City Guide

Below are our latest “Long Weekend” City Guides, penned by our destination experts. Get the low down on how to spend a wild weekend in some of the world’s best cities, from the unmissable attractions to lesser-known secrets. Each guide has tips on the best hotels, restaurants and bars in the city – and much more. For a full A-Z list of our weekend city guides click here

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On the cusp of Europe and Asia, Tbilisi offers a fascinating glimpse into a rapidly changing post-Soviet city, with echoes of a grand past. Stuart Wadsworth takes a midnight flight to Georgia… Flying in the first thing you see is the TV mast: a huge, flashing monument which President Sakashvili…

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Defiant, dynamic and dangerously good fun, Emma Weinbren picks out the very best of the Spanish capital, from the Buen Retiro to the Bernabeu, with plenty to savour in between. If there’s one thing Madrid won’t tolerate, it’s being second best. Situated in the heart of the country, the city…

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A grand mix of Russian, Polish and Austrian influences, Stuart Wadsworth returns to Lviv and discovers that Ukraine’s “Lion City” is ready to roar again. Read on for his top tips… There are some cities in Eastern Europe which defy logic. Lviv to Ukrainians, Lwow to Poles, Lvov to Russians,…

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Touristy but true to its character, Prague delights visitors with its fairytale architecture and surprises them with its oddball treasures. Hannah Carr guides us through the Czech capital. Prague is often dubbed “the city of 100 spires”. Whilst we don’t recommend taking the trouble to count them, what you and…

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Once derogatorily dubbed the Manchester of Poland, the country’s third largest city is undergoing a huge facelift more in keeping with its other sobriquet of ‘HollyLodz’. Stuart Wilson reveals the stars of the show… A leisurely stroll along Piotrkowska Street – the main artery running through the heart of Lodz…