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Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

SideStory tours of London

Award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman

Award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman

A new company offers tours of London with unique and intimate insights into the city's creative industries.

Based on the premise that every story in a city has more than a few intriguing side stories, a new London tour company connects travellers with an impressive collection of creative insiders, each an authority in their field.

Among the 10 experts currently allied with SideStory are award-winning photographer Stuart Freedman; portrait artist Rosalind Freeborn; stylist Hannah Teare, a former fashion director at Tatler; Karim Samuels, a practising street artist; photojournalist Antonio Olmos; and Joshua White, a writer and lecturer at Sotheby's, Christie's and the Tate. Each offers unique insights into the city's cultural life.

"Those people have expertise and access to really provide a contemporary insight into a city," says co-founder Giovanni Donaldson. The story behind SideStory "is about people first and foremost - it's that connection that makes an experience special and memorable", says the former executive at Virgin Group; his business partner, Rachael Moloney, was an editor of Wallpaper City Guides.

The idea was conceived on a trip to Seville a few years ago. "I pulled together a SideStory-like experience with a Getty photographer in Seville and it was an amazing way to see a city," says Donaldson. "The photographer and I are still in touch today."

Tours, from £59 ($116) per person, span three hours and take a maximum of six people.

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