How the hipsters and hedge-funders are taking the slow train to Deptford

This London borough built Henry VIII’s ships, gave Pepys a mistress and taught navigation to Peter the Great

Seven brilliant things to do in October

Including London Film Festival, Oktoberfest and opera at the V&A

TfL’s Uber ban is anti-women, anti-youth and anti-London

I’m not really into politics but the decision to ban Uber today has shocked me more than pretty much any…

Open all year: London’s hidden gems

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

10 brilliant things to do in September

Your essential guide to the month ahead

We’ll keep the cat in Catford

The smart new money hasn’t poured in yet, but that makes this London borough affordable and practical

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

Gentrification had already started in Islington, so eccentrics like Frankie Fraser and Mike Calvert stood out a mile

A visitor looks at a selection of paintings, at the press view for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2006, the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition showcasing work by unknown and emerging artists

How the Royal Academy is dramatically reinventing itself

To mark its 250th anniversary next year, the RA is to undergo an extensive redevelopment

Olivier Awards 2017: full list of nominations

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child receives a record-breaking 11 nominations

Gallery: London Fashion Week round-up

London Fashion Week has showcased creations from the dazzling to the downright bizarre

Lloyd’s of London should be ashamed of itself for banning lunchtime drinking

Sack the drinkers who can’t behave themselves and leave the rest of the City’s thirsty workers to it

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Gallery: Baftas 2017

Mel Brooks received the Bafta Fellowship, while La La Land picked up five awards

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

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

The unheralded glory of Georgia’s gastronomy

Wendell Steavenson visits Mimino, a restaurant bringing Georgian delicacies to London

London’s best Christmas afternoon teas

Six of the capital’s most indulgent festive teas

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

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

Is AR shopping for life or just a gimmick for Christmas?

Covent Garden’s augmented reality experience aims to bring shopping bang up to date – but is it worth the hassle?

Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

Prince William, Sir Elton John and Glenn Close were all in attendance at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Barcelona makes London look like Luton

On a visit to the Catalan capital, Julie Burchill is reminded why she hates punk

5 exhibitions to see

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

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