London 2017: a summer of culture

Our guide to the summer’s cultural highlights including the battle to keep artists in the capital, Peter Ackroyd on the city’s gay history and the best places to eat. Plus Nick Broomfield, Fergus Henderson and Zoe Whitley share their top spots

The author explores the city’s gay culture in his new book, uncovering a long and subversive history

The property pioneers turning derelict buildings into affordable spaces for creatives

Someone, somewhere, is always playing a set above a pub. And as summer arrives, we can take it outside to festivals

Great days out for opera buffs, art lovers, wildlife fans — and adrenaline junkies

From Dalston pickles to Danish pizza: here are summer’s most exciting openings

Three Londoners pick what they like most about the capital