#london Stories

In London, an Eccentric Boutique Hotel Shakes Up the Scene

Designer Martin Brudnizki fuses retro-glam, Jazz Age opulence, and coastal Italian vibes at...

Cúpla London Fashions a High Street Shop for Rixo

The womenswear label’s new Marylebone shop is awash in vivid hand-painted prints that complement...

In London, a “Grand” Boutique Hotel Imbued With Coziness

The Grand Bellevue Hotel is a vision of warmth, styled after what Fabrizio Casiraghi imagines as...

In London, Meat the Fish Distorts All Sense of Time and Place

Teeming with nods to the outdoors, the Beirut-based destination for Mediterranean fare enters...

Opening Shot
London’s Pavyllon Proves its Prowess with a Michelin Star

Less than a year after opening, chef Yannick Alléno's modern French concept at the Four Seasons...

An Art-Filled Café and Bar Arrive at the National Portrait Gallery

The London museum’s East Wing reopens after a three-year restoration with two lavish spots by Run

Opening Shot: A Landmark Property in London Shows Off a Fresh Look

Mayfair district mainstay The Dorchester undergoes a long-awaited interior renovation, and with it,

Opening Shot: A Japanese Sushi Master Plants a Flag in London

Acclaimed omakase chef Shinji Kanesaka, the mastermind whose namesake restaurant in Tokyo sparkles...

Apparatus Makes a Cinematic Entry Into London

A spacious new Mayfair gallery will serve as the furniture and lighting studio’s European...

In Selsdon Park, a Dated Gothic Manor Evolves Into a Serene Hotel

Thanks to a meticulous refresh by London’s own A-nrd studio that uncovers hidden details...

At Central London’s Velvet Bar, Shrug Off the Cold With Cabaret and a Truffle Sazerac

Equal parts plush and glamorous, the history-laden spot soars with sumptuous touches while dishing...

London’s Famed Battersea Power Station Is Officially Reborn

After four decades of development starts and stops, the London landmark has been painstakingly...

Can a Group of Designers Solve London’s Urban Challenges?

London mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed a diverse roster of architects as Design Advocates who will...

London’s Eclectic New Design District Takes Shape

An array of up-and-coming firms each contribute two distinct buildings for London’s newly opened...

Perkins + Will’s Visions for a Healthier Post-Covid London

The interiors firm reveals the winning proposals of its 18th annual Phil Freelon Design...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Ivo Bisignano

Ivo Bisignano is impossible to pigeonhole. The multidisciplinary artist and sculptor has spent a...

Does London Need the Tulip Tower?

Despite being chided by critics and dismissed by mayor Sadiq Khan, the controversial tower by...

London Calling: Five Must See Art Exhibitions This Summer

From Van Gogh to Cindy Sherman, the work of many pioneering artists will be on display in top...

What’s New This Week, From Our List Members

A circus of light in London, new watch launches, and a decorating an Adriatic escape are all on the

Studio Visit: Anna Karlin

Christo, 1935-2020

The legendary artist was known for surreal environmental works, completed with his late wife...

Brad Cloepfil Hung Out With Old English Ladies to Design Eleven Madison Park’s New Tableware

The ceramics galleries at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum are like a decorative-arts dream...

Ruba Katrib Saw It First

The New York-based curator gathered galleries showing emerging artists from around the world for...

Riffs on Classical Sculpture, Ceramics, and Sex Work at This Year’s Frieze London

The 2017 edition of the Frieze art fair opens today in London. With more than 160 galleries...

Experimental Group’s Second Property Opens in London

Designer Dorothée Meilichzon signs on again for the Henrietta Hotel, the follow-up to Paris's Le...

Marcin Rusak’s Art of Decay

An up-and-coming Polish designer honors mortality and, inadvertently, his family history.

Surface Travel Awards
Dana Cowin’s Favorite Restaurants For Design

For the culinary personality and Surface Travel Awards juror, ambiance is as important as...

Letter from Europe
Trump Talk at Maison & Objet and Beyond

Our editor-in-chief finds the U.S. president looming over the design and art worlds in Paris,...

Design Dispatch: Jan. 9, 2017

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Design Dispatch: Dec. 12, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Design Dispatch: Dec. 9, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Insider: Caius Pawson’s Guide to London

A music industry tastemaker seeks moments of stillness in the bustling city.

Around the World with Designer Tara Bernerd

The British designer on her new office in New York and where she'd like to go next.

London Fashion Week’s Top Moments

Highlights from a week of looking to the past and the future, if not the present.

Assembling a Permanent Collection

Two curators, both with rigorous academic backgrounds, apply their acumen to a new fashion and...

Thomas Heatherwick Embraces Complexity

The British designer is reshaping cities across the globe with an eye for creating destinations,...


The uniquely international city stays fresh by continually reinventing itself.

Uniform Wares Launches First Women’s Watch Collection

The British brand offer six new models in smaller sizes and chic color combinations.

Odd Ballet

Hussein Chalayan doesn't simply defy the boundaries of fashion—he makes them dance.

Sophia Webster’s Spiced-Up Life

A look inside the designer's studio.

A Bistro Makeover in East London

A popular Hackney bistro tosses off it's Egyptian kitsch and focuses on serving great seafood in a...

An Infamous 30-year-old private club in London gets a tasteful facelift

"Like all good aging stars, sometimes a subtle facelift is the only answer," says local firm...

London’s Groucho Club Inspires Greg Seider’s Modern Twist on a Classic Cocktail

Inspired by Groucho Club, in London.

Lema Opens Flagship Store in London With an Industrial Style Familiar to London Dwellers

An established but expanding Italian brand hires a star designer for its first flagship in London.