised can arrange for you to attend the eight-hour Oscar ceremony itself, or one of the exclusive viewing parties, which many of the Hollywood elite, prefer as they usually comprise a lavish drinks reception, a sumptuous sit-down meal, DJ sets by some of the best talent in town and entertainment extras such as casino gaming tables – all of this while the awards are screened on giant plasma screens.

Film premieres on the other hand, spread a little of that glamour and excitement throughout the rest of the year. Like the awards ceremonies, the anticipation of a film's release is rewarded by the starry turnout to the screening.


BAFTAs: 21 February 2010- The highest-profile film awards in Britain, the Baftas will take place on 21st February 2010 at the Royal Opera House with the nominations being revealed a month earlier. The best films seen on British cinema screens in the past year will be rewarded.

Oscars: 07 March 2010 – The 82nd Academy Awards Ceremony will honor the best films of 2009 and will take place in March at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Actors Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will host the show. Martin will host for the third time, after previously presiding over the 73rd and 75th ceremonies, while Baldwin will host the show for the first time.

Oscar After Parties

·       6th March - ICMS Annual Pre Oscar Party -LA

·       7th March - Elton John Viewing Party – LA

·       7th March - Attending the Oscars –LA

·       7th March - Night of 100 stars Oscars viewing Dinner/Party LA

·       7th March - Esquire Magazine Oscar viewing dinner and after party -LA

·       7th March - Children’s Benefit Oscar dinner and after party-LA

·       6th March - ICMS Annual Pre Oscar Party -LA

FILM PREMIERES: (throughout the year) 2010 promises to be an exciting year for the film industry with a number of highly anticipated releases including Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp; the second installment of Sex and the City; Iron Man 2; Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and the next part of the Harry Potter series.


UK film premieres: from £200; BAFTAs: from £1,000; Oscars: from £3,500

Contact us on 0203 0869 611 or at for package details

And let's not forget, you will need to glam up for the event so why let Poised help you find the right dress or better still the best designers. Personally the idea of having a dress or suit designed just for the event ties in nicely with the theme of the night.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Be at the heart of the action as Chelsea take on the FA Barclays Premiership. Poised is delighted to be able to offer you hospitality with match day tickets at all Chelsea's home games at Stamford Bridge. VIP hospitality packages available


With a choice of sit down meal or informal three course buffet accompanied by a well located seat in the east or west stand, bronze packages offer great value for money and some options even include a complimentary bar.

• Excellent seats in the east or west stands

• Pre-match dining

• Full-time refreshments

• Complimentary bar*

• Match programme and team sheets


With a choice of Carvery or fine dining options our Silver package offers flexibility to suit your requirements. With a range of different seating options this package has something to suit everyone.

• Excellent seats in the West Middle Tier

• Pre- match Three course fine dining

• Complimentary selection of beers house wine and soft drinks

• Half and full time refreshments

• Match Programme


With Fantastic seats on either side of the directors box and direct access from the seats to the dining suite, our gold package offers ease, convenience and unrivalled hospitality.

• Seats in the West Middle Tier directly next to the Directors Box

• Champagne on arrival

• Pre-match three course fine dining

• Complimentary selection of beers, house wine and soft drinks

• Half and full time refreshments

• Match Programmes and team sheets

• Exclusive Chelsea Gift


Experience the highest levels of hospitality with our platinum package. This VIP experience comes with the best seats anywhere in the stadium and a tour of the tunnel and the pitch side will really impress your guests.

• Seats on the halfway line of the East Middle Tier

• Champagne on arrival

• Pre-match three course fine dining

• Complimentary selection of beers, wines and soft drinks

• Half and full time refreshments

• Match programmes and team sheets

• Exclusive Chelsea gift

• Tour of tunnel and pitch side accompanied by a past player *

For parties of 8 or more

Category Games AA Liverpool

Manchester United, ArsenalA Spurs , Manchester City , Aston VillaB Everton ,

Portsmouth, West HamC Blackburn, Fulham, Bolton, Sunderland, Wigan Hull, Burnley, Wolverhampton , Birmingham City , Stoke

Contact Poised at, 020 7125 0352 or 0798 046 3004 for more information