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COMO The Halkin

Belgravia, London, England<p>You won’t find a hotel in central London more discreet than this. The Halkin excels in the art of displaying assured self confidence in what is does. It's easy to walk past without even noticing its existence; my hunch is that this is exactly how the Halkin and its guests …

Malaysia Airlines MH370 search team investigate washed-up objects

Pieces of sheet metal have washed ashore in Western Australia near the designated search area in Indian Ocean<p>Authorities are investigating “interesting” metallic objects which washed ashore in Australia to determine if they are from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.<p>Police in Western Australia …

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Three days in Christchurch, New Zealand – travel guide

Where to stay, eat and visit on a trip to Christchurch: a long weekend spent touring the extraordinary renewal of the city that survived an earthquake<p>The main attractions<p>Before arrival, the prospect of a visit to Christchurch – the city devastated by two earthquakes in 2011 – was coloured with …

Travel picture quiz – can you name these cities from their taxis?

Taxis are one of the most iconic images of a city. How many of these 10 cities can you name in our gallery of taxis from around the world? Answers here

Shadow Figure

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Cape Town

Ten reasons to travel in March 2014

Northern Lights

New Space Station Photos Show North Korea at Night, Cloaked in Darkness

North Korea's isolation is visible in new satellite photos that show the energy-bankrupt country at night.<p>Since the mid-1990s, when fuel stopped flowing from the defunct Soviet Union to North Korea, the famously hermetic country has descended into darkness.<p>Newly released photos taken from the …

Seven holidays that are cheapest if you book now

From luxury breaks in Tenerife to polar bear excursions in the Arctic, these are the holidays that are best booked now. This article is updated each month with new suggestions and tours.<p>1. Cut-price winter sunshine in St Lucia<p><b>When:</b> November<p><b>Why book now?</b> Look forward to some Caribbean warmth before …

16 incredible Maldives hotels with overwater villas

Snooze in a floating hammock; watch the sunset from a glass-bottom outdoor bath tub; or paddle in a private infinity pool that seems to flow into the sea. It seems a shame to visit the Maldives and not go the whole hog by splashing out on an overwater villa. Here is Telegraph Travel's selection of …

Readers' travel photo competition – March: architecture

Enter your architecture shot via GuardianWitness to be in with a chance of winning a trip to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa<p>From the ancient to the modern, buildings have defined cultures and populations. March’s theme is architecture to challenge you to capture the art, life and history that the …

The best time to book a flight for a cheap holiday is 54 days (7.5 weeks) in advance, new research has revealed. According to CheapAir.com, fares start to drop around 225 days (7.5 months) before a flight date and they continue to drop slowly but

The best time to book a flight for a cheap holiday is 54 days (7.5 weeks) in advance, new research has revealed.<p>According to CheapAir.com, fares …

Readers' travel photograph competition: February – street life

Your images of street life took us around the globe, from Cuba to China via Brick Lane. Scroll through the gallery to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an end-of-year exhibition at the Guardian offices in London. The best shot of the year wins a fantastic …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

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Pictures: Photographer Who Shot Bristol Bay Celebrates Halt of Pebble Mine

Photographer Michael Melford says EPA decision is a win for salmon.<p>A battle over the pristine Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska could be ending. On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency invoked the Clean Water Act to put a halt to mining efforts—for now.<p>Mining companies have been keen to …

Northern Lights seen from a plane over Shetland Isles

The spectacle was witnessed by passengers on a charity flight chartered by Aerobility, an organisation that raises money to give people with disabilities the chance to fly.<p>Those on board, who included presenters from the BBC's The Sky At Night show, witnessed a spectrum of red, yellow and green …

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Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

Taj Mahal

Ten must-see events in March

From Las Fallas to Mardi Gras to Nowruz, here are 10 fascinating, festive celebrations taking place around the world this month.

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Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

<b>Have a mad question about March hares? Something about squirrels driving you nuts? Want the poop on dung beetles?</b><p>Welcome back to Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, in which we answer a few of your awesome animal inquiries each week. Let’s jump right in, because the first question is about dolphins.<p><b>Do</b> …

Thailand tour in two weeks: holiday itinerary

From dazzling temples and night markets, to hill tribe treks and idyllic islands, this itinerary takes in the classic sights as well as more off the beaten track experiences and destinations, including Thailand's cowboy country<p><b>Did we miss your favourite place? Share your tips and suggestions in the</b> …

What's on in London in Spring

London doesn’t hibernate in winter – the fun just moves indoors to theatres, clubs and restaurants – but the arrival of spring definitely witnesses a change of pace in the city. April’s sweet showers herald the start of warmer weather and a host of outdoor events that see Londoners and visitors …

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"I grabbed my iPhone and snapped off a single shot, hoping I captured the scene. When I got home I opened the photo on my computer. Not only was I amazed at the shot, but I noticed I also captured another plane on a parallel approach, which you

"I grabbed my iPhone and snapped off a single shot, hoping I captured the scene. When I got home I opened the photo on my computer. Not only was I …

Buyer beware: the hidden costs of budget air travel

Travellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to scoring a deal on a cheap flight. With budget carriers offering more routes around the world and websites like Jetradar, Skyscanner and Hipmunk making it easier than ever to compare the prices on offer, consumers are getting used to lower fares …

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Ikea, the Swedish furniture company, is set to launch a chain of budget hotels - but don't worry, you won't have to build your own bed. The furniture giant has teamed up with Marriott International to launch a new global brand called Moxy

Ikea, the Swedish furniture company, is set to launch a chain of budget hotels - but don't worry, you won't have to build your own bed.<p>The furniture …

Malta guide: free attractions and things to do

These recommendations, and many more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, New York, Malta and Amsterdam.<p><b>City Gate</b><p>I always get a buzz crossing the bridge over the ditch and passing through the great bastion walls …

Lonely Planet's top 10 eco stays for 2014

We asked Lonely Planet’s authors and travel editors to nominate outstanding eco-friendly hotels and hostels. From the incredible array of green stays around the world, our panel of experts hand-picked 10 of the best. So if you want your next trip to make a positive impact, our round-up of …

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The Five Alls

Filkins, Cotswolds, England<p>A slew of celebrities frequent the hotel, headed by near neighbour Kate Moss, plus artist Jake Chapman, who is an investor, and others. David Cameron has taken the private dining room. Otherwise, its patrons are grateful locals who are happy to have such a fun place on …