London Culture Guide 2018

Our guide to the what’s happening this winter, including: comedy after Brexit, a day in the new dog-friendly city and the five best restaurants to grab a seat at the counter. Plus Londoners Asif Kapadia, Philippe Sands and Siana Bangura on their cultural memories of a changing city

‘The debate is like a brawl between London and the rest of the country’

Many of the city’s grassroots venues have closed. Can the decline be halted?

Culture has transformed Peckham. Can it also counter the effects of gentrification?

Dogs welcome: the places to go with your pet

The pick of London’s restaurant counters

Life-long Londoners pick what they love most about their city

From rooftop saunas and supper clubs to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary