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Five unmissable ways to make the most of Margate

Eight years ago, the then-forgotten town of Margate wouldn’t have even made a blip on travellers’ radars. Today, this seaside resort couldn’t be further from its days of dereliction. A […]

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Culture, Destinations

Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead. Image: iStock/CharliePhotox

15 unique outdoor activities in and around London this summer

London offers more for summer fun-seekers than might meet the eye: whether with a refreshing kayaking session along the Thames, a day out in fragrant lavender fields, or even a tan […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Lisbon, Portugal. Image: iStock/SeanPavonePhoto

Lisbon city guide: where to eat, shop, stay and more

Once a trading port city at the mouth of the Tagus river, Portugal’s Lisbon has grown (and to this day, still carries on growing) into a fantastically diverse hotspot, with […]

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Destinations, Food & Drink

Joe Beef. Image courtesy of Joe Beef/Jennifer May

Montreal must-eats: where to drink and dine in Canada’s culinary capital

Often lauded as North America’s premier foodie city after New York, Montreal brims with unique culture and enough world-class grub to titillate your taste buds, both on the haute-gastronomie and […]

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Destinations

Istanbul at sunset. Photo: iStock/ xavierarnau

12 must-visit cities in the Middle East

An enchanting cultural crossroads between East and West, the Middle East offers a layered mix of modern metropolises, complex ancient gems and archaeological sites, and some of the world’s most […]

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Food & Drink

Our guide to London’s best afternoon tea

Our guide to London’s best afternoon tea

When a builder’s tea and a digestive won’t cut it, treat yourself to a tiered taste of English eccentricity and history. From iconic settings for afternoon tea purists to quirky newcomers, […]

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Destinations

V&A Dundee - designed by Kengo Kuma - photo credit Ross Fraser McLean

10 new destinations you should watch in 2018

It can be tricky to pinpoint what transforms a lesser-known destination into one to watch. It could be a burgeoning art scene, a culinary revolution or an emerging hotelscape – whatever […]

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Destinations

Milford Sound, New Zealand. Image: iStock/LockieCurrie

The ultimate 2018 travel bucket list

Fragrant French lavender fields, endlessly rich South American rainforests, soaring Oceanian peaks and frigid Icelandic fjords… our 2018 bucket list is rife with the world’s dreamiest, sense-stimulating destinations. As we set […]

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Culture, Destinations, Food & Drink

Cable car travelling to Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. Image: iStock/JohnSjolander

Rio de Janeiro city guide: where to stay, samba and more

Stunning sunsets, frenetic carnival celebrations, golden beaches, dramatic football matches, samba till dawn –  these are just a few things that the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City) of Rio de Janeiro is […]

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Destinations, People

Palace of Westminster, London. Image: iStock

My city: London

Our ‘my city’ series puts a new perspective on some of our favourite places, as we catch up with creative residents, asking them to divulge their best-kept secrets. From their recommended […]

by × December 8, 2017 × 0 comments