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Street riders Barcelona has long been a mecca for art lovers, sun worshippers and night
Street riders
Barcelona has long
been a mecca for art
lovers, sun worshippers
and night owls — but,
for some, the city’s
smooth pavements
are a bigger draw than
both modernism and
mojitos put together.
We meet Barcelona’s
skateboarders and check
out the scene.
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RUFF GUIDE TO MARSEILLE
A
round of a-paws please, as we
travel to Marseille to meet its
most famous canine resident – a
Dachshund named Saucisse who
once ran for mayor – for a tour of
the gorgeous Mediterranean port.
76
WE COULD BE HEROES
Fancy taking part in a vintage
cycling race through the hills of
Chianti, covering 205km, where
your bike must have been made
before 1987? L’Eroica (“The
Heroic”) is Italy’s most gruelling
annual amateur bike race, and our
writer should know because he’s
survived to tell his tale!
84
BORDERING ON BIZARRE
Is
it physically possible to be in two
countries at the same time? Well,
sort of: the towns of Baarle-Hertog
and Baarle-Nassau make up one
of
Europe’s strangest places to live,
being part Belgian, part Dutch.
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make up one of Europe’s strangest places to live, being part Belgian, part Dutch. ISSUE 43
make up one of Europe’s strangest places to live, being part Belgian, part Dutch. ISSUE 43

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THE FILE

Duck racing in Italy, how to do stuff for free in Barcelona, and how to be cool when you’re sweating profusely.

17

UNDERCURRENTS

Vertical stilt fighting in Belgium, incredible cars in Paris and the London Design Festival all in one place.

SHORTLISTSin Paris and the London Design Festival all in one place. 23 TECH TALK Have iPod,

and the London Design Festival all in one place. SHORTLISTS 23 TECH TALK Have iPod, need
and the London Design Festival all in one place. SHORTLISTS 23 TECH TALK Have iPod, need
and the London Design Festival all in one place. SHORTLISTS 23 TECH TALK Have iPod, need

23

TECH TALK

Have iPod, need good speakers. We try five of the latest and loudest MP3 player speakers on the market.

25

FASHION FLASH

Off the shoulder dresses are all the rage – so which style suits you and which celebs rock the look?

26

YOU BEAUTY

Three products that keep you feeling and looking summery, even as the days are getting shorter.

29 MADLIST

Six museums you’ve never heard of

30 BEDROOMS

Five hip and happening hostels across Europe

33 FORK IT

Visit four spectacular Mexican restaurants.

34 FIRST ORDERS

Fancy a shot, check out these five top tequila bars!

CALENDAR GIRLORDERS Fancy a shot, check out these five top tequila bars! 36 MISS SEPTEMBER Meet the

shot, check out these five top tequila bars! CALENDAR GIRL 36 MISS SEPTEMBER Meet the gorgeous

36

MISS SEPTEMBER

Meet the gorgeous Edita, posing for the 2010 Ryanair cabin crew charity calendar on an Alicante beach.

COMMENTRyanair cabin crew charity calendar on an Alicante beach. 39 HOLIDAY HABITS Musical maestro and he

cabin crew charity calendar on an Alicante beach. COMMENT 39 HOLIDAY HABITS Musical maestro and he
cabin crew charity calendar on an Alicante beach. COMMENT 39 HOLIDAY HABITS Musical maestro and he

39

HOLIDAY HABITS

Musical maestro and he of the swirling lasers, Jean-Michel Jarre, talks travel to Ryanair Magazine.

40

SOMETHING

TO DECLARE

Danny Robins keeps that holiday feeling by going commando on his return home!

ON THE GROUND…that holiday feeling by going commando on his return home! 43–57 IN LONDON Want to visit

by going commando on his return home! ON THE GROUND… 43–57 IN LONDON Want to visit

43–57

IN LONDON

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in the
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longer:
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student district of Benimaclet where mint
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Thank you for choosing to fly with Ryanair. Alongside more than 73 million passengers who will fly with Ryanair this year, you are travelling on the world’s favourite airline. All of us here at Ryanair congratulate you on your choice and we promise to continue to offer you the guaranteed lowest fares. We are so confident that our prices will not be beaten, that our low-fares guarantee will pay any passenger who does find a cheaper fare on the same route a ‘double the difference’ refund.* Nobody beats Ryanair’s fares and that’s guaranteed. Ryanair is also Europe’s best performing customer service provider with the continent’s best punctuality, least lost bags, fewest flight cancelations and the guarantee of no fuel surcharges ever (see page 131 for further details). This summer has been yet another record- breaking season for Ryanair. In July we broke two records when we carried more than 7 million passengers in a single month for the first time and also we carried more than 70 million passengers over the past 12 months. This month we celebrate the opening of Ryanair’s 44th base in Barcelona El Prat which will bring new routes, new aircraft and new jobs to the Barcelona region and of course even more low fares and choice to consumers and visitors at this great destination. Finally, I hope you enjoy your flight with us today, and I invite you to sit back, relax and allow our wonderful crew to take great care of you. I look forward to welcoming you and your family onboard many more low-fare Ryanair flights in the coming months. Thank you for choosing to fly with Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline.

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Exercise, pah! No pain, no pain, I say…

IT’S SAFE TO SAY I HAVE NEVER WORN one of those skin-tight Lycra outfits hardcore cyclists always seem to wear. But then I have never been a hardcore cyclist. In fact, the idea of getting on a bike and having to do any sort of pedalling up a hill is to me about as mad as cross-country skiing. Surely the fun thing about skiing is going downhill? It is like choosing pain over pleasure! Now who does that exactly? But getting back to the skin-tight outfits I may be about to change my mind. Well, sort of. Reason being, this October the intense (but non-competitive) Italian bike race known as L’Eroica (“The Heroic”) takes place in the hills of Chianti, Tuscany, and one of our writers, Sam Polcer, who has tasted the pain of this particular bike ride tells us all about it on page 76. Now, while the pain of this ride over gravel roads and up 45° inclines has not changed my mind about the actual riding (there’s no way this kind of pain is worth the trouble), it is the vintage spirit of the race that makes me want to take part. All the bikes ridden must be manufactured before 1987, when fancy streamlined cycles didn’t exist and when no true cyclist would be seen dead in tight-fitting Lycra! And so to participate in the race you have the option of dressing like those cool Italians of old, in fitted woollen jerseys, with checked peaked caps (helmets, what are they?), shorts, leather riding gloves,

rucksack and old-school riding goggles. And don’t forget the de rigueur legendary, bushy, handlebar moustache! That’s a look

I am definitely into, so I am growing my tash

now. I’ve also purchased a cap and some old goggles from a shop in east London, found some old shorts and a great wool jumper my gran knitted for me. So I am ready to go! I might even DHL my old bike out to Perugia

to ride on (well, it’s a Raleigh BMX from when

I was 11, which though vintage is no way

appropriate for this type of race, but hey!). OK, I may not quite look the part or get very far on my BMX, but who cares about the riding? This is all about being retro cool as a cucumber, as well as my favourite bit of pausing at the refreshment stops for the delicious Italian food on offer — prosciutto, golden olive oil, bread baked to perfection, giant fresh tomatoes, rare truffles, cheese and of course a glass or three of Chianti. That’s what I am talking about, and don’t give me that “no pain, no gain” line either ’cos I’m just not buying it. That wouldn’t be a holiday now would it? Wherever you’re flying to this month, have an excellent trip.

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to this month, have an excellent trip. RAMSAY SHORT Editor CONTRIBUTORS ANNA J. KUTOR Anna J.

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have an excellent trip. RAMSAY SHORT Editor CONTRIBUTORS ANNA J. KUTOR Anna J. Kutor is a

ANNA J. KUTOR

Anna J. Kutor is a Budapest-born journalist and photographer who loves to share stories and images of non-traditional destinations and genuine cultural experiences. See her Dutch- Belgian border puzzle piece on page 84, and find more of her work at www.orangeimagery.com

page 84, and find more of her work at www.orangeimagery.com SUSANA GELLIDA Photographer Susana lives in

SUSANA GELLIDA

Photographer Susana lives in Barcelona and loves it! If she’s not in her studio (www.modaestudios. com), she’ll be having a break on the beach, eating tapas, enjoying a beer or taking pictures like those in our skateboarders feature on page 60. Find out more at www.susanagellida.com

feature on page 60. Find out more at www.susanagellida.com SAM POLCER Sam’s writing and photography assignments

SAM POLCER

Sam’s writing and photography assignments have put him in some pretty unusual situations, from motorcycle stunts to consulting a voodoo priestess. This month, the executive editor of AirTran Airways’ Go magazine saddles up for an epic cycling race through Chianti on page 76.

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Facts, figures and fun from the Ryanair world of travel. Compiled by Ed Chamberlin

from the Ryanair world of travel. Compiled by Ed Chamberlin Rites of passage PALIO DEL PAPERO

Rites of passagefrom the Ryanair world of travel. Compiled by Ed Chamberlin PALIO DEL PAPERO 9–10 OCTOBER, BALCONEVISI,

PALIO DEL PAPERO

9–10 OCTOBER, BALCONEVISI, ITALY

Bragging rights: the age-old tradition of declaring “Ha ha, I’m better than you!” in any given activity. You have bested your opposition and everyone knows it, even if the activity seems somewhat bizarre. At the annual Palio del Papero (or Goose Race) in the hamlet of Balconevisi, near Pisa, “bizarre” is certainly an apt word. Running for the past 28 years, it involves villagers cheering on their web- footed friends in a relay race. The town’s four contrade (districts) each select two of their finest geese to take part in the challenge, who then waddle and flap their way over a 150m course as locals watch anxiously from the sidelines. And the prize? Bragging rights, of course! The town also holds the world record for the largest white truffle ever found – sniffed out in 1954 and weighing over 2.5kg!

WWW.CITTADISANMINIATO.ITfound – sniff ed out in 1954 and weighing over 2.5kg! TEXT BY MATT PRIEST FLY

TEXT BY MATT PRIEST FLY TO PISA (FLORENCE) FROM 48 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING LONDON (STANSTED). VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM

INCLUDING LONDON (STANSTED) . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM 1,530 12,600 Kilometres of hair a human grows in an
1,530 12,600 Kilometres of hair a human grows in an average lifetime. Number of calories
1,530
12,600
Kilometres of hair a
human grows in an
average lifetime.
Number of calories in the world’s
largest gummi bear.
6
Metres of wire needed to
make a Slinky.

12,756

Diameter of the Earth in kilometres.

330,330

Number of times the sun is bigger than the Earth.

8.5

Minutes it takes light to get from the sun to the Earth.

Minutes it takes light to get from the sun to the Earth. PHOTOS © YOHANNE LAMOULÈRE
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MARSEILLE, FRANCE

This month, we asked:

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For more on Marseille, and to meet the town’s most famous dog, turn to page 68. and to meet the town’s most famous dog, turn to page 68.

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Watch your language Wouldyoueatthis? BEUSCHEL The phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of
Watch your
language
Wouldyoueatthis?
BEUSCHEL
The phrase “the whole is
greater than the sum of its
parts” is an uplifting one,
implying that beauty and
wonder can be achieved
even by the meagre
contributions of a few
dedicated individuals.
This could also be
said about the Austrian
dish “Beuschel” , whose
ingredients include the
lungs and heart of a calf
(with a hint of trachea),
carrots, celery, onion,
sour cream, vinegar and
parsley. Now if that list
doesn’t make your mouth
water, you are not alone.
However, the resulting dish
is — typically for Austria — a
hearty and delicious meal
that’s popular in winter.
Don’t be afraid, order a
Beuschel today!
The word “Beuschel”
has also become a
slang term for a lung in
Austrian German, leading
to the wonderful word
“Beuscheltelefon”, meaning
“stethoscope”!
Phrasebooks are
useful, but rarely
tell you what you
really need to
know on holiday.
Luckily, Ryanair
Magazine is here
to change all that
with these truly
important phrases
from the languages
of Europe. This
month:
“Too many
cooks spoil
the broth”
Breton (France):
Seul mui à
vugulion a vez,
e vez falloc’h
gouarnet ar
saout. The more
cow herders there
are, the worse the
cows are looked
after.
Croatian: Puno
Crazy towns
baba, kilavo
FLORENCE SYNDROME
dijete. Many
Psychologists often name mental states after the places where they’re identified, but
what does that tell us about the cities themselves?
If you’re going to be diagnosed with something, you could do a lot worse than
“Florence syndrome”. No, absolutely nothing to do with being mad about Florence
midwives, child
will be lazy.
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the sufferer is overwhelmed by the presence of art. Better known as “Stendhal
syndrome”, it was first diagnosed in the 1980s by Italian psychiatrist Graziella
Dutch: Veel
varkens maken
de spoeling dun.
Many pigs make
the slops sparse.
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Magherini, who named it after 19th-century novelist Stendhal. After visiting the city
in 1817, the Frenchman wrote: “As I emerged from the porch of Santa Croce, I was
seized with a fierce palpitation of the heart… the well-spring of life was dried up
sei
Italian: Troppi
galli a cantare,
non fa mai giorno.
wit
within me, and I walked in constant fear of falling to the ground.”
If you’re already on your way to take a look at Michelangelo’s David or Botticelli’s
Th
The Birth of Venus, don’t panic – they may be naked, but they’re highly unlikely to
Too many cocks
singing, it is never
going to dawn.
induce palpitations. Rather, it’s thought that the jaw-dropping beauty of Florence can
ind
Spanish: Haber
over-stimulate an already troubled mind, bringing previously held anxieties bubbling
ov
más capeadores
to the surface. Better keep an eye on Crazy Uncle Barry then!
to
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back
b
to the 17th century. You may recognise it as a haunt of cinema’s brainiest
There are more
bullfighters than
bulls.
nut-job, Dr Hannibal Lecter, who used their unique scents to perfume his letters
to Agent Starling. Creepy, but with a serious touch of class.
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BOINOD, AUTHOR OF
TEXT BY WILL DUNN
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How to be cool… WHEN YOU’RE SWEATING UNCONTROLLABLY This can just happen. Maybe you rushed
How to be cool…
WHEN YOU’RE SWEATING
UNCONTROLLABLY
This can just happen. Maybe you
rushed to get somewhere, or you’ve
passed through some extremes
of temperature. There could be a
variety of reasons; you’re on holiday
somewhere hot. But one thing’s
for sure, it doesn’t look good.
People associate sweating with the
following things:
Nervousness
Unfitness
Body odour
So you have to dispel these
associations and regain your cool
both literally and figuratively. First
remove excess layers of clothing
and drink something cold. Not in a
panicked ‘Oh God help me here,
I’m drowning in my own skin-
secreted waste products!’ kind of
way. In a measured and calm way.
Then say things like:
“That’s better. Sorry about
that, I’ve come straight
from marathon training.”
“Malaria. Had a touch
since the tropics.”
“Sorry I’ve found that
Antarctic trek has shot
my internal thermostat to
pieces. But it was worth it
for the sunsets. The light
on an iceberg is one of the
purest refractions of energy
in the special effects lab we
call earth.”
All of those give reasons, and paint
you as sensitive, widely travelled
and aware of the limitations of the
human body, even as you strive
against them.
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TEXT BY WILL DUNN

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Hip news and events across the network from our European correspondents

events across the network from our European correspondents 19 SEP GOLDEN STILT COMPETITION NAMUR, BELGIUM When
events across the network from our European correspondents 19 SEP GOLDEN STILT COMPETITION NAMUR, BELGIUM When

19 SEP

GOLDEN STILT COMPETITION

NAMUR, BELGIUM

When you live in a country known for its lowlands, walking on stilts is not something that’s just left to circus clowns and street performers. And when you’ve mastered that skill, it seems only natural for you to want to prove your mettle in a competition. This vertical dual dates back to 1411, and sees opponents dressed in bright costumes battling gladiator-style to knock each other off their stilts. The winner is awarded the Golden Stilt and must defend the title the following year. The festival is famous throughout the Wallonia region, and plenty of spectators dress up in medieval costume, adding to the historic atmosphere.

WWW.ECHASSEURS.ORGup in medieval costume, adding to the historic atmosphere. TEXT BY TAMAS GABOR FLY TO BRUSSELS

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GALWAY INTERNATIONAL OYSTER FESTIVAL

GALWAY, IRELAND

Author Jonathan Swift once noted: “He was a bold man that did first eat an oyster.” Since 1954, this city has celebrated its delicious crop of gastropods with a gathering of gastronomes. So come along to enjoy a plump, salty European flat oyster grown in the bay, washed down with a pint of Guinness. Then enjoy live music, comedy and oyster diving contests.

Then enjoy live music, comedy and oyster diving contests. WWW.GALWAYOYSTERFEST.COM | TEXT BY ANDREA DI TONTO

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23–26 SEP LA MERCÈ BARCELONA, SPAIN
23–26 SEP
LA MERCÈ
BARCELONA, SPAIN

The festival of La Mercè celebrates the “Virgin of Mercy”, so it’s fitting that those who attend are left to beg before a host of fire-breathing dragons and creepy devils. The streets are also packed with DJs spinning tracks, dancers kicking legs, and orchestras strumming strings. And it wouldn’t be a Spanish festival

if the “castellers” (men who are experts

in building human pyramids) didn’t try to defy gravity and human reason. Head over to the old quarter to check them out. You’ll find hundreds of

different events taking place during the festival, but do go out of your way to see Carrefoc, a midnight parade of medieval monsters; and the gigantes,

a parade of giants that’s popular with

families. If you’re feeling free-spirited,

join the locals for a swim across the harbour as a final goodbye to summer. Perhaps the greatest act of mercy

is reserved for nightfall when cool

breezes replace the sweltering heat.

WWW.BCN.CAT/MERCE | TEXT BY ANDREA DI TONTO | TEXT BY ANDREA DI TONTO

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70 DESTINATIONS, INCLUDING DUBLIN . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM 14–17 OCT KINGSLAND OSLO HORSE SHOW OSLO, NORWAY Perfect

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KINGSLAND OSLO HORSE SHOW

OSLO, NORWAY

Perfect for a glimpse into the world of show jumping – an increasingly popular sport – this event sees Oslo’s Telenor Arena transformed into a venue for horses and riders from across the globe. But the Oslo Horse Show promises even

more too, with a packed programme of dressage, western, and other top entertainment.

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INCLUDING BREMEN AND TRAPANI . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM 25–26 SEP GREAT BRITISH CHEESE FESTIVAL CARDIFF, WALES If
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25–26 SEPINCLUDING BREMEN AND TRAPANI . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM GREAT BRITISH CHEESE FESTIVAL CARDIFF, WALES If you love

GREAT BRITISH CHEESE FESTIVAL

CARDIFF, WALES

If you love fabulous food and good fun then join thousands of fellow foodies at Britain’s biggest cheese festival. Here, you can taste over 400 cheeses, alongside artisan wine, cider, perry and beer. It’s hard to image a more dramatic setting too, as the event takes place at Cardiff Castle, a 2,000-year-old Roman and Norman stronghold.

Castle, a 2,000-year-old Roman and Norman stronghold. WWW.THECHEESEWEB.COM | TEXT BY EDWARD WIESE FLY TO

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18–26 SEP

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

LONDON, UK

Easily the UK’s biggest celebration of design, the London Design Festival boasts more than 200 events and an audience of 300,000 visitors. Designers and design admirers alike can enjoy major international exhibitions and installations, seminars, product launches and parties. Best of all, many events are free. Visitors from previous years will be delighted to hear the 100% Norway exhibit is returning for 2010. Nobody should miss Norwegian designer Siren Wilhelmsen’s cuckoo clock that actually knits, and Kristine Bjaadal’s tablecloth that puts spills to good use. You can find the Norway exhibit at Earl’s Court stand G40 from 23–26 September. But, with inspiring design at every turn, plan on spending at least a full day at the festival.

WWW.LONDONDESIGNFESTIVAL.COMturn, plan on spending at least a full day at the festival. TEXT BY EDWARD WIESE

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2–17 OCT(LEIPZIG) , GDANSK AND KERRY . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM PARIS MOTOR SHOW PARIS, FRANCE The first motor

PARIS MOTOR SHOW

PARIS, FRANCE

The first motor show in the world, established in 1898, this biennial event is held at the vast Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. Expect a record-breaking 90 world premières, alongside a dizzying array of dream vintage models.

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18–24 SEP(RYGGE) AND STOCKHOLM (SKAVSTA) . VISIT WWW.RYANAIR.COM LIBRO BALLOON CUP KIRCHBERG, AUSTRIA More than 30 teams

LIBRO BALLOON CUP

KIRCHBERG, AUSTRIA

More than 30 teams from Austria, Germany, the UK and Switzerland will be meeting in Kirchberg this September for a competition in the clouds. Don’t miss the spectacular Night of the Balloons (20th), and a pint with other balloon watchers at the local pub amid a serene mountain setting.

WWW.KITZBUEHEL-ALPEN.COM/EN/BALLOON-CUP.HTML | TEXT BY AARON VARNER | TEXT BY AARON VARNER

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THESHORTLISTS Lucille Howe helps you get dressed in the morning
THESHORTLISTS
Lucille Howe helps you get dressed in the morning

PHOTO © CAPITAL PICTURES

you get dressed in the morning PHOTO © CAPITAL PICTURES NEW TREND THE CAVEWOMAN If you’re

NEW

TREND

THE CAVEWOMAN If you’re ready to give last season’s look the cold shoulder, then look no further than the one-shoulder frock. Cavewoman, jungle queen or Roman goddess, the asymmetric dress is so fabulously flexible it will take you from heeled on the red carpet to barefoot in the park in one flirty step. This shape is perfect because it gives you a dream hourglass figure, a pinched waist and maximum focus on the bust. Which brings us to the big question: “To bra or not to bra?” If you’re, er, “gifted” in that department, then a strapless or backless bra is required. The more Kate Moss-like among us can go bare back. But a compromise for all is making a feature of a lace bandeau bra (try Urban Outfitters), just visible, bar shoulder-side. The cavewoman makes the perfect holiday frock because there’s no need to accessorise. Just let your sun-kissed

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Add height and elongate your neck,

ready for kisses, with your hair up in

a ponytail or a messy knot — with a

few loose strands framing your face.

Apply some bronze shimmer to your

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DARIO MARQUEZ, 33, WEB DESIGNER, LONDON, UK

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“It hasn’t found its way to the streets or the clubs… I find it boring.”

ANTHONY PEPE, 26, EU EVENTS COORDINATOR, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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THE SHORTLISTS Lucille Howe tests out the latest products
THE SHORTLISTS
Lucille Howe tests out the latest products

PHOTOS: HELEN CATHCART

MUST-HAVE COSMETICS SUMMER LOVE-IN Those scorching hot afternoons may already be behind us, but if
MUST-HAVE
COSMETICS
SUMMER LOVE-IN
Those scorching hot afternoons may already be behind us, but if you want
to keep the feeling going into autumn, just add mixer to the Pimm’s, pop
up the parasol and picnic alfresco while you still can. Beautiful girls will
want to look naturally bronzed and smelling like summer fruits, so here’s
a pampering parcel that’s perfectly themed. This month, we checked out
the rooftop of London’s National Theatre for a pre-performance picnic to
find out how our selection rated. Of course, all these products travel too, so
if you’re stretching out your summer at a Ryanair destination, take note.
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Reader test: “It smells so much like the real thing – there’s nothing artificial about it. Plus, you can smell it from a distance.”

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from a distance.” SARA MAXTED, 35 DIOR SUN COUTURE PALETTE €44 Finally, a set with all

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Finally, a set with all your bronzing products in one place to give you that just back from holiday sun-kissed look. There’s cinnamon blush, a two-hue bronzer, four micro-shimmer eye shadows and two lip glosses in rose and pale peach. EXPERT TIP: First, exfoliate. Then build up colour using circular motions on your cheekbones, forehead and bridge of your nose.

Reader test: “The bronzer is a nice warming colour that looks natural or sultry depending on how much you use. I love it.”

MAREE FULLER, 30
MAREE FULLER, 30

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use. I love it.” MAREE FULLER, 30 SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH 30ml, €35 After just a pea-sized

30ml, €35

After just a pea-sized amount of this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea, your skin will be a flawless canvas. The square airless pump delivers just the right amount, so you can use up every last drop. EXPERT TIP: Apply under the eyes to even out skin tones, and on lids to help your eye shadow last longer.

Reader test: “I’ve actually used it every morning this week. It gives a lovely base before applying make-up.”

KATHERINE PARKER, 30
KATHERINE PARKER, 30
THE SHORTLISTS Mike Peake considers his specialist chosen subject
THE SHORTLISTS
Mike Peake considers his specialist chosen subject

PHOTO © GETTY

CHEESE MUSEUM FOUNDLING MUSEUM LAWNMOWER MUSEUM TORTURE MUSEUM LIVELY HAM MUSEUM EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS LONDON, UK
CHEESE MUSEUM
FOUNDLING MUSEUM
LAWNMOWER MUSEUM
TORTURE MUSEUM
LIVELY HAM MUSEUM
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS
LONDON, UK
SOUTHPORT, UK
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
NEUFCHÂTEAU, BELGIUM
There’s lots to know when
Orphans generally don’t
it
comes to cheese. How
much it costs, for example,
and what it’s like with a
make for an uplifting topic,
unless Walt Disney’s in
charge of things. This fab
London attraction though,
as well as providing moving
tales of abandoned kids,
has a great art gallery and
You know it’s been a good
vacation when you get
back with photos of new
Belgium is home to
some pretty eccentric
museums, like this one
friends, stories of drunken
shenanigans and, of course,
in
the southern town of
blob of pickle. For the even
more curious, this shrine
to all things cheesy in the
Dutch city of Alkmaar is
Neufchâteau. Housed in
a
key ring of a priest
a
small stone building, it
being impaled on a spike.
Prague’s Torture Museum
a
giant cow’s udder of
some fine period interiors.
Just close your ears if you
hear a ghostly sniffling.
contains over 60 relics of
recommends at least 10
minutes for a tour of its
smoking and sausage-
thrills and spills. You may
even discover a use for
that milk you’ve just left
in the fridge.
a
mercifully bygone age
and, if you’re looking for
inspiration for a chastity
belt, look no further.
making exhibits, which
should leave plenty of time
WWW.FOUNDLING
Interesting things,
lawnmowers. The way they
cut grass and that. If you’re
nodding along deliriously,
book a flight to Liverpool
when you land and get thee
to Southport. The sandy
resort has more to offer
than just candyfloss and
funfairs; it has 200 models
of lawnmowers on display,
including ones by Rolls
Royce and Hawker Siddeley.
to gorge on local delicacies
MUSEUM.ORG.UK
in
the restaurant!
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MUSEUMS YOUR FRIENDS
6 HAVE NEVER BEEN TO
TOBACCO MUSEUM
BERGERAC, FRANCE
Even for non-smokers, the story
of tobacco is a mildly diverting
one. Although, saying that, this leafy
celebration of one of the most dangerous
plants in history is probably best avoided by
anyone wearing a nicotine patch. Sensibly,
and unlike Cadbury World in Birmingham,
they don’t hand out free samples.
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REVIEWS BY: MATT PRIEST

REVIEWS BY: MATT PRIEST THE SHORTLISTS Take a snooze in some of the cheapest, cleanest and

THE SHORTLISTS

Take a snooze in some of the cheapest, cleanest and coolest dorms across Europe

of the cheapest, cleanest and coolest dorms across Europe HOSTELS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK, BUT
of the cheapest, cleanest and coolest dorms across Europe HOSTELS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK, BUT

HOSTELS THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK, BUT SHOULD

AVALON HOUSE

DUBLIN, IRELAND

Housed in a listed building and only a drop kick from Temple Bar, Avalon House has rooms ranging from singles to 12-bed dorms. The hostel earns its eco-credentials too, buying “green” electricity and using solar energy. Their famous Bald Barista coffee shop is also renowned for serving up the best espresso in town.

is also renowned for serving up the best espresso in town. DORMITORY BEDS FROM €10. 55

DORMITORY BEDS FROM €10.

55 AUNGIER STREET, TEL: +353 (0)1 475 0001, WWW.AVALON-HOUSE.IE

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KABUL

BARCELONA, SPAIN

Instead of leaving you to endlessly wander the back streets of Barcelona, Kabul’s position overlooking the historic Plaza Real will place you right in the thick of the action. The dorms add to the fact that this busy, friendly and cool hostel is the place to be for sociable travellers. But heed the staff’s warning: it is not for those searching for a quiet break!

warning: it is not for those searching for a quiet break! DORMITORY BEDS FROM €20. 17

DORMITORY BEDS FROM €20. 17 PLACA

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CZECH INN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Forget images of beer-stained sofas and squeaky mattresses, as the
CZECH INN
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Forget images of beer-stained
sofas and squeaky mattresses, as
the Czech Inn is a hostel for the future.
Bigger, comfier beds, an ultra-modern
design, helpful staff and a constant
stream of international event nights
make this as inviting as they come.
DORMITORY BEDS FROM 285CZK (€11). 76 FRANCOUZSKA,
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THE CIRCUS

GREG & TOM

BERLIN, GERMANY

KRAKOW, POLAND

Conscious that people often try to “get one over” on tourists, we found it hard to come to terms with The Circus. Brilliantly decorated with warm colours and kooky touches (including a David Hasselhoff shrine), the hostel is clean, the staff friendly and the prices won’t bankrupt you either. We’re still looking for the catch.

You’d be hard pushed to find a more homely experience than Greg & Tom’s hostels. Boasting two award-winning sites, they cater for calmer crowds who are as interested in resting their feet as they are in exploring Krakow.

And with extras like free wi-fi and

a

mass of DVDs, all that’s missing

is

your mum to tuck you in!

DORMITORY BEDS FROM €19. DORMITORY BEDS FROM 50PLN (€13).

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THE SHORTLISTS Sejal Sukhadwala tackles some tremendous tacos
THE SHORTLISTS
Sejal Sukhadwala tackles some tremendous tacos
THE FOODIES’ COLUMN SPICY MEXICAN RESTAURANTS LEARN HOW TO COOK MEXICAN LONDON, UK CANTINA LAREDO
THE
FOODIES’
COLUMN
SPICY MEXICAN
RESTAURANTS
LEARN HOW TO
COOK MEXICAN
LONDON, UK
CANTINA LAREDO
LONDON, UK
A hit in the US, this gourmet
Mexican chain has just landed in the
heart of Theatreland. Boasting theatrics
of its own, the staff prepare guacamole at
your table, and serve apple pie on a sizzling
skillet with brandy butter and ice cream.
Want to rustle up
authentic Mexican food
in your own kitchen? Top
Mexican food consultant
and TV personality Sofia
Larrinua Craxton leads
Mexican cookery classes
at a host of London
venues. She teaches
basic and advanced
cooking techniques
within a cultural context,
and combines this with
the principles of food
science. Her next classes
are on 23 October,
4 November and 20
November. She also runs
six- and 10-week bespoke
courses, and can teach at
your own home.
WWW.SOFIA
CRAXTON.CO.UK
TWO-COURSE MEAL WITH THREE-GLASS TEQUILA FLIGHT,
APPROX €48. 10 UPPER ST MARTIN’S LANE, TEL: +44 (0)20
7420 0630, WWW.CANTINALAREDO.CO.UK
CHOCOLATE
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LONDON, UK
MESTIZO
COCINA
TIJUANA
MADRID, SPAIN
BRADFORD, UK
IBIZA, SPAIN
This relaxed and stylish restaurant
serves imaginatively rendered
traditional dishes, such as half
pineapple filled with spicy seafood,
and thin stuffed Mexican pancakes
served with grilled vegetables. Tacos
boast fine ingredients like cactus,
roast pork and beer-marinated beef.
This Mexican-owned venue, which
also employs Mexican staff and
chefs, has a branch in London too.
Specialising in Sonoran-style
cooking from northern Mexico, this
homely restaurant serves delicious,
less familiar fare, such as Arizona
bean stew, chicken and mushroom
burritos, rich lamb and olive casserole
baked in flour tortilla, and Mexican
bread pudding with apples, almonds
and raisins in cinnamon-sugar syrup.
Their margaritas are to die for.
Spread over two floors and hosting
nightly live music, this place draws
bustling crowds. Start with avocado and
mango ceviche with sweet blackberry
sauce, move onto shrimp fajita, veal
chilli, or tuna and pineapple burrito,
then finish off with a tempting lime and
papaya cake with strawberry sauce.
Be sure to try their Mexican wines and
good selection of tequilas too.
Chocolate originated
in Mexico, and had its
beginnings in Aztec
culture. Find out more
about its fascinating
history at the Chocolate
Unwrapped event on
16–17 October. Part
of the hugely popular
annual Chocolate Week
(11–17 October), you
can expect numerous
workshops, talks and
tastings with a host of
top producers.
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TWO-COURSE MEAL WITH A GLASS OF
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THE SHORTLISTS Sejal Sukhadwala sips on the classic Mexican beverage
THE SHORTLISTS
Sejal Sukhadwala sips on the classic Mexican beverage
THE DRINKERS’ ZLATY STROM COLUMN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC TOP-QUALITY TEQUILA BARS This state-of-the-art club has
THE
DRINKERS’
ZLATY STROM
COLUMN
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
TOP-QUALITY
TEQUILA BARS
This state-of-the-art club has
five handsome cocktail bars, one of
which specialises in vodka and tequila.
About 70 types of tequila are on offer,
including limited-edition Tesoro Azteca,
and Herencia Historico (aged nine years).
Cocktails include tequila sunset, a short
version of the classic “sunrise”.
TEQUILA OCHO
HOTEL U ZLATEHO STROMU, 6 KARLOVA, TEL: +420 222
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This limited-edition
tequila is produced by
Tomas Estes, Mexico’s
official “tequila
ambassador to Europe”
(is there a cooler job?).
Tomas has created the
drink in collaboration
with renowned distillers
the Camarena family,
using agave grown on
their estate in the Los
Altos region of Jalisco.
Ocho is the only tequila
in the world to specify
the “vintage”, and the
blanco (silver), reposado
(rested) and añejo
(aged) varieties range in
taste from refreshingly
citrusy to slightly smoky
and complex.
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TEQUILA SEASON
LONDON, UK
THE VOODOO ROOMS
FLORIS TEQUILA
CHAMUCOS BAR
BLITZ TEQUILA
EDINBURGH, UK
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
LONDON, UK
PARIS, FRANCE
Set in a historic building and
spread across five rooms,
this sumptuously decorated
venue plays host to live
music, cabaret and art. The
tequila bar stocks over 60
varieties, including Partida
Elegante (aged for 36
months) and tequila coffee
liqueur Patrón XO Café.
Charmingly decorated with
earthy colours, Aztec masks
and paintings, this unique
bar offers a staggering
500 tequilas and mescals.
Staff are knowledgeable,
and you’ll find a mixture of
casual drinkers and serious
tequila aficionados.
Hidden in the basement of
superb restaurant Green &
Red, this trendy and quirky
bar stocks over 200 types
of 100% agave tequilas. DJs
provide the soundtrack for
a night of expertly mixed
cocktails, neat tequilas and
Mexican wines and beers.
This trendy bar’s USP is
the house tequila, Blitz, an
organic, carbon-neutral
drink made with German
spring water. The bar also
stocks other varieties from
smaller distilleries, and
evokes the glamour of 1920s
Berlin, when tequila was a
Amigos, did you know
that 2010 marks the
bicentennial of Mexican
independence? Well,
what better way to
celebrate than with the
annual tequila season
at the Café Pacifico
and La Perla chain of
restaurants and bars
in central London?
The season runs until
22 November, during
which a variety of
premium tequilas will
be showcased for two
weeks each.
WWW.CAFEPACIFICO-
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2–3 IMPASSE DE LA FIDELITE,
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THE CALENDAR GIRLS OF 2010 MISS SEPTEMBER Our September girl, Edita, has stripped off for

THE CALENDAR GIRLS OF 2010

MISS SEPTEMBER

THE CALENDAR GIRLS OF 2010 MISS SEPTEMBER Our September girl, Edita, has stripped off for Ryanair’s

Our September girl, Edita, has stripped off for Ryanair’s annual charity calendar three years in a row, helping to raise over €300,000 for well- deserving charities. An incredibly dedicated and hard-working member of Ryanair’s cabin crew, Edita — alongside the rest of the ladies who took part in our Alicante shoot — ensured the 2010 calendar sold out within weeks, amassing €110,000 for disabled children’s charity KIDS. If you missed out on a copy don’t worry, help is at hand. Visit www. ryanairmag.com/girls to see all the photos of all our gorgeous girls online,

and check out our “making of” film at www.ryanairmag.com/videos. It just goes to show that the most gorgeous cabin crew in the skies are on Ryanair.

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN WRIGHT ON BEHALF OF VICTORIA LEES MANAGEMENT (VLM) / PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS: TOM SERGEANT & NATALYA POSUKHOVA / STYLIST: LISA NICOLAOU @ VLM / HAIR & MAKE-UP: KRYSTLE GOHEL & MARTIN CARTER @ VLM USING MAC COSMETICS & LABEL M PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE / ART DIRECTOR: JULIA MURRAY / PHOTO DIRECTOR: HELEN CATHCART / RYANAIR COORDINATOR: THOMAS DEPOORTER / RETOUCHING: LORNA NEWMAN

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COMMENT

COMMENT

The French electronic music maestro and laser lover talks travel

Jean Michel Jarre
Jean Michel Jarre

“HOLIDAYING IS AN UNUSUAL CONCEPT for me. I consider a holiday as being able to spend a section of your life doing things that are totally different from what you are used to. That is why the current world tour I am on is so addictive. Yes, I’m working but I’m also travelling all over the world and doing things that I wouldn’t normally be doing, therefore making every day different. “I have always felt very lucky to be doing something that I have a passion for, but because of this it can be difficult to share my time between holiday and work. I try to mix both as much as I can. “As well as the opportunity to entertain, I like to see my touring schedule as a fantastic opportunity to learn more about that particular city or country, and to travel through it. I have also found that when you are working abroad the people around you are so fantastically authentic. I think that by working in a place you feel like you are becoming more of an insider. For instance, when I was in Egypt for three months in 1999 preparing for the Millennium celebration concert at the base of the pyramids of Giza, it was a wonderful opportunity to work alongside Egyptian people

“I am constantly looking to better each project that I complete”

and truly understand their culture and learn about the country. “Sometimes I find it hard to get away on a traditional holiday, as I am constantly looking to better each project that I complete. I am always thinking of ways to start up different projects, and doing that is like a vacation from what I was just doing. It’s like a mental holiday. But a real physical holiday is always very welcome! “I must admit, I am looking forward to having a whole three weeks off soon. I’m going to head down to the south of France where I have a house near St Tropez, relax and try to get myself back into proper shape. I don’t know how possible that will be because I have lots of friends coming to visit. One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of good food, good wine and good company.” INTERVIEW: MATT PRIEST

THIS SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, CATCH JEAN MICHELfood, good wine and good company.” INTERVIEW: MATT PRIEST JARRE IN THE UK, IRELAND AND FRANCE.

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COMMENT Comedian and Travel Channel presenter Danny Robins is sitting comfortably
COMMENT
Comedian and Travel Channel presenter Danny Robins is sitting comfortably

ILLUSTRATION: SPENCER WILSON / SYNERGY ART

comfortably ILLUSTRATION: SPENCER WILSON / SYNERGY ART OK, TAKE A LOOK AROUND TO MAKE SURE nobody

OK, TAKE A LOOK AROUND TO MAKE SURE nobody is reading this over your shoulder – you may also want to put that sandwich down. What I am about to say could come as something of a shock. OK, ready? Here goes… I’m not wearing any underpants. “Woah there Robins,” I hear you say. “Too much information!” But, before you start thinking I’m the sort of man you have to avoid on crowded trains, let me just reassure you

and am ‘sticking it to the man’ by rejecting the conformity of elasticated underwear.”

I realise I may be on my own here. Going

without knickers is occasionally considered to be sexy – like in Basic Instinct for instance – but more often it’s associated with being a bit of a perv or kind of insane. In fact, the only real underpant-less role model I can think of when growing up was a neighbour known as Mad Malcolm who played his guitar in the street,

tell them they’re not sexy, as they’re generally armed with a ceremonial dagger.

You’ve probably got your own, less controversial ways to keep the holiday spirit alive. A favourite beach photo as your screensaver, wearing that “I Malaga” sombrero to work, or perhaps you’ve actually done a Shirley Valentine and married a local fisherman/fisherwoman. Whatever you do, hang onto that little piece

Whatever you do, hang onto that little piece of summer for as long as possible

that I am wearing trousers – quite comfortable linen ones in fact, nice and soft and with the zip fully (and carefully) done up. So, why am I telling you this? Well, let’s face it, the summer is well and truly over. But that doesn’t mean we can’t hold onto the holiday spirit – and, for me, “going commando” is one of the joys of being away. It says: “I’m relaxed, I’m a free spirit, I have escaped the rat race

shouted at people and was often arrested.

Though to be fair, he combined not wearing any underpants with not wearing any other clothes. I think that may have been his mistake.

I suppose it all depends on who’s doing it

as to whether it’s sexy or yuck. Angelina Jolie,

sexy. Dom Joly, yuck. In fact, the only men who can really admit to having no pants in public are Scotsmen in kilts. And no one’s going to

of summer for as long as possible. Together – you with your photo, hat and foreign spouse, me with my adequately ventilated nether regions – we’re free spirits, sticking it to the man. That’s

metaphorically speaking by the way… relax, you can go back to your sandwich now.

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LONDON W1 www.royalacademy.org.uk Green Park, Piccadilly Circus Supported by Egon Schiele, Two Women Embracing
LONDON W1 www.royalacademy.org.uk Green Park, Piccadilly Circus Supported by Egon Schiele, Two Women Embracing
LONDON W1
www.royalacademy.org.uk
Green Park, Piccadilly Circus
Supported by
Egon Schiele, Two Women Embracing (detail), 1915. Pencil, watercolour, gouache, 485 x 327 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Travel Partner
Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts,
Budapest and with the partnership of the Hungarian National Gallery
and with the partnership of the Hungarian National Gallery . 7 Restaurants . 5 Stylish BarS
and with the partnership of the Hungarian National Gallery . 7 Restaurants . 5 Stylish BarS
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London: there is no other town quite like Britain’s bustling capital. If you like majestic landmarks, look no further than Buckingham Palace or, for a slice of rock ’n’ roll history, make a pilgrimage to The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road Studios. Indeed, London is home to countless famous faces – from Her Majesty the Queen to rock king, Sting. London calls upon visitors to explore the roads the Romans built, marvel at the churches Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt following the Great Fire of London in 1666, and experience first-hand the real-life portfolio of Sir Norman Foster. From the “Gherkin” to London’s City Hall, the work of this acclaimed British architect is evident the moment you step off the plane. Well, he did design Stansted Airport! One way to admire London’s architecture is by taking a cruise down the history-rich River Thames. It’s the second-longest river in the UK, and winds all the way from Gloucestershire out to the North Sea in Essex, dividing London into north and south. It’s hard to imagine that just a few hundred years ago the river was a busy working artery, welcoming ships into the capital from as far afield as China and the Canary Islands. Today, a boat ride along the river will reveal some of London’s most stunning sights – from Big Ben (which is actually the nickname for the bell in the tower) to Tate Modern (did you know this gallery housed in a former power station contains 4.2 million bricks?). Slip past the Millennium big wheel, the London Eye, and under the many road and railway bridges, each with its own interesting story. Waterloo Bridge, for instance, is made of Portland stone, which cleans itself whenever it rains. Westminster Bridge is painted green like the colour of the leather seats in the House of Commons. This contrasts with the red of Lambeth Bridge, which lands at the other side of the Houses of Parliament, where the House of Lords resides. These grand attractions are what tend to pull people into London. But it’ll be the local experiences that make your trip truly one to remember. If you like swimming visit London’s outdoor lidos in parks across the city for a refreshing and uniquely British experience.

Extra Gherkin? Sir Norman Foster’s landmark tower soars above London’s historic buildings
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is a haven of charming shopping and dining

options, and the houses (with their celebrity inhabitants) are gawk-inspiring.

For south, try multicultural Brixton for its lively market and tasty treats. The Brixton Academy is

a legendary live music venue, and there are plenty

of lesser-known entertainment gems too, like laid- back bar Mango Landin’ and the Ritzy Cinema. If you’re over west try Fulham, which has

quite a different character to neighbouring Chelsea. Look out for Fulham Palace, once

a home to the Bishops of London and now a

stately museum; roadside antique shops; and

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in transition. You’ll find nowhere quite as dynamic.

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From secret cinemas to post-modern opera, the options for cultural activities in London are both abundant and diverse. If you’ve visited the capital before, you may have ticked off mandatory items such as Tate Modern, Regent’s Park and Big Ben – but if you haven’t, then get cracking! Just to complicate things, here are a few more you may like to try.

complicate things, here are a few more you may like to try. Even if it’s your
Even if it’s your first time, there’s nothing quite like the colourful montage of over-the-
Even if it’s your first time, there’s nothing
quite like the colourful montage of over-the-
topness that the English National Opera
nglish National Opera
( 1

www.eno.org) will blast you with. No ordinary boxes-and-binoculars experience, this cultural institution is staunchly innovative and known for its imaginative stage direction and design. Many of the productions are new, and all are performed in English (with surtitles).

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n City Architecture Tou An Open City Architecture Tour ( 2 www. open-city.org.uk) is a fun

www.

open-city.org.uk) is a fun way to explore the design and history of London’s buildings. Tours take place every Saturday, led by architects and architectural historians. There are a selection of four tours, which rotate each week. Advance booking is essential.

The

Design Museum Design Museum ( 3
Design Museum
Design Museum
( 3

www.

designmuseum.org) falls slightly off the beaten track – situated on the south bank of the Thames just past Tower Bridge – but is an amazing place to check out the latest in contemporary design. Founded by the grand wizard of design, Terence Conran, it also boasts a second-floor café that has stellar riverside

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café that has stellar riverside ON THE GROUND LONDON views and a sensational seasonal menu. Heading
views and a sensational seasonal menu. Heading westward along the river, you’ll find Shakespeare s
views and a sensational seasonal menu.
Heading westward along the river,
you’ll find
Shakespeare s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe
( 4

www.shakespeares-globe.org), a modern reconstruction of the original 16th-century open-air theatre where Shakespeare wrote and acted. Get yourself a £5 (€6) “yard” ticket for the critically acclaimed Henry IV part 1 or 2

ticket for the critically acclaimed Henry IV part 1 or 2 (until 9 October). It’s standing

(until 9 October). It’s standing room only – but you’re free to fetch a beer whenever you like. Over in the West End, get a taste of

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you like. Over in the West End, get a taste of Off the wall Street art

Street art on Rivington Street in Shoreditch The Aubin Cinema gives East End film fans a treat

burlesque, as Lady Alex’s The Wam Bam Club

( 5
( 5
The Wam Bam Club
The Wam Bam Club

www.wambamclub.com) heats up the

Café de Paris, just off Piccadilly Circus. It’s a

hilarious tableau of comedy, posh hip-hop, explosions and, yes, many a sexy lady. For cutting-edge art and all that is trendy, you can’t beat the East End. Head to places like

Vyner Street for

firstthursdays.co.uk), a monthly event where a whack of warehouses-turned-art-galleries open their doors to art junkies, who swill cheap booze on the cobbled streets and talk shop over street art, sculpture and photography. Redchurch Street in Shoreditch is another pocket of awesomeness with bars, independent shops and galleries, like

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You’ll need somewhere to catch some z’s after all the drinking, shopping and dancing you’ll be doing in the city – so where to begin? Firstly, if you’re looking for a deal, Gumtree.com is one of the UK’s best-known listings sites and has loads of short-term holiday lets and self-catering apartments in all parts of town. But if you’ve come all the way to London, you may as well treat yourself, right? A New York-

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style boutique hotel smack bang in the middle of Soho, Dean Street Townhouse Dean Street
style boutique hotel smack bang in the middle
of Soho,
Dean Street Townhouse
Dean Street Townhouse ( 10 doubles

from £120/€146, www.deanstreettownhouse. com) is a very hot little number that aims (quite accurately) to please its media-savvy, celebrity-type guests. With four-foot bathtubs right next to the giant beds and their Cowshed spa products supplied in abundance, you’ll be tempted not to leave your room.

Oh,

Boundary

Boundary

( ( 11
( ( 11

doubles from

£140/€170, www.theboundary.co.uk), you

gorgeous beast! Another Conran concoction, this 17-room lodging is so much more than

a hotel. It’s an ode to 20th-century design

(each room is crafted to reflect a different movement/designer. Swoon!). It also manages to combine a pop-the-question-inspiring rooftop restaurant, a lively deli, a lunchtime eatery and French restaurant. It’s heavenly. If want to get your Cinderella groove on,

The Langham London The Langham London ( 12 doubles from £215/€261, www.langhamhotels.co.uk) offers
The Langham London
The Langham London
( 12 doubles from
£215/€261, www.langhamhotels.co.uk) offers

a 149-year-old slice of history. Think majestic corridors, massive chandeliers and top hats.

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massive chandeliers and top hats. ON THE GROUND LONDON However, those on a budget may want

However, those on a budget may want to

try Generator Hostel London

beds from £15/€18, www.generatorhostels. com), whose prices include an all-you-can-eat- breakfast and a free drink at the bar. Clerkenwell is a funny old area that hangs modestly between the City, the East End and north London. Standing proudly in the middle of

the design shops and cool clubs is

Generator Hostel London
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the design shops and cool clubs is Generator Hostel London ( 13 dormitory The Zetter The

( 13 dormitory

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If it’s nightlife you’re after, The Hoxton

The Hoxton
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Hotel
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Street’s hottest address
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There is quite simply no better city to sample so many different types of cuisine at such high standards than London. With the explosion of internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs here, the ever-increasing multiculturalism, and a new-found fascination with all that is seasonal, London has become one of the top European restaurant cities. So I’ll take you on a little tour. If, like many visitors, you find yourself in

Covent Garden, then Rock & Sole Plaice Rock & Sole Plaice 17 is not a
Covent Garden, then Rock & Sole Plaice
Rock & Sole Plaice
17
is not a bad spot to start. It’s a classic family
run fish and chip shop catering for everyone
classic family run fish and chip shop catering for everyone from City suits to European backpackers.

from City suits to European backpackers. Get yourself some beer-battered haddock and homemade thick-cut chips, and sit outside. The portions are massive. Around the corner you’ll find another

typical British culinary experience at

Punjab Punjab
Punjab
Punjab

( 18 www.punjab.co.uk). One of the oldest Indian restaurants in London, it opened at the top of Neal Street in 1946. So skip the Brick Lane curry scene, and indulge in Punjab’s sumptuous, high-quality north Indian dishes – all decently priced and served with pride. A brief stroll down towards Leicester Square on Upper St Martin’s Lane will land you at one of the latest from “Mr School Dinners”, Jamie Oliver. Singing in tune with the upbeat

JO trademark,

jamieoliver.com) serves fresh and yummy nosh inspired by the chef’s travels around Italy – from Parma to Palermo. Staff are super-

around Italy – from Parma to Palermo. Staff are super- Jamie’s Jamie’s Italian Italian ( 19
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Jamie’s
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Italian

Italian ( 19 www.

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Italian Italian ( 19 www. ON THE GROUND LONDON knowledgeable, well-versed in Jamie-talk and always happy

knowledgeable, well-versed in Jamie-talk and always happy to recommend their top picks from the menu (all of which they promise to have tried). Despite being steps from Chinatown, avoid crowded Gerrard Street and jump on the Tube to Paddington. Follow the signs along the canal to Sheldon Square, where the classily

decorated Pearl Liang

Pearl Liang
Pearl
Liang

( 20 www.pearlliang.

co.uk) cooks up possibly London’s best

Chinese food. They have three specialised dim sum chefs who make the dumplings and other delights fresh every day. Try the Shanghai

and other delights fresh every day. Try the Shanghai pork dumplings. But beware: they’re filled with
pork dumplings. But beware: they’re filled with a tangy ginger soup broth which, though delicious,
pork dumplings. But beware: they’re filled
with a tangy ginger soup broth which, though
delicious, threatens to ruin your shirt!
And finally, teatime calls for a visit to
The
he
Langham London
Langham London
( 21 www.london.

langhamhotels.co.uk). Its award-winning Wonderland Tea is held in Palm Court, where you’ll be swept away by the elegance. It’s all high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers with a piano tinkling quietly in the corner. Indeed, the Langham offers a pristine version of this traditional British experience. The house blend (one of 39 varieties on offer) is a refreshing concoction by master of tea Alex Probyn, and a perfect complement to the delicately crafted French pastries and finger snacks. And, yes, they do have cucumber sandwiches. I say!

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AT
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Pint, cocktail, Champagne? Whatever your
poison, London will provide. Drinking is a sport
in Britain, and performed with fervour. With the
Tube shutting just after midnight, you’ll also
want to plan a getaway vehicle – a night bus
ride can be a wild adventure complete with
zany characters and villains, otherwise it’s best
to stick to only black or licensed taxis.
The City Arts and Music Project
he City Arts and Music Project
( 24
Arts and Music Project he City Arts and Music Project ( 24 www.thecamplondon.com) near Old Street

www.thecamplondon.com) near Old Street and known to most as “CAMP”, was launched last year by James Priestley, the man behind daytime clubbing phenomenon secretsundaze. CAMP has since grown from being an awkward bar/coffee shop, to queues-around-the-block Saturday night destination. With rotating art shows, cheap entry and notable line-ups across various genres, it’s well worth a look. In 2009, a fire threatened to close Brixton’s

Plan Plan B B
Plan
Plan
B
B

( ( 25 www.plan-brixton.co.uk) for good.

Then, by the autumn, it had relaunched with a decent roster of dubstep acts all taking advantage of the new Funktion 1 sound system. Head down there for a forward-thinking line-up and a not-up-its-own-bum crowd.

Fabric Fabric
Fabric
Fabric

( ( 26 www.fabriclondon.com) is

another one that almost succumbed to closure, but this time due to economic problems earlier this year. However, it seems the dance gods have blessed us, and the giant

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gods have blessed us, and the giant ON THE GROUND LONDON Farringdon venue, which consistently delivers

Farringdon venue, which consistently delivers the best line-ups in the city, powers on. Friday’s Fabriclive is a bass-heavy hub of hip- hop, drum and bass, dubstep and reggae, while Saturday sets are geared up for the techno/ house-inclined.

As for the west London scene, Notting Hill

Notting H
Notting H

( ( 27 www.nottinghillartsclub.com) ( 27 www.nottinghillartsclub.com)

is one not to miss. It’s a funky basement joint

is one not to miss. It’s a funky basement joint that hosts parties for those on

that hosts parties for those on the hunt for the next big thing, alongside cutting-edge art exhibitions. Featuring a tiny stage and two small rooms, it’s where Lily Allen did her first performance at legendary hip-hop night YoYo, which takes place every Thursday. If you want to dance, but also to talk to your

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Partying at CAMPalso to talk to your Shaken not stirred Cocktails at Frevds friends, party pub The Old

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friends, party pub The Old Queen’s Head
TheT
Old Queen’s Head
( 28 www.theoldqueenshead.com) is a good
choice on lively Essex road (Angel station).
Or, if you prefer some genteel chatter in a
proper English pub,
Princess
Princess Louise ( 29 ) is
Louise

a real treat in Holborn. Serving great-value

Sam Smiths beer, it sits in a remarkable Grade II-listed building with lavish mirrors, tiles and drinking compartments from the days of Victorian class segregation. There’s quite a dapper gents’ loo too!

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Being one of the world’s top cities for fashion, art, music, literature and design, you could spend a small fortune shopping in London if you wanted to. Scores of shoppers head to Oxford Street for its more affordable wares, while regal Regent Street may as well be dubbed the

wares, while regal Regent Street may as well be dubbed the “promenade of flagships”. Round the

“promenade of flagships”. Round the bend on

Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason

Piccadilly and you’ll find Fortnum & Mason

Mason Piccadilly and you’ll find Fortnum & Mason ( 32 www.fortnumandmason.com). The fancy British

( 32 www.fortnumandmason.com). The fancy British department store invokes a glamorous colonial era, and specialises in loose-leaf tea and posh picnic hampers. A couple of Tube stops away in Covent Garden you’ll find a slightly more chilled-out shopping experience that keeps up with all the big brands. Among the likes of Gap, Urban Outfitters, Diesel and American Apparel, check out the plethora of trainer and shoe shops along cobbled Neal Street. For other decadent items, check out

Goodhood Goodhood
Goodhood
Goodhood

( 33 www.goodhoodstore.com) off

Old Street in east London. The tasteful urban style boutique features a hand-picked selection of independent lines from around the world. Dropping in, you feel more like you’re visiting a little gallery, as its design-minded retail environment exhibits the men’s and women’s fashion and accessories like works of art.

Around the corner on Hoxton Square, KK

KKK
KKK

( 34 www.kkoutlet.com) is a wacky one, 34 www.kkoutlet.com) is a wacky one,

selling a selection of art, photography and comedy books. It’s owned by KesselsKramer, a Dutch communications agency, the owner of which wanted an outlet for his zany ideas and collections of pictures. They regularly hold parties to launch exhibitions, my favourite being “Speed Life-Changing” – two-minute

my favourite being “Speed Life-Changing” – two-minute sessions with a dominatrix, a tattooist, a voodoo witch

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Brick Lane lies Rough Trade East ( 36 www.

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The sheer size of London means you’ll need to carry a few things with you, and something to shield your stuff from the weather. With its adjustable straps and padded laptop pocket, this heavy-duty Carhartt bag is ideal for the serious urban traveller. £75 (€91)

4 / F&M CLASSIC TEAS AND STRAINER

The English do like their tea, and this selection of loose-leaf blends from luxuriant “tea-tailer” Fortnum & Mason provides a nice selection of flavours for your mum or grandma. Make sure you pick up a strainer to go with it.

£10 (€12)

5 / I’VE LIVED IN HOXTON FOR 81½ YEARS

This quirky photo essay by Martin Usborne (from KK Outlet) follows Joseph Markovitch around his home neighbourhood of Hoxton, an area that’s seen plenty of change. A heart- warming glance into old and new London – for less than

a ver! £4.50 (€5.50)

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+44 (0)20 7383 2131 / 3Design Museum Shad Thames, tel: +44 (0)20 7403 6933 / 4 Shakespeare’s Globe 21 New Globe Walk, tel: +44 (0)20 7902 1400 / 5The Wam Bam Club 3–4 Coventry Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7734 7700 / 6 First Thursdays Vyner Street (one of several locations) / 7 The Gallery in Redchurch St 50 Redchurch Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7287 8408 / 8 Roxy 128–132 Borough High Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7407 4057 / 9The Aubin Cinema 64–66 Redchurch Street, tel: +44 (0)845 604 8486 / 10 Dean Street Townhouse 69–71

Dean Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7434 1775 / 11 Boundary 2–4 Boundary

Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7729 1051 / 12 The Langham London 1c Portland Place, tel: +44 (0)20 7636 1000

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7388 7666 / 14 The Zetter 86–88

Clerkenwell Road, tel: +44 (0)20 7324

4444 / 15The Hoxton Hotel 81

Great Eastern Street, tel: +44 (0)20

7550 1000 / 16 The Cumberland

Great Cumberland Place, tel: +44 (0)845 305 8314 / 17 Rock & Sole Plaice 47 Endell Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7836 3785 / 18Punjab 80

Neal Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7836 9787

/ 19 Jamie’s Italian Unit 33, 10–12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, tel: +44

(0)20 3326 6390 / 20Pearl Liang 8

Sheldon Square, tel: +44 (0)20 7289

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(see 12)/ 22 Fox & Anchor 115

Charterhouse Street, tel: +44 (0)20

7250 1300 / 23 Hawksmoor 157

Commercial Street, tel: +44 (0)20

7247 7392 / 24 The City Arts and

Music Project 70–74 City Road, tel:

+44 (0)20 7253 2443 / 25 Plan B

418 Brixton Road, tel: +44 (0)20 7737

7372 / 26 Fabric 77a Charterhouse

Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7336 8898 / 27 Notting Hill Arts Club 21

Notting Hill Gate, tel: +44 (0)20

7460 4459 / 28 The Old Queen’s

Head 44 Essex Road, tel: +44 (0)20

7354 9993 / 29Princess Louise

208 High Holborn, tel: +44 (0)20

7405 8816 / 30 Frevd Café 198

Shaftesbury Avenue, tel: +44 (0)20

7240 9933 / 31Gordon’s Wine Bar

47 Villiers Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7930

1408 / 32 Fortnum & Mason 181

Piccadilly, tel: +44 (0)20 7734 8040 / 33 Goodhood 41 Coronet Street, tel: +44 (0)20 7729 3600 / 34 KK Outlet 42 Hoxton Square, tel: +44 (0)20 7033 7680 / 35 Tatty Devine 236 Brick Lane, tel: +44 (0)20 7739

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