Harry Mount

Boiling point

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Bicycling up Regent Street in the intense June heat last week, I was cut up by a black cab driver.…

Dumbing down the house

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Osterley Park on the western fringes of London is a rare survival. A Robert Adam house, with splendid Adam interiors,…

Dumbing down the house

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Osterley Park on the western fringes of London is a rare survival. A Robert Adam house, with splendid Adam interiors,…

Bye bye, Buller

18 February 2017 9:00 am

RIP the Bullingdon Club, 1780–2017. It isn’t quite dead — but it is down to its last two members. That’s…

Bye bye, Buller

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

RIP the Bullingdon Club, 1780–2017. It isn’t quite dead — but it is down to its last two members. That’s…

Bye bye, Buller

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

RIP the Bullingdon Club, 1780–2017. It isn’t quite dead — but it is down to its last two members. That’s…

Surviving Trumpworld

4 February 2017 9:00 am

While he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump was asked an intriguing question by Bob Lonsberry of WHAM 1180…

Surviving Trumpworld

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

While he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump was asked an intriguing question by Bob Lonsberry of WHAM 1180…

Surviving Trumpworld

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

While he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump was asked an intriguing question by Bob Lonsberry of WHAM 1180…

Bridges and troubled waters

21 January 2017 9:00 am

During David Cameron’s years as prime minister, an unobtrusive figure could be seen slipping out of the back entrance to…

An elegant curiosity: Thomas Telford’s Pontycysyllte Aqueduct in north-east Wales, completed in 1805, is the longest and highest in Britain and a World Heritage Site

Bridges and troubled waters

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

During David Cameron’s years as prime minister, an unobtrusive figure could be seen slipping out of the back entrance to…

Not owning a car

14 January 2017 9:00 am

On two occasions, sainted members of my family have offered me a car for nothing. Both times, I turned them…

Let someone else do the polishing

Not owning a car

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

On two occasions, sainted members of my family have offered me a car for nothing. Both times, I turned them…

Diary

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On New Year’s Day I went for a swim off Broad Haven beach in Pembrokeshire. The water was 10.3ºC: pretty…

Diary

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

On New Year’s Day I went for a swim off Broad Haven beach in Pembrokeshire. The water was 10.3ºC: pretty…

The Marx Memorial Library

12 November 2016 9:00 am

There’s a small corner of Clerkenwell where the communist dream never died. The Marx Memorial Library has been in its…

The library photographed in 1958

The Marx Memorial Library

10 November 2016 3:00 pm

There’s a small corner of Clerkenwell where the communist dream never died. The Marx Memorial Library has been in its…

Meet Boris Mark II

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The make-up lady at the BBC’s Millbank studio in Westminster has noticed a change in Boris Johnson’s look. ‘His hair…

Bare ruined choirs

3 September 2016 9:00 am

We’re so used to looking at the abbeys smashed up by Henry VIII — particularly Rievaulx and Byland, in north…

Rievaulx: only swifts and pigeons break the silence

Bare ruined choirs

1 September 2016 1:00 pm

We’re so used to looking at the abbeys smashed up by Henry VIII — particularly Rievaulx and Byland, in north…

Diary

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

Walking along the Brighton seafront, I was struck by posters advertising endless tribute acts; among them Suspiciously Elvis, the Small…

Long lives the King

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

Elvis only ever appeared in one commercial in his life — for Southern Maid, his favourite jam doughnut shop. That…

Diary

11 August 2016 1:00 pm

Walking along the Brighton seafront, I was struck by posters advertising endless tribute acts; among them Suspiciously Elvis, the Small…

Worlds apart

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Classics is a boastful subject. Even the name — classics — has an inner boast; as does the classics course…

Give us a break!

9 July 2016 9:00 am

As Boris Johnson will know from his love of Greek tragedy, hubris leads to nemesis. And it is Boris’s own…