LEEDS

The cultural hub of West Yorkshire is rapidly growing and changing. Often neglected in favour of it’s Northern neighbours, here’s our case for a trip to Leeds.

Hotel: Malmaison

Casually housed in what was formerly the Leeds City Tramways Office, Malmaison’s boutique West Yorkshire outpost contains 100 rooms spread over five floors. The hotel is smack bang in the city centre and the cocktail bar, Chez Mal Bar, is open until 1am. A perfect way to end or begin your … Read the rest

BERLIN: Part II

Here’s another nine picks for Berlin, a vibrant city where history meets contemporary counterculture. Read part one of our suggestions here.

Restaurant: Restaurant Tim Raue

A standout of Berlin’s fine dining scene, Michelin starred Restaurant Tim Raue offers a surprisingly successful fusion of German and Asian cooking in the heart of Kreuzberg. The food is delicate and inventive, the setting minimalist and elegant.

Bar: Klunkerkranich

Berlin’s nightlife goes far beyond techno clubs. On a summer’s evening head to Klunkerkranich to Read the rest

VIENNA

Travelling to Austria’s capital for a slice of old-world glamour? Here’s what you shouldn’t miss.

Restaurant: Steirereck im Stadtpark

Steirereck im Stadtpark is a family restaurant with two Michelin stars. It describes its food as ‘Austrian cuisine beyond its boundaries’. Set in the peaceful Stadtpark, its sleek contemporary architecture and adventurous cooking make it the perfect setting for dinner.

Bar: Kleinod

Vienna has no shortage of elegant bars, but Kleinod stands out with its 1930s inspired décor and a loving Read the rest