We’re back with our first video of 2022, visiting t he lovely little village of Stanton, just south of Broadway on the western escarpment of the Cotswolds. This is a classic English village with a church packed full of interesting architecture, a brilliant pub and a newer development of houses that show modern house construction can be done sensibly, in the local vernacular.
The Broad Gate in Ludlow, Shropshire — the home of Sir Keith and Lady Thomas — is a 13th-century fortification that defined medieval Ludlow has been transformed into a Georgian townhouse. John Goodall examines its remarkable story and restoration, with photographs by Paul Highnam for Country Life.
Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and panellists Florian Egli and Christof Münger cover the weekend’s top stories at our Zürich studio, with help from our friends and contributors in London, Tokyo and Aarhus.
Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.