Lifestyle & Culture

From the most stylish pop-ups and must-see exhibitions to news and views from cultural tastemakers; get your fix right here

image 8 of the best concept stores for stylish Christmas gifts

We ask a few of our favourite shops 'what's in store for Christmas?'

Choreographer Matthew Bourne My Cultural Life: Matthew Bourne

The lauded choreographer on what he’s listening to, reading and more


Skandium Christmas popup shop in Shoreditch, London. Skandium opens thoroughly festive Christmas pop-up in Shoreditch

It will be dressed for the season and packed full of Scandinavian gift ideas for design shoppers


bambi ornament All I want for Christmas is...

Zoe Williams is on a quest for festive perfection, but Santa isn’t delivering


Museum of the Home Hoxton 2020 London’s Geffrye to reopen next summer as Museum of the Home

The Hoxton institution will reveal the results of its £18m revamp, which sees exhibition space doubled

dining table with greenery Expert advice: how to make your dinner party a roaring success

As party season begins, London supperclub hosts Laura Jackson and Alice Levine share their dinner party tips



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Claridge's Louboutin Christmas tree Christmas in the capital: where to see London’s best festive pop-ups

London’s hotels and restaurants welcome the party season with sparkling firs, bows and baubles galore

Aesop book Aesop’s fables unveiled in a new monograph

The Australian-born brand has published a chronicle documenting its first three decades


JJ Martin from La Double J La DoubleJ launches pop-up at Matches Fashion

Milan-based tastemaker JJ Martin brings her flamboyant pattern-popping lifestyle brand to London


Artworks and sculoptures from the Francis Gallery on display at Connolly, London See a selection of the Francis Gallery’s finest artworks displayed at Connolly

View and buy pieces by Mari-Ruth Oda, Jean-Baptiste Besançon and Spencer Fung


Neisha Crosland pattern print exhibition British designer Neisha Crosland debuts artworks

‘A Portrait of Pattern: fine works on paper by Neisha Crosland’ debuts at The Afridi Gallery

Harrods Dining Hall by David Collins Studio Harrods’ Food Hall opens with interiors by David Collins Studio

As part of a historic regeneration designed by the London firm, this former retail space by William J Neatby has been transformed into a glamorous dining destination



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John Lewis Retail Report 2019 Discover what Britain bought in 2019

John Lewis & Partners’ Retail report reveals how JOMO replaces FOMO this year

Forte Forte, draycott avenue, London Italian womenswear brand Forte Forte makes its London debut

Brick, brass and stone contrast harmoniously in the design-led Chelsea concept store


Illustration Shonagh Rae What’s in store for the future of British retail?

In this time of uncertainty for the high street, constant innovation is vital. But eagle-eyed consumers may be able to reap the rewards – and help keep bricks-and-mortar stores afloat


Loos in the Mews at Annabel’s by Martin Brudnizki, Photography James McDonald In search of the ultimate bathroom selfie

Once an afterthought, hotel and restaurant loos are now the centre of attention


Luca Guadagnino Aesop Store London Aesop opens in London’s Piccadilly Arcade with interiors by Luca Guadagnino

It’s the second space created for the brand by the eponymous Italian design studio

National Museum Sweden exterior The renovation of Stockholm’s National Museum is a celebration of Scandinavian design

Sweden’s grand dame of an exhibition face has been given a facelift, and there's more to love than ever before



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François-Xavier Lalanne 'Lapin à vent' Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne’s art collection to be auctioned this autumn

280 pieces created and collected by the French artist pair – known as Les Lalanne – will be on offer in a landmark two-day sale at Sotheby’s Paris

Set designer Shona Heath My Cultural Life: Shona Heath

The set designer and long-time Tim Walker collaborator on her top cultural picks


Roksanda Ilinčić My Cultural Life: Roksanda Ilinčić

The London-based fashion designer tells us what she’s listening to, watching, collecting and more


image Members’ clubs with missions

London’s newest, most exclusive venues are more about what you believe than who you know


Ines de la Fressange My Cultural Life: Inès del la Fressange

An arbiter of taste tells us what they’re reading, watching and more

National Museum of Qatar Groundbreaking galleries

We take a look at the latest cultural venues by leading architects around the globe



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