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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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…

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With its famed tolerance of soft drugs and prostitution, Amsterdam’s hedonistic aspects have often eclipsed its homely charms, cultural treasures and ‘normal’ nightlife. Richard Tulloch takes a look at the whole picture… Lose yourself in a canal maze. Window-shop where live merchandise is lit with red neon, or duck into…

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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,…