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London’s most unusual specialist shops

1<p>Shopping, Gifts and souvenirs<p>James Smith & Sons<p>This legendary umbrella shop has stood on the corner of New Oxford Street for more than 150 years and …

England

9 flower-filled day trips from London

We’re lucky to have so many parks and green spaces on our doorstep in London. But if you’ve visited Kew Gardens more times than you can count, and …

England

10 of the UK's best seaside towns

<b>Falmouth,</b> <b>Cornwall</b><p>Politicians and entrepreneurs, pirates and outlaws, Falmouth’s founding family, the Killigrews, lurched over the centuries between respectability and infamy. And though they’re long gone, Falmouth retains something of the Killigrews’ dual nature. From the town’s three beautiful …

Ireland

Where to stay in New York: hotels by district

A neighbourhood guide to the hippest areas to stay in New York, as chosen by our resident expert, including the best hotels in the Upper East Side, Midtown, the Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn.<p>Upper East Side<p>Venerable and historic, the Upper East Side is the Paris of New York …

Best India Tours

India<p>India, a unique country and civilisation, is a mindboggling potpourri of sights, sounds, colours ...<p>India<p>Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's thre...<p>India<p>This extraordinary Small Group Tour offers the highest levels of comfort and …

La dolce vita for less: 20 beautiful B&Bs in Italy's greatest cities

Cities are hectic places these days, where the natives themselves often feel lost among strangers. To create some calm and sense of place I always retreat to B&Bs. The owner’s suggestions can be precious: where to dine, how to avoid the crowds, where to find that ancient Roman fish market.<p>Our Roman …

How to fly to Canada for £305

<i>Every so often, Jack Sheldon from Jack’s Flight Club selects a flight deal from the UK for Independent readers that you can’t afford to miss. This</i> …

Google Flights

France strikes cause travel chaos for rail and airline passengers

Travellers heading to, from and through France face chaos from Monday evening as strikes disrupt rail and air links.<p>Railway workers are staging a …

Trains

5 Expert Tips for Getting Cheap Flights to Europe This Summer (Video)

Travelers who don’t mind exploring destinations in the off-season can easily score discounted hotel rooms and more appealing flight prices.<p>But if …

Get Rid of Your Rubber Flip-flops — These Are the Comfy Walking Sandals You Need This Summer

We asked a podiatrist to help us find the sandals that won't wreck your feet on vacation.<p>Dr. Jacqueline Sutera is on a crusade against cheap …

The 100 best cheap eats in London

London might well be the world’s greatest food city (that’s right, we’ve gone there) but with spiraling living costs putting the brakes on the …

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

England's 27 most beautiful villages

20 of the best new UK hotels and hostels for 2018

<b>The Fleece Hotel,</b> <b>Richmond, North Yorkshire</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> £150 B&B<b><br>Opens</b> April<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 14<p>With its baronial flourishes and turrets, the red-brick Fleece (pictured above) has been a fixture in this market town since 1897. After a period of decline, the hotel closed in the early 2000s but will reopen in …

England

The 10 best beach holidays in France for 2018

For more general advice on booking a holiday in France, see our France summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p><b>1. Menton, Provence</b><p>Menton is the thinking person’s Côte-d’Azur. As required, it has the lazy …

The 10 best destinations for March sun

It’s not too late to plan an escape in March, ahead of the Easter rush. Below are 10 sultry shortcuts to the sun, but there are many more great destinations for March, or other months of the year, on The Heatseeker, our interactive tool that helps readers plan their holidays.<p>19C-24C<p>1. Gran …

Travel

The great escape: 13 last-minute winter sun holidays

Some corners of the UK are magical in winter. But if you really must have sunshine, Chris Leadbeater has the answers.<p>1. And your Canary can sing<p>Sorry. For a minute there, I lost myself. I dreamed it was May. Then I woke and it was still January. Sigh. Where to go for sun? Well, there’s always the …

Costa Rica

The Italian cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Italy summer booking guide<p>Planning a holiday to Italy? Read our expert guide to the best cities, including advice on Milan, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Palermo, and Naples, including the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. You will also find a list of tour operators offering city breaks. By Tim Jepson, Telegraph …

10 of the best new journeys to embark on in 2018

Colombia<p><b>Go off-grid in Colombia</b><p>The chance to go off-grid is the lure of Journey Latin America’s San Agustín and the Amazon trip. Cross one of the …

The best holidays in 2018 for families with tweens and teenagers

Cherish this time, when your children are robust enough to try out exciting activities but still young enough to want to spend time with you. It’s a great time to experience new sports, explore unfamiliar areas as a family, or simply hang out and enjoy each other’s company.<p>As they become teens, …

for people with a passion for travel

20 reasons why you should visit the Caribbean right now

The Caribbean took a hard blow last autumn when two category five hurricanes passed through. While Irma and Maria are unlikely to be popular names for a new baby in the coming months, the devastation was limited.<p>According to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, more than 70 per cent of the …

Where to find winter sun in January

January’s leaden skies and post-Christmas gloom can take their toll, which is why a winter break in the sun is such an appealing idea. You can find a …

Air Travel

5 great reasons to visit Barbados (not that you need convincing!)

1: The Holetown Festival<p>Experience the sounds, sights and tastes of Barbados at the legendary Holetown Festival. The week-long celebration is held …

Need a Good Read for the Holidays? We’ve Got a Dozen

This month, our Cookbook Club has been cooking through Kristen Miglore’s <i>Genius Recipes</i>. Member Julia Fabrin Jakobsen shared a photo of a perfect Genius cold-weather combo, Spicy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and casually mentioned: "Kind of funny that the grilled cheese recipe is by …

On Christmas Eve, you want something warming, comforting and light before the big day ahead, and fish curry ticks all those boxes in some style<p>The anticipation of Christmas Eve, especially if you have children, is one of my favourite things about this time of year. But it can be exhausting getting …

Recipes

Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake<p>Serves 8<p>Cooking spray<p>1 (16-ounce) loaf sliced white sandwich bread, such as Pepperidge Farm Hearty White <br>8 …

12 Books for Winter Break

Arguably more fun than working through a last-minute shopping list: lining up your stack of books to take you through the winter months. To get you …

Books

Whether it’s to toast the turkey or to wash down the delicious leftovers, these three wines will ensure your festive feast goes with a bang<p><b>Zalze Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa 2016 (£6.49,</b> <b>Waitrose</b><b>)</b> If you’re doing some wine-buying among your other last-minute Christmas …

Boxing Day

Winter town and city breaks: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Modena, Italy<p>Even in the pelting snow, you can enjoy an evening <i>passeggiata</i> in Modena under the porticos that line all the major streets. Dusk in this Emilia-Romagna town is glorious, with lanterns hanging under arches that are home to lots of cosy bars and cafes. It’s a compact …

European Travel