Lucy Dodsworth

Angel delight: eating and drinking in London's Islington

London's Islington has a huge range of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are a few of my favourites, whether it's for a celebratory dinner, cocktails or just coffee and cake Read the guide

Go east: the wild side of New Zealand's North Island

Escape the crowds on New Zealand's North Island and head east to discover rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches, spectacular lakes and authentic Maori culture Read the guide

Bloomsbury: explore the heart of academic London

Home to artists and intellectuals in the 1930s and the University of London today, Bloomsbury's Georgian garden squares, museums and galleries are well known, but there are hidden spots to discover Read the guide

Honfleur: history, art and gastronomy in Normandy

The charming harbour town of Honfleur has attracted artists since the Impressionists, and is just as popular with food lovers. Join them for a short break or a stopover on a trip to southern France Read the guide

Five easy European escapes by Eurostar

Avoid airport delays by travelling by train. But once you've done the obvious Eurostar destinations of Paris, Lille and Brussels, where to next? Here are five more great accessible European getaways Read the guide