Archive for April, 2014

City guides: insider tips to the best cities in the world

April 3, 2014

The Guardian’s definitive interactive city guides help you plan the perfect trip, with information by local experts on hotels, restaurants, nightlife and activities in London, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, Istanbul, Edinburgh, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Austin

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Three days in Bruny Island, Tasmania travel guide

April 3, 2014

Where to stay, eat and visit on a trip to Bruny Island: a long weekend spent hiking rugged coastlines and tasting (very) local products on the Tasmanian island Nungwi Village Standing 3,000km from Antarctica, Bruny might as well be the end of the earth. The small island, situated at the southern point of Tasmania, is […]

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Top 10 beach and coastal campsites in France

April 3, 2014

Kick off your shoes at these campsites along the coast of France, staying in a tent on the dunes, a posh tipi or a cool cabin right on the beach Have we missed one? If so please add a comment and tell us On an expensive stretch of coast, Kon Tiki is one of three resorts […]

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Paris travel guide: a day in South Pigalle

April 3, 2014

South Pigalle, once a quieter corner of Paris, has picked up a new nickname, SoPi, and gone all BoBo (bourgeois bohemian) as a slew of stylish restaurants, bars and shops open in the area Although tourists alighting at the Pigalle metro station tend to walk up towards Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, hipster Parisians the self-styled […]

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Top 10 independent shops in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

Liverpool’s indie shops are a diverse bunch: fancy a splash of art, some vintage fashion, whiskies, secondhand books or skate threads? You’ll find it all here, in stores oozing character Don’t be fooled by its modest size: Probe Records, running since 1971, is a Liverpool music legend. Members of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Echo and […]

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Top 10 parks, gardens and outdoor activities in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

Every city likes to brag about its green credentials but the forethought of Liverpool’s forefathers means the city is ringed by green spaces: such as elegant parks edged by handsome villas Antony Gormley’s silent army of sea-gazing sculptures Another Place has rightly put Crosby beach on the tourist trail. The 100 life-size figures, drowned by […]

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Top 10 bars and clubs in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

From the cool bars in its Baltic Triangle to old-fashioned boozers and snazzy bistros, Liverpool’s nightlife has a late-night licence to whet your whistle, whatever your tipple A Liverpool institution, the Everyman Theatre which launched the careers of Bill Nighy, Julie Walters, Pete Postlethwaite and Antony Sher reopened in February after a £27m refurbishment in […]

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Top 10 music venues in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

The sounds of Liverpool are as varied as its clubs and gig venues. The editor of local music magazine Bido Lito! picks the best places for rock, house DJs or something laid-back and acoustic Seel Street’s granddaddy of live music has always been the squat structure that is three-quarters of the way up the hill, […]

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Top 10 hotels, B&Bs and apartments in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

From apartments in Liverpool ONE’s entertainment hub to the Beatles’-inspired Hard Days Night hotel and stylish boutique boltholes, the city offers golden slumbers aplenty Behind the Fab-Four paraphernalia, this Beatles-themed bolthole is an assured addition to Liverpool’s "Beatles Quarter" (and only two minutes from the Cavern). Rooms not all on the huge side feature excellent […]

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Top 10 family-friendly attractions in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

From the ferry across the Mersey and dockside attractions to museums and a new drive-in cinema, Liverpool has a good mix of activities for families One of the best ways to share breathtaking views of the Liverpool skyline with your family is aboard a River Explorer Cruise on one of the famous Mersey Ferries. Over […]

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