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London’s new booze-free bar

Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation at BYOC, a hidden 18-seat bar where you bring the hooch and the mixologist supplies the magic.<p>The hottest new boozer in London doesn’t even have a liquor licence.<p>Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation …

Cocktails

Is this the end of the guidebook?

Following the sale of Lonely Planet and Google ceasing publication of Frommer’s guidebooks, what can travellers expect in the changing travel information landscape?<p>It used to be that savvy travellers wouldn’t dare hit the road without a trusty, well-worn guidebook in hand. But today most travellers …

Referee Steve Walsh to officiate first British and Irish Lions game on tour

England’s recent criticism of the officiating of Steve Walsh during their record defeat by Wales has not prevented the controversial Australian referee being appointed for the British and Irish Lions’s first tour game against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.<p><b>England</b> last week signalled their intention …

Great British islands

Island-hoppers needn’t venture to Greece or Thailand for their fix of beaches, ferries and the castaway lifestyle. In fact, Great Britain is made up of over six thousand islands. While many of these are simply rocky outcrops, hundreds are large enough to make it onto maps and many are well worth …

Great Britain

The UK's favourite winter pubs

Grab yourself a pint and a seat by the fire, as food (and drink) critic Matthew Fort guides you through our top 10 snuggest UK pubs to visit this winter, as outlined in Lonely Planet Magazine.<p>No.1: The Harrow Inn, Steep<p>There was something immensely comforting when the kindly young lady behind the …

Loneliness

Romania’s top five World Heritage Sites

Romania’s tourism profile has been slow to rise since EU membership and discount airlines both arrived in 2007. But with the country’s incredibly diverse, rewarding and relatively affordable offerings, that’s gradually changing. Among the singular attractions currently drawing only modest crowds, …