UK

London steals the limelight when it comes to city breaks in the UK, but the great British explorer shouldn’t stop there. Aside from fellow capitals Edinburgh and Cardiff, there’s also the great Northern English cities of Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester to discover – each with their own unique legacies (often musical!). And down south lively coastal towns Brighton and Bournemouth combine great beaches with hip bars and boutiques. Keep reading for our UK coverage…

Known in its heyday as ‘London’s Larder’, the 4.5 acres of Borough Market in Southwark is the capital’s oldest food market, and its origins can be traced back to Roman times although it has moved several times since (so whether you’re inclined to call it the same market would depend…

They’ve taken place in New York, LA, Chicago, Paris, Vienna and, now in 2010, in London. StreetWars is a three-week long water assassination competition and our reporter, Sameer Patel, is a marked man. (Photos by RJ Fernandez, released courtesy of The Shadow Government). Monday morning, a ringing wakes me up.…

Once charged with the all important job of supplying the HP factory with saucy spices, London’s canals now offer residents (and visitors) a delightful change of pace. Words and photos by Magda Wrzeszcz. The idea of Regent’s Canal came to life in 1802, to create a link between the newly-opened…

Armed with trowels, and possibly a sturdy pair of gloves, an underground movement of horticulturalists are defying the law to change the faces of our cities…  Michael Bailey reports on a new type of germ warfare in London. “They know what I’m doing but they don’t talk about it.” These…

London’s main attractions are known by virtually every nursery school child from Chile to China, but for this top five we asked Sam Chimes to recommend five of the capital’s forgotten treasures… London is a vast and versatile city, which makes picking out things to do an easy task –…