Top Five

Everyone loves a good list, and in this series of posts we evaluate the top 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 of famous talking points around the world…. be they the best bath houses in Budapest, the finest microbreweries in Prague, the choicest pierogi in Krakow, or the hippest cocktail lounges in Paris. Trust our writers to send you to only the best places in town!

Stuart Wadsworth visits five of Budapest's famous bath houses, where he encounters boardgames, beers, rub downs and raves... and still allows himself plenty of scope for a relaxing soak.

There’s no better way of exploring the Catalan capital than cruising around town on two wheels. We talk to the local guides at Steel Donkeys about the benefits of bike tourism in Barcelona, before running down our top five tours in the city… “Riding a bike always provides a great…

As Britain battles a heatwave, we ask lido-loving Londoner Aisling Lewis to share five of the best pools & ponds to cool down in this summer. Grab your goggles and speedos and let’s go for a swim… As long are there are cities, there will be the need to escape…

Meat and dairy is so passé in LA, where a vegan diet complements the healthy lifestyle of its socially-aware inhabitants. But where are the best places for vegan food in town? Kaila Yu reports… If you think vegan food is boring, then you obviously haven’t been to Los Angeles –…

Flan, tarte Monge, pain au chocolat… or just a bloody brilliant croissant! Paris resident Jana Markova runs down five of the very best boulangeries in the capital, and their signature treat. One can’t imagine Paris without its particular tiny bakeries that are literally found on every single street corner. In…