A city that has long defined itself by its aesthetic pride, low-key Helsinki’s deep reverence for nature, tradition and a balanced way of life is the secret behind the capital’s future-facing outlook and enduring title as a global cornerstone of art and design.
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Across the city, the Finnish capital's sourdough bakeries, low-key neighbourhood bistros and Michelin-nodded restaurants serve up excellent plates with a side of slick Nordic interiors. Here's the Helsinki restaurants worth visiting.
Rub shoulders with the city's hipster crowd at a bakery-come-natural wine bar or sip fruit-infused tipples in a pretty-in-pick cocktail spot. Whether you're looking for an early evening aperitif spot or a lively late-night bar, Helsinki delivers.
A deep culture of respect for craft and design in Helsinki reveals itself in the plethora of elegant concept stores, artisan workshops and independent shops stocking local designers on offer across the city.
Tour the city's striking architecture, visit contemporary art spaces, and soak in a super-slinky, design-forward spa – there's plenty of things to do in Finland's capital of cool.
The recent revamp of a stately country hotel has kick-started a renaissance in Berkshire’s royal town and its surrounds. Join well-heeled west Londoners heading into the green and pleasant hills for eccentric design stays, posh pubs and plenty of English charm.
From proper local pubs in the beautiful Berkshire countryside to balmy al fresco spots dotted through the historic town centre, here's where to head for food on a trip to Windsor and Eton.
Pint of bitter ale or cream tea, mam? On a trip to Windsor, both are a must. Raise a glass (or cup) to Britain's finest tipples in the country pubs and tip-top tea rooms this rather regal town.
Windsor and Eton might not have a vast collection of independent shops, but the curated selection on offer is worth a visit. Here's where we're shopping.
There's more to Windsor than it's bunting-clad walkways and rather royal neighbours. Scoot along to the neighbouring Bray for a bucolic walk between timbered cottages, stroll through the historic town centre to stop quirky local architecture or give in to temptation and head towards the castle on the famous three mile walk.
A desert oasis dotted with retro-chic spa hotels, hip restaurants, vintage boutiques and magnificent modernist architecture, Greater Palm Springs also makes a brilliant base for exploring wineries, snow-capped mountains and boulder-strewn desert landscapes.
Gorge on platefuls of sushi paired with world-class whiskey cocktails, snack on huevos rancheros at family-run Mexican restaurants and pitch up poolside for expertly mixed pisco sours.
Here's where to seek out expertly mixed cocktails in a design-driven speakeasy, al fresco freshly baked pastries and where sleep-starved travellers should head for their caffeine fix.
Achingly cool bohemian boutiques, hip homeware stores and a hefty dose of vintage finds. This is our go-to guide for independent buying in Greater Palm Springs.
Greater Palm Springs is dream-getaway material for imaginative, intrepid travellers. Scoot across to kooky artist colonies, stroll through pioneering galleries, desert art and imaginative street murals and get au fait with this boulder -strewn desert landscape on hiking and biking trails aplenty.