London

antibody

The antibody test that proved my wife wrong

June 18, 2020 2:16 pm

If I complain of being tired, one of the kids will say: ‘What’s the matter, Dad? Another bout of coronavirus?’

protesters

The protesters have brought down the lockdown

June 11, 2020 3:58 pm

We’re not allowed to go to weddings or funerals, but it’s perfectly acceptable to attend mass rallies

london graffiti

What the response to London’s young graffiti cleaners reveals

June 7, 2020 4:52 pm

Yes — the memorials on Whitehall are precious: even the one to Earl Haig

london

Our exile in London

June 6, 2020 11:33 am

The rich are in their country cottages tweeting about social distancing and playing videos of cats playing violins

lockdown

The intense pleasures of lockdown

June 4, 2020 5:36 pm

Walking in the parks and squares, the scent of flowers was amplified by the clear air

london

Rioting is contagious

June 1, 2020 11:41 am

London protesters are outraged about events in the US

puppy

Unfortunately our new puppy is not just for lockdown

May 28, 2020 2:43 pm

Caroline has already declared that she prefers sharing a bed with the dog to sharing with me

wife

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

April 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking

helen mirren spectator

How The Spectator discovered Helen Mirren

April 24, 2020 5:37 pm

From Enoch Powell to Danny La Rue: Hilary Spurling remembers how she was given free rein when she took over the arts and books pages in the 1960s

elif shafak

Gone for a song: A short story

April 24, 2020 4:11 pm

There was no apparent reason for him to spot a large brown leather bag and ask for it to be taken out. But he did

clarity getting coronavirus

Getting coronavirus does not bring clarity

April 23, 2020 2:01 pm

There’s been much talk of the spirit of the Blitz, but there’s something of the spirit of East Berlin, too

arthur jeffress

Arthur Jeffress: bright young person of the post-war art scene

April 23, 2020 12:12 am

Arthur Jeffress: A Life in Art by Gill Hedley reviewed

empty cities london

The haunting beauty of empty cities

April 6, 2020 6:24 pm

Deserted modern cities are usually the realm of post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies. Now, many of us live in them

migrant

Cosmopolis

April 3, 2020 5:44 pm

Migrant City: A New History of London by Panikos Panayi reviewed

apocalypse

There’s no sign of apocalypse in North London — yet

March 12, 2020 1:59 pm

As with terrorism, it’s often not the thing that has the potential to do damage, but the reaction to the thing

mike pompeo trade

Mike Pompeo: the UK will be ‘front of the line’ for a trade deal

January 30, 2020 9:53 am

Pompeo declared that the UK/US relationship was in a ‘fantastic place’

nato

Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?

narwhal

A beginner’s guide to the narwhal

December 1, 2019 12:11 pm

Yes, theyre real

uber

There’s no need to mourn the loss of Uber’s London license

November 27, 2019 11:53 pm

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the pottering black cab

home

Is your home culturally insensitive?

November 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Keep your judgmental hands off my Japanese tea bowls

joan collins

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

October 24, 2019 11:04 am

I confess I don’t walk if I have to travel more than a half-mile

gender-neutral penguin

Rejoice in the birth of the gender-neutral penguin

September 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Penguin Pride begins NOW

london independence day

The joys of Independence Day in London

July 4, 2019 10:41 am

The deep currents of enlightened self-interest have for more than two centuries brought the US and UK together

far right comedy

My terrifying journey into the dark heart of far right comedy

June 10, 2019 7:50 am

At a fascist evening, nobody was decent enough to openly express their white supremacy

anti-trump protest

On the barricades of London’s anti-Trump ‘carnival of resistance’

June 4, 2019 4:33 pm

One side started screaming the word ‘Nazi’, the other directed cries of ‘Commie’ back at their enemies