Features - Europe

Zurich: by design

Zurich is one of those cities in which you may wish you’d stayed longer. Swiss travel expert Brian Johnston looks beyond its CHOCOLATE-BOX BEAUTY to reveal a cultured, innovative, very contemporary city.

24 Hours in Edinburgh

Crime fiction writer Ian Rankin once described Edinburgh as “a city the size of a town that feels like a village”. Certainly, this UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site offers both the cool cosmopolitan delights of a capital city – a hub for culture, education, and high-tech start-ups – alongside more low-key aspects of village life. It’s also an eminently walkable city in terms of scale – as long as you don’t mind climbing steep hills, that is!

Articles - Europe

Ett Hem, Stockholm

Ett Hem is a stylish 12-room hotel situated in Stockholm’s smart embassy quarter of Östermalm in Sköldungagatan, a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

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Oslovians enjoy summer, but they truly appreciate living in a city with four distinct seasons even more. Come and enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage, and bring your umbrella, just in case.

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Malaya Bronnaya, Moscow

Polly Barks, writer and Moscow resident, loves the sedate luxe of Malaya Bronnaya Street, home to some of Moscow’s most affluent citizens, hippest cafés, and most unique shops.

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Frankfurt: Seen through international eyes

Rhea Wessel has been living near Frankfurt for longer than she cares to recall. The native Texan has adopted the region as her home and lives comfortably – suspended somewhere between the city’s German culture and that of its 162,000-strong multinational community.

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A family holiday in Paris

Paris may be known as the ‘city of love’, but it is also very family friendly and bursting with activities and fun for all ages.

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Edinburgh - the festival city

Scotland’s capital is home to the world’s largest arts festival – and much more besides. Arts journalist Paul F. Cockburn offers a personal guide to the city of his birth.

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24 hours in Copenhagen

As well as being the cultural, economic, and political centre of Denmark, Copenhagen is also a paradise for lovers of art and design, combining a traditional, maritime atmosphere with modern Danish architecture to form a unique and beautiful cityscape. In recent years, Copenhagen has emerged as a true gourmet destination and can pride itself on being the home of many world-class restaurants. The city’s very own brand of effortless style and low-key sophistication make this Nordic capital worth a visit.

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Spanning the majestic Danube River and crowned by a hilltop palace, Budapest is as grand as Paris. Nevertheless, the Central European capital adds its own special flair.

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