Istanbul among world’s top destinations

June 5th, 2015|ARCHITECTURE, BARS & CLUBS, CONCERTS & MOVIE, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, SEASONAL CITIES, SITES|

Great feature in the Times yesterday on the world’s top destinations in terms of visitor numbers, taken from the MasterCard Global Destinations Index. London leads with 18.82m (up 6%), Paris is third with 16.06m and New York is sixth with 12.27m. But the big change is Istanbul, currently fifth with a very impressive 12.56m and [...]

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Spring 2015 guides now live

March 6th, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, BERLIN, CAFES, GALLERIES & MUSEUMS, HOTELS, INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, MOTHERS DAY, NEW YORK, PARIS, PARKS & GARDENS, RESTAURANTS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, ST PATRICKS DAY, SYDNEY, TOKYO|

With the weather in the UK turning blissfully mild and sunny, this is just a reminder that the brand new Spring 2015 guides are now live and starting to inspire and inform travellers around the world this season. From your very own access code to get into the new and exclusive members-only One Ocean Club [...]

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Goodnight Racine

February 24th, 2015|BARCELONA, ISTANBUL, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Today we want to say a fond farewell to Racine in London and good luck to chefs’ chef Henry Harris, who closed the restaurant in January. It was one of our top five restaurants in our inaugural Autumn 2014 guide for London and we wish Henry all the very best for whatever he does next. [...]

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It’s nearly the weekend

February 20th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, BERLIN, ISTANBUL, PARIS, SEASONAL CITIES, SHANGHAI, SYDNEY|

Another week of work is done. Two blissful days off stretch ahead of you, brimming with possibilities. And right now you feel like a well-deserved drink. Cue five of our favourite bars from the winter guides (including one wildcard from a summery Sydney). So whether you want something carefully poured from a tap or finished [...]

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Hidden attractions

February 13th, 2015|BARS & CLUBS, GALLERIES & MUSEUMS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES, TOKYO|

Finding the less obvious can be more rewarding, so as the weekend looms we bring you our top five hidden attractions in London, Paris, Istanbul, New York and Tokyo from the winter guides. From a tucked away museum to a restaurant among the trees, we think you'll love tracking them down. LONDON - Leighton House [...]

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A cultural February

February 11th, 2015|BARCELONA, ISTANBUL, MOSCOW, PARIS, ROME, SEASONAL CITIES|

We are about to launch our brand new Spring 2015 guides to 11 of the best cities around the world. In the meantime there is still plenty of life in the free winter guides (covering until the end of February), including these top five cultural events In Barcelona, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris and Rome. So if [...]

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National Weather Person’s Day

February 5th, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, NEW YORK, PARIS, SEASONAL CITIES, SYDNEY|

It’s National Weather Person’s Day today, which is mainly celebrated in the US. But here at Seasonal Heights in London we think that this is a great thing. One of the key features of the Seasonal Cities app is the weather page for each city, which selects venues from the guide according to the realtime [...]

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Valentine’s Day sorted – part one

January 22nd, 2015|BARCELONA, BARS & CLUBS, HOTELS, ISTANBUL, LONDON, MOSCOW, NEW YORK, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

Valentine’s Day can be make-or-break stuff. Book yourselves into the wrong kind of hotel on 14 February and you could end up in the doghouse. Reserve a restaurant table next to the loos and the whiff of suspicion that you were disorganised will taint your candlelit tryst. Here in the first of a romantic two-parter, [...]

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Silver linings

November 24th, 2014|ISTANBUL, RESTAURANTS, SEASONAL CITIES|

As the weather cools in Istanbul, it’s reviews like this one from writer Tristan Rutherford that remind you that every cloud has a silver lining. Brand new restaurant Nopa has the sort of roof just made for a long, lazy lunch or supper while the rain drums overhead. It’s one of the top five restaurants [...]

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Jog your memories

October 22nd, 2014|ISTANBUL, SEASONAL CITIES, SPORTING ACTIVITIES|

It’s just under a month until the Istanbul Marathon. This unique sightseeing jogging tour is just one of the innovative ways to see the city from Tristan Rutherford’s excellent Autumn 2014 guide. Maraton Turk jogging tour Get your running shoes on for Istanbul's – and possibly the world's – only cross-continental jogging tour. The three-to-four-hour [...]

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