Heathlands and coastal paths galore, as well as the UK's only fully car-free zone. The Channel Islands are a rural paradise, and a trip to Jersey or Guernsey is a perfect escape from the city if you want to get back in touch with the great outdoors.
Summer means one thing in Edinburgh: the Fringe. Edinburgh's most famous festival grabs the headlines as it turns the city into a circus where famous faces are only outnumbered by ones in mime makeup. But Scotland has one of the best festival cultures in Europe and there are lots of other less-known festivals that are worth heading north for.
Amsterdam has a long history in lager, but its craft beer scene is thriving. And thanks to the Netherlands' brewing heritage the new wave of breweries in Amsterdam is highly eclectic, as are the bars where you can try their beers.
Coming to London on business? You'll find it's a simple city to get around – the underground delivers fast travel all over the city, while overground lines take you out to the suburbs and beyond.
If you travel on business and don't know what 'bleisure' means then you need to find out. Yes, it's more than slightly questionable as a word, but it's here to stay. Get clued up on the most important trend in business travel and what bleisure means for you.
Every year sees a hundred predictions for what's going to be hot in the food world. As the only airport actually located in London, it's easier for us than most to stay close to what's happening in London's dining scene, and since April sees the full programme announcement for June's London Food Month, we're sticking our necks out.
When you're in the heart of one of Europe's great cities, country palaces and dramatic castles may not be the first thing on your mind.
Business travel often divides people into two camps. To the uninitiated it can seem like a wildly glamorous lifestyle of long lunches in exotic locations with important people who are on first name terms with flight attendants. But those who routinely travel for work know it’s not always as thrilling as an episode of Mad Men (hello 4am starts, jetlag and energy drinks for breakfast). Whichever side of the fence you’re on, here are eight perks to business travel.
On the third weekend in March Dublin will come alive not only for the riotous celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, but also the final fixture of the Six Nations as England visit the Aviva Stadium. If ever there was a time to visit the Fair City, this is it. Here’s your guide to making the most of this monumental weekend.
What is the key to happiness, and where can we find it? A recent academic study has suggested lasting happiness is to be found in experiences, like travel, rather than material objects. With this in mind, which joyous, soul-enriching experiences should we be investing in this coming year?
Every visitor to Amsterdam knows the Rijksmuseum, with its priceless art treasures by Rembrandt and other Old Masters, and most people make a beeline for the Van Gogh Museum’s Impressionist masterpieces. But there are dozens of other galleries waiting to be discovered that have a quirkier contemporary edge; here are some of the best.
Slap in the heart of Europe, this buzzy, internationally minded city is perfect for a weekend break. Here’s how to make the most of it.
As a holiday destination, London takes some beating. It’s got everything you could want – awe-inspiring tourist attractions, world-class galleries and museums, and enough restaurants to keep the most ardent foodie satisfied. But while there’s plenty to see on the surface, London is a city of truly hidden depths; one that rewards deeper exploration.
We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling of finally beginning to switch off on holiday only to realise it’s time to fly home. You deserve a relaxing break, here’s how to ensure you actually have one.
You already know the rules about mixing business with pleasure, but Madrid is a city where it’s fun to break the rules. When it comes to planning your business meetings there are few better places than a luxury hotel bar. Whether you’re looking for a VIP-only lounge, rooftop vista or a moreish cocktail, we’ve got you covered.
The Spanish classics - jamon, paella, patatas bravas, gazpacho – are classic with very good reason. But the Spanish food scene has evolved hugely and the reality is that our Iberian brothers and sisters are some of the most innovative chefs in the world.
Sangria by the sea, sunsets over hilltop palaces and all-night salsa dens: Spain has everything a summery holiday maker could ask for but perhaps its best gems are found when you move away from the crowded beaches and head into the cities.
Everything is better with a soundtrack and business travel is no exception. If you’re jetting off on company time, this playlist will get you through your trip from beginning to end in true rock-star style. Download, suit up and hit the skies
Can't stand the thought of football dominating summer as the three home nations 'battle it out' for European glory in France this June? The silly chants, the wailing vuvuzelas, the endless, endless analysis…
Bergerac in the south west of France, the gateway to the Dordogne, is the latest British Airways destination from London City Airport. We went to explore its rural (and edible) delights first-hand.
Arguably the most prodigious capital city in the entire world, London is a mesmeric and meteoric metropolis that is home to the very best of everything, from architecture, art and entertainment to food, fashion and high finance.
Family travel can be a bittersweet affair; it is often exciting and exhausting in equal measure. At its worst, it can be a minefield of mid-transport meltdowns and tourist hotspots tantrums, but when it’s good, it’s can be a fulfilling break of smiles, laughter and much-needed relaxation.
Minicabit is the official cab booking platform for London City Airport. Their smart search tool compares real-time quotes from a range of licensed cab providers who are based at your pickup point and destination.
The time for Rotterdam is now. Far from playing second fiddle to big brother Amsterdam, it’s a fresh-thinking city with an ever-changing skyline and an anything-is-possible buzz.
Gerry Buxton took 500 photographs and spent half a day on the runway to create a vibrant print of the airport following its purchase by a new consortium
Looking for attractions and activities beyond the castle? Susie Henderson tracks down unique and unexpected experiences in and around the Scottish capital.
The days are long in Dublin. This is a city where it’s rarely difficult to find time to unwind – partly because the centre is so compact, and partly because balancing work and play seems to be ingrained in Dublin’s nature. So if your meeting’s done for the day, or you find yourself with a couple of hours to kill before dinner, here are some ideas for things to do.
Stately, scenic and packed with traditional Scottish spirit, Edinburgh is a city just begging to be explored. Travelling on business means that time is often tight, but if you can escape the grind for a few short hours you’ll find all kinds of experiences on the doorstep. Here’s a handful of bright ideas to take your business trip to a whole new level.
Whether you’re a thrillseeker, art buff or beach lover, we pick the best destinations that should be on your radar when planning your 2016 holidays.
Wherever you’re jetting off to this December, save some time to stock up on Christmas gifts for loved ones back home.
London City Airport (LCY) has been looking into the drinking habits of its passengers, and found that more than 25,000 cups of coffee were sold last month whilst the nation’s favourite, tea, was well beaten.