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September 2014

Berwick Street, London

If you are in central London and you find yourself trapped amid the chain stores and foot traffic of Oxford Street, take a turn west and escape on to Berwick Street, which, extending deep into the heart of the West End’s infamous Soho neighbourhood, will give you a much more authentic taste of what London is all about. The street’s history can be traced back to the 18th century

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Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Head of Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, Rod White has welcomed several stars to the cinema, including Sean Connery, Jennifer Lawrence and Jimmy Cliff. He describes the movie theatre as a place that "lives, breathes and loves cinema, and offers the perfect, relaxed environment to discuss that thought-provoking film you’ve just seen over a meal or a drink”

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Kolkata - Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Galleries

Discover the rich and fascinating history of West Bengal with a trip to its vibrant capital, Kolkata. Home to an array of cultural attractions, esteemed art museums and intellectual institutions, Kolkata is considered one of India’s most exciting creative hubs. Venture into its core and you’ll find plenty of bustling bars and elegant restaurants, perfect for when the sun, finally, goes down

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Dubai Street Art

Despite debate about its direction, Dubai’s street art scene is growing, bolstered by government backing for public art, high-profile supporters, residencies from world-renowned artists and a small but committed community of local talent. Dubai has made a name for itself in the art world in the last decade. Art Dubai is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the Middle East’s art calendar.

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Marta Minujín, Our woman in Buenos Aires

Marta Minujín made her name with her avant-garde works of the 1960s, during which time she lived in New York and befriended John Lennon and Andy Warhol. She returned to her native Buenos Aires in the 1970s, and has since become one of Argentina’s most famous conceptual artists. She says: “I was always married to art. I decided to be an artist when I was 10 years old"

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Vettriano Suite, Hotel Du Vin, Glasgow

Originally opened in One Devonshire Gardens, the 49-room boutique property now occupies a terrace of five listed Victorian buildings – and it is warm, elegant and welcoming throughout, whether you’re enjoying a dram of welcome scotch in front of the fire in the comfortable reception area, a superb cocktail in the bar, a first-class meal in the Bistro or just relaxing in your suite

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Istanbul - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Liam Smith

Liam Smith Laing, head chef at La Petite Maison Istanbul, reveals his favourite places to eat in the Turkish capital: he names UKardesler Cafe, Yeni Lokanta and Münferit

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Creekside, Dubai

A new cultural space beside Dubai Creek aims to celebrate and preserve Emirati culture with good coffee, a menu inspired by traditional Emirati flavours, and a packed cultural programme of workshops and events

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Budapest

Considered by many to be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the Hungarian capital was once two separate cities, Buda and Pest, which were unified in 1873. Despite Budapest’s relatively short history, the city boasts a rich and vibrant history reflected in the many cultural attractions for tourists to enjoy. World Heritage sites blend with a multitude of dining and shopping options.

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Last Look, Florence

Veronica Cornacchin, 30, is a hat designer with Super Duper Hats, based in Florence. She is originally from a small village near Puglia in the centre of Italy. She moved to Florence for school and university. The city has a good background in traditional hat-making. Veronica is presenting the new collection at Fortezza de Basso for Pitti Immagine Uomo 86, the biggest menswear clothing trade show in the world

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