Portuguese Bowl with Apricots by Lucy McKie

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters holds its annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in central London, with beautiful works from abstracts to still life

Lepidopterists will delight in these butterfly domes by Alex MacArthur

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs in London's Battersea.