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The ultimate patisserie lover's paradise in Piccadilly
In this new BBC adaptation of Andrea Levy's The Long Song, writer Sarah Williams explores the historic catalyst for the British abolition of slavery
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's award-winning film from Cannes is reaping praise at festivals and putting childhood poverty into the spotlight
Previous years of the Tate Britain Commission have seen squash costumes and neon lighting – what will Mike Nelson do?
Everything you need to know about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – the world's longest running open submission contemporary art show
A year-long celebration of music written by and performed by women, from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. Some of it may not even have been written yet!
London's greatest composer was born in Germany, and given British citizenship. This month of concerts, walks and talks celebrates the enduring impact of George Frideric Handel on the capital
Book now for a new play by Mark Ravenhill: The Cane explores the consequences of control and the legacy of violence
54 years after the Disney classic, Mary Poppins Returns offers a fresh story which celebrates the old and welcomes in the new
The frailties of capitalism play out as director Rachel Chavkin revives Arthur Miller's Great Depression drama The American Clock at The Old Vic
The future of fine dining is in luxurious informality, expressed by Italian former head chef of Le Gavroche Diego Ferrari and Emily Roux, daughter of Michel Roux jnr
Nathalie, a grab-and-go eatery from the restaurateur behind Casa Cruz and Isabel, opens on Hanover Square
London Art Fair 2019: we tell you all you need to know about this world class art event
Brexit: the Uncivil War is coming to Channel 4 in January, showing the Vote Leave campaign as led by Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch)
New Philip Colbert exhibition of large-scale neo-pop paintings comes to the Saatchi Gallery London this December
Modern Essex meets Elizabethan Windsor in this playful production of Shakespeare's silly Falstaff spin-off
The Design Museum showcases the most innovative designs of 2018
Explosive and timely, this new play about Boris Johnson will be rewritten every night
The second Nutcracker of London's Christmas season has opened at the Coliseum care of English National Ballet
Storybook characters come to life in a production that has jokes for adults too
Maverick theatre-maker Anthony Neilson makes his National Theatre debut with an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe
The sculptor best known for The Angel of the North stages his most significant solo exhibition for over a decade at the Royal Academy London
BBC Four has a very special Christmas Day present for its viewers: a broadcast of the Royal Ballet’s sumptuous new production of Swan Lake with a stellar cast
As part of the Spring 2019 programme, the National Portrait Gallery London stages a major exhibition of work by British photographer Martin Parr
Spruced up for the 21st century, Sir Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is now installed at Sadler’s Wells where its dysfunctional court and feral male swans are wowing new audiences
7 Days Out shows a week in the life of masterminds of food, space, sports and entertainment. First up, the Chanel documentary focuses on fashion with Karl Lagerfeld
In a world first, the Royal Academy London brings together more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which artist Lucian Freud turns his voyeuristic gaze onto himself
She was left in the shadow of Shakespeare and Marlowe, but now Emilia Bassano is finally the protagonist of her own story
Japan's biggest curry house Coco Ichibanya lets customers customise their curries, with toppings ranging from scrambled egg to squid
On Netflix this weekend, Alfonso Cuarón returns home with his new film Roma, a stunning and emotional story of his hometown
Nicole Kidman stars as a hardened detective in LA thriller Destroyer, directed by Karyn Kusama
Clerkenwell clubhouse Bourne & Hollingsworth, known for its signature cocktails, opens a rooftop restaurant in the West End