SPORT & EVENTS 5 Queen’s Cup at Guards Your private invitation. 7 Chelsea Flower Show All you need to know. 9 Anyone for Wimbledon? Tickets: the inside story. 11 Opening nights Best seats, exclusive rates. 170 Rugby World Cup Join our party for Japan. Don’t miss the Six Nations. 172 US Masters Finals Hard-to-get tickets and chance to play Augusta. 228 Ballet in St Petersburg See Mariinsky’s Swan Lake. MOST WANTED 13 Cherished objects Simply the best binoculars, Champagne, leather, rings, watches, fur and more. CLUB ROOM 138 Your private clubs From London to Paris, your free reciprocal memberships. Welcome to the new issue of your CountryClubuk magazine, celebrating our 20th Anniversary and filled with exciting Members’ events, advantages, and offers which we hope you will enjoy and benefit from. Many are worth a great deal of money, but, besides monetary advantages, the aim of the Club is to bring you a refreshing collection of services and privileges, indulgences and practical help, to make an important difference to your life. These are just some of the good things open to you. Many more are arranged all the time. To experience anything you see in this magazine, and to discover the vast range of addition- al advantages open to you, visit, sign up for your exclusive eNews letters, or call us on 020 7399 2960. TRAVEL DESK 64 The Orient-Express London to Venice: join us on this great rail journey. 92 Top 30 London hotels Guide to the best for less. Members save up to 70%. 132 Six-star cruises Sail the world in all-inclusive luxury and save up to 49%. 190 World travel Ten of our Top 100 hotels and resorts: save up to 71%. 210 Great escapes The best country hotels. 222 Free two-night breaks Hand-picked holidays on us. 244 Cruise to the Arctic To the land of Polar bears. 256 Top 10 Restaurants For you, free Champagne. JEWEL VAULT 22 Out of the blue Tanzanite and aquamarine. 26 Romancing the stones From Hatton Garden to the South Seas: new collection. FASHION 72 Soft sophistication In finest cashmere, fox fur, alpaca, silk and merino. 112 Style essential The new tweeds: town as well as country must-haves. 178 Flower power Right now: winter florals. 200 Hot knits It’s cool to be cosy and warm. 240 Top down Naturally insulated jackets. Countryclubuk ISLAND IDYLL February in the Caribbean.See p132. ROMANCING THE STONES The new jewellery See p26 3 CONTENTS WELCOME GIFTS FOR ALL Whatever the occasion, the Club makes it easier on the wallet: from helping with presents, food and drink, to special birthdays and anniversaries. Just call us on 020 7399 2960. MAN AT HIS BEST 148 What to wear All the new kit for a man about town and country. 244 More for men Off the cuff accessories. TOP GUN 250 Essential kit Country sports focus. FOOD & DRINK . 266 Wine Cellar The Club Tasting Panel’s Top 20 Wines and deals. 276 Larder Gourmet chocolates, beef, fish, caviar and foie gras. BLUE HEAVEN From Hatton Garden and the South Seas See p22 CONTACT DETAILS COUNTRYCLUBUK 11 PRINCES STREET, MAYFAIR LONDON W1B 2LJ TEL: 020 7399 2960 Membership applications: TEL: 020 7399 2960 www.countryclubuk/membership Country Illustrated’s CountryClubuk Magazine Published by JSP MEDIA LTD © All rights reserved. Printed and bound in England.