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Russell Square gardens

Bloomsbury: explore the heart of academic London

Destination: 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

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Venice – Camera, lights, action!

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Destination: Venice

Discover the places where some of cinema's best-loved films (and some lesser ones) were made.

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Camden Markets

London's Camden Markets - centre of the alternative scene

Destination: London

Camden Markets have grown to become a major London tourist attraction. Goths, Punks and alternative fashions add colour, energy and a buzz that draws in tourists and Londoners by the millions

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Windsor & its castle

Windsor: quirky and curious - the alternative tourist trail

Destination: Windsor

Windsor in Berkshire is famous for its castle - but few know of its hidden tunnels, crooked house and odd postbox. Discover the town's quirky and amusing sites with this alternative tourist guide

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Cruising the canals in Amsterdam

The New Face of Amsterdam

Destination: Amsterdam

It's time to look beyond the old cliches of canals and cafes - Amsterdam has changed dramatically in the last decade, and an exciting new city is emerging

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A pool at the Asia Gardens

Benidorm: an architectural pilgrimage

Destination: Benidorm

Design might not be the first thing you associate with Benidorm, but the mega resort on the Costa Blanca is a microcosm of 1960s and 70s architecture. The contemporary buildings are pretty groovy, too

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Music in the Mountains

Boulder, Colorado is friendly, food-loving and free-spirited

Destination: Boulder

Boulder, Colorado enjoys year-round sunshine, clear mountain air, a welcoming and positive vibe, entertainment and culture, outdoor activities and adventure. What more could you ask for?

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Shopping in New York City: Soho and around

Destination: New York City

The best places to shop in New York's coolest neighbourhoods

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Ancient buildings on Godalming's quaint High Street

Godalming – much more than street lighting and The Pepperpot

Destination: Godalming

There are few more quintessentially English towns than Surrey’s Godalming that are also within easy striking distance of London, and so perfect for a day trip or weekend break

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Photo: Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts

Nightlife in Istanbul: concerts and cultural events

Destination: Istanbul

Enjoying art openings, concerts, film screenings, and theatre in Istanbul

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