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Summer Exhibition 1

It's not too late to book! Awesome things to do in London in August

Wed, 13 Aug 2014

From jazz nights to outdoor cinema to streaking at London Zoo, Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks her favourites

Bacon Dyer painting 1

Francis Bacon triptych of his lover George Dyer sells for £26.7m

Tue, 1 Jul 2014

A small scale Francis Bacon triptych has sold for £26.7m at an auction in London.

Summer Exhibition 1

Preview: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014

Fri, 6 Jun 2014

Ah, the Summer Exhibition, as much a regular fixture of English summer as Wimbledon, picnics, stripy deckchairs and Pimms and lemonade. Except unlike all of those things, it is perfect on a rainy day.

Lix 3D printing pen - sculpture

Check out the amazing 3D printing pen that raised £300,000 in one dayVideo

Fri, 2 May 2014

How did one pen raise £300,000 in just its first day on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform?

Game of Thrones

6 spoiler-free business lessons to take from Game of Thrones

Tue, 8 Apr 2014

It’s not all stabbing people in the back

Norwegian Constitution Day

5 reasons London is obsessed with Scandinavia - and how to indulge more

Wed, 19 Feb 2014

How the recession has subtly shaped our exploding Nordic scene

Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino cancels new movie after script leaks – and he’s naming names

Wed, 22 Jan 2014

It was set to be a schmaltzy tale, full of hugs, pink unicorns, kindness to mankind and not a drop of blood spilled – perhaps. In fact, now we’ll never know what Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight would have featured, since the director has cancelled it.

Damien Hirst Spot Painting

Now you see it... 5 most scandalous thefts of iconic London artworks

Fri, 17 Jan 2014

It may be London Art Fair, but what about art theft, which costs the UK £300m a year?

Constable Hampstead

V&A uncovers new John Constable painting hidden behind another work of art

Tue, 26 Nov 2013

Experts at the V&A have discovered a new oil sketch by artist John Constable.

That stunning staircase as seen from above

IN PICTURES: The beautiful £45m revamp of Tate Britain

Tue, 19 Nov 2013

One-and-a-half years, £45m and 1,800 builders later, Tate Britain is ready to reveal its revamp in full.

Francis Bacon Triptych Lucian Freud Christies record

Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud fetches $142m, becoming most expensive artwork sold at auction

Wed, 13 Nov 2013

A painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist, Lucian Freud, has become the world’s most expensive artwork sold at auction, fetching $142m (£89m) at Christie’s in New York.