The artist who lived with war and Warhol

Philip Pearlstein on his memories of flat-sharing with Andy Warhol and how military service prepared him for life as an artist

18 Jan 2018

National Trust hidden gems

William Cook on the unheralded National Trust properties that keep drawing him back

10 Jan 2018
ILLUSTRATION BY JAMIE JONES

How the Gibraltar Open is rocking the chessboard

Chess is no longer a mind gym for badly dressed men

29 Nov 2017

The painting that inspired Finnish independence

A new exhibition at the National Gallery marks 100 years of Finland’s independence

17 Nov 2017

Gerald Scarfe interview: ‘Donald Trump is fantastic to draw, but Brexit is boring’

The great cartoonist reflects on the art of satire, drawing in war zones and the gentler side of his work

14 Nov 2017

Trujillo is Spain’s unspoilt gem

This citadel of the conquistadors is off the beaten track but well worth seeking out

23 Oct 2017

When visiting Berlin, go west

West Berlin is becoming more trendy, but the ambience of the old city remains

7 Sep 2017

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival

2 Aug 2017

The uncertain future of our summer holidays

Getting away has never been simpler, but the travel industry is unsure where to go next

26 Jul 2017

His fair lady: Givenchy on his devotion to Audrey Hepburn

The designer remembers the most elegant of creative friendships

14 Jun 2017

An airport hotel that does boutique on a budget

Budget doesn’t have to mean bad

1 Jun 2017

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

3 Nov 2016

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

3 Nov 2016
Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

The naked jape

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook

23 Mar 2016
The Milky Way over Methoni. GETTY IMAGES.

On a remote outpost of the Peloponnese, this could be a blueprint to revive the Greek tourist trade

At Costa Navarino, they seem to have found a winning formula which actually pays its way

5 Dec 2015

A & E just saved my son’s life. Let’s not forget how important it is

We were lucky. The ambulance came in half an hour. By then my teenage son Edward was unconscious. He’d had…

7 Jan 2015
Vallée de Joux

Cows and clockwork

In a cosy attic above Junod, Lausanne’s oldest watch shop, there’s a museum which charts the story of Switzerland’s obsessive…

30 Nov 2014

Simpler times

The first time I saw an Ochs und Junior watch was on the wrist of my Swiss friend Fabian. It…

30 Nov 2013