Archive for April, 2014

Top 10 arts venues in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

From traditional galleries showcasing old masters to contemporary spaces for the city’s new artists and photographers, Liverpool’s art scene is thriving One of the undisputed grande dames of Liverpool’s cultural landscape, the Bluecoat gallery is housed in the oldest building in the city centre; originally a schoolhouse and dating from the early 18th century, the […]

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Top 10 family attractions in Bristol

April 3, 2014

How could the birthplace of Banksy and Wallace & Gromit not be a great place for family days out? A walking tour celebrating the street artist and an exhibition about the plasticine duo opening later this year are just two of Bristol’s many attractions for kids Bristol is the home city of the street artist […]

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Bristol

April 3, 2014

Grand townhouses, pubs with rooms, characterful B&Bs Bristol has hotel and guesthouse options for those who want to be close to the city or enjoy its villages and countryside The West Loft Suite, on the top floor of this elevated Clifton townhouse, is one of the city’s finest rooms like a mini apartment, with super […]

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Top 10 music venues in Bristol

April 3, 2014

Gigs and DJ nights in Bristol mean venues with plenty of character, from local pubs and old jazz haunts to indie hangouts and drum and bass nights Lakota has weathered the tide of closures that swept Clockwork, Native and the Croft away, as if its thick coat of graffiti might have pickled it like a […]

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Top 10 arts and culture venues in Bristol

April 3, 2014

Street art, a gallery in a former toilet and Spike Island – Bristol’s cultural and artistic heritage is alive and very well Street art is by definition ephemeral. It may appear one day and be gone the next before it can even be Instagrammed. Bristol is considered by many the street art capital of Europe. […]

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Top 10 independent shops in Bristol

April 3, 2014

Browse through vintage clothes, secondhand books and one-off arts and crafts in Bristol’s thriving independent shops The Bristol branch of this mini-chain (the others are in Cheltenham and Worcester) is what every independent record shop aspires to be. Staff are knowledgeable (verging on geeky), curating a huge range of rock, pop, dance, jazz, classical, soul, […]

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Top 10 outdoor activities in Bristol

April 3, 2014

Leafy and cycle-friendly by city standards, Bristol has a huge range of outdoor activities to explore, from river walks and kayaking on its harbour to a fun natural waterslide On the opposite side of the Avon gorge to Clifton Downs, this vast woodland (490 acres of it managed by the National Trust, the rest by […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants, bars and cafes in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

Liverpool is known for its music and football but the food scene is vibrant, too. This budget eats guide to the city highlights a raft places where you can eat well for under £10 Arts space and cafe LEAF was included in Guardian Travel’s first "budget eats" guide to Liverpool, in 2008, and is still […]

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Top 10 free things to do in Paris

April 3, 2014

Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and one of the most expensive. So, from the walkway over the city to galleries and fashion shows, we pick the city’s best free activities Nungwi Village Is there anything we’ve missed? Tell us your favourite free things to do in Paris in the comments below […]

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Ireland’s best pubs and music bars

April 3, 2014

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we pick the best places in Ireland for a pint and live music, from bustling Dublin bars to hideaways in Donegal Nungwi Village If we’ve missed your favourite, please tell us about it by adding a comment Cork’s bars are so famous that there’s a heritage pub trail dedicated to […]

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