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Holidays
Record-breaking 15 million tourists flock to Antalya
 

Turkey’s premier tourist region Antalya hosted a record-breaking 15 million foreign tourists this year. Known as the ‘Pearl City’, Antalya was also named by Mastercard among the world’s top 10 destinations, alongside Istanbul. According to official figures from Antalya’s Provincial Directorate of Culture & Tourism, 15,567,000 visitors from 193 different countries travelled to the city, […]

Cabaret
Where to see in 2020…the best Turkish New Year’s Eve parties

If you are after a Turkish-flavoured party to enjoy the last night of this decade, and greet in a new one, read on! There are several options for London Turks. The biggest is a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Prince and Princess Banqueting Suite in Edmonton. Catering for in excess of 500 guests, the […]

Entrepreneurs
Nova’s Kitchen – “a slice of Cyprus in Folkestone”
 

There’s a little slice of Cypriot cuisine being cooked up on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a part of the town that is rapidly becoming a destination and beacon for some exciting food and drink ventures. I moved to Folkestone three months ago, and was quickly followed by my friend and chef Hulya Erdal of Made By […]

Food & Drink
Go to Gaziantep – Turkey’s gourmet capital

Yasemen Kaner-White offers the perfect guide to ‘eating your way through the streets of Antep’, as it is often called, where Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours come together in a divine array of dishes. Gourmet travel is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. People understand that to get under the skin of any culture, the […]

Ents & Leisure
Where to play poker in London

From a tourist’s perspective, London is all about the big attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. But once you have lived there for any amount of time or visited these attractions before, the city starts to look different. In the long term, you tend to decide more on everyday spots like places […]

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 […]

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 […]