Sunday 26 April: Due to The London Marathon there will be disruption on public transport, the DLR will be shut from both Bank and Tower Gateway to Poplar until 17:30. Please check your journey before you travel and allow extra time for your journey.
Although it’s unlikely to be seen as the dreamiest spot in Provence, the muscular port city of Toulon offers an authentic taste of urban France. Its Old Town dates back to the Middle Ages and its harbour sits in a pleasing bay, while agreeable diversion comes in the form of an excellent naval museum, a colourful events roster and some acclaimed regional cuisine. The city is passionate about rugby – Jonny Wilkinson moved here long-term in 2009 – but most notable of all, perhaps, are the delights of the French Riviera stretching out to the east.