American design hotel The Standard exports its space-age-1960s mod style to King’s Cross
A photo essay by David Severn
In a harsh retail climate, the most rareified of neighbourhoods looks to rebrand
At The Dorchester, heritage is not a catchphrase – it is the essence of this Mayfair institution
Karl Hyde of Underworld discusses his project inspired by homelessness – a crucial part of a festival programme that also features Idris Elba, Janelle Monae, and David Lynch
For decades, UK DJ Tony Blackburn has captivated listeners, from Top Of The Pops to Radio 1. What’s his magic formula?
4am in Fabric, a cavernous nightclub in London’s Clerkenwell district and the resident DJ, Terry Francis, has just dropped a twisted slab of techno which sends the packed dance floor wild. This is a moment repeated around the world: clubbers losing it to underground dance music, driven by – as the old house classic goes – a basement, a red light and a feeling. It’s a scene that’s been played out in basements around the world for the past forty years. However in recent years, something’s changed. More and more clubs are closing down and less and less young people...
In a monolithic UK, Brighton’s quirky charms speak to Dom Joly
The Inspector Rebus author extols the charms of wide-open spaces, convivial bars and great curry houses in the city
Photographer Martin Parr began his career in Manchester in the early 1970s, regularly returning to explore its habits. A major new exhibition brings together a 40-year selection of his world-renowned images of the English city