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Where to stay in Malta
Hotels Where to stay in Malta

The coastal capital has always been one of Europe’s most beautiful walled cities, full of interesting winding streets and Baroque mansions, yet Mdina, further north, is even more fairytale, with its high bastions and moat. 

The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom
Things to do The 31 best things to do in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom – made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - is a varied, fascinating country. You’ll find different dialects, celtic languages and unique communities, traditions, myths and legends. 

The 12 best things to do in Scotland
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Scotland

Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna. 

The 13 best things to do in Reading
Things to do The 13 best things to do in Reading

At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall. 

11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester
Restaurants 11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester

Manchester might be well-established as a haven of nightlife, from its rich musical heritage to its modern clubbing meccas. But if you want to head out for an altogether more civilised excursion, then it’s also got heaps of places, from the cute to the cash-splashing, to treat yourself to the ultimate in decadent eating: high tea. 

The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford
Museums The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford

If the city of Oxford is known for anything, it’s providing an education that’s second to none. But you don’t need three years and a student loan to leave Oxford feeling like you’ve learned a thing or two.

The 11 best things to do in Newcastle
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Newcastle

If you're travelling from further afield, Newcastle might not be top of your list as a city to visit. But those in the know are already familiar with the idea of Newcastle as one of Britain's best cities. 

The 21 best bars in Manchester
Bars and pubs The 21 best bars in Manchester

From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, this city has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy. 

11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool
Restaurants 11 tip top places for afternoon tea in Liverpool

Then Liverpool's got more picture perfect afternoon tea venues than you can shake a mop-top haircut at. So if you love them (yeah, yeah, yeah), then here's 11 spots guaranteed to send you all in a spin.

The 9 best museums in Liverpool
Things to do The 9 best museums in Liverpool

Well-known and long-respected for its thriving independent arts and music scene, Liverpool has more recently expanded its museums offer. 

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Restaurants in Europe

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The 23 best restaurants in Brighton
Restaurants The 23 best restaurants in Brighton

Fine-dining establishments wrestle each other for space here, but you can still find plenty of less expensive and more relaxed places to dine. 

The 14 best restaurants in Southend
Restaurants The 14 best restaurants in Southend

Like Margate, Southend is attracting a wave of young families and creative types – and an ascendant food scene reflects this fresh demographic. 

The 11 best restaurants in Budapest
Restaurants The 11 best restaurants in Budapest

Budapest’s food scene is a tasty metaphor for the city itself; hearty, haphazard and sprinkled with plenty of surprises. Spiced sausages (kolbasz) and seared duck-breast (kacsamell) are key features on the city’s food scene, which is comprised of wallet-friendly Michelin-starred restaurants, open-air eateries and cosy cafés. 

The 21 best restaurants in Germany
Restaurants The 21 best restaurants in Germany

Beer, wurst, and lots of both – when people think of Germany’s cuisine, that’s often what comes to mind. But there is so much more to discover: German cuisine has always been very diverse and influenced by both, neighbouring countries as well as migrants settling in the country. 

The 13 best restaurants in Copenhagen
Restaurants The 13 best restaurants in Copenhagen

On any given visit you'll be sure to find a huge variety of quality bars, swanky restaurants and bistros, as well as innovative food markets, delis and bakeries. 

The 11 best restaurants in Nice
Restaurants The 11 best restaurants in Nice

Sure, this French city’s most famous for the age-old Niçoise salad and pan bagnats (basically a Niçoise salad in a bread roll) but young chefs are giving Nice’s local restaurant scene a gastronomic kick in a creative direction. 

The 100 best restaurants in London
Restaurants The 100 best restaurants in London

From seasoned stalwarts never falling out of fashion to tasty newcomers doing bold new things in the kitchen.

The 100 best restaurants in Paris
Restaurants The 100 best restaurants in Paris

Salivate over the best restaurants in Paris, from the long-reigning kings of the foodie scene, to the sparky newbies.

The 50 best restaurants in Barcelona
Restaurants The 50 best restaurants in Barcelona

Our pick of the 50 best restaurants in Barcelona to sample the tastiest dishes from the city's creative chefs.

The 10 best Lisbon restaurants
Restaurants The 10 best Lisbon restaurants

Take a look at our list of the best Lisbon restaurants, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars.

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The 10 best hotels in Sorrento
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Sorrento

Whether you’re after a splash of luxury or a touch of tradition, you’ll find it at one of the best hotels in Sorrento.

The 10 best hotels in Sardinia
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Sardinia

As with lots of European islands, Sardinia offers a beguiling range of holidays and itineraries. There are plenty of accommodation options on the island too.

The 11 best hotels in Santorini
Hotels The 11 best hotels in Santorini

We’ve searched Santorini for secluded hideaways, laidback villas and luxury boltholes with views that will blow your mind and allow you to unplug far from the madding crowd.

The 10 best hotels in Rhodes
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Rhodes

We’ve combed Rhodes to bring you a carefully edited selection of hotels, from boutique bolt-holes in the shadow of Lindos’ acropolis to seriously stylish sea-facing spa resorts.

The 11 best hotels in Mykonos
Hotels The 11 best hotels in Mykonos

Mykonos is often dubbed the ‘Greek Ibiza’ because of its chilled-out vibe and party-loving soul, but, frankly, why would you want to imagine yourself anywhere else?

The 10 best hotels in Malta
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Malta

Boutique hotels have been popping up around Valletta at an ever-increasing rate over the past few years, as dilapidated palazzos are one by one restored to their Baroque glory.

The 13 best hotels in Madeira
Hotels The 13 best hotels in Madeira

Madeira’s hotel scene reflects the many facets of the island, from sleek contemporary ocean-facing beauties to old-school old town spots set in, yep, old schools.

The 10 best hotels in Krakow
Hotels The 10 best hotels in Krakow

Much like the city itself, Krakow’s accommodation shows off an absorbing history and culture, with hotels and guesthouses set in alluring and sometimes unexpected places.

The 10 best hotels in France
Hotels The 10 best hotels in France

France offers its guests a dizzying range of accommodation – everything from Alpine lodges and seaside hideaways to chic city hotels and countryside chateaux.

The 13 best hotels in Europe
Hotels The 13 best hotels in Europe

How do you even begin to pick the top hotels in Europe? Impossible, right? But we love a challenge...

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