Charlotte Colbert turns to the dark side

Photographer Charlotte Colbert is known for being one half of London’s quirkiest, chirpiest couple. Along with her husband, artist Philip…

A wet evening for William Dalrymple and his gang at Garsington

Ah, the English at play. Miss Steerpike decamped to Wormsley last night to take in some opera – Eugene Onegin is the…

Battle of the sexes comes to a halt at Baileys book prize

Is the battle of the sexes over? Stephen Frears – director of woman-heavy films The Queen, Philomena and Tamara Drewe…

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition party, in pictures

On Tuesday night, members of royalty and artists alike joined forces to celebrate the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition at its annual…

Peston vs Cameron – round three?

Although the EU referendum has brought tensions in the Conservative party to a head, it’s another rivalry that caught Miss…

Spies and historians unite over the latest Charles Cumming thriller

The worlds of television, literature and Her Majesty’s Secret Service collided last night at Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street…

Stars come out for the annual GQ Hay Festival dinner

While it rained and it poured in London, the sun was out in full force over in Brecknockshire for the GQ Hay…

Londoner’s Diary 100th birthday party: Sadiq Khan meets Malcolm Tucker

To celebrate a century of high-class gossip courtesy of the Evening Standard, hacks, fashionistas and politicians gathered at Harvey Nichols on Wednesday night…

Rory Bremner on the racists, xenophobes and bigots in the Leave campaign

‘Baby, it’s cold outside’ was the message as guests gathered to toast the start of the summer season. The Rivea…

A.N. Wilson attacks modern biographies…and Jeffrey Archer

A crowd including Nicola Shulman, Bill Forse and Catherine Gibbs gathered last night in Waterstones Piccadilly to hear A. N.…

Jonathan Tisch brings a slice of New York to London for Loews Regency Power Breakfast

Jonathan Tisch gave the term power breakfast another meaning on Friday as he brought a taste of New York’s bustling breakfast…

Damian Lewis on psychopaths, sociopaths and Eton

For Damian Lewis, life as an Old Etonian has proved tough. With the Homeland actor previously suggesting that his private…

Authors ply booksellers with alcohol at Holland Park party

Land, sea and sky came together in Holland Park last night as Lindy Dufferin threw a party celebrating another triumvirate:…

Brexit: The Movie Gala Premiere

The usual throng of tourists were gawping at the lines of people queuing up outside the Odeon Leicester Square last…

The Queen takes her social media presence to the next level

Earlier this month the Queen advertised for a new social media manager to increase her presence on social media. While…

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…

Jemima Khan’s name does her brother no favours in mayoral race

During the last London mayoral election, Jemima Khan interviewed both candidates — Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone — for the New…

Party talk turns to Europe at Vogue Fashion Fund bash

This week clotheshorses and designers gathered at the Bulgari Hotel for the winners announcement for the Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. As…

David Cameron’s choice of welly dampens the mood at Hunter

In Anthony Seldon’s biography Cameron at 10, a curious passage laid bare the Prime Minister’s desire to be seen as…

Jeanette Winterson turns the air blue at Rohan Silva’s bookshop launch

Since leaving No 10, David Cameron’s former special advisor Rohan Silva has rebranded himself as a techpreneur. After launching Second…

Battle of the sexes brewing over the Press Awards

After the nominations for the 2015 Press Awards were unveiled to much fanfare this week, excitement soon turned to anger as…

Alan Yentob finds there’s no rest for the wicked at the BBC

The Italian Riviera came to Notting Hill this week for the launch of Chucs, the clothing boutique which doubles up as…

Oscars race row takes centre stage at Standard film awards

As awards season gets underway, racial equality has become the top subject of conversation in the surrounding press coverage. Will…

Class war! Protesters try to bar Damian Lewis from state school event… because he went to Eton

It’s a tough time to be an Old Etonian. Just ask Damian Lewis. The Homeland actor has suggested in the…