Spectator Life’s 4th birthday party, in pictures

To celebrate Spectator Life‘s fourth birthday, London’s literati, politicians and fashionistas joined Toby Young and Andrew Neil at Belgraves, a Thompson hotel, to raise a glass to the magazine’s success.

As guests including Olivia Grant, Rachel Johnson and Nicky Haslam munched on beef and prawn sliders and sipped lychee and rose bellinis, George Galloway told Miss S about his time on his campaign bus as part of his London mayoral bid, ‘The bus is ours,’ he said. ‘We’ll be on it everyday of the campaign, and after.’

Happily Labour’s Jess Phillips, who has clashed with Galloway in the past, managed to avoid a run-in with the Respect politician at the Belgravia bash. Chatting with guests, the former Spectator Life cover girl offered a hint as to her secret to looking good: McDonald’s. Despite Labour’s NEC banning the fast food chain from having a stall at this year’s party conference, Phillips says she is a regular customer thanks to their quarter pounder burger. ‘I’ve eaten there this week,’ she told Steerpike. ‘My children eat there most weeks.’

By the time it was dessert — mini treacle tarts and eclairs — guests including Helen Lederer and ITV’s Robert Peston were still out on the dancefloor. More information about Belgraves — the co-host for the party — can be found on their website.

Here are a selection of photos from the event, courtesy of Dave Bennett:

Rachel Johnson and Robert Peston

Rachel Johnson and Robert Peston

Olivia Grant and Fraser Nelson

Olivia Grant and Fraser Nelson

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Olivia Grant

Olivia Grant

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Toby Young

Toby Young

George Galloway

George Galloway

Charlotte Spencer

Charlotte Spencer

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Andrew Neil and Rigel Mowatt

Andrew Neil and Rigel Mowatt

Nicky Haslam

Nicky Haslam

Camilla Rutherford

Camilla Rutherford

Nicholas Watt, Andrew Neil and Julia Hartley Brewer

Nicholas Watt, Andrew Neil and Julia Hartley Brewer

George Galloway and Putri Gayatri Pertiwi

George Galloway and Putri Gayatri Pertiwi

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Heather Kerzner

Heather Kerzner

Fraser Nelson and Geordie Greig

Fraser Nelson and Geordie Greig

Ed Taylor and Astrid Harbord

Ed Taylor and Astrid Harbord

Zafar Rushdie

Zafar Rushdie

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party

Nicky Haslam and Andrew Neil

Nicky Haslam and Andrew Neil


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