Why it’s time to visit Reykjavik: cold place, hot destination

May 22, 2017

From fabulously cool nightlife to epic scenery and natural beauty; Reykjavik is fast becoming one of Europe's hottest destinations to visit

Explore the Turkish delights of Istanbul

May 21, 2017

Delve into a cosmopolitan city that straddles two continents. Effortlessly blending old Asian practices laced with modern European influences, Istanbul is a city full of wonderment and striking beauty.

UK City Guide: things to do in bustling Birmingham

April 28, 2017

*Long read* From a Symphony Hall to its own chocolate factory, Birmingham has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. The city has experienced a recent resurgence which now has people flocking to its chic eateries and trendy cocktail bars.

Visit Prague: the city that sleeps on the river

April 24, 2017

Quick, read this fabulous guide to ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’ and one of Europe’s hottest destinations, Prague, before we include anymore terrible puns. This really is an in-spire-d piece… Dammit!

6 travel books that will inspire your next adventure

April 18, 2017

There’s something very satisfying about jetting off on your hols with a good book to devour on the beach, when lazing by the pool or sat by a roaring fire. The Leisure Lounge has picked 6 favourite travel-inspired books to help transport you to a world of relaxation.

Explore the ancient charms of Athens

April 11, 2017

Ahh, Athens. A city that effortlessly blends culture, history, great food and stunning architecture. Set against the backdrop of the Aegean waters. Bliss.

Viva Las Vegas

April 7, 2017

Bright lights, slot machines, blackjack, Big Band shows and 24-hour fun. It’s easy to see why Las Vegas is such a bucket-list destination for so many. Take a gamble on our micro guide and you’ll be winning already.

Too cool for (the) pool: 7 of the world’s best secret swimming spots

March 24, 2017

We've scoured the globe looking for the best alternatives to your traditional pools. Take a dip into our extensive research on 7 of the best secret swimming spots to cool of in when things get a little hot!