James Perkins Aynhoe Park

Entrepreneur and collector James Perkins lives with his family at Aynhoe Park, a Grade I-listed, Sir John Soane-designed stately home in Oxfordshire. A top party, fashion and wedding destination which has seen the likes of Kate Moss, Status Quo, Oasis and Take That pass through its doors and showcases James’s prodigious collection of taxidermy, natural history artefacts and contemporary art. James also produces his own work with James Perkins Studio and holds selling exhibitions under the name A Modern Grand Tour. His next, Out of This World, is at the end of May. Here he talks of the pleasures, do’s and dont’s of collecting, and what’s next for his famous house.

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