In London, Bourbon Hanby Arcade joint-proprietors, Les Barrett and Ian Towning are doing their best to take our minds off the forecast of an economically tough 2012. “We aim to present a wider range of antiques and decorative Items than ever,” say Ian and Les. “The specialist dealers in the ten shops offer everything from classic Cartier and Rolex watches to costume and diamond jewellery; silver and silver plate, hunting and sporting items to Louis Vitton luggage and 19th century blue and white transferware. We are optimistic that this will be a good year for collectors and dealers.” Call in soon at Bourbon Hanby Arcade, 151 Sydney Street, just off King’s Road, Chelsea, or if you cannot make it in person, keep looking at this website for updates.