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Here's Why You Should Drop Everything and Visit London's West End

If you're looking to stay in a London neighborhood that has it all, the West End should be top of your list. Complete with glamorous restaurants, …

Britain's 15 top fish and chip shops

Northern Ireland

Covent Garden goes back to its roots as Instagram-worthy nursery opens

The great irony of Covent Garden as a tourist destination is that in London’s famous former flower market there has been almost nowhere to buy a …

Four great markets for street food in London

Angelenos tend to be evangelists for street food. It suits us, with the favorable weather and adventurous eaters willing to try anything.<p>But a four-day trip to London last summer showed me that despite obvious weather challenges, this city also is embracing year-round open-air cooking and …

England

A New Look for a Belle Époque Hotel

In its 100 year history, Hotel Maria Cristina has established quite an impressive pedigree—constructed at the height of the Belle Époque by French architect Charles Mewes (also of the Ritz Carlton in Paris), it's namesake, Queen Maria Cristina was the first to pass through its doors in July 1912, …

Elena Arzak: the best female chef on the planet

I am eating brilliant brains with two of the best chefs in the world. Yielding, delicious, lightly cooked in a pan. "So good," grins Juan Mari, as we …

The best experimental pintxo bars in San Sebastián

Last week, acclaimed Basque chefs Juan Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena, owners the famous Arzak restaurant in San Sebastián, opened Ametsa, their …

Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família Finally Nearing Completion

Last night, <i>60 Minutes</i> paid a visit to Barcelona to view the progress on starchitect <b>Antoni Gaudí's</b> masterpiece, the <b>Sagrada Familia</b> basilica. That progress has been, by anyone's estimation, glacially slow. Originally designed in 1883, the towering church has been under construction ever since. That's …

The Most Ambitious Cathedral In Human History Might Finally Be Finished Thanks to Software

For three generations, some of the best architects and builders in the world have struggled to complete Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece, La Sagrada …

Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel

Destination Design goes to Barcelona to check out the Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel, designed last year by Barcelona-based La Grangja Design. The firm …

New high-speed train to Barcelona

The romance of rail travel is hard to define. Even the grandest terminus is often grubby and crowded, and there is little allure in most station …

{Spain} Where to stay in Barcelona? Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments

When we visited <b>Barcelona</b> in January of 2012, we <b>spent a lot of time researching places to stay.</b><p>We ended up staying in a couple places in Barcelona, …

Amazing Bars In Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Is it coincidence or divine intervention that one of the hottest nightlife destinations in the world has the word "bar" at the front of its name? It must have been written in the stars, seeing as this beautiful Spanish beach city seems to have as many watering holes as there are balls of gas …

On the Antoni Gaudi Trail in Barcelona

01 of 07<p>About Antoni Gaudi<p>Easily Spain's most famous architect is Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona's international reputation wouldn't be the same without the …

Barcelona

Food and Drink Tours in Barcelona

01 of 07<p>Barcelona Tapas Tour<p>Tapas are not a type of food, nor simple the Spanish for 'small dishes'. They are a way of eating - normally on foot, …

Barcelona