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Skiing in Zakopane

Apr 5th, 2013 | By

Jane takes the budget option in Zakopone, Poland’s winter capital and enjoys her first skiing trip in three years

Letter from London: September 2012

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton discovers that high dining needn’t mean stuffed shirts, picking out a fistful of new London restaurants that raise the bar while raising a smile

Letter from London: keep the flame alive

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton runs through London’s forthcoming attractions, in a packed month that would leave even Usain Bolt breathless

Letter from London: the Olympic Fringer

Jul 9th, 2012 | By

The dearth of Olympic tickets has been much talked about, but there is plenty to see and do around the periphery of the Games. Jane Egginton checks out London on the edge

Letter from London June 2012: London for everyone

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton and her discerning three old let us in on some of their favourite quintessential London experiences and share some of their city secrets

Letter from London: Great British dining

May 10th, 2012 | By

London’s food scene is heating up. Jane Eggington reports…

Letter from London: East London’s boutique beds

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

This month, Jane Egginton visits an old post office, an unloved Victorian residence and a disused Edwardian town hall in London’s east end. All have been brought back to life, reinvented as some of the capital’s most exciting places to stay

Letter from London: the capital’s new state of the art spas are a real Olympic legacy

Mar 10th, 2012 | By

Just in time for the Olympics, a new breed of hotel spa has raised the bar in London. Jane Egginton takes a very enjoyable closer look and asks: are they worth it?

Rio: not just for carnival

Feb 14th, 2012 | By

Read Jane’s article on what is the arguably the world’s greatest party here!

Letter from London: cycling capital of the world?

Feb 6th, 2012 | By

“I believe that the cyclised city is the civilised city”, declares ebullient Boris Johnson. Love him or hate him, London’s mayor is – not so quietly –revolutionising cycling in the capital.

Experience Ardèche

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton discovers a strong identity and villages of character in a hidden but much loved corner of France

Letter from London: Chinese New Year celebrations abound

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

Each month Jane Egginton brings us her letter from London. This month, Jane gives us the low-down on London’s plans to mark Chinese New Year

Jamaican Twist at Notting Hill Carnival

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

London’s Notting Hill Carnival has its roots firmly in the culture of the West Indian island of Trinidad, but since 2003, Jamaican Twist – the only Jamaican float to take part – has been an integral part, winning no less than six awards in the last three years.

California’s Road Less Travelled

Aug 27th, 2011 | By

Whilst San Francisco is known to many people, the area south of the city has much to offer as well as Jane found out recently.

A Taste of Lanzarote

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By

Lanzarote is more than just an all-year beach destination. Jane Egginton takes us on a quick tour to find good food and drink.