Art & culture

  • 1 Last-minute Easter days out in the UK
    If you still haven't made any plans for Easter, you're not alone. We've trawled the events calendars across the country in search of the best ways to enjoy a wonderful day out this Easter weekend,...

  • 2 London's most fashionable hotel: Where stars like Nicole Scherzinger stayed during LFW
    Since opening its doors last year, ME by Meliá has already drawn the likes of models of the moment Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn as well as fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Former X Factor...

  • 3 Things for singles to do this Valentine's Day
    Being single on Valentine’s Day can be quite daunting, especially if it feels like everywhere is catering to couples for the night. HELLO! Online have found some of the quirkiest events and ideas...

  • 4 Oktoberfest 2013: the world's biggest beer festival in pictures
    Munich has opened its doors to the world's biggest beer festival once again, and Oktoberfest is now in full swing until 6 October.  With more than six million guests from around the world...

  • 5 Discovering Toronto
    Hollywood hit Toronto last week with more than 100 A-list stars, including Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, as well as Britain's own Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe,...

  • 6 Fiestas and festivals: What to do in Spain this summer
    From tomato-filled food fights and religious pilgrimages to witnessing some of the world's greatest musical artists at a festival on the coastline, Spain has plenty to offer for fiesta-hungry visitors...

  • 7 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...

  • 8 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...

  • 9 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...

  • 10 Tuscany: the homely haven that seduces the stars
    The famed Italian hospitality is prevalent in Tuscany, which is one of the best places to catch the good vibes of La Dolce Vita. The area, with its sprawling countryside full of Cypress trees, can only...

  • 11 When in Rome: What to do in the Eternal City
    Rome is one of the most romantic and oldest cities in the whole of Europe. In 2012 alone, it was the setting for two fairytale celebrity weddings, those of Cat Deeley to comedian Patrick Kielty and Nick...

  • 12 Best of St Patrick's Day world celebrations
    Everyone loves to have some fun on St Patrick's Day, and this year was no different. Pregnant Kate Middleton and her husband William made a visit to the Irish Guards Parade at the Aldershot barracks where...

  • 13 Thailand: escape for winter sun and shopping in the 'Land of Smiles'
    Rita Ora played with the elephants, Sarah Harding found peace in the temples and Lady Gaga hit the nightspots. As these stars discovered, whatever you're looking for in a winter escape, Thailand has something...

  • 14 Buzzing with life: Lyon celebrates the famed Festival of Lights
    Visiting Lyon in December is like taking part in a big Hollywood production. There are lights, cameras and a lot of action. Filled with thousands, if not millions, of light bulbs, the small city lights...

  • 15 Reach the heart of Moscow in a weekend
    A land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades was finally revealed in 1991. And now, twenty-one years on, Moscow is one of the greatest cities in the world – and one of the most...

  • 16 A seasonal break in Amsterdam
    There is a reason why Amsterdam attracts more than 3.66 million international visitors each year. The most progressive and laid-back city of Europe may not have many known monuments or famous landmarks,...

  • 17 Top five festive cities to spend Christmas
    Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar in our midst,...

  • 18 Austria prepares to celebrate the festive season with Christmas markets
    With 'Views to Kill', its no wonder the former Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore couldn't resist attending the opening of the Christmas market in Henndorf, Austria, with his wife Christina Kiki Tholstrup this...

  • 19 The must-see wonders of Vietnam
    Expect deserted forest lands and spotless sandy beaches contrasted with gleaming high-rise buildings and sparkling lights amid the endless hectic city streets – Vietnam is Asia's fastest rising superstar,...

  • 20 New York, after the storm comes the calm
    The forces of nature that called Superstorm Sandy into New York put the entire city in shutdown mode. But with the menacing storm gone  from the Big Apple, the city will soon return to its...



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