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Ice skating outside the Natural History Museum, London. Image: iStock/Adam Petto

Six of the best UK destinations to get you in the festive spirit

Christmas in the United Kingdom is regarded the world over as a cosy affair of woolly hats, roaring log fires and sparkling lights lining the thoroughfares of the most populated […]

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Destinations

Chefchaouen, Morocoo. Image: iStock/stockstudioX

Chefchaouen city guide: what to see and do in the blue pearl of Morocco

A beguiling blue pearl in Morocco’s crown, the city of Chefchaouen in the country’s north makes an ideal destination for those seeking a mellowed venture into the vibrant tapestry of […]

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Food & Drink

Ice cream sandwiches at Ruby Violet, London. Image courtesy of Ruby Violet.

Great ice cream parlours around the world

Wherever you are in the world, ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. Whether you’re cycling in Copenhagen or temple-touring in Tokyo, exploring famous streets or keeping off the beaten track, […]

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Culture, Destinations

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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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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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