Having lived in London for many years, it’s the best hearing Big Ben strike midnight on New Year’s Eve. Although the days of lining the River Thames with 250,000 others are long gone, the atmosphere must be incredible. There are plenty of other things to do in the capital however if you missed nabbing a ticket. You could take a boat trip along the Thames, enjoy dinner at the Ritz or attend a Vegas-style evening of glamour at The Roof Gardens. Alternatively, there are cocktails and jazz at Oriole, Hogmanay Hootenanny at Balham’s Ceilidh Night Events and the Searcys human snow globe at the gherkin. You could also take in the Sky Bar at Millbank Tower, the View from the Shard or SushiSamba at the peak of the Heron Tower – all offer 360 degree views of London.
We’ve welcomed the return of autumn with open arms but there is a distinct chill in the mornings and the evenings are certainly becoming darker. What better time to think about a winter break! Here are our top ten suggestions for where to go in October. As with any holiday, research your trip before you book to ensure you get the most out of it. Some attractions may close earlier so plan your itinerary before you travel.
With its lagoons, beaches and coral reefs, the volcanic island of Mauritius offers lots to do from the Safari and Bird Park, the Giant Tortoise Park and Vallée des Couleurs to the Kids Adventure Park, Ile Aux Aigrettes Island and Château de Labourdonnais. Like many of the tropical islands, it has good weather all year round too with temperatures in October an average of 25°C.
From the fascinating and quirky to the weird and wonderful, here’s our pick of the top most unusual places to stay. Featuring glass igloos, treerooms and an underwater hotel.
One of the things I loved about our Tahitian honeymoon was the overwater bungalow. You barely had to step out of your room to be knee deep in a lagoon where you fed tropical fish bread from your hand. But what if you could encapsulate yourself in a turquoise bubble and watch fish swimming round from an underwater room. It’s an innovative concept isn’t it?
With the New Year upon us, it’s time to check out what’s on offer in 2016 and firm up those travel plans. We’re definitely in the adventurous camp although having a 5 year old in tow does mean the days of sleeping the jungle, trekking over molten rock and walking behind waterfalls are behind us. For the time being anyway!
The Telegraph Travel Show, in association with Dubai & Emirates, takes place from the 8th to the 10th of January at ExCeL in London. It provides the opportunity to immerse ourselves in what the world has to offer whether it’s exploring an incredible rainforest, sipping cocktails in a trendy city or booking that once in a lifetime trip. The Telegraph Travel Show provides superb destinations, insider travel tips in the talks theatres plus you can meet travel experts in the Travel Genius Bar.
Sun, souk and snakes, three things you’re guaranteed from a trip to Marrakech. We travelled at the beginning of April on the search for pre-summer sun and discovered so much more. The average temperature at that time of year hovers around 18 degrees Celsius and rises steadily as summer approaches.