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London’s best lidos and outdoor pools
Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead, London
In pictures

London’s best lidos and outdoor pools

The capital has plenty of places to beat the sweltering sun
15 Jun 2022
The Westminster: a rather enjoyable modern hotel in London
The Westminster Suite at The Westminster Hotel in London
In Review

The Westminster: a rather enjoyable modern hotel in London

With its splendid location, this is a comfortable base to explore the best of the capital
31 May 2022
Louie London: a saucy New Orleans-style restaurant in Covent Garden
Louie London’s glitzy bar
In Review

Louie London: a saucy New Orleans-style restaurant in Covent Garden

The Creole dishes at this jazzy hot-spot are a delight – we urge you to dip in
31 May 2022
The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK
UK housing
In Brief

The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK

The cost of renting is hitting record highs – but it’s not the same everywhere
25 May 2022
What powers does Sadiq Khan have?
Sadiq Khan
Today’s big question

What powers does Sadiq Khan have?

Home secretary proposing to curb mayoral influence over Met hiring and firing decisions
19 May 2022
London house prices ‘overvalued by up to 50%’
City of London aerial view
In Focus

London house prices ‘overvalued by up to 50%’

Official data for January reveals the average price fell by 1.8% to £510,102
23 Mar 2022
Priti Patel’s plan to stem UK’s ‘dirty money’
Home Secretary Priti Patel leaves No. 10 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Priti Patel’s plan to stem UK’s ‘dirty money’

‘Golden tickets’ visa scheme to be scrapped amid growing pressure to cut links to Russian cash
17 Feb 2022

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Cressida Dick: the scandal-hit chief stepping down from Met Police
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
Profile

Cressida Dick: the scandal-hit chief stepping down from Met Police

Commissioner resigns amid allegations she failed to stem culture of misogyny and racism
11 Feb 2022
Can the Metropolitan Police rebuild public trust?
Metropolitan Police
Why we’re talking about . . .

Can the Metropolitan Police rebuild public trust?

Hunt for a police chief beings as Cressida Dick steps down from top job
11 Feb 2022
How London became the city of choice for Russian ‘dirty money’
The City of London skyline
Why we’re talking about . . .

How London became the city of choice for Russian ‘dirty money’

US says sanctions will be undermined by flow of suspect money into capital
28 Jan 2022
Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?
Air pollution obscures view of Tower Bridge in London
In Depth

Could air pollution lead to pandemic-style restrictions?

Health warning issued over polluting particle build-up in UK capital
14 Jan 2022
Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs
Star-gazing
Podcast

Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs

What will the James Webb Telescope accomplish? Why is the NHS sending people to comedy courses? And are drugs laws about to change in the British capi…
7 Jan 2022
‘Milder variant’: the reasons for Omicron hope
People queue for a booster vaccine outside St Thomas' Hospital, London
The latest on . . .

‘Milder variant’: the reasons for Omicron hope

Insiders say government experts believe the Covid-19 variant causes less severe illness than Delta
22 Dec 2021
Publiq: social suppers at a new neighbourhood spot
Exterior shot of Publiq restaurant
In Review

Publiq: social suppers at a new neighbourhood spot

A modern restaurant in west London that’s putting its forward-thinking principles into practice
27 Oct 2021
London ULEZ expansion: who is affected, plus charges, penalties and how to pay
ULEZ
In Depth

London ULEZ expansion: who is affected, plus charges, penalties and how to pay

Ultra Low Emission Zone now covers an area of London 18 times larger than before – here’s everything you need to know
25 Oct 2021
‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’
Jane Austen books
Instant Opinion

‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Sep 2021
The Windmill: vulgar cabaret, inoffensive food and impeccable staff
The Windmill
On the menu

The Windmill: vulgar cabaret, inoffensive food and impeccable staff

Despite its £10m refit, this infamous London venue fails to deliver
3 Sep 2021
The Dorchester: a celebration of London’s past and present 
The Dorchester first opened in 1931
In Review

The Dorchester: a celebration of London’s past and present 

It’s been 90 years since this Mayfair icon first opened its doors
31 Aug 2021
45 Park Lane: spa, eat, sleep, repeat...
The Spa at 45 Park Lane
In Review

45 Park Lane: spa, eat, sleep, repeat...

Forget the frantic city break, use your stay in London for some much needed R&R
26 Aug 2021
A food tour of Europe - in the heart of London
Italian food
On the menu

A food tour of Europe - in the heart of London

You don’t need to travel abroad to taste great European food 
25 Aug 2021
The Mayfair Townhouse: a quirky, theatrical new hotel
The Dandy Bar at The Mayfair Townhouse in London
In Review

The Mayfair Townhouse: a quirky, theatrical new hotel

This characterful hotel is a perfect base for exploring London
18 Aug 2021
The Kensington: a modern Victorian classic
The Kensington hotel exterior
In Review

The Kensington: a modern Victorian classic

Welcome to a luxurious home from home in the heart of London
12 Aug 2021
‘Monstrous glowing orb’: plans for new sphere landmark divides London
Madison Square Garden Sphere
In Review

‘Monstrous glowing orb’: plans for new sphere landmark divides London

Neighbours concerned over plans for new structure as wide as the London Eye and as tall as Big Ben
5 Aug 2021
How the 2011 London riots unfolded
London riots
Why we’re talking about . . .

How the 2011 London riots unfolded

A decade has passed since the capital experienced the biggest riots in modern English history
4 Aug 2021
100 Wardour Street: flavourful feasts where the dessert steals the show
Strawberry pavlova
In Review

100 Wardour Street: flavourful feasts where the dessert steals the show

Live music is a perfect accompaniment to Tim Tolley’s menu
30 Jul 2021
Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?
Man holds umbrella outside London Underground station
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?

An unpublished London Underground report identified 85 Tube stations as being at ‘high risk’ of flooding
26 Jul 2021
The Cadogan: your own townhouse in the heart of Chelsea
The Cadogan Belmond hotel in Chelsea, London
In Review

The Cadogan: your own townhouse in the heart of Chelsea

Enjoy a very personal stay at this intimate five-star Belmond property in London
15 Jul 2021
Most expensive towns in England outside of London
Virginia Water, Surrey
In Depth

Most expensive towns in England outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey tops the Zoopla rich list of highest value towns
14 Jul 2021
The Churchill: a London hotel fit for a prime minister
The Churchill, Marylebone
In Review

The Churchill: a London hotel fit for a prime minister

A posh retreat in Marylebone with sumptuous décor and splendid food
7 Jul 2021
Allegra at The Stratford: east London’s best kept secret
Allegra Restaurant & Bar at The Stratford
In Review

Allegra at The Stratford: east London’s best kept secret

Go for the gorgeous food and stay the night in the sumptuous hotel
5 Jul 2021
Arenella at the Chapel Bar: simple Italian cooking, deliciously served
Arenella
In Review

Arenella at the Chapel Bar: simple Italian cooking, deliciously served

Relaxed dining on a sun-soaked London terrace
27 May 2021
London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster
Woman has a PCR test
Why we’re talking about . . .

London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster

Department of Health launches ‘largest surge testing operation to date’ in Wandsworth and Lambeth
13 Apr 2021
Why is the BBC moving journalists out of London?
BBC Broadcasting House
Behind the scenes

Why is the BBC moving journalists out of London?

Broadcaster planning to relocate 400 roles to cities around the UK
19 Mar 2021
Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
In Focus

Can the night-time economy bring better days for the City of London?

Square Mile has potential to be an epicentre of finance and culture
18 Feb 2021
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