wltsummer1Summer, blink and you’ve missed all the fun. If you are opting for a ‘Staycation’ we’ve curated all the entertainment and pursuits to occupy you and help you squeeze the most out of those long hazy summer days. This is your one-stop section for long pleasurable reads and other diversions.


A boy looks at a burned out vehicle in Ealing in west London

Welcome to the Silly Season: When August Broke the Biggest Stories




Usain Bolt of Jamaica stands on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 100 metres race during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

It had long been billed as sport’s ultimate morality tale when a saint lined up against a devil in the battle for supremacy. Who would win? Can one man rescue his sport from the jaws of disaster?



The library is inspired by local authors and artistsThe Luxury Staycation: The Hotel Inspired by the Spirit of Notting Hill




texts are foreverThe Long Goodbye: Living with the Departed in a Digital Age




*Browse, Bid, Buy: Saving Mayfair’s Art

*The Diana Gate: A Brief History

*The Boy Racers of Knightsbridge

*Designers in your Hood: Paris, New York, Milan … West London

(*Due for publication soon)

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