Flying across London – on the new South Bank zip wire ride

Close to Waterloo, Zip World Southbank takes riders above the treetops and slides them across a city park at more than 30mph. Guardian Travel’s white-knuckle hero Will Coldwell tried it out

Listed: the lavish waterworks temple that defied Thatcher

Part Greek temple, part jet engine, and now officially ‘one of the most exciting buildings of the 80s’, John Outram’s pumping station put the fun back into architecture. It is just one of his many works that deserve listing

The best of the UK seaside

Nostalgia, beaches and ice-cream come together in perfect harmony as 12 authors and locals choose their favourite places on the UK coast, with places to stay

Favourite UK coastal walks

From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography – in pictures

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains

The alt city guide to Brighton

Brighton’s festival scene in May could be the reason for a spring visit but this creative and collaborative seaside town has inspirational art, music, food and drink on tap year-round