London’s first pay-per-minute cafe: will the idea catch on?

Ziferblat is London’s first pay-per-minute cafe, based on a Russian chain where ‘everything is free, except the time you spend there’. Does £1.80 an hour sound like good value? Read more.

Guests coming over? Run out of gift paper? Overloaded with cards? Some of the most creative interiors minds around (plus a couple of chefs) have the solution. So, for a stress-free Christmas, here’s what to do if…

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The 12 drinks of Christmas - ideas for the party season

Hot Buttered Rum. Photo: Romas Foord