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Timothy Barber
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MONTE CARLO OR BUST
If you’re a deep pocketed Formula 1 fan but thought you’d missed the chance to get to Monaco for the Grand Prix this weekend, think again. Monte Carlo’s Metropole Hotel, including the Joel Robuchon restaurant with its perfectly-placed terrace for watching the race, still has availability. A three night package, leaving tomorrow, is €11,100 (£9,700), or just hop over for the day on Sunday, with lunch at the restaurant during the race for €1,100 (£970). www.metropole.com.

PARAMOUNT OPENS TO ALL
The Paramount club atop the Centre Point tower has been a slick members-only space since 2008, but it’s now opening to one and all. You get sublime views, first-rate meals in the restaurant and one of the coolest places in London for downing cocktails. 103 New Oxford St, WC1A 1DD. www.paramount.uk.net.

NEW PLAY: LOVE THE SINNER
Big themes are examined in Love The Sinner at the National Theatre. Set in an African hotel where church leaders are meeting, a liaison between a hotel porter and a British volunteer throws up a tangle of pertinent moral questions. Until 10 Jul, Cottesloe, National Theatre, SE1 9PX. Tickets from £10 from www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.