Pierre Cardin’s Bubble Palace near Cannes – in pictures

Straight lines were anathema to architect Antti Lovag, and you will not find a single one in this complex of domes overlooking the Med being sold by the fashion designer

The Distillery, Notting Hill, London: hotel review

With 100 gins on the menu, in-room cocktails and the chance to join a three-hour tasting, don’t expect a stay at London’s first gin hotel to be hangover free. At least it’s not far to stagger to bed

Rundale Palace – Latvia – Part 3

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ I returned to the stop at 14:30 and the 14:34 bus was already there, so I ran towards the vehicle and luckily the driver waited for me. This time the fare was lower – a different bus company. It didn’t matter though as the destination was still theContinue reading “Rundale Palace – Latvia – Part 3”

Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Eurostar’s new direct service to the south of France has cut the journey time from London to Avignon to under six hours. The historic capital of Provence may be most famous for a song and a broken-down bridge, but its up-to-the-minute performing arts festival, great food and places to stay make it worth the trainContinue reading “Avignon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels”