UK Breaks


24 Hours in: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire

An 18th century mansion with tropical oasis that’s just 15 minutes’ train ride from Paddington? Yes, please


Stay Here: Petersham Hotel, Richmond

The view over the Thames from this Gothic pile is unparalleled in London. And the food’s pretty good, too


Stay Here: Grasshoppers Glasgow

Our new series spotlights the best UK hotels. Plus 7 things to do in the Scottish metropolis


Take an Eastbourne sojourn

It might be off-season, but East Sussex and its Coastal Cultural Trail still has plenty to offer on a quick – but Grand – getaway


Why you should visit Minster, Kent

It’s the ancient capital of Thanet, no less. Where? You might rightly ask


MUST DO: Been down #Doho yet?

This Christmas there’s an ice rink, classy pop-up bar and lots of streetfood stalls hidden away in Dover’s refurbed Old Marine Station


48 hours in: Woodbridge, Suffolk

It’s the county’s most unheralded waterside haven, says Stephen Emms


Margate: a personal guide

Thanet boy Stephen Emms on the huge changes in his hometown. And a rundown of where to visit this autumn


Top 10: Hastings, East Sussex

The popular coastal resort has seen a slew of changes in 2016. Here’s what we recommend, both old and new

UK Breaks

Sunday getaway: Ockenden Manor, West Sussex

Michelin starred food and cosy indulgences are a whole lot more affordable if you wait until a little later in the weekend