UK

London steals the limelight when it comes to city breaks in the UK,but the great British explorer shouldn't stop there.Aside from fellow capitals Edinburgh and Cardiff,there's also the great Northern English cities of Newcastle,Liverpool and Manchester to discover – each with their own unique legacies (often musical!).And down south lively coastal towns Brighton and Bournemouth combine great beaches with hip bars and boutiques.Keep reading for our UK coverage…

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…but plenty of dubstep and pounding techno.James Ashford packs his zimmerframe and heads to Bloc Weekend;one of numerous UK festivals that cater for Old Age Party-goers.(Photos by Freya Van Lessen).So I'm dozing in a slightly musty tent,my legs still caked in mud from the night…

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With its gloomy streets and bloody history,London is ripe for encounters with the restless souls of wronged citizens and wicked queens… Robert Szmigielski packs his ectoplasm and braves the pavements.(Photos by Erik Erxon)."How do you murder the King of England and get away scot-free?"Boomed a deep voice from…

Monday to Friday and the City of London is alive with power-suited bankers and their smartly-attired secretaries,busily bringing down the British economy.Crowds commute,offices bustle with industry,important conversations are shouted into mobile phones and earpieces,and eateries thrive as innumerable business lunches are put on expense accounts.…

Looking for someone special to snuggle up with this winter?Single man Michael Bailey hopes to snap up a partner in London when he takes part in a creative new dating experience."What's your favourite tube line?"she replied.Not quite the answer I was expecting but that,one girl…

What better way to celebrate the festive season with a whirl around one of London‘s romantic outdoor ice rinks?Robert Szmigielski checks out the capital's finest… and sees if they measure up to his skate expectations.Londoners love to ice-skate.Fact.Indeed,the first recorded example of recreational ice-skating,on…