Helen Barrett

Helen Barrett is a writer and editor based in London

Londoners are sentimental about the early-twentieth-century Tottenham Court Road store, Heal’s

Where do the acts too big for pubs but too small for arenas play?

London’s buried treasure is getting a fresh polish

Critics should not drown this much-needed revival in emotive clichés

The Bloomsbury Group lives on in our collective imagination

A neglected town has a rich and gritty heart

Geopolitical challenges produce impressive art

Herzog & de Meuron at the Royal Academy

The National Portrait Galley’s renovation doesn’t disappoint, bringing light and space to tell the story of the nation