going out

Britain’s little capitals of culture

Swap the city for one of the many small British towns with thriving art and food scenes – from Stroud to Berwick Upon Tweed

15 Jan 2019

Open all year: London’s hidden gems

A selection of beautiful buildings and museums that are open to the public all year round

18 Sep 2017

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

24 Jan 2017

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

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

9 Jan 2017

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

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

6 Dec 2016

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

Julie Burchill on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

25 Nov 2016

Sir David Attenborough is dreaming of a green Christmas

Sir David was on hand at the Aqua Shard to unveil a 3D-printed Christmas ‘tree’

17 Nov 2016

Gallery: Pergola on the Roof returns for winter

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

4 Nov 2016

5 exhibitions to see

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

13 Oct 2016

2015 is the only vintage wine-lovers need to remember

If your mind goes blank when picking out a bottle, just go for one very good year

7 Oct 2016

An absolutely fabulous guide to quaffing champagne

Ab Fab’s Helen Lederer celebrates National Champagne Week in style

6 Oct 2016

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

3 Oct 2016

Good spirits: A guide to London Cocktail Week

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

3 Oct 2016

Sparkling highlights from the Goldsmiths Fair

A selection of stunning jewellery and silverware from contemporary designers

30 Sep 2016

Stay-at-home drinkers should get out and support their local gastropub

We needed gastropubs to improve the pub-going experience. Now, they need us.

29 Sep 2016

Why can’t Australians cope with a British Empire-themed restaurant?

The British Colonial Co. faced a backlash when it announced it was taking its inspiration from ‘the stylish days’ of the British Empire

28 Sep 2016

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

22 Sep 2016