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Wake up a princess in one of the world's most beautiful palaces

Want to feel like a princess for a day? Stay in one of the world's palaces that have been transformed into lavish hotels. With the finest of furnishings, the most beautiful of interiors and breathtaking...

Luxury hotels owned by the stars

Andy Murray bought the former Cromlix House Hotel near his home town of Dunblane in Scotland for £2million earlier this year. Now that the Scottish tennis star has won Wimbledon, ending Britain's...

Where to find the tennis stars during Wimbledon

When the last serve has been drawn and game, set and match has been called for the day at Wimbledon, the spectators – as well as the tennis stars themselves – head out for a drink and a...

Visit Paris: Things to do in the City of Light

Click on photo for full gallery of things to do in Paris Affectionately known as the City of Lights, Paris attracts some of the world's biggest stars. The French capital is the go-to holiday destination...

Dubai: holiday like a star in the lap of luxury

Dubai is currently one of the top destinations for celebrities looking for a luxury getaway this spring. Victoria and David Beckham, Coleen Rooney, Rita Ora and TOWIE's Joey Essex and Sam Faiers...

The top ten European music festivals of 2013

It's the time of the year Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe have been waiting for. Sporting their best sunnies, Hunter willies and vibrant macs, the celebrity glitterati will be experiencing the...

Find the perfect city break straight from Cannes' hottest films

Cannes Film Festival is in full swing with the most glamorous and famous faces of the film world gathered in the French Riviera. With the 66th Film Festival comes the promise of romance, drama,...

The coolest celebrity hotspots in Cannes

Tinseltown's brightest stars have arrived in Cannes for the 66th Film Festival to the flutter of flashbulbs ahead of the ten-day movie extravaganza. And what better flick to kick start the whirl...

From Istanbul with love: exploring Bond's favourite film set

The opening scene of Skyfall, Daniel Craig's latest Bond film, was a riot of colour, noise and energy. Bond played his part in that, but so did Istanbul, where some of the action in Skyfall unfolded. Daniel...

Hotels by the world's top fashion designers

Geogio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Philip Treacy, Missoni, Moschino... they're all fabulous fashion designers known all over the world for their creative flair and breathtaking catwalk showcases. And they...

Easter holidays: our top pick of perfect escapes

If you're counting down the days to the Easter holidays, you're not the only one. The end of March is the perfect time to take a cheeky break, and there are plenty of last-minute deals and cheap holidays...

Eight hotels that have starred on the silver screen

Hollywood's elite gathered in Los Angeles on 24 February to present the Oscars for the 85th Academy Awards. With the winners still celebrating their achievements, we take a look at some of the luxury hotels...

Hidden treasures: St Valentine's romantic escapes

A quiet canal ride winding down the medieval town of Bruges, hot air balloon rides across picturesque Andalusia and feasts of rustic food in northern Italy's Turin – these dream destinations...

Winter wonderland in the city: Cosmopolitan sights transformed

Heavy snowfall has blanketed all of Britain and beyond over the past few days. Hushed into stillness, the backdrop of rain has subsided, leaving a white winter wonderland in the world's brightest...

The Shard: London's skyscraping innovation and jaw-dropping city views

The Shard is the latest addition to London's skyline and stands at a gravity-defying height of 1,016ft (310m) as the tallest building in Western Europe. No doubt the impressive tower will soon be a dynamic...

Twelve months, 12 cities: Discover the best travel destinations for 2013

Where to go next? We hear you ask. Each city, country and continent holds its own individual attributes and attractions, making the travel options endless – from Europe to the US, Russia to...

Banish those post-festive blues with perfect January travel

January just got better. The beginning of the year has become one of the perfect times to travel, not only for the inevitable prospect of sunshine or adventure, but to render the month that...



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