England

Tips and Articles in England

In Shanghai, Vivienne Tam finds not only antiques shops but plenty of inspiration too Canton-born designer Vivienne Tam has been making twice-yearly pilgrimages to Shanghai for more than two decades to find inspiration. "In the early 80's, the co...
Everyone who travels through Chicago will tell you about the tunnel that connects Concourses B and C in O’Hare’s Terminal 1. First, you descend by escalator, and then you find yourself on a moving sidewalk, surrounded by neon lights and soothing m...
Why am I here in Nottinghamshire, wearing blue plastic overshoes, a matching plastic raincoat, and a hairnet? I am standing in a near-sterile dairy, on a mission to find one of Britain’s greatest delicacies, a cheese that I thought had become exti...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Each year, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, children’s shows, and plenty of glogg. November 20–December 30. For more than 60 years, the 700 block of West 34th Street in Baltimore (dubbed Chris...
Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was a wild-haired, rock-loving roadie for local bands in U...
See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets. Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast on rare delicacies in Bangkok. Not me. I think of the world as a series of fabulous flea mar...
Contemporary architecture has a very high-profile critic in Prince Charles. For more than two decades, he has fought to thwart projects by some of the best-known architects in the world. Earlier this year, he successfully pressed the royal family ...
They have your keys. You have theirs. They shop at your supermarket. You fall in love with their pizza joint. You're essentially strangers, making yourselves at home in one another's bedrooms, kitchens, even cars. Introducing the thrilling—and aff...
England Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University has treasures that span the history of mankind, from Minoan artifacts and English silver to an outstanding collection of drawings by Raphael and some of t...
London “Anish Kapoor” at the Royal Academy of Arts (September 26–December 11). A vast mass of imperceptibly moving crimson wax (titled Svayambh, a Sanskrit word loosely translated as “auto-generated”) will be among the highlights of the mid-car...
“The Naxos Quartets” Southbank Centre (October 9–11). They may be the first set of string quartets named after a record label. Naxos commissioned the eminent composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to write a cycle that turned into 10 quartets Davies ...
Andy Warhol’s dictum that “good business is the best art” is the jumping-off point for works by contemporary artists/provocateurs, at play in the world of celebrity and the marketplace. Expect scandalous delights from the likes of Jeff Koons, Dami...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
London The Show: Enron (Royal Court Theatre; through November 7; royalcourttheatre.com)Why Go: This new black comedy by Lucy Prebble riffs on the mother of corporate fiascos. The Show: The Power of Yes (National Theatre; in repertory)Why Go: Dav...