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

Somewhere between the passion of the samba and the pain of the system lies the truth of this marvelous city. Lauren Quinn looks at Rio de Janeiro from the inside out… Like a dazzling Hollywood diva in her prime, Rio de Janeiro was once stunning, classy and wealthy. Sadly no…

Thought Moscow was full of spies, criminals and femmes fatales? Possibly a few… but it’s also got an abundance of art, festivals, nightlife – and a dead dictator to visit. Laura Gozzi paints the full picture. If you’ve never travelled to Russia, you’re probably struggling to imagine what Moscow is…

From essential attractions like the Apartheid Museum, the Soweto township, and the nearby Lion Park, to a burgeoning scene of hipster bars, cafes and clubs, Francesca Lynagh runs the rule over South Africa’s largest metropolis… It’s a city too often regarded as merely a pit-stop destination, before catching a connecting…

Fun, friendly and fiercely independent, Urban Travel Blog advocates investing in the Bristol Pound and heading West for a wild adventure in the UK’s counter-culture capital. Words & photos by Giulia Riva. Better known for the graffiti on its streets than the paintings in its museums, Bristol is the de…

The city where Guy Fawkes was born, Dick Turpin was hung and Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor has certainly got plenty of stories to tell – and plenty of great pubs to tell them in. Sasha Arms reports. York has a rich cultural history that strikes the visitor the…