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Welcome to a cornucopia of personally-selected weekend break inspiration! Discover the best weekends from around the web right here – chosen by me – PLUS round-ups of some super-sweet short breaks you’ve just got to try. Ps: If you have any extra suggestions or ideas, or you’d like to feature in this section, drop me a line at: hellotravelcandy@gmail.com.

Is this the best cocktail bar in London? 3 months ago

Is this the best cocktail bar in London?

London’s One Aldwych has more than one thing to write home about. The dove-grey hotel sits in a princely position at the confluence of The Strand and The Aldwych, curving …
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Gin bliss at London’s Gin Hotel: The Distillery 4 months ago

Gin bliss at London’s Gin Hotel: The Distillery

Free may be the most powerful word in the English language, but gin comes a close second. At least in my lexicon. For those of you who know me well, …
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Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea in Bath 11 months ago

Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea in Bath

The Great British institution of afternoon tea has gone through a renaissance of late. Classic as the tradition may be, the ‘high tea’ execution of today is more inventive and more adventurous than ever.

Not …
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The greatest autumn weekend breaks in the UK 1 year ago

The greatest autumn weekend breaks in the UK

You may think that New England has the monopoly on autumn greatness thanks to its legendary show-stopping foliage, but it doesn’t. Good old Blighty has many autumn charms to fall …
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Weekend Picks: Lisbon, Athens and Split 2 years ago

Weekend Picks: Lisbon, Athens and Split

Spring. It’s trying. The daffs are out. The sun is warm, ish. No wonder you’re thinking of escaping for a weekend. So pack a bag and hit the road, weekend jetsetter.


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Weekend Picks: Canterbury, Bath, Dublin 2 years ago

Weekend Picks: Canterbury, Bath, Dublin

Soaring cathedrals, handsome churches, vats of guinness and 200 different types of gin. They’re just some of the gems that make-up this week’s scoop of Weekend Picks – taken from the …
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Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel 2 years ago

Weekend Picks: Afternoon Tea at The Goring Hotel

THE GORING, London –  Ok, Kate Middleton; I can see what the appeal is.

Class, poise, and enough ravishing Edwardian elegance to make Downton Abbey look positively hum-drum, The Goring Hotel in …
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Weekend Picks: Rome, Florence and Genoa 2 years ago

Weekend Picks: Rome, Florence and Genoa

If you’ve been to Italy then you already know. If you haven’t, then I envy you.

Because you’ve yet to experience that first dalliance with Italy. The one that penetrates to …
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Weekend Picks: Budapest, Prague and Brussels 2 years ago

Weekend Picks: Budapest, Prague and Brussels

Hello. It’s me, Claire.

I’d like to introduce you to a BRAND NEW Travel Candy feature that’ll be a regular visitor to this blog to take your weekend travels to new eye-popping horizons.


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