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King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station has been designed by half-British architect Zaha Hadid
As it did 250 years ago, Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X peers into the gloom at Houghton Hall. It is an extraordinary image in an extraordinary space.
Shaun Walker meets the Communist party faithful as the Soviet leader goes back on display
This is a story about making amends for cultural asset-stripping in the grand style. A little over three hundred years ago, the debt-ridden grandson of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister, sold off to Catherine the Great of Russia the great art collection amassed by his grandfather.
First he named himself Francis (of down-with-the-poor Assisi fame) offering an impression of humility only enhanced by his uncanny likeness to Jim Bowen.
Who could have known the world needed a laid-back French bistro that plays reggae music?
The future Prime Minister was born and brought up in Grantham
528-year mystery of what happened to the body of the last Plantagenet King has been solved
Colonial chic in a buzzy barrio
...and it could prove that he really didn’t commit the greatest crime in royal history
The upmarket retro decor in this Marseille guesthouse suits the city's personality perfectly, says Rhiannon Harries
Room Service: Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco
Oriental Residence, Thailand By Mark Stratton
Room Service: Grand Hotel Reylof, Ghent