Author: Chris Leadbeater

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Bankside is a new boutique hotel on South Bank with arty aspirations to rival its neighbour, the Tate Modern. [Read More]
It is not exactly the same as the cliché about London buses – but 2018 is proof that if you wait long enough for a... [Read More]
For more than 50 years, Dolby's brand has been synonymous with top-of-the-line audio (and visual) quality. Its innovations in the space, including recent techno... [Read More]
Little Louis' does not look like a restaurant that is about to seduce my tastebuds. Set into a cluster of retail units on the west... [Read More]
with flights and transfers... [Read More]
The last week of the year tends to be something of a curate's egg - good in parts. On the one hand, it offers the... [Read More]
It is a noise I fully expected to hear inside a cricket ground - but not alas, the sound of a red leather ball thumping... [Read More]
The political turbulence which has afflicted various parts of the Middle East and North Africa in the last decade has seen several celebrated places put... [Read More]
The fish market in Ciutadella is a symbol of abundance, filling Plaça de la Llibertat with an array of fruits of the sea so extensive... [Read More]
Step away from the nice young lady, Mr Casanova. Pack your brushes and take a walk, Mr Canaletto. For the next few days — Aug... [Read More]
It's that time of year when grades have rolled in, plans are being made, and others are being put on hold as disappointments are digested.... [Read More]
As the nights start to lengthen, celebrate the end of summer in Finland. Go now  The Finnish capital (myhelsinki.fi) is currently saluting the last vestiges... [Read More]
Not sure where Vilnius is? [Read More]
The weather of the last few weeks has been completely devoid of nuance - hot, hot, hot and hot, in that order. You may have... [Read More]
EU leaders are considering a compromise over Brexit that would allow Britain access to the single market for goods while ending freedom of movement of... [Read More]
From a choice of around 200 sea-fringed destinations across the UK, Chris Leadbeater picks his favourite island day trips and holiday breaks. Donne Deal "No... [Read More]
Trouble in paradise? [Read More]
The sun is back in the sky, the temperature is soaring again and - on the basis of the first 72 hours at least -... [Read More]
Tags: Europe - August - Annecy
Another week, another travel survey revealing an unimpeachable truth - this time, a slew of data from a spa-focused holiday operator which claims to have... [Read More]
It is arguably the most spectacular of the islands which adorn the sun-sparkled waters of the Aegean Sea; a Greek gift where giant cliffs rise... [Read More]
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