Culture

Discover new art and secret gardens in London this weekend

Fill your weekend with secret gardens, Italian opulence and seaside cocktails

6 Jun 2019

Black Mirror: what does Brooker’s new series tell us about ourselves?

From smart phone addiction to internet dating, Brooker is about to turn his lens on us again

5 Jun 2019

Britain’s best picnic spots

As the days lengthen and the sun warms the earth, cow parsley fills the hedgerows and bees cloud above fragrant…

30 May 2019

Five artworks to see in London this summer

London is packed with great restaurants and wondrous works of art. Here’s our guide to pairing paintings with places to…

29 May 2019

Social media likes are a sign of mediocrity

Instagram recently announced plans to trial a total removal of the like function, to safeguard youth from the pressures of competing…

22 May 2019

Game of Thrones: the final episode reviewed

“Happiness writes white.” Henry de Montherlant My least favourite part of Peter Jackson’s magisterial Lord of the Rings trilogy is…

21 May 2019

A guide to the Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Come rain or shine, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been an institutional fixture in the British gardening calendar for…

21 May 2019

London’s theatres are falling apart

‘Don’t clap too hard. It’s a very old building,’ washed-out Archie Rice said in John Osborne’s The Entertainer (1957).  London’s West End…

20 May 2019

Cannes red carpet: I miss the fashion drama before Me Too

Remember the old days of the celebrity fashion circuit? The flash-in-the-pan scandals: the worst dressed lists, the clothes that gave…

17 May 2019

Interview: Jonathan Maitland – the man who put Boris on stage

The last time playwright Jonathan Maitland wrote about the Conservative party – back in the quiet years of Coalition government…

17 May 2019

8 film & food pairings to liven up your movie nights

If it’s true that we eat first with our eyes, then watching films can be an exquisite torture: shots filled…

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 reviewed

“Evil men don’t get up in the morning saying ‘I’m going to do evil.’ They say ‘I’m going to make…

14 May 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

What to see Head to the Garden Museum’s new exhibition on acclaimed Cornish painter Ivon Hitchens. It’s impossible not to…

10 May 2019

The return of the pilgrimage: walking from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena and Spain’s Camino are attracting growing numbers of modern pilgrims

8 May 2019

The death of democracy: a user’s guide

Democracy is dying. David Lammy MP thinks that some Tory MPs are turning into nazis. Commentators are writing about the…

7 May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci’s Tuscany: from Anchiano to Florence

Five hundred years after the death of da Vinci, no tour of Tuscany is complete without exploring the landscapes of his childhood

2 May 2019

Has Jordan Peterson lost his spark?

For the poor souls who paid to live-stream the Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek debate, the $15 ticket price must…

1 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 reviewed

Something truly remarkable happened in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3: the massed armies of the undead besieged Winterfell,…

30 Apr 2019

Argenteuil: the Parisian commune beloved by the Impressionists

During the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, artists slowly made their way back to Paris to begin painting again. In…

28 Apr 2019

London’s best pint-sized theatres

London’s West End shows are known the world over. But the capital is also home to dozens of smaller theatres,…

26 Apr 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

Sail down the river to Greenwich, eat orange blossom pancakes and have a scream at the Edvard Munch exhibition

25 Apr 2019

The Art of the Garden: Van Gogh’s sunflowers

‘I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when it’s a question of painting…

24 Apr 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 reviewed

James Delingpole on why this dire episode could actually be a sign of great things to come

23 Apr 2019

The best film locations to visit in the UK

From The Favourite to Withnail & I, visit the places that brought these iconic films to life

22 Apr 2019

How to stage a naked protest

Taking one’s clothes off in the name of politics is back in fashion: here’s a guide on how to do it properly

18 Apr 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

Look no further for the best art, bars and food

18 Apr 2019