Travel - Something for the weekend

Travel - Something for the weekend

Taking the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Paris

Made famous by Agatha Christie, this is one of the world's most iconic train journeys - so what is it really like to be on board?

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Alinea's Grant Achatz on Madrid & Miami pop-ups, what's to come in Chicago and more

Grant Achatz's mantlepiece - if he has one - must be groaning with awards. His Chicago restaurant, Alinea, has won a lot of them in the decade since it opened. It's picked up three Michelin stars along the way, bobbed in and out of the Top 10 of the World's 50 Best list (currently at 26) and, crucially, is much loved. When the World's 50 asked the public to cast their votes for the first time, Al…

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Raymond Blanc's country fiefdom - we check into Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

We popped out to the countryside to see what's happening at Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons. Got a big celebration coming up? Or just want to really, really treat yourself? Then this is the place.…

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Cheeky overnight: we check into Claridges

We check into Claridge's, one of London's most prestigious hotels, to try the whole package from dining in Fera to tea on the terrace.…

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Cheeky overnight: we check out The BeaumontCocktails in The Cub Room, a ride in the hotel Daimler - we'd happily move in let alone check into The Beaumont.…

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Setting sail on Britannia - a culinary tour around the Bay of Biscay

From Guernsey butter and Spanish jamon to French shellfish - here's how to do a Euro foodie tour with someone else doing all the hard work.…

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Weekend bites: Taking the Grand Gourmet Tour at Bolney Wine Estate

A vineyard you can be sipping wine at less than 60 minutes from London? We take a short hop out to Bolney in Sussex…

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Weekend bites: we're won over by Wales's natural larder

With fabulous natural produce and jaw-dropping scenery, a foodie road trip around rural Wales is a feast for all the senses.…

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