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Damien Hirst

At 45 Park Lane the menu includes Damien Hirst's Diamond Dust

A literally dazzling exhibition of neon installations by the talented British duo Chris Bracey and Christian Furr is upstairs. Downstairs is an array of paintings by Damien Hirst. That might all be expected at an art gallery. But the neon exhibition and Hirst paintings are at a London Hotel, 45 Park Lane, the sister establishment to the Dorchester just opposite.

Soho's bohemian past remembered

The Colony Room Club in Dean Street closed its doors in 2008, but Sophie Parkin's engrossing, 300-page portrait of it brings that small, smelly, green upstairs bar-room into vivid life again. Opened in 1948, and presided over by Muriel Belcher, a bisexual Brummie, it was “far away from the maddeningly normal crowds outside.”

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Style: Two tiny designers, one huge price tag

The sound of jaws hitting the floor was deafening enough when Burberry launched its "warrior" bag back in 2008 for a mere £13,000 – and that was before the banks turned out to all be jipped. But, as George Osborne's mouth flapped open and closed, the latest piece of designer arm candy reached the ears of the Trending desk – not our arms, that's for sure.

'Craziness everywhere' ahead of tonight's Turner Prize winner

One of contemporary art's most prestigious awards is announced later on today, and members of the Turner Prize jury must decide between the first performance artist to be nominated, two filmmakers and the creator of obsessively detailed drawings.