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  • 21 Treat yourself to a celebrity holiday
    Whether it's simply taking time out from their latest filming or tour commitments, a visit to enjoy the nightlife and culture of some of the world's most cosmopolitan destinations or for more personal...

  • 22 Ten places in the lives of the royal couple
    Notting Hill, London
 Do you remember the photos of the late Princess Diana with William the schoolboy on his first day at school? He was dressed in the long dark socks and short trousers of a typical...

  • 23 Hollywood settings in the English countryside
    While you're waiting for the return to your screens of the aristocratic Crawleys in the period drama Downton Abbey this autumn, you can visit the setting for many of the upstairs scenes at Highclere Castle,...

  • 24 The (very stylish) art of travel
    Starting in London with a private viewing at the National Gallery, Venice, Paris and Bath are the destinations for these unique journeys in classic trains, each in the company of an expert guide. With...

  • 25 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale land of Bavaria,...

  • 26 The 'dont-miss' dates and destinations for 2011
    Capitals of Culture Until 1812, the city of Turku, was capital of Finland. Now, in 2011, almost 200 years later, it's European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with Tallinn, the capital of Estonia....

  • 27 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities ahead. Above all, it's a time to join with...

  • 28 London's a favourite with Spanish shoppers
    Shopping is big business for the Spanish. In a recent survey by the web portal Tripadvisor, of the 730 Spaniards questioned, 42% described shopping as a passion, while a mere 10% thought of it as an obligation....

  • 29 English pubs: not just beer and peanuts
    It may be hard to imagine Prince Charles knocking back a pint, but it was His Royal Highness who inspired the Pub is the Hub  initiative whose aim is to put the country pub back at the heart of rural...

  • 30 Halloween: scary stuff from around the world
    It doesn't matter whether you call it All Saints, All Souls, the Day of the Dead, Witches' Thanksgiving or Halloween, for most of us – stars and celebrities included – October, particularly...

  • 31 London's legendary Savoy Hotel reopens its elegant doors
    In 1889, the British capital's first luxury hotel opened. Emulating the modern facilities found in American hotels, the Savoy was the first establishment in London to boast electric lifts – known...

  • 32 Dazzling night skies: When the sun sets, global cities continue to shine
    From London to Moscow, the world's biggest cities are full of bustling activity every day. But when the sun goes down, these metropolitan areas shine with a different light. Though the cherished longer...

  • 33 A princess's star style
    The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and a work of art itself. This in itself should provide reason enough to make a trip to London, but from...

  • 34 Van Gogh's letters at London's Royal Academy
    If you're an art-lover and you plan to visit London before April 18th, you're in luck: the Royal Academy is presenting The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, an exhibition that offers a new insight...

  • 35 Your pass to the finest VIP clubs in the world
    Fortunately, not all the world's private clubs are quite as exclusive as the Carlton Club, founded in London in 1832 by aristocratic Tories, where, until last year, Margaret Thatcher was the only female...

  • 36 Montezuma, the last Aztec emperor, comes to London
      Montezuma is the fourth and final star of a series of exhibitions that the museum has offered over the last few years devoted to great political and military leaders of the world. The exhibition,...

  • 37 Discerning shoppers, walk this way
    Take a trip to Milan to visit the monumental Gothic cathedral; admire Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, stroll around the Vittorio Emanuele galleries...



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