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The 20 best luxury hotels in Australia right now

The 20 best luxury hotels in Australia right now

Looking to live it up on your next Aussie getaway? We’ve got you covered. Our country is practically swimming in great hotels, from new boutique stays with heated infinity pools to revamped classics boasting five-star rooftop bars. Whether you’re a local looking for a gram-worthy staycation or a tourist eager to be in the heart of the action, here are our picks of Australia’s top hotels. RECOMMENDED: Australia’s most incredible resorts and lodges for your next getaway.

Things to do in Melbourne this weekend (Jun 14-Jun 16)

Things to do in Melbourne this weekend (Jun 14-Jun 16)

There's always something happening in this fair city of ours, so don't let the week pass you by without popping a few fun events into your social calendar. To help you plan, we've rounded up all the best activities happening this week, so all you have to do is scroll, pick and embark on your adventure. Some of the best things to do in Melbourne this weekend include Rising festival – the massive, innovative arts festival is in its final days, so don't miss out. Check out our guide to the best of the fest here. In the theatre world, a thrilling, new production of fearsome play The Woman in Black will open, and beloved Beauty and the Beast musical has also just kicked off its run. The beloved illuminated event Lightscape returns to Melbourne this week, as well as a brand new light experience featuring First Nations storytelling called Gumbuya Dreaming. Plus, the NGV's much-anticipated, major winter exhibition Pharaoh opens this weekend. When in doubt, you can always rely on our catch-all lists of Melbourne's best bars, restaurants, museums, parks and galleries, or consult our bucket list of 101 things to do in Melbourne before you die.   Looking for more ways to fill up your calendar? Plan a trip around our beautiful state with our handy travel guides.

The 10 must-see attractions in Madrid

The 10 must-see attractions in Madrid

With all the brilliant things you can see and do in Madrid, it can be tough trying to plan your itinerary, so we're here to help you narrow down your quest. Want to ooh and ahh over palaces both grand and humble? Appreciate great art in the city's best museums and galleries? Spend some time strolling around outdoors and relaxing in parks? We've got you covered. So, whether you live in the Spanish capital or are visiting for a few days, you simply have to visit these 10 must-see attractions in Madrid. Vamos! RECOMMENDED: See our full guide to the best things to do in Madrid This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 11 coolest places to park your campervan in the UK

The 11 coolest places to park your campervan in the UK

  Whether you’re imagining trekking legendary highways and gorgeous coastal routes or working your way between blissful nature reserves and bustling cities, we all have an ideal campervan getaway. However, each and every one of us hoping for a roving staycation needs one thing: some solid campervan parks.  Thankfully, the UK is as well suited as anywhere when it comes to cracking campervan holidays. Not only has it got vast nature reserves, picturesque seaside towns and lovely villages to unearth, it’s also kitted out with countless excellent places to park up your camper. From invigorating wildlife-filled hideaways to places renowned for their community spirit, here are the best campervan parks and campervan-friendly campsites in the UK. RECOMMENDED:🏕️The best campsites in the UK🍃The best road trips in the UK🏞️The most beautiful national parks in the UK🏊The best best wild swimming spots in the UK

Your ultimate guide to riding Hong Kong minibuses

Your ultimate guide to riding Hong Kong minibuses

Us Hongkongers have a lot to be proud of, but even among the many stellar facets of our city, our public transportation system is pretty top-notch. From our historic ferries and trams to the famously efficient MTR underground rail network, our public transport is what makes it so easy for people to travel anywhere in the city. But among this fleet of vehicles is an outlier that requires a bit of a learning curve. Enter the minibus: a colour-coded, speed limit-defying little vehicle that is just quintessentially Hong Kong. Here’s everything you need to know about riding Hong Kong minibuses like a pro. RECOMMENDED: Digital payment platform finally approved for Hong Kong taxisMovie tickets will go on sale for just $30 on Cinema DayTesla’s Cybertruck makes its debut in Hong Kong

The 5 interesting things you may not know about Sheung Wan

The 5 interesting things you may not know about Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan has been ranked as the top coolest neighbourhood in Asia, coming in fifth in the list of 40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world – and we couldn’t be more chuffed. It is also home to Hollywood Road, which has been named the second coolest street in the world. This historic area is famed for its scores of hip cafes, art galleries, and top-notch eateries that are worlds away from the identical brands and chain stores you may see elsewhere. You may already know the best things to see, do, eat, and drink in Sheung Wan, but do you also know these interesting facts? RECOMMENDED: ❓10 Things every Hongkonger will have Googled 📚12 Books set in Hong Kong that you should read👀Unusual places and unconventional buildings in Hong Kong

6 Accessible city hikes on Hong Kong Island

6 Accessible city hikes on Hong Kong Island

Autumn is here and the weather is now infinitely more suitable for traipsing around outdoors than during our sultry summers, but the idea of commuting all the way to somewhere rural for a hike – not to mention the journey back home – can be off-putting. If you’re anything like us and often find it hard to even crawl out of bed on the weekends, we’ve got just what you need. Here’s a list of accessible city hikes scattered around the hilly side of Hong Kong Island. RECOMMENDED: Want to check off some of Hong Kong’s must-hikes, we’ve outlined our favourites with tips and directions to help you on your way.

The 25 best things to do in Brighton right now

The 25 best things to do in Brighton right now

We might be biased, but Brighton is a day-trip destination like no other. It has the perfect mix of an old-school, nostalgia pier (yep, there’s an arcade), and vibrant, winding shopping streets, full of seriously trendy veggie and vegan cafés and long-standing markets for thrifting, so there’s plenty to explore, whether the sun is out or not.  Oh, and there’s the beach. And don’t mind the pebbles – the seafront is lined with ice-cream shops, bustling beach bars, and now the long-awaited Sea Lanes (opened in June 2023), you can spend whole days here sipping tinnies and tucking into fish and chips. Just beware of the seagulls. From feminist bookshops to indie galleries, cultural attractions to stunning walks, here are the best things to do in Brighton right now.  RECOMMENDED:🍝The best restaurants in Brighton☕The best coffee shops in Brighton🐟The best places for fish and chips in Brighton🍺The best pubs in Brighton This guide was recently updated by Liv Kelly, a writer from Brighton. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

Verano en Madrid: campamentos para aprender jugando

Verano en Madrid: campamentos para aprender jugando

Con varios meses por delante y mucho tiempo libre, uno de los planes más populares para los más pequeños de la casa son los los campamentos de verano. En estos lugares, los niños pueden aprender todo tipo de cosas a través de actividades lúdicas, además de ampliar su circulo de amistades, vivir todo tipo de experiencias nuevas y dar rienda suelta a sus inquietudes, su imaginación y su creatividad. Desde aprender a tocar un instrumento hasta rodar un corto o mejorar su inglés, no os perdáis nuestra selección de campamentos donde los más jovenes podrán disfrutar de todo tipo de actividades. RECOMENDADO: Planes con niños en Madrid: ideas y actividades para la familia.

The 14 best places to visit in Italy

The 14 best places to visit in Italy

Most of us would probably agree that it doesn’t get much better than Italy, and despite what they say, it can never truly be done – there’s just too much of it to see. From far in the north to all the way down south, Italy is dotted with everything from iconic cities, lovely little villages, fantastic coasts, islands and completely lip-smacking food.  And there’s no one kind of Italian holiday, either. From gandering under the cherry blossom of Rome in the spring and basking in the sun on the Amalfi coast in the summer, to visiting a wine-producing village in the autumn or grabbing your skis in the winter, it’s a proper year-round destination. So, here are the best places to visit in Italy right now. Safe travels, and buone vacanze! Recommended:🏖️The best beaches in Italy🏝️The best islands in Italy🏫The best small towns and villages in Italy☀️The best things to do in Italy

The top art exhibitions and displays to check out in Hong Kong

The top art exhibitions and displays to check out in Hong Kong

Whether it’s street photography spots or world-class art galleries, Hong Kong is a city that’s bursting with creativity – thanks to the incredible art scene filled with local and international talents. To narrow things down and help you be well on your way to true culture vulture status (and level up your Insta-feed along the way), here are some of the best ongoing and upcoming art shows to visit around town. RECOMMENDED: Discover Hong Kong’s coolest hidden art spaces or pay a visit to the city’s top museums.

The 15 best hotels in Melbourne from pocket saving gems to luxury stays

The 15 best hotels in Melbourne from pocket saving gems to luxury stays

If you've ever Googled 'the best hotels in Melbourne', you've probably been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of suggestions; doesn't everyone consider themselves to be the best? As a popular tourist destination with plenty of things to do, it only makes sense that our city is home to hundreds of hotels encompassing heaps of different styles, costs, and amenities.  After a luxury hotel bursting with five-star amenities, a stylish budget hotel or a quirky boutique hotel? We've done all the hard work for you, so sit back, relax, and pick one of these best hotels in Melbourne to visit. It'll be a hard choice.  Updated for February 2024: We always like to bring our A-game when it comes to finding the perfect place to suit your travel needs, so we added some new faces – or should we say hotels – to this list, both of which are in Melbourne's centre and have stunning pools, heaps of modern flair and a decent bar. Tick, tick, tick.  RECOMMENDED:The best spa hotels in Melbourne Our favourite glamping sites in Victoria Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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Picasso for Asia: A Conversation

Picasso for Asia: A Conversation

Visit this special exhibition at M+ to see more than 60 masterpieces by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso spanning from the late 1890s to the early 1970s. Co-curated with the Musée national Picasso-Paris (MnPP), which holds the largest repository of Picasso’s work in the world, this is the first time that pieces from the MnPP are being shown together with works from an Asian museum collection. By placing Picasso’s work in dialogue with Asian contemporary art – approximately 80 works by more than 20 Asian and Asian-diasporic artists – the master’s enduring influence on art to this day is highlighted. This exhibition will only be in town next spring, so check out for details and ticketing information.

A Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe

A Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe

The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery at the City University of Hong Kong is showcasing an exhibition on the 2,000-year history of silk. Around 150 exhibits have been gathered to tell the story of silk, from its emergence in ancient China all the way to its current evolution. Undoubtedly the most stunning part of this exhibition is the collection of Chinese imperial robes from the Tang to the Qing dynasties, highlighting changes to the artistic and creative styles of these beautiful silk garments. Entry is free, but prior registration is required.

Art Survivors by Mak2

Art Survivors by Mak2

Hong Kong-based artist Mak2 decompresses following the manic rush and admittedly capitalistic agenda of Arts Month with her self-deprecating installation. She has created a first-person zombie shooting game that takes place in an imaginary art fair, as well as works on canvas titled Home From Home. In a way, this is Mak2’s critique of the art world’s annual fair system as well as a message of congratulations for those who have literally survived another art fair circuit. You may find it difficult while trying to kill the hordes of living dead, but try to spot the artist’s own AI-generated artworks in the virtual fair.

Chicago

Chicago

4 out of 5 stars

From the iconic initial beats of “Pop, Six, Squish…” to the flash and flummox of lines like “Give 'em the old razzle dazzle” – the sassy, sleazy charm of Chicago is undeniable. Kander and Ebb’s 1975 mega-hit is one of those shows that has become part of the fabric of our collective culture, a timeless call-back for anyone who has ever struck a pose on a rickety chair while wearing an imaginary bowler hat, or day-dreamed a (strictly imaginary) bloody revenge fantasy, and all that jazz.  Australia’s latest tour of this jazz-era spectacle of seductive murderesses, greed, corruption and the fickle nature of tabloid infamy struts into Sydney’s lush Capitol Theatre after doing time in Perth and Melbourne. Under the direction of Karen Johnson Mortimer, this staging of Walter Bobbie’s six-time Tony-Award-winning, stripped-back 1996 Broadway revival (the second-longest running show on Broadway) comes a mere six years after it toured Down Under in 2019. Producers Crossroads Live presumably made a safe bet that this show is a surefire seat-filler (and they’d be right). Or, as one pinstripe-wearing Billy Flynn might say: “Give ‘em an act with lots of flash in it, and the reaction will be passionate…” But with the memory of Casey Donovan’s brilliant performance as Matron Mama Morton and Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s delightfully deranged Roxie Hart being so fresh for Aussie theatregoers, many die-hard musical theatre fans are understandably hesitant to splash out on a ticket this time around

Mami’s Casa Latina

Mami’s Casa Latina

5 out of 5 stars

I see the colour first. Bright, cobalt-blue and beautiful, Bondi Road’s Mexican cantina is painted the exact same shade as Frida Kahlo’s former home in Mexico City. The same home (which is now a museum) that I stayed a few blocks from in 2019. You can’t miss it. And after eating here, one thing’s for certain – you sure as hell won’t want to. Named after the Spanish word for “mummy”, Mami’s was opened in late 2023 by Mexican-born owners Erendira and Juan Perez, who wanted to create a home-style eatery where families and friends could pop in for an affordable and yum feed. Inside is indeed homey and low-key – much of the furniture has been upcycled from things the couple found on the side of the road – but it feels cosy and welcoming. There are a handful of communal wooden tables with stools, with more seating down the back, and upbeat Mexican tunes play over the speakers. A tiled mirror, traditional ornaments and paintings of Kahlo add colour, and on one wall there are more than a dozen old photos of mums and grandmothers. It’s a fitting nod to the people in our lives who first show many of us what good food – and love – really is. Talk about good food. Mami’s is an all-day eatery, so there’s a brunch offering – chilaquiles made with tortillas topped with salsa, beans and a fried egg, scrambled eggs with pico de gallo and guac and enfrijoladas with beans and cheese – on the menu. But we’ve just walked from Coogee, and it’s lunchtime, so we’re ready to dive into the full spread

Attenzione Food & Wine

Attenzione Food & Wine

What do you get when you combine four mates who have worked at some of Sydney’s hottest restaurants, a cracking home in Redfern (the former palace of The Sunshine Inn, which closes this month, RIP), and feel-good Euro vibes? You get Attenzione Food & Wine, that’s what. The fun and breezy diner is slated to open its doors this July, bringing yum plates and top-notch vino to Redfern Street. Safe to say it’s got our attention. Attenzione Food & Wine is headed up by childhood friends and former workmates Felix Colman (part-owner and operator of Ragazzi and Fabbrica), Toby Davis (ex-Yellow restaurant manager), Toby Stansfield (ex-Lola’s, The Old Fitz, and Fabbrica), and Dexter Kim (freelance photographer and videographer, ex-Buffet Digital). The team says you can expect to find an approachable and upbeat restaurant with lots of personality, with a focus on simple food, done really well. Oh, and great vino, of course. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Attenzione! Food & Wine (@attenzione_syd) Colman said: “Attenzione is the culmination of many years of friendship and experience combined with our very genuine love for great food, wine, and all-around great hospitality. We know what makes a restaurant experience memorable, and we know what makes you want to return.” The Mediterranean menu will feature lots of share plates and things to snack on, like gnocco fritto with beef, ‘vitello tonnato’ and bowls of delicious pasta. As for the vino list, w

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Museo Arqueológico Nacional

El Museo Arqueológico Nacional es uno de los más antiguos de Madrid, data del año 1867. Comparte sede con la Biblioteca Nacional y el Museo del Libro, y en él podrás avanzar por la evolución de las diferentes culturas de la Humanidad, desde la Prehistoria hasta el siglo XV. La colección de objetos incluye hallazgos de la península Ibérica y de las culturas celta, griega, egipcia, púnica, romana, paleocristiana, visigoda y musulmanas. La gran mayoría de piezas proviene de las excavaciones llevadas a cabo en España, lo que demuestra la extraordinaria continuidad y la diversidad de los asentamientos humanos en la Península. Algunas de las reliquias más interesantes son de los alrededores de Madrid, como los tazones de cerámica en forma de campana del Neolítico, con 4.000 años de edad. La Dama de Elche, el intrincado busto de piedra de una sacerdotisa ibérica, datado en el 500 aC, es una de sus posesiones más famosas. Y entre las más populares para los niños, los colmillos de un mamut, todavía conectados a su cráneo, y la reproducción de las famosas pinturas rupestres de Altamira en Cantabria. El periodo visigodo y musulmán en España está representado con maravillosas cerámicas y obras de orfebrería de Al-Ándalus, y también lo están la Edad Media y épocas posteriores. ¿Cuánto se tarda en ver el Museo Arqueológico Nacional? Una visita al MAN puede llegar a durar entre 3 y 4 horas. Ofrecen visitas guiadas de la mano de voluntarios culturales para alumnos de primaria, ESO y Bachille

Museo Arqueológico Regional

Museo Arqueológico Regional

Lo que era un convento aloja desde hace quince años al Museo Arqueológico Regional, un espacio dedicado a preservar y difundir la historia de los restos geológicos y arqueológicos de la Comunidad de Madrid, que van desde antes de que la Humanidad existiera (desde el Paleozoico, entre 580 y 250 millones de años para ser más exactos) hasta el presente de la arqueología en la región. Aquí hay objetos que te llevan a disfrutar de escenarios de la historia madrileña, objetos que te hacen imaginar cómo evolucionamos y cómo ha sido la vida en cada etapa histórica: antes de la Humanidad, los primeros pobladores, las primeras sociedades productoras, la realidad hispanorromana, el Madrid medieval, Madrid y la Corte, un Jardín de antigüedades y el presente de la arqueología madrileña son los recorridos que harán las delicias de aquellos con alma de arqueólogos, amantes de la historia y niños exploradores que deseen ser 'arqueólogos por un día'. ¿Cuánto se tarda en ver el Museo Arqueológico Regional? De media, el museo se puede ver en dos o tres horas. Además, el museo ofrece visitas guiadas gratuitas para grupos de hasta 30 personas. Tienen lugar de martes a viernes, a las 11 y a las 12.15 h. Los sábados están disponibles a las 11.30, 13, 16 y 17.30 h; y los domingos y festivos, a las 11.30 y las 13 h. En agosto no están disponibles. Para participar en ellas, basta con solicitarlo, tanto si se trata de un grupo escolar, de un grupo constituido o de visitantes que van por libre y quieren

Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII

Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII

Madrid cuenta con dos jardines botánicos reales, el que se encuentra en el Paseo del Prado y este, el Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, situado en el campus de la Universidad Complutense. En el proyecto original de la Ciudad Universitaria realizado en 1927 por encargo de Alfonso XIII ya se contemplaba la inclusión de un espacio para la investigación botánica, aunque el proyecto actual fue dirigido por Fernando Gil-Albert e inaugurado en el año 2001.  El recinto alberga más de 1.000 especies vegetales divididas en flora regional, bosque de ribera, un pinar, una colección de coníferas y un huerto, además de láminas de agua con plantas acuáticas y humedales. ¿Cuánto cuesta visitar el Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII? La visita es gratuita. Además, podréis disfrutar de visitas guiadas para grupos de entre 8 y 25 personas, de lunes a viernes de 9:30 a 13h. ¿Qué podemos encontrar en el Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII? En sus 50.000 m², podréis ver más de 80 especies botánicas, como arces reales, bignonias, hayas, cipreses, flores de las nieves o cerezos de racimos. Próximos eventos Las Noches del Botánico, el Manantial de los Sueños, talleres de fotografía, exposiciones… El Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII es de programar eventos y actividades culturales periódicamente. Por ello, te recomendamos que eches un vistazo a su página web para estar al tanto de lo que está en curso y de lo que pueda estar por venir, así como de toda la información relativa a horarios y precios de est

Aaron Kwok Iconic World Tour 2024

Aaron Kwok Iconic World Tour 2024

The arguably most handsome of Hong Kong’s Four Heavenly Kings is back on the Hong Kong Coliseum stage after being eight years away! Going by the setlist of his Amazing Kode world tour last year – and the fact that he literally named this tour Iconic – we might well be treated to some of Kwok’s most famous classic throwback dance numbers like I Love You Forever, Para Para Sakura, Generation Next, and more over 10 days. Kwok will also be presenting a brand-new song named Exit, which is an up-tempo dance track. Tickets are priced from $580 to $1,280, and as expected, priority booking allowances were sold out rapidly. So Kwok has now announced that there will be three extra shows added to his Iconic tour, with general ticket sales starting on June 13. Since the concerts have now been extended until August 27, see if you can try your hand at getting tickets!

Beanfeast

Beanfeast

There aren’t many festivals that can claim to descend from former monarchs, but this one certainly can. That’s because 251 years ago, when King George III was visiting Woolwich, he declared an annual holiday of beans and bacon which we know as Beanfeast – and it’s back for 2024. Expect talks and live appearances from some well-known foodie faces such as Evening Standard and MasterChef critic Jimi Famurewa and chef and cookbook author Tim Anderson, free activities and interactive stalls, music from DJ PRNCSS and of course, plenty of beans (plus other food options, too).

Yoga at London Zoo

Yoga at London Zoo

Stretching in a quiet studio with incense wafting and calming music humming getting a bit samey? Listen up – London Zoo has teamed up with Walthamstow-based studio East of Eden, and you’ve now got the chance to do some yoga next to the Humboldt penguins. Yes, you read that right. A smattering of dates have been scheduled for evenings across the summer, kicking off with the night before the Solstice on June 20. In a two-hour session, you’ll follow an hour-long Vinyasa flow followed by a talk and feed with the flippered little fellas. What better place could there be to get back in touch with nature?

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Taylor Swift Principality Stadium seating map: best seats and capacity for Cardiff Eras tour

Taylor Swift Principality Stadium seating map: best seats and capacity for Cardiff Eras tour

For Swifties across the UK, the wait is finally over. Taylor kicked off her British tour dates in Edinburgh last week, with Liverpool up next. This week, it’s Cardiff’s turn. Tay Tay will be gracing the Welsh capital’s whopping Principality Stadium for just one night next week (Tuesday June 18) and you can find out more with our guide to her Cardiff Eras Tour gig here. Planning on heading to the show? Below is everything you need to know about the stadium and seating map ahead of this stint of the Eras Tour.  Recommended:🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 The Eras Tour in Cardiff ultimate guide📍 How to get to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Cardiff⛔️ Full list of banned items and bag policy for Principality Stadium👑 The Eras Tour FULL UK GUIDE  What’s the Taylor Swift Principality Stadium seating plan? Below is a colour-coded stadium map published of the stadium by Ticketmaster, which you can view in more detail on the Ticketmaster website here. You can also explore your view by using A View From My Seat.  Image: Ticketmaster And here’s also some info from Cardiff Council on road closures and diversions you should probably know about.  Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour will be playing at Principality Stadium on June 18.There will be a full city centre road closure around the stadium from 12 noon until midnight but Cowbridge Road East, Castle Street & Duke Street will remain open until 3pm https://t.co/cTkoyMQ3fx pic.twitter.com/5mSc8vBjhe — Cardiff Council (@cardiffcouncil) June 13, 2024

Taylor Swift in Cardiff: Eras Tour timings, dates, setlist and everything you need to know

Taylor Swift in Cardiff: Eras Tour timings, dates, setlist and everything you need to know

This month, for one night and one night only, the Eras Tour is landing in Wales. After months and months of FOMO for us Brits, Taylor Swift has finally commenced the UK leg of her massive world tour. And her Cardiff show will be her first Welsh date in six years.  The Eras Tour is a mammoth, glittering 3-hour show that visits all of Taylor’s most loved songs from almost 20 years of her career. Of course, if you're reading this, you probably already know that.  So, if you’re heading to the Principality Stadium sporting stacks of friendship bracelets and a brand new dress, this is everything you need to know.  RECOMMENDED: 🏟️ Principality Stadium seating map: best seats and capacity for Cardiff Eras tour📍 How to get to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in Cardiff⛔️ Full list of banned items and bag policy for Principality Stadium👑 The Eras Tour FULL UK GUIDE  When is Taylor Swift’s Eras tour in Cardiff? Taylor will be gracing the Welsh capital with her presence on Tuesday, June 18.  What time will Taylor Swift come on stage? Heads up: while on her Europe shows Taylor came on stage at around 8pm, she appeared earlier at Edinburgh. She took to the stage between 7.15pm an 7.20pm.  Doors for the stadium will open at 4pm.  Are there any tickets left? Your only hope now is tickets being resold. It’s very risky business, though. AXS and Ticketmaster, the official Eras ticket sellers have strongly advised against buying secondhand tickets from unverified sources and warned that they may not

Hobart has been rated as the world’s most beautiful road trip destination

Hobart has been rated as the world’s most beautiful road trip destination

Flights are fast, ferries are fun, but nothing beats the nostalgic thrill of a good ol’ road trip. You can not only travel where you want, when you want, but can bring whatever you want along for the ride – be it more than seven kilos of luggage (gasp!), unlimited snacks, or even your four-legged friend.  In Australia, the humble four-wheeled adventure is a quintessential cultural practice, with our nation's abundance of gorgeously scenic drives, bizarre roadside curios and secret nature spots making any kind of long road trip more than the average drive. So, it’s a no brainer that an Australian city has topped a recent ranking of the world’s best destinations for a scenic drive. Photograph: Robert King Visuals | Bicheno, Tasmania To determine the rankings, worldwide car rental site, DiscoverCars.com collected more than 250,00 tourist reviews, rating destinations out of ten. Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, claimed the top spot with an impressive average rating of 9.25 from 1,189 reviews, climbing from 13th place in 2023. Flanked by the rugged peak of kunanyi / Mount Wellington and the glittering waters of the River Derwent, this region offers bounds of natural beauty just a drive away. Starting in Hobart, you can drive north through long lines of coast and leafy forests to the pristine waters and red rocks of the Bay of Fires. There are countless wineries and roadside oyster joints to stop at along the 280-kilometre route, with a refreshing swim at Wineglass Bay awaiting you at

These 40-year-old Sydney trains are getting major refurbs to extend their life

These 40-year-old Sydney trains are getting major refurbs to extend their life

It’s been four long decades that the Tangara trains have been transporting Sydneysiders around and, well, it kind of shows. They don’t even have the flippy seats that NSW is known for, and it’s way too easy to miss a stop when there’s no screen showing where you are. Statistically, they’re also the biggest contributor to the types of maintenance faults that delay your ride home. But instead of being pulled from the rails, the NSW Government has announced they're pumping $447 million into fixing up all 55 of these old-school trains, which form a whole quarter of Sydney's train fleet.  Some of the repairs will include updates to the doors, adding info screens and improved announcement systems, and converting seats near doors to flip up so there’s more room for commuters. The repairs are anticipated to keep the old trains on railway lines until 2036.  This funding is part of the government's longer term plan to manufacture a whole new fleet of trains right here in NSW. After the NSW Government imported trains from overseas with a whole heap of problems (so much so that they’re still sitting in storage), Premier Chris Minns has intentions to create thousands of jobs by making the trains on home turf.  “This is a modest investment now that will eventually unlock a huge boost to NSW jobs and industry well into the future,” he says.  Repairs to the Tangaras are set to begin early in 2025, and overall they'll take about three years. The new locally built Tangara trains are set to be

Festival de Almada: de Tchecov a Shakespeare, da dança à música

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Girls Aloud are playing a free, intimate gig in London next month

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Las plazas de Madrid se llenan de actividades deportivas gratuitas durante una noche

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Varios cráneos mexicanos gigantes decoran las calles de Fuenlabrada

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Here’s how Taylor Swift has updated her Eras tour setlist for Europe (so far)

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Una nueva exposición gratuita muestra cómo era Madrid en los años 60

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