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Polo and Peacocks: British Polo Day in Jodhpur

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A celebrated and ancient sport, Polo has been played since the time of the Mughals. But it was in the late 19th century that polo came to Jodhpur in its modern form. British Polo Day enjoys three days of events, rich in intrigue, romance and the majesty of India...

With Mother’s Day just around the corner the Ampersand UK team have picked out the best places in the UK & Ireland to indulge in Afternoon Tea...

A much loved tradition that dates from the 19th century, when tea imported from the empire began to gain popularity in Britain, ‘Afternoon Tea’ was dreamt up by the 7th Duchess of Bedford in 1841. Having complained of feeling low in the long gap between lunch and supper, the duchess began the practice of taking a pot of tea and a light snack in her boudoir. Much to the delight of her friends, she brought back the idea to London after a summer at her county seat, Woburn Abbey, and the fashion…
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