Archive for March, 2017

The best new budget hotels in London under £100

March 3, 2017

With smart tech and sharp design, a new wave of budget hotels is sweeping away grisly memories of dull functionality. We review a selection of the latest openings across London London’s budget hotel sector is booming. The global financial crisis prompted a development spree among the big low-cost brands and, according to a Visit London […]

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10 of the best market restaurants in Barcelona

March 3, 2017

The restaurants and stalls around Barcelona’s markets use fresh produce, often direct from the vendors – and are some of the best places to eat in the city Nungwi Village You’ve not really done Barcelona until you’ve ticked off a Gaudí or two, had some average tapas, watched stag and hen parties messily collide in […]

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Great little ski resorts: Vaujany, France

March 3, 2017

This unspoilt village on the doorstep of the vast Alpe d’Huez ski area offers stunning scenery, but is free of the crowds and commercialism of the bigger resort The village of Vaujany, an hour by car from Grenoble, struck unexpected gold in the 1980s when the government compulsorily purchased a giant chunk of land for […]

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Wend along the Wensum: an off-beat walk through Norwich

March 3, 2017

The first of a new occasional series on city walks follows a quiet path along the Wensum – rather than main streets – to discover Norwich’s architectural treasures and rich history Faced with an unfamiliar city, the temptation for many visitors is to head straight for the centre. In Norwich, this is particularly true for […]

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10 top tips from our London correspondent

March 3, 2017

Ditching the usual tourist suspects, Guardian Travel’s reporter takes us on a tour of his favourite clubs, bars, venues and restaurants around London See more tips from our correspondents around the world One of my favourite venues in London is The Yard Theatre. Taking up one corner of the courtyard that is also the home […]

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An ‘Arctic’ safari in the Scottish Highlands

March 3, 2017

Winter in the Cairngorms national park can turn positively Arctic – perfect for Kari Herbert to give her young daughter a taste of the polar conditions, and creatures, she enjoyed as a child in Greenland The temperature is below zero and a bitter wind is tugging at our clothes. In the distance, the Grampian hills […]

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10 of the best restaurants in Lyon – chosen by the experts

March 3, 2017

France’s gastronomic capital is famous for traditional cooking, but a new wave of chefs is now reinventing the classics. Chefs and insiders select their favourite Lyon restaurants old and new San Sebastián’s best restaurants – the experts’ choice Locals carry knives in Lyon, not for a fight but to cut off a slice of cured […]

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20 of the best places to stargaze in the UK

March 3, 2017

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival (18-26 February) is an ideal opportunity to try stargazing in some of the UK’s wildest areas. But here, we’ve also selected stellar sites that are good throughout the year The South Downs became an international dark sky reserve in May 2016, with 66% of the park having bronze-level skies […]

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10 of the best things to do in Hamburg

March 3, 2017

The recent opening of the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall put the port city in the spotlight, but there is a host of other attractions, plus great cocktails, design hotels and totally delicious fish sandwiches Hamburg has a great choice of stylish design hotels and hip hostels. The immense Gastwerk, in a 120-year-old red-brick former gasworks […]

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City breaks with kids: Brighton

March 3, 2017

Our series of city guides for families heads to the Sussex coast for seaside attractions galore – plus plenty of museums in case of wet weather More in this series: Berlin | Paris | Barcelona | Rome | Amsterdam | London Brighton’s Palace Pier may be the city’s most iconic landmark but in my experience […]

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