Joel Selwood

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Sights for sore eyes: alternative places to visit in London

Think you’ve seen all that London has to offer, just because you’ve toured Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, trawled the British Museum, posed in Sky …

England

Cycling the North York Moors – a galaxy on my doorstep

Looking for an adventure with a cosmic feel, our writer reckons a new cycling centre in the wonderfully named Great Fryup Dale will fit the bill<p>The best trips, I reckon, are those where you arrive home feeling like you’ve been to the other side of the cosmos. And the strange thing is that those …

Scotland

An homage to fromage: 10 incredible British cheeses to try before you die

<b>Forget brie or camembert - the Brits make cheese like no-one else. Patrick McGuigan picks 10 of the best</b><p><b>Stawley</b><p>Velvety white and with brain-like wrinkles, the rind on this Somerset goats' cheese is a thing of beauty.<p>It also plays an important role in Stawley's complex flavours, imparting intense …

Cheese

19 beautiful places in Britain you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Ireland

10 perfect pub walks in the uncrowded alternative to the Cotswolds

For keen walkers, the Chilterns offer the promise of an adventure playground on the doorstep of the nation’s capital, just an hour from central London. They are also a haven for flourishing wildlife populations including muntjac and fallow deer, badgers, exotic birds and butterflies (including a …

17 of Britain's best beer gardens with views

Scotland

'I've never been to a place I didn't like' - Charley Boorman on Bali's seduction

Why Bali?<p>I first visited for a television show in 2008 and have since stayed with my family at a friend’s home in Canggu, a beach area north of Seminyak in the south of the island.<p>Bali has a bit of everything: sandy beaches, coral reefs, forested volcanic mountains and dense jungle. To the south, …

Asia Travel

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Ciao Bella! Italy’s most beautiful hikes

From the other-worlds peaks of the Dolomites to the hilltop towns of Tuscany, these hikes take you to the very heart of Italy – its people, …

29 of the dreamiest beaches on Earth - as chosen by our experts

Andaman and Nicobar

Italy on a budget: live la dolce vita at affordable restaurants, hotels and spas

Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas<p>Italians really know how to stretch their euros on holiday. They may have a reputation for living the <i>dolce vita</i>, but they really, <i>really</i> …

Europe

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

The world's best hidden beaches: Cape Town

Cape Town’s stunning rugged coastline is studded with great beaches, but they can get very busy. In the first of a new series on hidden beaches, here are 10 the locals head for to avoid the crowds<p>Queens Beach<p>The seaside suburb of Sea Point has many beaches (Sea Point itself, Rocklands, Granger Bay …

Indigenous Peoples

The Thirsty 30: raise a toast to Britain's best pubs

A dark, woody space with tables and chairs, though generally not enough of either for everyone to sit in comfort; a counter serving beer and other drinks, along with some fairly basic food; a few cute rustic features – some old pictures, a “real” fireplace. It’s easy to overlook – and to …

Is this Britain's most romantic (and affordable) retreat?

The Birdhouse is a miniature classical pavilion tucked among the treetops of a Shropshire dingle and arriving there is something of a ceremony. First comes the retrieval of a bunch of large keys to unlock two pairs of high wooden doors leading into and out of an enormous walled garden. And after a …

Xiaomi's edgeless Mi Mix is possibly the best-looking smartphone of 2016

Xiaomi kicked off its launch event in Beijing today rather predictably with the handsome but mostly iterative Mi Note 2 – but it followed up with a cracker of a device that could possibly steal the limelight from the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel.<p>The Mi Mix is perhaps the most beautiful smartphone ever …

Mobile Technology

The Best Cities in the World

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities around the world in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup begins with your favorite Top 20 Large Cities, followed by Top 20 …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops<p>1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington</b> …

17 fascinating early photographs of Rome

Italy

These 11 Books Will Tempt You to Stay Inside All October Long

Already done with your September reading list? Well, you're in luck, because there are plenty of new books hitting shelves in October. From love stories to memoirs, there is something entertaining for everyone. Obsessed with <b>Fixer Upper</b> stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines? Well, they have a new book …

The best albums of 2016

David Bowie - Blackstar (RCA) ★★★★★<p><b>Neil McCormick:</b>"Released on Bowie’s 69th birthday, it certainly sounds like rock’s oldest futurist has dusted down his saxophone. They are tooting, parping, wailing and gusting all over the place, occupying rhythmic, atmospheric and lead parts, with guitars and …

Iggy Pop

Yes, You Need to Start Drinking This Whiskey in a Can

Did we mention it's 84 proof?<p>I was talking with a famous Kentucky bourbon distiller once, and we'd had a few drinks, when I decided to ask what he did with the whiskey he made that just didn't taste too...well, <i>good</i>. "Why, we send that shit to Australia," he cracked. What he meant was his crummiest …

Alcohol

23 African adventures you must have in your lifetime

South Africa

London’s most incredible experiences revealed - by London's top tour guides

We corralled a bunch of the city’s best tour guides and asked them to reveal their top insider tips for a great London experience. Here’s what they …

England

Blowing up on Kickstarter, Hello brings video conferencing and security to any TV

The $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category hasn’t evolved much since we were introduced to Cisco and Polycom. At the same time Smart TVs are making video conferencing easier. But it’s still not <i>that</i> easy.<p>Hello is a new startup addressing this space — created by two former …

20 beautiful secret British beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …

Scotland

The complete guide to cycling to work

Crowded, sweaty subways. Delayed buses. Canceled trains. The general aura of pre-work angst. In cities around the world, the morning trek to the office via public transport is far from invigorating.<p>It doesn’t have to be this way.<p>Cycling to work is often faster and cheaper than taking public …

Cycling

Butter chicken

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the chicken</b><p>2.5cm piece ginger, peeled<br>• 4 cloves garlic, peeled<br>• 1 green chilli, destalked<br>• 2 tbsp thick natural yogurt or Greek yogurt<br>• 2 tsp chickpea flour (gram flour)<br>• 1 tsp mild paprika<br>• ½ tsp chilli powder (or a little more if you’d like it spicy)<br>• ½ tsp garam masala powder<br>• 1 tsp …

Chaat

Instagram snapshots: Cape Town through the eyes of locals

Last week we called for your best Instagram shots of Cape Town. From the beach huts of Muizenberg to the candy-coloured houses of Bo-Kaap, these are your portraits of one of most beautiful the cities in the world. To see more check out #GuardianCapeTown on Instagram, or follow @guardiantravelsnaps

Cape Town