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Oxford Street – two words that bring instant joy or instant dismay depending, most likely, on your tolerance levels for shopping. However, this Mecca to retail that takes you from Marble Arch (and with it access to Hyde Park) right down to Tottenham Court Road (via Bond Street and Oxford Circus), is like a central vein
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There are plenty of lively and good-value bars at and around the bottom of Passo Tonale’s slopes. But don’t expect anything too sophisticated or indeed as wild as in some other resorts. For further Passo Tonale inspiration, see our guides to the resort’s best accommodation and restaurants. La Baracca At the foot of the Vittoria chairlift,
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There aren’t many mountain restaurants on the slopes of Passo Tonale and its linked resort of Ponte di Legno. This means people who spend most of their time on the local Passo Tonale slopes in particular go back to the village for lunch, where there are plenty of bars that serve food and a few
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For decades Ischgl has been the premier Austrian destination for German visitors, but in recent years it has also acquired a strong following among Britons. This has largely come about not just because of the quality of its pistes, but also because of the music. Ischgl’s famous start- and end-of-season Top of the Mountain concerts have attracted
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Green space is a precious commodity on the London housing market and the same is true in hotel land. So, if you can find somewhere to stay that also has a garden then prepare to feel very smug indeed. What could be more civilised than sitting with a G&T in your own little urban oasis
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Who’d have thought that Essex would have so many desirable foodie hotspots that also serve up great accommodation? In fact, the county has been something of a pioneer in this respect – home to everything from a couple of trail-blazing gastropubs to a terrific local hotel group whose food offering is as classy as its
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Wengen is a charming village set on a shelf overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley. For a resort that is so famous for the annual Lauberhorn World Cup downhill race, which takes place every January, it is remarkably small. The focus is a short main street lined by shops and several large Victorian-style hotels.  There are surprisingly
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The area of Euston is most well known for the mainline rail station (it first opened in 1837 and now connects the capital to other major UK cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen) and its associated mad dashes to catch a train at the end of a well-lived trip to the capital
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What could be better than a room with a river view? The River Thames is one of the most famous rivers in the world and still very much the life-blood of the city. It winds through London, providing the backdrop for iconic landmarks like The London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge. Meanwhile The South
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A visit to London with the kids can be an exhausting affair but get the hotel right for quality downtime between sightseeing and you’re winning. First up, think where you plan to visit and try to choose a child-friendly hotel in the vicinity – your feet will thank you for it. Other essentials to consider include
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As the world capital of winter glitz, St Moritz has a vibrant restaurant scene, and the annual gourmet festival taking place every January is one indication of how seriously St Moritz takes its culinary reputation.  Grand hotel restaurants rub shoulders with contemporary lounges and traditional taverns in the different village sectors of Dorf, Bad and
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St Moritz’s après scene is muted compared to Swiss rivals like Zermatt or Verbier, but there are still huts on the mountain for lingering in over a final drink before descending to bars in the valley. The after dinner scene is sophisticated and, naturally given St Moritz’s reputation for upmarket glamour, expensive. With its high-class shopping on Via
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Aspen offers over 100 bars and restaurants mainly found around the blocks between the lifts and Main Street, while Snowmass village has a couple of pedestrian malls which house several eateries. Whether it’s wood-fired pizza, goat-meat taco, vegan snack or juicy steak, this resort can oblige, and hotel dining rooms provide high end options too.
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Downtown Aspen offers plenty to please party-people and has a long history of late-night revelry. There are also options on the slopes and at the base stations of the four areas for afternoon après. Snowmass is quieter than Aspen, but still has a few options.  As an alternative to partying, there’s also an art gallery
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Eliminate the stress of travelling just before a flight by staying in a hotel near Manchester airport. Chain hotels dominate the airport site itself but, if you choose wisely, you could start your holiday early and enjoy a swim or beauty treatment before take-off. Alternatively, there are charming boutique hideaways in leafy suburbs nearby, a
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With winter well underway and the nights drawing in, this is the perfect time to hunker down for a massage, cosy up on a lounger, or sip warm herbal tea as you read your book and gaze out at misty, burnt-orange countryside. So for a slice of self-care, here’s our pick of the best spa
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