Arts & Life

23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022
TheHotel Terrestre swimming pool, which is outside in the sun
In Focus

23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022

From a stylish retreat in Mexico to a sprawling Edwardian mansion in Cumbria
16 May 2022
Walking into the past on Hadrian’s Wall
Shot of the wall from above
The big trip

Walking into the past on Hadrian’s Wall

This year marks the 1,900th anniversary of the ancient wall
16 May 2022
Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In Review

Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

More Marvel mayhem starring Benedict Cumberbatch
13 May 2022
Best properties: charming homes by rivers
Twentypence road
The wish list

Best properties: charming homes by rivers

Featuring an indoor swimming pool, acres of gardens and a greenhouse
13 May 2022
A weekend in Brighton and Hove
Brighton Palace Pier and seafront
The big trip

A weekend in Brighton and Hove

Everything you need to know for a seaside city break in East Sussex
13 May 2022
Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective
Painting by Walter Sickert
In Review

Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective

‘Superbly curated’ exhibition underlines fact that Sickert was a very ‘uneven’ painter
13 May 2022
The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama
Colin Firth and Toni Collette
In Review

The Staircase: Colin Firth ‘steals the show’ in this HBO Max drama

Dramatisation of hit true-crime series is ‘cold and shaking and surreal and grim’
13 May 2022
Book of the week: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
Tina Brown
In Review

Book of the week: The Palace Papers by Tina Brown

The narrative is studded with ‘delicious’ details that make it ‘disgustingly entertaining’
13 May 2022
Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’
Andy Warhol’s ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ was sold at auction for $195m
Expert’s view

Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’

Art, like gold, can claim a history as ‘a store of value’, but big caveats apply
12 May 2022
Oklahoma!: a ‘stunning reinvention’ of a beloved classic
Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie sings by the band
In Review

Oklahoma!: a ‘stunning reinvention’ of a beloved classic

Reinterpreted for a small band, the music has a homespun folksiness that works ‘brilliantly’
12 May 2022
Wordle alternatives: 15 best games, puzzles and apps
Quordle word game
Quizzes and puzzles

Wordle alternatives: 15 best games, puzzles and apps

There’s now a Wordle spin-off to suit almost everyone
12 May 2022
Wing Wing ‘chimaek’: fried chicken, beer and a large side of K-pop 
Wing Wing restaurant in Charing Cross, London
In Review

Wing Wing ‘chimaek’: fried chicken, beer and a large side of K-pop 

Forget bibimbap or barbecue, chimaek is the king of all Korean cuisines
12 May 2022
How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war
Kalush Orchestra celebrate their semi-final win
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war

Invaded nation’s act is favourite to win while Russia barred from taking part
11 May 2022
Northcote: the original Lancashire gastro powerhouse
Northcote luxury hotel and Michelin star restaurant in Lancashire
In Review

Northcote: the original Lancashire gastro powerhouse

This luxury hotel and restaurant is still going strong 15 years since winning its Michelin star
11 May 2022
Five of the best scooters for adults
Man riding scooter in an office
The wish list

Five of the best scooters for adults

From a fold-up that’s perfect for commuting, to a hybrid built to withstand off-roading
11 May 2022
Citroën C3: what the car critics say
Citroën C3 2022
Expert’s view

Citroën C3: what the car critics say

Can the C3 revive Citroën’s ailing reputation for desirable small cars?
11 May 2022
A weekend in Porto
The city of Porto in Portugal (PxHere)
The big trip

A weekend in Porto

Everything you need to know for a break in Portugal’s enchanting second city
10 May 2022
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
Business Briefing

Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Experts predict that rising living costs may finally pop the property bubble
10 May 2022
Tried and tasted: 15 of the best British craft beers
Innis & Gunn Islay Whisky Cask Laphroaig Scottish red ale
In Review

Tried and tasted: 15 of the best British craft beers

Raise your glass to some of the UK’s top breweries
10 May 2022
Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who
Ncuti Gatwa
Profile

Ncuti Gatwa: ‘stratospheric rise’ from couch-surfer to Doctor Who

The 29-year-old Sex Education star will be the first black actor to play the Time Lord full time
10 May 2022
University Arms, Cambridge: modern luxury with academic undertones
Exterior shot of the University Arms
In Review

University Arms, Cambridge: modern luxury with academic undertones

Enjoy the city’s scholastic atmosphere from this scenic perch
10 May 2022
The UK’s best beer gardens
The Old Neptune pub in Whitstable, Kent, England
On the menu

The UK’s best beer gardens

The perfect places to enjoy an alfresco pint, cocktail or glass of wine
9 May 2022
13 rooftop bars and restaurants to soak up the sun
Goodness Gracious Roof Garden and Bar
The wish list

13 rooftop bars and restaurants to soak up the sun

Enjoy fine dining, cocktails and spectacular views this summer
9 May 2022
The languid charm of summers in Puglia
Sight of beautiful beach through rock arch
The big trip

The languid charm of summers in Puglia

Perched on the very edge of Europe, this southern Italian region has an island-like feel
9 May 2022
Five properties with impressive gardens
The Common, West Runton, Cromer
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Five properties with impressive gardens

Each home, listed and sold by real estate agency Savills, features expansive outdoor space
6 May 2022
Best properties: architecturally significant homes
Down Farm
The wish list

Best properties: architecturally significant homes

Featuring a Grade II former toll house, a topiary garden and a château-style facade
6 May 2022
Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose
Brick House, a 2019 bronze sculpture by artist Simone Leigh, exhibited at the 59th Venice Art Biennale
In Review

Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose

The 59th festival of contemporary art signals an ‘epochal shift in attitudes’
6 May 2022
Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’
Mark Rylance on stage
In Review

Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’

Back in 2009, Jez Butterworth’s play took the world by storm. Now it’s back
6 May 2022
Secrets unveiled: the legend of the Royal Oak
Gérald Genta’s sketch of the Royal Oak from 1970
Behind the scenes

Secrets unveiled: the legend of the Royal Oak

As Audemars Piguet’s iconic timepiece turns 50, an archivist explains its enduring appeal
6 May 2022
Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom
Amy Bloom
In Review

Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom

A ‘sharply observed, often witty, eminently moving memoir’
6 May 2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey: A New Era
In Review

Downton Abbey: A New Era

A second big-screen helping of Julian Fellowes’ drama
6 May 2022
Music for the times: Vacheron Constantin joins forces with Woodkid
Ewan J Phillips and Woodkid at Abbey Road Studios
The big interview

Music for the times: Vacheron Constantin joins forces with Woodkid

French music star Woodkid talks about a new venture to support young talent
6 May 2022
How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began
Amber Heard during her emotional testimony
Behind the scenes

How Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s relationship began

Aquaman star on the stand for the first time in multimillion-dollar lawsuit
5 May 2022
Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’
Jodie Comer acts in Prima Facie
In Review

Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’

Jodie Comer's ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ blows the audience away in Suzie Miller’s play
5 May 2022
Ten of the best tequilas for Cinco de Mayo celebrations
A field of agave in Mexico
On the menu

Ten of the best tequilas for Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Featuring coffee and watermelon flavoured spirits, as well as a colour-changing liqueur
5 May 2022
Škoda Fabia: what the car critics say
Škoda Fabia 2022 car
Expert’s view

Škoda Fabia: what the car critics say

This fourth-generation Fabia is more aerodynamic and economic than its predecessor
4 May 2022
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