Urban Travel Blog

Author: Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn is a freelance American writer and photographer based in London, and a regular contributor to Urban Travel Blog. His stories often bring to the fore his love of food and drink, whilst his photography has been exhibited around the world. More on Chris here.

One of New York’s most iconic sights, the High Line, nearly got demolished in the late 90s, but instead was renovated into one of the world’s most unconventional parks… Chris Osburn reports.  Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line Park runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to…

For decades The Ritz’s Bar Hemingway was lauded as the best cocktail bar in Paris…. so Chris Osburn drops in for a Dry Martini, before exploring a new wave of movers and shakers that are stirring up the scene. The cocktail may have its origins across the Atlantic, but with the number of…

Closing times, huge queues, expensive bar tabs… Who needs it? Chris Osburn spurns another night out in London to live it up in the shires instead. The country house party has returned, and it’s in full swing. Terribly fun and mildly frisky, White Blackbird has been hosting swanked-up weekend getaways…

Lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) might not be to everyone’s tastes but for aficionados of old-fashioned low-brow entertainment, a series of Friday night matches at Arena Mexico is guaranteed fun. With its bulletproof box office window, where you can only see the fingers of the person receiving your money and giving…