The Secret to Spending 24 Hours in Buzzing, Bohemian Porto

With its charmingly ramshackle medieval centre, buzzing nightlife and heavenly food and wine, this Iberian hotspot boasts everything you’d hope to find on a city break. Throw in the surf-friendly beaches and welcoming locals, plus the fact it’s an eminently walkable city, and it’s easy to see why travellers from 174 countries voted Porto as… Read more

On the clock: How to Do Rome in 3 Hours or Less

Once the powerful centre of an ancient empire, Rome has plenty of historical monuments and over 900 churches for visitors to explore. The Eternal City – a nickname given to this bustling capital over 2000 years ago – is equally world-renowned for the quality of its food and wines, which are best tasted al fresco… Read more

Discover Unspoilt Brittany’s Quaint Towns and Hearty Cuisine

If you’re hoping for more than the typical French city break, look to the north and spend a wild weekend exploring Brittany’s rugged coastline. Close to Jersey and Guernsey, the outcrop near Brest projects proudly into the English Channel, while the Bay of Biscay provides endless fresh seafood to quaint coastal towns and villages. We’ve… Read more

How to Experience the Best of Birmingham in 3 Hours or Less

Thanks to its prosperous era as a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham has flourished into the rich, diverse and exciting city it is today. Impressive 18th-century architecture and converted warehouse spaces now hold a variety of vibrant bars and restaurants, while many people come to this commercial hub from miles around for a day of shopping…. Read more

The Most Intriguing Bistros and Bars in Off-Beat Bordeaux

Bordeaux locals have a petit penchant for the avant-garde, with many of the city’s hottest nightspots embracing a downright kooky vibe. Here’s our pick of three of Bordeaux’s quirkiest after-hours watering holes. CanCan Coquetels & Flonflons Heavily influenced by prohibition-era America, CanCan Coquetels & Flonflons is as clandestine as it is cool. You know you’re about to exit the norm… Read more