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Restaurant & Bar Design Awards: Meet London's finest

If your passion for design is only rivalled by your love of food, look no further. The Restaurant & Bar design awards have crowned the most …

England

Unusual museums in Paris: From underground tunnels to magical museums

Paris is a top destination for museum-goers and lovers. It is host to over 70 museums, including world-renowned locations like the Louvre, Musée …

France

Top 5 Classic Paris Pastries & Where to find them: A guide

It’s hard to ignore the sights and smells of the patisseries and bakeries that line Parisian streets. Whether you’re strolling through the …

France

A new culinary creed: Street food and the revival of 'Made in the UK'

<i>Street food has always been part of London’s culinary landscape, but in the past decade it has taken on a new and exciting character of its own. To</i> …

England

The unexpected British staple: Curry. Meet London's Top 5

This may come as a surprise to travellers, but Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the top five most popular “British” foods. Which makes us think…what is …

Chicken Tikka Masala

Exploring "The Artificial Now" with photographer Carolina Mizrahi

<i>Artistic director and photographer Carolina Mizrahi is a rising talent. She has styled and shot for magazines and huge fashion brands, combining her</i> …

Feminism

London Insider Calendar: October 2017

What goes well with winter? Warm-you-up cocktails, hot chocolates and cuddled-up poetry readings: London knows. This month’s Insider calendar …

England

Contemporary Art: A view beyond the power, politics and money

<i>Contemporary Art is endlessly complex and beguiling, but as new SideStory Insider Edy Ferguson points out, its very existence is often dependent on</i> …

Top 5 Georgian Buildings to visit in London

Countless Georgian designs can be seen throughout London. Rows and rows of terraced houses stand beside iconic Georgian buildings, characterised by …

Raclette, Zen and the art of cheese-making: Kappacasein Dairy

You may have seen large wheels of cheese, halved, propped unnaturally face up under a hot stone grill, slowly bubbling, browning and oozing rich oils …

London Insider Calendar: September 2017. A guide to the city's best events

Back to the grind! As people start trickling back into London, the city returns to life with a bang. From London Design Week to London Fashion Week, …

The Design Museum's 2017 Designs of the year shortlist: A visual diary

• <b>Where</b>: <i>The Design Museum</i>• <b><br>What</b>: <i>Beazley Designs of the Year</i>• <b><br>Open until</b>: <i>October 18, 2017</i>• <b><br>Ticket price</b>: <i>£10.00</i>• <b><br>Why go</b>: <i>“The awards bring to light the most</i> …

London night walks: Where to go & what to see when the sun goes down

Coming to London for the first time? Experience the best of London at night in the company of an author and Telegraph Journalist. There’s nothing as …

Matisse in the studio - A new exhibition at The Royal Academy

• <b>Where</b>: <i>The Royal Academy</i>• <b><br>What</b>: <i>Matisse in the Studio</i>• <b><br>Open until</b>: <i>November 12, 2017</i>• <b><br>Ticket price</b>: <i>£15.50 (without donation £14). Concessions available.</i> …

Bread & Roses: Refugee women flourishing through floristry

Cheery Instagram snaps of floral bouquets are far from the typical gut-wrenching images of the refugee crisis. However, they represent the hidden …

London Insider Calendar: August 2017

Being outdoors is the name of the game in the last month of summer. If you haven’t already, head out to Pop Brixton to experience this creative hub …

Diversity and innovation: The persistent rise of London Theatre

<i>Take a walk through London’s theatre district and it is easy to lose count of the number of theatres you pass. They range from tiny independent</i> …

Can music make your food taste better? Dr Deroy has the answer

<i>When you bite into a rich pain au chocolat, do you see red? Does the treat conjure memories of deep, soulful songs? Crossmodal correspondence is here</i> …

Consciousness

6 unique souvenirs that say "British" without saying "boring"

Let’s face it, nobody wants boring souvenirs. They sit on the dresser for a few months until they’re swiftly and discreetly disposed of. Fear not! We …

London

"Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty", a milestone exhibition at The British Library

• <i>Where: The British Library</i>• <i><br>What: Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty</i>• <i><br>Open until: 19 Sep 2017</i>• <i><br>Ticket price: Free</i>• <i><br>Why go: ‘’The exhibition educates on the</i> …

LGBTQ

Edward Jonkler documents "The Lost Men of Syria": The untold issues underlying the global refugee crisis

<i>Meet Edward Jonkler, the up-and-coming photojournalist who is on a mission to reveal the issues underlying the global refugee crisis. His most recent</i> …

Refugees

Dear Diary: An exhibition celebrating diaries and their digital descendants

• <i>Where: Inigo Rooms, King’s College London, Somerset House</i>• <i><br>What: Dear Diary: a celebration of diaries and their digital descendants</i>• <i><br>Open until: 7th July</i> …

Literature

London Insider Calendar: July 2017, our list of events to attend this month

Let’s face it, July is the month of music. From the popular tunes at Lovebox to the beautiful garden setting of Kew the Music, from the …

London

Be good AND do good? Welcome to Pop Brixton, a social enterprise making waves

Venturing into the realm of the edgy unknown can seem a touch intimidating. But it’s worth it.<p>Tucked in a corner of South London’s Brixton, sit a …

London

When artist and refugee are one and the same: Alketa Xhafa Mripa, an interview

There are brilliant artists, and there are refugees. There are brilliant artists who are refugees, and refugees who are brilliant artists. In honour …

British Museum

Terence Spencer: Capturing the spirit of the 60s

• <i>Where: Proud Camden</i>• <i><br>What: Terence Spencer: A Lasting Impression</i>• <i><br>Open until: August 20, 2017</i>• <i><br>Ticket price: Free</i>• <i><br>Why go: “Terence captures the intensity of</i> …

Bob Marley

London Insider Calendar: June 2017

We all know one thing to be true: warm weather = more fun. The June Insider Calendar is definitely a testament to this statement. Without further …

London

London Ice Cream: Top 5 best places to visit for a summer treat

There’s nothing quite like London in the summer: Faces brighten, parks crowd with blankets and eager sunbathers, travellers fill the streets with …

"California: Designing Freedom", a new exhibition at the Design Museum

• <i>Where: The Design Museum</i>• <i><br>What: California: Designing Freedom</i>• <i><br>Open until: October 15, 2017</i>• <i><br>Ticket price: £16.00</i>• <i><br>Why go: “California: Designing Freedom” is</i> …

Guerrilla Gardening: Flowers from concrete, an interview with Richard Reynolds

<i>On a recent urban poetry excursion through the streets of London with Inua Ellams, the poet described the relationship of poetry to the city as that</i> …