Archive for May, 2017

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

May 3, 2017

Big-name attractions are heaving over the spring break but the UK has a wealth of spectacular, less-well-known days out. Our experts reveal their favourites Nungwi Village The sea is not warm over Easter (just 9-10C), but sunshine and warm air make a difference, tempting swimmers to strip for a quick dash and splash. I love […]

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The best family attractions in the UK: readers’ travel tips

May 3, 2017

This spring, unleash the children’s pent-up energy at these less-well-known day-trip destinations, from Cornwall to North Yorkshire, chosen by readers • Want to add a destination to the list? Share your tip in the comments Hawkstone Park Follies is a historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments […]

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10 of the best British farm attractions

May 3, 2017

Easter’s not complete without lambs and chicks, and the UK’s family-friendly farm attractions are geared up for the school holidays, with events from rides and races to bottle feeding Nungwi Village This organic dairy and arable farm prides itself on a “hands-on” approach: visitors are encouraged to feed and groom the animals and watch planting […]

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10 of the best music festivals in Europe

May 3, 2017

Whether they’re in countryside or a post-industrial landscape, Europe’s 2017 festival calendar means new events, old favourites, frenzied masses and boutique charm A small festival in Katowice in south-west Poland, OFF has, over the past 10 years, built an international audience thanks to a challenging and intriguing mix of acts. This year’s selection emphasises female […]

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10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

May 3, 2017

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that arises, then, is that […]

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Koj, Cheltenham: restaurant review

May 3, 2017

Opening a restaurant is a MasterChef finalist’s dream. It’s taken Andrew Koj five years. Has it been worth the wait? Koj, 3 Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HE (01242 580 455). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £60 As the current series of MasterChef roars along, full of shout and John Torode’s eye rolling and […]

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Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

May 3, 2017

Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’ Living in Paris, I am used to getting a surprised look from French friends when I tell them I am off for a fun weekend in Brussels. For sure, […]

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A $15 dinner from the chefs at the world’s best restaurant

May 3, 2017

Can’t afford the $295 tasting menu at New York’s Eleven Madison Park, the world’s number one restaurant? Now you can sample budget versions of the same dishes at Made Nice, which opened today The new Made Nice restaurant is a modern, brightly lit space in New York’s Flatiron district adorned with colourful slogans like “Fresh […]

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Mr Fu’s fabulous Hong Kong pudding shop

May 3, 2017

Venerable sweet shop Kwan Kee makes cakes and puddings from scratch every day, winning the Kowloon takeaway recognition from Michelin• Hong Kong shopping guide Kwan Kee snack store has been selling sweets on a busy corner of Fuk Wa street, in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po district, Kowloon, since the 1960s. Owner Fu Wing-Cheung named […]

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

May 3, 2017

Yes it’s expensive and the wine list is far too long, but the reborn Bibendum is everything a great place should be 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD (020 7581 5817). Meal for two, including wine and service: £180 The best restaurants have a special, unforced ingredient. At Bibendum, it’s the sunlight. On a […]

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