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The best weekend breaks less than two hours from London

Planning a great British staycation? Here’s all the inspiration you need for a mini-break you can easily get to by train from the big smoke


Best open water and wild swimming spots in and around London

Dive in, unwind and de-stress with a swim in the wild. Rosie Fitzmaurice shows you the best places to hit the open water

UK Holidays

The best beaches in the UK

Summer’s arrived. Time to flee to - and then flop on - one of the UK’s prettiest coves and coasts


The dos, don'ts and dress code of Wimbledon

Want to know what to wear and whether a quick "Come on Andy!" is ever allowed? Read on...


International Yoga Day 2021: how to choose the right practice for you

Bored of the same old chaturanga? Here’s an expert guide to elevating your flow


Meet the man who founded Peloton - and made millions

The exercise bike inventor John Foley tells Susannah Butter about having a great pandemic, taking on London's gyms and making sure he doesn't break his son's heart

London Life

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her #MeToo moment at age 17

Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie isn’t afraid of controversy. She tells Susannah Butter about her experience of assault and why the Windrush scandal is ‘immoral’


Kane’s Euro hopes as England captain says: ‘We’re ready for anything’

The Spurs striker says his teammates are ‘ready for anything’ at this summer’s Euros

ES Magazine

Get to know Fleabag's 'hot priest' Andrew Scott

At the beginning of the year, Andrew Scott could go about his day without being bothered. Now? Not so much. Phoebe Luckhurst meets the man of the year to talk overnight sex symbol-dom, shaking off Catholicism and what’s next 


How to spend the perfect 48 hours in Porto

From the best no-frills tabernas to the tastiest francesinhas in town and where to sample the city's finest port, we've got you covered...


What to do, see and eat in Tel Aviv

It’s not just the nightlife — this city offers lessons in architecture, food and history, says Christopher Beanland

UK Holidays

10 of the best Scottish road trips

Scotland’s beauty is unparalleled - here’s how to make the most of it (now you’re allowed)


Where to get a bespoke fragrance made in London

From unique twists on house classics to completely made-to-order experiences from start to finish, these are the names to know


On the hunt for a pair of vegan trainers? These are the brands to know

Put a plant-based spring in your step this World Earth Day

The Escapist

Earth Day: 16 environmental influencers to follow on Instagram

From eco warrior royalty Greta Thunberg to the fashion editors disrupting their pollution-heavy industry, hit follow for all the inspiration you need for a waste-free lifestyle 


A cool girl's guide to bridesmaid dresses

Being a bridesmaid needn't mean looking like a blancmange...

Food + Drink

How to make Clodagh McKenna’s Irish Tea Brack

A sweet yet savoury loaf packed with juicy fruits

UK Holidays

16 secluded holiday cottages and huts to escape to this summer

Whether you want your own private beach or thousands of acres of woodland to explore, Laura Hampson rounds up the best socially-distant stays for summer


Best medical pedicures in London

Beauty with a side of serious podiatry for feet that look good, and feel even better


Lamu: why Londoners flocked to the Kenyan hotspot during the pandemic

Hidden coves, boho boutiques and sunset parties at eco-lodges — it’s no wonder Kate Moss, Adwoa Aboah and the Obamas are fans of holidaying on this tranquil African archipelago. You’ll wish you were here, says Tibbs Jenkins


Can you make yourself a morning person?

Sleep hygiene and your circadian rhythm explained


Best coastal glamping sites in the UK

This exclusive extract from the Cool Camping: Coast guide book walks you through the UK's most beautiful glamping spots, all just a stone's throw from a beach 


Could sleeping in separate bedrooms save your relationship?

More and more couples are choosing to sleep apart, Suzannah Ramsdale thinks they’re onto something

Health & Fitness

Your little black book of the best personal trainers in London

They've sculpted and toned the bodies of models and moguls, now it's your turn, says Rosie Fitzmaurice


Health & Fitness

6 expert tips for how to become a morning person

An expert explains how you can train yourself to be a morning person


World Sleep Day: meet Matthew Walker, the man of your dreams

It’s World Sleep Day today and as lockdown lack of sleep continues to be one of the nation’s biggest battles, neuroscientist and author of Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker shares his top tips with Katie Law for how to get a better night’s kip


Two children’s books on how to save the planet

In a new book aimed at 9 - 12 year olds about climate change, Hendrikus van Hensbergen gives straight talking advice on how to identify goals and realise them, while Isabella Tree’s rewilding story for younger children offers a vision of bucolic paradise, says Claire Allfree

London Life

Jordan Peterson: The ‘anti-snowflake’ crusader speaks out

As Beyond Order, the sequel to his bestselling 12 Rules for Life, is released today, we republish an interview from 2018 by Katie Law with the controversial professor


The cool lender getting Gen Z hooked on debt

Klarna is the zeitgeist payments start-up with a fluffy pink image that has boomed during lockdown - its valued has now tripled in six months to $31 billion. But its success has sparked fears over easy credit and young spenders spiralling into debt, says Samuel Fishwick


20 stunning Greek islands to visit

The UK and Greece are in talks about vaccine passports for this summer. Start dreaming now...

ES Magazine

Jordan Firstman on impressions, Instagram and internet fame

Some people went rather quiet during lockdown — not so Jordan Firstman, who became a hilarious Insta sensation. Jessica Benjamin meets the internet’s new funniest person

ES Magazine

A dark romantic soul: meet Lauren Auder

Far more than just a purveyor of irresistible neo-gothic pop, Lauren Auder is an important new voice who won’t allow the trans community to be ‘swallowed up and tamed’. Jessica Benjamin meets her


Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Captain Tom Moore: upbeat and engaging

Captain Tom Moore caught the public imagination at a time when the world was in dire need of positive news, says Susannah Butter


Gay dating in a pandemic: ‘It feels like I’ve completed Grindr’

X-rated Skype calls, saucy pictures and dealings with a catfish — newly single Martin Ahearne on his dating dos (and don’ts)

UK Holidays

12 of the best country spas near London

The best luxury country spas for a day trip or a weekend getaway


14 self-help books to get you through times of uncertainty and change

In search of some guidance to get you through all this ? Wellness warriors share their top reads

London Life

Kay Burley: 'I’ll never say no to more plastic surgery'

Sky News superstar interviewer Kay Burley talks to Susannah Butter about flirting with Matt Hancock (‘I didn’t!’) turning 60 and beating Covid