Category: HP Visit

Holidays
UK travellers: visit somewhere new this autumn with Pegasus Airlines

There are bargains to be had for UK travellers seeking to get away this autumn. Flying out from London Stansted up to five times a day, Pegasus Airlines is offering an “inspiring range of destinations” via Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport. With one-way flights from London as low as £114.99, passengers can connect to an ever-expanding […]

Food & Drink
Review: Yosma “modernising, refreshing and re-energising” the way Turkish restaurants are presented in the UK

  “I’m going to Yosma tonight”, I tell my Turkish Cypriot mum. She raises an eyebrow and wonders what I’m up to. She lets me know that the translation of yosma can mean, loosely, a ‘flirt’, ‘coquette’, and more insinuatingly, ‘scarlet woman’. Ooo-err, I had no idea, mum. Yosma is owned and operated by restaurant […]

Ents & Leisure
The Queen’s House, Greenwich: “a must-see for anyone interested in history, architecture and art”

  In 2016, the Queen’s House in southeast London re-opened following a £3 million restoration. Timed to coincide with this historic building’s 400th anniversary, it features new artwork by Turner Prize winner Richard Wright. The 17th-century building was originally designed in 1616 for Anne of Denmark (wife of James I) in the grounds of Greenwich […]

Holidays
Escape the winter blues
 

North Cyprus If you’re looking to kick off the New Year with a zing, producing enough endorphins to get you through winter, then we have three special destinations for you. Any January holiday search has to begin with North Cyprus. Post-Brexit, your £1 still goes further there at any number of 5-star or smaller hotels. […]

Holidays
Black Sea Pearls
 

For that genuine “get away from it all”  feeling, more and more tourists are finding Turkey’s lush and mountainous Black Sea Coast a welcome change from its busier and more developed southern coastline. Between the white-capped waves of the Black Sea and the steep slopes of the Küre, Kaçkar and Pontic Mountains, discover the picturesque […]

Ents & Leisure
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

“Totus mundus agit histrionem” (all the world’s a stage) If you’re after a theatre experience that takes you back to early 17th century Shakespearean London, then take a trip to the South Bank where one of the world’s most famous theatres is located. Although the original Globe has long gone, this modern version, built in […]

Food & Drink
Ristorante Frescobaldi

Despite a location with almost no passing footfall and having only been open for two weeks, Frescobaldi was almost full the Saturday lunch time I visited. To launch this first independent UK site, the people behind the centuries-old wine dynasty – Frescobaldi Vini – have partnered with Good Food Society, a new hospitality venture promoted […]

Holidays
Get away to the Çanakkale Peninsula

Visiting the Gallipoli battlefields during this centenary year is certainly one the major reasons to travel to the southwest coast of Turkey, but that’s not all the Çanakkale district has to offer. From its charming old city centre to the resplendent ruins of ancient Troy, travellers can sample the best of classic and contemporary history, […]