From friendly locals to Harry Potter’s house: a brief guide to Lavenham

The Suffolk town’s beauty apparently saved Andrew Lloyd Webber from thoughts of suicide. What makes it so special?

Bo Kaap

Extract from – Ten Traveller’s Tales Head along Wale Street away from the city centre and in five minutes you will enter the Bo Kaap district, located on the slopes of Signal Hill, with Table Mountain looming nearby. The residents of this inner city area with its brightly painted houses invariably being picked out byContinue reading “Bo Kaap”

The 10 most unaffordable cities for housing … and the most affordable city – in pictures

The 13th annual Demographia international housing affordability survey ranks the affordability of ‘middle-income’ housing in 406 cities – and for the seventh year running, one stood above the rest

Modernism on the coast: Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray shine at Cap Moderne

A peninsula near Monaco is home to an array of modernist architecture, including houses by two stars of the scene, and a revamped visitor centre is helping to show it all in the best light

Top 10 riads in Marrakech

Marrakech’s riads are historic, atmospheric and – if you choose wisely – provide some of the best-value places to stay in this magical city. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.