London’s best lidos

Stay cool at the capital’s finest open-air swimming pools

Summer reads for 2017

Brilliant books for the beach

Where to drink during the Edinburgh Festival

Escape the main Fringe venues and head to the finest pubs and bars the Scottish capital has to offer

The art of Waugh

A new exhibition showcases Evelyn Waugh, the visual artist

Jewish food: the most comforting trend of 2017

Despite a rise in anti-Semitism, matzo ball soup and salt beef are all the rage

Gallery: The Spectator summer party

Another magnificent bash in Old Queen Street

Norway: not your average skiing holiday

The arduous joy of cross-country skiing in Scandinavia

Horse racing’s big spenders haven’t been spooked by Brexit

Leicester City’s Thai owner is aiming to replicate his Premier League success on the racing track

London’s best outdoor cinemas

Catch a classic film in the fresh air this summer

Britain’s best coastal holidays

Remember to pack your bucket and spade

How to make panzanella

The tastiest soggy bread you’ll ever eat

Poured on the Fourth of July

To celebrate Independence Day, a brief history of American boozing

It’s time to put the brakes on wheelie suitcases

A modern phenomenon that’s out of control

How to make meringue nests

The perfect vehicle for your favourite berries

The Diary: Things to do in July

Your indispensable guide to the best theatre, film, sport, restaurants and much more

London’s best new hotels

From The Ned to The Nobu…

Gallery: London Art Week

More than 40 galleries across the capital are joining forces for a week of fine art

Three bottles of counterfeit wine used as evidence in the trial of wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan

How to spot counterfeit wine

Con artists are flooding the fine wine market with fakes

Let’s stop pointing our camera phones at every single thing

If you’re lucky enough to see something truly remarkable, keep your phone in your pocket

Indian trains: a survival guide

India’s railway is sprawling and complicated, but navigating it is worth the effort

The best farmers’ markets in Britain

Where to go for fine food (and a little free booze)