UK Destinations: Oxford

Whether film buff, history lover or pub enthusiast, Fred Mawer discovers that this medieval city has something to please everyone The top of the tower of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin is…

Business travel report: Warsaw city focus

Rose Dykins explores Warsaw’s gleaming new attractions and looks at the Polish capital’s plans to become an aviation ‘superhub’ Warsaw shouldn’t be taken at face value. While you could happily saunter around the cobbled squares…

City guide: Osaka

Japan’s second city is coming into its own with a heady mix of high culture, thriving nightlife and the tastiest street food, writes Cathy Adams. Osaka is a classic second city. Less sprawling than megalopolis…

City Guide: Munich, Germany

Chris Leadbeater returns to the Bavarian capital where an abundance of art, beer and green space has created one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities. It probably sounds strange to say that Munich suffers from a…

City guide: Matera, Italy

One of Italy’s most extraordinary cities tempts Christine Smallwood to return, as she looks forward to its year as European Capital of Culture. However much you read about Matera in southern Italy, seeing the sassi…

City Guide: Fez, Morocco

Considered the spiritual and cultural heart of the Kingdom, Fez has emerged as the essential Morocco city destination, writes Andrew Forbes. Morocco almost touches Europe, yet it is tantalisingly exotic. Fez, the first capital of…

City Guide: Vienna

Beneath this ornate Baroque cityscape exists a rich cultural heritage and some of the greenest urban space in the world, writes Anthony Pearce When cities are ranked by their ‘liveability’ – that is, the quality…

City Guide: Valletta, Malta

Inside the Maltese capital’s historic walls, Abigail Blasi falls for the city’s café culture, fresh seafood, Baroque architecture and stunning views The Maltese capital, Valletta, has emerged as the ideal city-break destination. A UNESCO World…