Sri Lanka: Follow in Sir David Attenborough’s footsteps to see the largest animal on earth –

The island’s southern coast attracts big numbers of blue whales – and Cantaloupe Hotels (dialling from the UK: 00 941 1722 1485/ has launched a new Big Blue Experience with excursions to see them.

Cantaloupe Hotels offers seven nights from £1,015, (two sharing), B&B.

Price excludes flights.


Take note

It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping (or treat yourself) and this new Cosmic Diary travel journal from Smythson is the perfect stocking filler.

With gilt-edged and pale blue featherweight paper, it comes complete with full-colour world map and plenty of space to document your adventures.

Available in black, light and dark blue, and green.

Smythson (0808 164 1801/, £155.


Red carpet arrival

London’s hippest new hotel is set to open this month in the heart of the West End.

Victory House Hotel (0203 909 4000/, is a grand 86-room property with stylish black and white Art Deco interiors and portraits of 1950s film stars on the walls.

Best of all, it overlooks Leicester Square placing guests at the heart of the action when the red carpet is rolled out for glitzy movie premieres.

Who knows which A-listers you’ll spot from the window. Doubles from £239, room only.


Troop the colour

Their discovery by a farmer in rural China in 1974 shocked the world and now it’s your chance to come face-to-face with the mighty terracotta army.

One of the most important archaeological finds of our time, thousands of individually carved warriors, dating back to 259 BC, were found – and now some of them are on the move from Xian to Liverpool.

The once-in-a-lifetime China’s Terracotta Warriors exhibition, featuring 185 artefacts, will be on show at the city’s World Museum (0151 478 4393/liverpoolmuseums. from February 9 until October 28.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, £14.50.


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