Carols and cocktails

December 18th, 2014|ARCHITECTURE, BARCELONA, BERLIN, CHRISTMAS, CONCERTS & MOVIE, LONDON, MOSCOW, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING, TOKYO|

Following our recent posts on Christmas markets and ice rinks, we have selected five wintry and festive things to do from the 11 Winter 2014 city guides. The guides cover December, January and February and are completely free to download. London - Claridge’s Bar It’s Christmas Eve. You’re ready for a treat. Consider a visit [...]

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Get your skates on

December 16th, 2014|BARCELONA, CHRISTMAS, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YEAR, PARIS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, SPORTING ACTIVITIES|

In keeping with the festive theme and due to great feedback on the top five Christmas Markets feature, we decided to get our skates on (sorry - had to) and bring you six of the best ice rinks this season from the 11 city guides. May you nail your back-to-back triple jumps before winter is [...]

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Love hotels

November 13th, 2014|BARCELONA, HOTELS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Who said romance was dead? Quite possibly people using Divorce Hotel. It’s a new concept where parting couples can make a weekend of it and check in to a hotel married and check out divorced. I guess there could be worse places to do it than the W hotel in Barcelona, which is one of [...]

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No rain in Spain

October 20th, 2014|BARCELONA, SEASONAL CITIES, SHOPPING|

While the UK awaits the arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo and a lot of stormy weather, the forecast is saying that it is going to be 24C and partly sunny this weekend in Barcelona. These are good conditions for exploring the city’s most famous market, La Boqueria. Our Barcelona writer, Tara Stevens, picked it as one of [...]

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Fancy a new Room Mate?

October 6th, 2014|BARCELONA, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, SEASONAL CITIES|

Unlike London, it’s going to be 20C and pleasant in Istanbul today. I have written about Room Mate hotels in Madrid and like what they do (design hotels at budget prices). I also really like Tristan Rutherford’s review on their new opening in our autumn guide to the city (completely free for October and November, along [...]

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