Hell and high water: fishing in Iceland

The midge-infested wastes of Iceland are not for everyone. But if you love trout fishing, it’s paradise It’s a long way to Akureyri, but...

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Walking Manchester: a city united by industry, revolt and civic grandeur

A city walk in Manchester – through Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, and via Deansgate – takes in the best of the city’s municipal...

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Round Paris with Rodin

As Paris marks 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin, ‘the Michelangelo of France’, we visit the city’s back streets where he started...

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Weimar memories: walking Berlin … in a flâneur’s footsteps

Armed with Franz Hessel’s cult guidebook, Walking in Berlin, published in 1929, Vanessa Thorpe is transported back to the city’s decadent period Time travel...

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Artist Residence, Brighton: hotel review

For an ‘accidental hotelier’ the owner of this Regency townhouse hotel is doing a pretty impressive job, offering a sophisticated seaside stay in artist-designed...

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Tarka at 90: hot on the otter trail in Devon

Kari Herbert follows in the footsteps of Henry Williamson, 90 years after he published Tarka the Otter. No otters put in an appearance, but...

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10 of the best clubs in Amsterdam – chosen by the experts

Amsterdam’s nightlife is thriving, with three major new clubs adding to the existing scene. We asked local DJs, producers and music writers to name...

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10 of the best things to do in Tallinn

There’s a lot more to Estonia’s capital than cheap beer. The 1,000-year-old city has a modern vibe, with architecture, museums and cafes to match...

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London to Bordeaux in under six hours on new high-speed service

From July, the TGV Océane service will bring newly chic Bordeaux, and the sandy shores beyond the city, within easier reach for holidaying Brits...

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