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All Greek to me: sailing the Sporades

A flotilla holiday is a relaxing way to sail – most of the time, anyway. Joining the fleet in Skiathos, we set a course for Loutraki, the bay of Pelagos and a hilltop restaurant high above Glossa Read the guide

Varanasi: India encompassed

Often cited as one of the oldest cities in the world, the winding alleys and menagerie of inhabitants skulking through Varanasi sum up the very essence of the subcontinent Read the guide

London's museum quarter: South Kensington

Gatekeeper to centuries of history, South Kensington is the place to explore new things and admire humankind's achievements. Here's my guide to its museums Read the guide

Christmas in London - shopping, theatre, pudding races...?

What better place to celebrate the year's big holiday than in the English city that has it all? Forget charades and the Queen's speech; wrap up warm and enjoy everything festive London has to offer... Read the guide

A shopping weekend in Leeds

A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds Read the guide