England

Tips and Articles in England

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...
The reason Britain called it the jewel in the crown of the empire is on glittering display this fall in “Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts,” a gobsmacking exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (through Jan. 17, 2010). Openi...
Is ballet entering a new golden age? Two gifted choreographers—the English Christopher Wheeldon and the Russian Alexei Ratmansky—are poised to reinvent the classical tradition for contemporary audiences. This month, Wheeldon takes his troupe Morph...
St. Pancras Station is to London what Penn Station was to New York: the finest architectural icon of the Age of Steam. At the time, British poet John Betjeman called the 1868 structure, with its gargoyles and Gothic Revival towers, "too beautiful ...
Alice Waters, of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse, made sourcing regional ingredients de rigueur in the seventies, but her efforts were eclipsed in the eighties by stagy chefs who outdid one another with exotic fare supplied by far-flung purveyors. (Who kn...
Thanks to a few visionaries who are combining modern design with cutting-edge technology, a green building revolution is under way. Spain First up: Bodegas Portia (bodegasportia.com), Norman Foster’s winery for the Faustino Group in the Ribera de...
Les Touilleurs, Montreal This sleek white shop in Mile End sells a global range of gear for making the soufflés and terrines of the classic Gallic repertoire. Don’t Miss: Local craftwork, such as Mapleware scoop-shaped paddles by Québécois arti...
Designer Terence Conran’s new six-story Boundary complex is making waves in the gritty-glam neighborhood of Shoreditch. Within the converted Victorian printing house: Albion, a perfectly curated high-end food shop and laid-back streetside café; a ...