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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 …

Unusual Museums to visit in Paris

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 …

Top 5 classic Paris pastries & where to find them

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

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> …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …

Downing Street

Raclette, Zen and the art of cheesemaking: 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 …

Blue Cheese

London Insider Calendar: September 2017

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, …

London Fashion Week

The Design Museum’s 2017 Designs of the year shortlist

• <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 …

England

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> …

Art

Bread & Roses: Helping refugee women flourish 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 …

Disability

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 …

England

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> …

The Theatre

Can music make your food taste better? The Big Feastival investigates with Dr Deroy

<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> …

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 …

“Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty” 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> …

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> …

Dear Diary: A celebration of 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> …

London Insider Calendar: July 2017

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 …

Be good AND do good? Welcome to Pop Brixton

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 …

Artist and refugee: 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 …

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> …

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’s Top 5 Ice Creams

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

• <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> …

Entrepreneurship

Guerrilla Gardening: Flowers from concrete

<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> …

Gardening