Archive for December, 2017

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

December 3, 2017

Goldman Sachs’s CEO tweeted that he’ll be spending more time in the city after Brexit. He won’t be the only one. We asked a local journalist to show us around Nungwi Village As someone who grew up in this city, I’m familiar with what you think you know about it: it’s dull, it’s cold, everybody […]

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The White Horse, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire: hotel review

December 3, 2017

In the heart of Pride and Prejudice country, this buzzing 16th-century coaching inn is more generous with bed than board A quaint village in possession of an ancient church and several fine houses must be in want of a hostelry. But however universally that truth is acknowledged, commercial reality sees many rural communities in Britain […]

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For a great night out: head for Hamburg, not London

December 3, 2017

The German port city came top in a new survey of the world’s best cities for nightlife, with Berlin and Copenhagen close behind. London scored dismally on quality, safety and ease of travel Have your say: which city has the best nightlife? Tell us in the comments below Hamburg is the world’s best city for […]

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The best city breaks in Germany: readers’ travel tips

December 3, 2017

Riesling and Romans, baroque and bratwurst … our tipsters point to alluring cities from Bavaria to the Hanseatic northern ports – but sidestepping Berlin – taking in great food, museums, spas and bars • Submit a readers’ travel tip for next week One of Bavaria’s oldest cities, Augsburg is a delightful base for a cycling […]

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Prints and prison cells: the Portuguese Centre for Photography, Porto

December 3, 2017

A former jail houses artefacts from the dawn of photography, and provides a window onto the life of one of Portugal’s most prolific novelist, who was locked up there for adultery Most prisons are hidden away from a city’s law-abiding citizens. Not so Porto’s 18th-century Cadeia de Relação, now the Portuguese Centre for Photography. Its […]

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North House, Cowes, Isle of Wight: hotel review

December 3, 2017

Informal, tasteful (only slightly nautical decor), with cracking views over the Solent and a great restaurant to boot, this island townhouse stay won’t disappoint If you wanted a crash course in anticipating the needs of the world’s most demanding guests, then a spell working on Roman Abramovich’s super-yacht would probably do the trick. Before entering […]

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10 of the best Christmas shopping cities in Europe

December 3, 2017

Put some sparkle into your festive shopping with our guide to the best boutiques, gift stores and markets in Europe• Plus where to eat, drink and drop after you shop Continue reading…

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The Pilgrm, Paddington, London: hotel review

December 3, 2017

Space may be at a premium in this new hotel, but beautiful reclaimed fixtures and tempting food more than make up for the lack of elbow room No, that’s not a typo. It really is called the Pilgrm, and that missing second “i” is not all that’s been dropped from this new hotel near Paddington […]

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Winter town and city breaks: readers’ travel tips

December 3, 2017

A party vibe, sunshine, snow, shopping … our tipsters look beyond the major capitals to recommend idyllic seasonal breaks from Madeira to Romania. And yes, of course there’ll be glühwein• Write a readers’ travel tip for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher Even in the pelting snow, you can enjoy an evening passeggiata […]

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Vintage stuff: Belgium’s biggest flea market

December 3, 2017

Tongeren, Belgium’s oldest town founded in the first century AD, is also home to a vast and fascinating flea market. Perfect for a weekend treasure hunt I wake on Sunday morning in Tongeren like a kid on Christmas morning, wondering what goodies are waiting for me. This is the oldest town in Belgium, just 90 […]

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