Camilla Swift

Camilla Swift is Supplements Editor at The Spectator.

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From the editor Camilla Swift


Thinking inside the box

Organising storage in the holidays can be a nightmare for international students. It needn’t be writes Camilla Swift

What happens when they’ve climbed the ladder?

The lessons of exam results season (and what to do about them)

Every year without fail, as the trees start thinking about losing their leaves, the papers are full of the same…

First he brought limp salad, and now it’s drizzling

The pitfalls of picnics (and how to avoid them)

Strange, isn’t it, that despite having such famously terrible weather, we Brits are so fond of a picnic. It’s something…

Wine with a view at London's Oxo Tower

Why we need no longer fear a prosecco shortage

English vineyards could provide the solution to the summer’s prosecco drought


The crash was good news for the City's women

The City is a better workplace for women than it was before the crash


Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

Save for a home I’ll never afford? I’d rather go shopping

Why twentysomethings don't save

Why twentysomethings see no point in trying to save

Beauty and exhilaration: hunting in Norfolk

The sheer joy of hunting

This time three years ago, I hadn’t jumped a single thing for almost ten years. This season, I am happily…

That’ll do nicely — but today’s black cards carry more kudos

Titanium and diamond studs: the loopy world of high-end credit cards

Upgrading from plastic to titanium can transform your lifestyle — at a price

A police horse guards Buckingham Palace, 1937

The lost horses of London

The days when horses and humans lived cheek by jowl in the capital are unarguably over. Brewers’ drays have disappeared,…


Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs


Seeing London afresh, one bridge at a time

Bridges aren’t necessarily something you think of as being beautiful, particularly if you consider them primarily as the means to…


Norman Thelwell: much more than a one-trick pony

‘The natural aids to horsemanship are the hands, the legs, the body and the voice.’ But a Thelwell pony sometimes…


Exploring the world of Jean Paul Gaultier

‘London,’ says Jean Paul Gaultier, ‘was my vitamin. I love the freedom of London…The energy, the character, all the people…


Behind the scenes at Spitting Image

If Margaret Thatcher is remembered by many more as a caricature than as her actual self, then blame Spitting Image.…


Blackfish and the scandal of caged killer whales

If you were in a bathtub for 25 years, don’t you think you’d get a little bit psychotic? Well, yes,…

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

Going off-piste in Val D'Isere

First things first. Yes, Val d’Isère does have a reputation for being expensive — and it is, especially if you’re…

Proper walking country: the Cairngorms

Notes on….Walking in the Scottish Highlands

The simplest and best way to get straight to the heart of the Highlands from London is by sleeper. Board…


Mountain High

Take it from a Norwegian: there’s still nowhere like Switzerland for skiing


Seven things to do if you’re not skiing

These days, a winter holiday isn’t just about skiing. The majority of larger resorts offer a range of activities from…