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The Bafta trophies lined up (Getty)

Bafta Film Awards 2017: full list of nominations

La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations

The Red Rooster in New York (Getty)

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

A selection of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants coming to the capital this year

Our guide to left wingers for the under 10s proved popular (Getty)

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant raise a glass in Thirty Day Princess (John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

Gatecrash with panache (and other tips for surviving the party season)

Joan Collins, Celia Walden and Miss Steerpike reveal how they make it through December’s festivities in one piece

Visitors check out the new museum (Pic by Gareth Gardner)

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

The Design Museum has a spectacular new home in the old Commonwealth Insititute

The Choristers of Westminster Abbey (Getty)

The best carol concerts in Britain

A guide to where to go for a festive sing-a-long this December

Tamsin Greig will play Malvolia (National Theatre)

Six plays to book ahead for

Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and Tamsin Greig are all taking to the stage in 2017

Encourage friends to fill their boots (All pics: Getty)

Boozing, flirting and a little brawling is the best way to enjoy the festive season

Julie Burchill and Helen Lederer offer tips on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

Captain Joanna Houghton-Ross, 35, 
The Corps of Royal Engineers

Gallery: Rankin showcases British military heroes

The photographer’s latest project, For Queen & Country, puts injured servicemen and women in the spotlight

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart  (All pics by Getty)

Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

Prince William, Sir Elton John and Glenn Close were all in attendance at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Pergola on the Roof (All pics: Glenn Dunbar)

Gallery: Pergola on the Roof returns for winter

The rooftop eatery and drinks venue is back on top of the old BBC car park

The Trainspotting crew

Watch: First trailer for Trainspotting 2

The follow-up to the 90s cult classic will be released in cinemas in January 2017

Knightsbridge Hamper by Harrods

Four of the best Christmas hampers

Spectator Life runs the gamut from Waitrose to Harrods


How to survive the party season

It’s going to be murder out there, from now till New Year. Spectactor Life writers explain how to get through it


The Wish List

Timeless watches

Bob Dylan pictured on stage in 2012 (Getty)

Gallery: Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition

The latest collection of paintings by the newly-crowned Nobel Laureate is set to be unveiled in London

Ayesha Shand, Princess Eugenie of York, Ruth Powys and Nicholas Coleridge (Getty)

Animal magic at the V&A

Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection is an exhibition in aid of a good cause

The race for the White House is almost run (Getty)

Five places to watch the US election in London

Bars and restaurants across the capital are staying up all night as America chooses Clinton or Trump

Paintings on display at Frieze Art Fair (Getty)

How to buy contemporary art

A guide to picking out the perfect artwork and the pitfalls to avoid

A detail from Self-Portrait with Palette by Pablo Picasso, 1906 (Philadelphia Museum of Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1950)

5 exhibitions to see

From Caravaggio to Turner Prize nominees, there are some fantastic exhibitions open across the UK this autumn and winter

The Ritz in London (Getty)

5 of Britain’s new Michelin-starred restaurants

The Ritz, Wild Rabbit and Veeraswamy have all been awarded a coveted star in the Michelin Guide 2017

Bourbon cocktails are on offer at Hackney House (

Good spirits: A guide to London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is bringing an array of wild and wonderful booze to the capital

Ingo Henn, Lion Head Pendant

Sparkling highlights from the Goldsmiths Fair

A selection of stunning jewellery and silverware from contemporary designers

Dog by Keith Cunningham
Circus Scene (1913-14), by Wyndham Lewis

Gallery: David Bowie’s art collection

The Starman’s private art collection is going under the hammer in November