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

Modernista masterpieces, medieval streets and Mediterranean sands are just three reasons why the Catalan capital is the perfect place for a weekend break. Duncan Rhodes is our local guide.  If Barcelona were a woman she would be a ravishing but rebellious Miss World misfit, one who regularly neglects her beauty sleep for…

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…

Sitting on Lake Ontario, Toronto’s skyscrapers, neighbourhoods and natural beauty form the backdrop for a potpourri of cultures. Rachel Lissner reveals the best of the city, from the Caribbean festivals to the Japanese rockabilly bars… You’ve seen it in movies as New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and even Moscow, but…

Danube beaches, UFO-topped bridges and the best dumplings south of Poland, Bratislava makes for a fun and leftfield city break destination. Here with her perfect weekend itinerary is Taylor Geiger. Slovakia’s capital city is often overshadowed by its trendy neighbors, Vienna and Budapest. Bratislava is like the cute and quirky…

A city of proud pedigree with several envious claims to fame, it’s high time tourists stopped overlooking the regional capital of the Rhône-Alpes for Paris. Mandy Andritsi and 
Mateo Jaramillo Ortega spill the beans on Lyon… Lights, camera… Lyon! This is the city where cinema was born, when brothers Auguste and…