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The five-star Oitavos Hotel near Lisbon, Portugal, looks like it “crash-landed” in the sand.
Monday 04 November 2013
TRAVEL writing tradition dictates that a property sitting amid mountains, forestry or, in this case, the windswept dunes of Portugal’s Atlantic coast, should be described as “nestled” among its surroundings.
Chris Hemsworth hammers out another good performance as Thor
Friday 01 November 2013
FILM THOR: THE DARK WORLD Cert 12a | Four stars
Friday 01 November 2013
FILM SHORT TERM 12 Cert 15 | Four stars SHORT Term 12 has already won both the Grand Jury and Audience prize at this year’s South By South West festival: that’s some billing to live up to.
Friday 01 November 2013
THEATRE RAVING Hampstead Theatre | Two stars I THOUGHT you didn’t agree with stereotypes?” says Keith to his wife Briony. “You’ve restored my faith in them,” she fires back, stingingly.
Friday 01 November 2013
THEATRE THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS The Young Vic | Four stars
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench as unlikely pairing Martin Sixsmith and Philomena
Friday 01 November 2013
FILM PHILOMENA Cert 12a | By Daniel O’Mahony Four stars
Friday 01 November 2013
IT’S THE time of the year to retreat to a cosy, warm bolthole to stave off the cold. Good thing, then, that there are plenty of places that fit the bill, such as Drakes Tabanco, new to Fitzrovia.
Thursday 31 October 2013
As Blockbuster goes into administration again, Alex Dymoke looks to the future of online TV and film rentals BLINKBOX
A hipster’s paradise
Wednesday 30 October 2013
RESTAURANT 100 HOXTON 100-102 Hoxton Street, N1 6SG Tel: 020 7729 1444 FOOD Three stars VALUE Four stars ATMOSPHERE Two stars Cost for two with drinks: £70
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Bottle.opener@cityam.com
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to keep the kids happy this Hallowe’en or a haunt for adults to get into the spooky frame of mind, London has something for you.
Tuesday 29 October 2013
Audi is taking a punt on this new-ish segment. We find it has bags of character, if not the “oomph” factor
BMW 1 SERIES COUPE 120d
Tuesday 29 October 2013
CHECK OUT THESE ALTERNATIVES... BMW 1 SERIES COUPE 120D PRICE: £24,145 0-62MPH: 7.6 SECS TOP SPEED: 142MPH CO2 G/KM: 124G/KM MPG COMBINED: 60.1MPG
Tuesday 29 October 2013
The management speak that makes us want to drill down into our own heads
The W South Beach
Monday 28 October 2013
Miami is a hedonist’s paradise. Steve Dinneen discovers the nocturnal delights Florida’s clubbing hotspot has to offer
The W hotel screening suite
Monday 28 October 2013
IF MIAMI sounds a little too far away, you can get a slice of the W party atmosphere without the jet lag at the Leicester Square hotel.
LAX, the City’s largest gym, opens today in Aldgate.
Monday 28 October 2013
The City is bursting with different ways of getting you back in shape – and most of these activities can be enjoyed in your lunch break
Monday 28 October 2013
NO ONE becomes a journalist for the money. Salaries are small and getting smaller, but somehow the profession retains enough glamour to whet the appetite of thousands of naïve and willing-to-intern graduates. If only they knew.
THE COURTHOUSE, WESTMINSTER
Friday 25 October 2013
Make a smart international investment or simply live among some of the world’s most famous landmarks There are certain things non-Londoners take for granted that seem like every-day miracles to those living in the capital.
The market value of Lavender Gardens has increased by over 500 per cent since 1985.
Friday 25 October 2013
Sarah Ferguson’s old flat in Battersea, where she reputedly entertained Princess Di, goes on sale for £1m CAST yourself back to London in 1985 at the height of Thatcher’s reign, ill-judged perms and Dead or Alive’s music career.
Hi-tech show suite in Mayfair
Friday 25 October 2013
Managing director of London developer St George shows Melissa York around their new, hi-tech show suite in Mayfair
Friday 25 October 2013
DIRECTOR, DOUGLAS & GORDON Figures in the press give me the impression I’ve missed the buying boat. Have I?
Friday 25 October 2013
IF YOU grew up in Britain, chances are you’ll know Mayfair is the most expensive property in Monopoly. In the classic game, buying the dark blue street sets you back an astronomical... £400.
PARK LANE PLACE, W1
Friday 25 October 2013
PARK LANE PLACE, W1 £5.95m Three bed, three bathroom apartment on the 7th floor with a balcony and access to the leisure facilities of the Marriott Hotel. Contact Harrods Estates on 020 7409 9001
SUPPLY & DEMAND
Friday 25 October 2013
DIRECTOR, DOUGLAS & GORDON
Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford in Ender’s Game
Friday 25 October 2013
FILM ENDER’S GAME Cert 12a | By Simon Thomson Four Stars
stay awake
Thursday 24 October 2013
WHEN you’re working hard and juggling social engagements throughout the week, often it gets to the point when something has to give. All too often, that thing is sleep. When was the last time you got a solid eight and a half hours?
Thursday 24 October 2013
Sleepmaker Rain Free
Thursday 24 October 2013
Apple’s updated devices are slimmer and faster than ever. Here’s what to expect from this year’s Christmas essential
Thursday 24 October 2013
THE MAC PRO IS A BEAST
Chevrolet Trax
Tuesday 22 October 2013
The Chevrolet Trax is uglier, noisier and worse value than its Nissan, Peugeot and Renault equivalents
Attention seekers
Tuesday 22 October 2013
With open-plan offices full of nattering colleagues and an ever-increasing array of bleeping machines vying for your attention, the office is more loaded with distractions than ever before.
Tuesday 22 October 2013
Focus Time £2.99
Brazil
Monday 21 October 2013
There is only one place to holiday next summer. Jemima Sissons checks out Brazil’s top tourist spots on the road to the World Cup
Sao Paulo will host the opening ceremony
Monday 21 October 2013
Now we know the England team are going to be there in 2014, Emily Dicicco presents her top travel tips
Ahoy there! Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips
Friday 18 October 2013
FILM CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Cert 12a | By Ben Butcher Four Stars FIRST time collaborators Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass combine to forge a nerve-shredding film that will surely be among the main contenders in awards season.
Friday 18 October 2013
FILM PRINCE AVALANCHE Cert 15 | By Simon Thomson Two Stars PRINCE Avalanche is the meandering tale of two men painting road-markings in a Texas forest. It’s exactly like watching paint dry.
Friday 18 October 2013
From the top floor of Centre Point to Japanese-Peruvian fusion mixology AS NOVEMBER approaches, exciting new bars and clubs continue to open in London alongside established venues giving themselves facelifts.
Tate’s Klee exhibition
Friday 18 October 2013
ART PAUL KLEE: MAKING VISIBLE Tate Modern | By Joseph Funnell Two Stars
Artist Tim Head standing under prints by Richard Hamilton
Friday 18 October 2013
ART TIM HEAD: À LA CARTE Pied à Terre Restaurant Four Stars
Friday 18 October 2013
ART JOE BLACK Opera Gallery | Daniel O’Mahony Three Stars
Wall art by Cleon Peterson in Brutal
Friday 18 October 2013
ARTBRUTALLazarides at 180 The Strand | By Joseph FunnellThree Stars
The SoundTouch range (top) is controlled through a nifty new app (above)
Thursday 17 October 2013
@steve_dinneen The Boston-based manufacturer has reimagined its wireless speaker systems with these app-controlled devices
Thursday 17 October 2013
REVIEW DYSON DC59 ANIMAL £349.99; dyson.co.uk Five Stars
Thursday 17 October 2013
Developing an online presence can give your career a boost. Just beware the pitfalls, says Steve Irish
Restaurant review Urban Meadow
Wednesday 16 October 2013
RESTAURANT Urban Meadow, 150 Bayswater, W2 4RT Tel: 020 7792 7066 FOOD Three Stars VALUE Five Stars ATMOSPHERE Four Stars Cost for two with drinks: £50
Wednesday 16 October 2013
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Fettuccine con Polpette boxed up with olive oil, chili oil, and parmesan
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Italian chef Gino D’Acampo on his best-selling pasta and meatballs
Wednesday 16 October 2013
@philip_salter
Daniel Radcliffe as Beat master Allen Ginsberg
Tuesday 15 October 2013
THE STARS may not turn out in their droves and it may not be the stand out event in the film festival calendar, but in its own understated way, the London Film Festival has been pleasing London film buffs for decades.

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