Amsterdam holidays As Eurostar’s direct London-Amsterdam service launches, we pick great-value accommodation in this popular city-break destination   Beds and boats … the Max Brown Canal District hotel has rooms with canal views Max Brown Canal District This three-star hotel is actually a trio of listed buildings and is in a quiet, picturesque spot...
Heritage The 100th anniversary of votes for (some) women heralds a year of plays, parades and talks and includes the Museum of London’s suffragette movement exhibition   Manchester’s museum of science and industry will host She Bangs the Drums, a theatre performance in March, celebrating the women’s movement. Photograph: Benji Reid The 100th anniversary...
Lonely Planet Travel News Is this stunning treetop lodge in Sri Lanka the ultimate getaway? In southwest Sri Lanka, nestled high above the trees on a 40-acre estate in Mathugama sits The Ark Villa, a contemporary lodge designed to be a tranquil and undisturbed getaway. On a steep hill that is...
London holidays British boltholes In east London’s Whitechapel, this converted textile factory weaves a spell with its sensitivity to local culture, design quirks – and Marco Pierre White-devised menu   Feeling fresh … a bedroom at the former factory which is now the New Road Hotel, Whitechapel, London Everything you need and nothing you...
Hong Kong holidays Hong Kong hotlist Traditional buildings and bold skyscrapers, open-air markets and hip design stores all sit shoulder to shoulder in one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts   Pak Tai, Hong Kong island’s largest temple complex. Photograph: Tuomas Lehtinen/Getty Images Wan Chai is one of Hong Kong’s oldest areas and it’s always been...
The town of Dambulla in Sri Lanka is home to the largest cave complex in the country. With a labyrinth containing over 80 documented caves, five in particular stand out from the rest. Unlike the others, these five have been converted into sprawling temples where visitors can view golden...
Beach holidays The beach is a pebble’s throw from the doorstep of these stylish, self-catering holiday homes. And all have availability for summer 2018 Gimme shelter … Penarvon Cabin, Cornwall. Photograph: Mike Henton/National Trust All prices are peak summer rates.   Penarvon Cabin, Helford, Cornwall Sleeps two From £841 for seven nights A cabin among the trees, overlooking...
Lancashire holidays British boltholes Clitheroe’s Holmes Mill combines a brewery, food hall, restaurant and hotel to stylish effect. In fact, there are so many foodie delights it’s no wonder our writer spent so little time in his room   1823 Spinning Block & Bistro, Bar & Grill, Lancashire Even by east Lancashire’s unassuming standards,...
Kraków holidays A local's guide It’s Kraków’s striking medieval old town, one of the finest in Europe, that attracts visitors, but the city’s youthful restaurants, bars and cultural hangouts are well worth checking out, too   Chill factor … Forum Przestrzenie is one of the best places to hang out in Kraków of...
Known as “the pearl of the Indian Ocean”, the beautiful paradise island of Sri Lanka is famous for its tropical weather and golden beaches. If you are planning a visit, you’ve got to laze under the shade of leafy coconut trees on at least one of these beaches! Posted on June...
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