×

Camilla Swift rss

Camilla Swift is an editorial assistant at The Spectator.

Castro-for-Camilla-piece

Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014

Perhaps you’re aware that it’s Ramadan right now, the month in which all good Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight. What you might not know is… Read more

Thomas-Heatherwick---Garden-Bridge-(c)-Arup

Seeing London afresh, one bridge at a time

5 July 2014

Bridges aren’t necessarily something you think of as being beautiful, particularly if you consider them primarily as the means to cross a river, rather than as works of art. London,… Read more

1rodeo

Norman Thelwell: much more than a one-trick pony

24 May 2014

‘The natural aids to horsemanship are the hands, the legs, the body and the voice.’ But a Thelwell pony sometimes required some, er, additional aids. Norman Thelwell’s first pony cartoon… Read more

01_The-Fashion-World

Exploring the world of Jean Paul Gaultier

26 April 2014

‘London,’ says Jean Paul Gaultier, ‘was my vitamin. I love the freedom of London…The energy, the character, all the people that are different.’ It was perhaps inevitable, then, that the… Read more

The_Queen_having_tea

Behind the scenes at Spitting Image

8 March 2014

If Margaret Thatcher is remembered by many more as a caricature than as her actual self, then blame Spitting Image. The show, which ran from 1984 to 1996, portrayed her… Read more

Blackfish_Dogwoof_Documentary

Blackfish and the scandal of caged killer whales

30 November 2013

If you were in a bathtub for 25 years, don’t you think you’d get a little bit psychotic? Well, yes, probably. But this is how captive killer whales live. Tilikum… Read more

An incredible amount of off-piste: Val d’Isère

Going off-piste in Val D'Isere

12 October 2013

First things first. Yes, Val d’Isère does have a reputation for being expensive — and it is, especially if you’re planning on eating out and embracing the après ski every… Read more

Proper walking country: the Cairngorms

Notes on….Walking in the Scottish Highlands

17 August 2013

The simplest and best way to get straight to the heart of the Highlands from London is by sleeper. Board in Euston, have a plate of haggis and tatties (and… Read more

Mountain-high1

Mountain High

1 December 2012

Prettier than the French Alps, closer than the States, credited with being the home of modern slalom skiing, and with some of the best powder and off-piste skiing you can find,… Read more

travel_polo

Seven things to do if you’re not skiing

17 November 2012

These days, a winter holiday isn’t just about skiing. The majority of larger resorts offer a range of activities from dog-sledding to five-star spa facilities, while adrenalin-fuelled sports such as… Read more