Travel

London Film Festival 2018: Five under the radar gems

Tickets are at a premium for the best films at LFF – but here’s a selection still available to book (if you’re quick)

26 Sep 2018

The best artisan workshops

From breadmaking to calligraphy, people across the country are giving old school pursuits a go

Beyond borscht: London’s Russian restaurant revolution

If you’re bored of pizza and bugers, try a thick-crusted lattice pie, a Siberian dumpling or a Baltic herring instead

19 Sep 2018

Open House London 2018: the best buildings to visit

The doors to the capital’s architectural gems are being thrown open once again

17 Sep 2018

Gallery: Courtauld Impressionists

A stunning exhibition at the National Gallery featuring Manet, Seurat, Van Gogh and more

14 Sep 2018

10 TV shows to watch this autumn

Doctor Who, Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs and a new John Le Carré adaptation are heading to the small screen

12 Sep 2018

London’s best pizza restaurants

Where to go in the capital for a slice of the action

4 Sep 2018

Plays to book ahead for

Must-see shows including Martin McDonagh’s new play and a Game of Thrones star taking to the stage

28 Aug 2018

Fitzrovia is raising the bar

New restaurants, hotels and workspaces are helping make this corner of London a must-visit destination

23 Aug 2018

London’s best afternoon teas

From classic cakes to experimental brews

13 Aug 2018

The best restaurants in Brixton

Explore the eclectic restaurant scene in Brixton Village and beyond

8 Aug 2018

The best food festivals in 2018

Where to go for spectacular street food, fine booze and culinary masterclasses from celebrity chefs

19 Jul 2018
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Edinburgh Festival 2018: Comedy shows to book now

Natalie Palamides, Dylan Moran and Arthur Smith are among the acts to catch at this year’s Fringe

5 Jul 2018

London’s best rooftop bars for summer 2018

Where to drink in the capital when the sun comes out

28 Jun 2018

Getting up close to gorillas

Toby Young treks into the volcanic region of central Africa in search of mountain gorillas

13 Jun 2018

The best places in London to watch the World Cup

From boisterous bars to rooftop venues, here’s where to catch all the action from Russia

13 Jun 2018

I’m tired of being tired of London

Julie Burchill on why she might have got London wrong

4 Jun 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: in pictures

Highlights from this year’s celebration of beautiful blooms and innovative gardens

22 May 2018

Jeune Femme review: A young woman to be reckoned with

Laetitia Dosch excels in this superb Paris-set character study

21 May 2018

Music review: The Belcea Quartet at Menuhin Hall

Mozart, Janáček and Mendelssohn performed to perfection

14 May 2018

Five literary ballets to book ahead for

From a graceful Jane Eyre to dancing musketeers

3 May 2018

In pictures: Spectator Life’s sixth birthday party

Prue Leith, Mary Killen and Piers Morgan were among the guests at The Hari hotel

26 Apr 2018

Barcelona is a joy I never want to end

For the first time in my long, louche life I sack off the flight home… not once but twice

25 Apr 2018

Olivier Awards 2018: full list of winners

Hamilton won seven awards at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony

9 Apr 2018

120 Beats per Minute review: A forceful portrait of protest

Firebrand politics and personal tragedy combine in a fine film set amid Aids activism in the 1980s

6 Apr 2018

Oscars 2018: in pictures

Highlights from the 90th Academy Awards

5 Mar 2018