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

Modern and sanitized, Singapore’s lack of Asian adrenaline doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Richard Tulloch discovers botanical gardens and billion dollar developments, alongside serious street food and a shopper’s paradise. When I first began travelling, Singapore was not a favoured destination. If the rumours of the 1970s were correct,…

Cultural influences from both East and West have left their mark on Hungary’s capital, from the grand cafes of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to neglected statues of one-time Soviet heroes. Stuart Wadsworth delves into Budapest. Centre of Europe, grand old dame of the Habsburg Empire, inventor of ‘Goulash Communism’ and, more…

In the final of a series of guides on the Caucasian capitals, our ever-roving reporter Stuart Wadsworth introduces us to Baku, an oil-rich boomtown on the Caspian sea. Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, the most populous of the three Caucasian capitals with around two million inhabitants, has come a long way…

Oft-eclipsed by its larger and more illustrious neighbours, Sasha Arms discovers that for good looks and luxury you can’t go far wrong with Luxembourg city. Discover her top tips for a city break… Tiny, picturesque and astoundingly internationalised, is how you would have to sum up Luxembourg if you were…

Stuart Wadsworth reports on Armenia’s cognac capital, Yerevan, enjoying a glass or two of brandy as he calls in on the Central Bazaar food market, the impressive Cascade steps and even a Beatles tribute bar… In the shadow of the fabled Mount Ararat, Yerevan stands at a crossroads between Asian…