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We all know about decadent Berlin of the 1920’s and later in the 80’s – with its influx of punks, outsider artists and nothing-to-lose musicians – but 2018 Berlin is an altogether different...

The first thing you notice on entering this former Town Hall isn’t the architecture, or the décor – it’s the aroma. I couldn’t work out whether it was down to powerful flowers, spicy candles,...

Right in the heart of London’s docklands and a mere five-minute walk to West Ferry DLR station, Riverside Plaza couldn’t be better placed for an early-bird flight from London City airport. From hotel...

A dilapidated Chateau on the outskirts of Prague needed two valiant souls to convert it into an award winning hotel, spa and forest retreat. Nick Constance heads to Bohemia. Raise a glass to the epic endeavours...

The capital of the Czech Republic has a bit of everything – Baroque architecture, delicious food and a thriving art scene. Nick Constance goes totally Goulash. Once thought of as old-fashioned and dull,...

Sailing eastward nearly 4,000 nautical miles, Nick Constance joins a Windstar Power Yacht crossing the Atlantic. We set out from Bridgetown, Barbados at 7pm, heading out into the Atlantic for Lisbon, Portugal. The...

There’s more to Barbados than booshi hotels, dreamy beaches and Rum Punch cocktails says Nick Constance. Ask any Bajan local for directions and according to Brett Callaghan – of Totally Barbados –...

Percy & Founders is the latest addition to the Open House family, which also includes The Lighterman on Granary Square, King’s Cross and The Larder, at Fitzroy Place. First impressions were encouraging...

Mixing it up amongst the pirates, Nick Constance tastes the Sweet life in Bridgetown Barbados I’m not a lover of large, fancy hotels. I prefer discreet characterful ones, and luxury for me means good...

They claim the menu is Mediterranean but is, in fact, largely Italian. It’s obviously not a café and technically it’s not even on Union Street. But we’ll forgive a few fibs between friends. Essentially,...

Depending on your point of view, the area around London’s King’s Cross station is either a half-baked monstrosity, or a triumph of urban regeneration. I fall in the latter category. Looking like a...

From lighthouses to urban rooftops, studios to warehouses, Disappearing Dining Club have been hosting great dinner parties since 2010. Nick Constance goes in search The latest in a series of temporary...

Sweary chef Gordon Ramsay’s Heddon Street Kitchen is good for anything from a hearty breakfast to a schmoozy dinner-date says Nick Constance Legend has it that pranksters sabotaged the opening of Heddon...

Is this Vauxhall hot-spot a bunch of fake news, or the real deal? Nick Constance probes the facts Located at the foot of London’s tallest residential building, (Vauxhall Tower) the newly-opened Four...

I wouldn’t call this place classy, as it implies I’m claiming a certain level of classiness myself…which is vulgar. So let’s call InterContinetal London – o2 ‘top notch’, instead. Location Perched...

They say Lisbon is Europe’s coolest capital, right now and The Lumiares Hotel deserves its place at the top of the hill. Nick Constance checks in Within the old walls of this recently opened former 17th...

To be on the deck of a ship at sunrise is often memorable, but on Royal Clipper it’s a near-religious experience, due to the gorgeous sunlight striking the bright, white sails. Officially, she is a...

All good hotels tend to lead people to do things they wouldn’t necessarily do at home. With unfettered access, Nick Constance takes a mischievous peek. Named one of the ‘Big Six Art Hotels’ by...

Nick Constance enjoys a scrumptious lunch with seasonal produce at Jones Family Project, in achingly hip Shoreditch First things first, this is not a family-run business. Actually, that’s untrue –...

It could be a coincidence that Bernares Indian restaurant is next to a Rolls Royce showroom, but I’d bet my last chilli pepper a lot of customers go for a bite and a glass of champers, after sealing...

With Afternoon Tea at London’s The Ampersand Hotel Nick Constance is swept up in a wave of brew-phoria. I could throw a scone out of the window and hit South Kensington tube station, so close is it to...

Unleash your inner rock star in this former MI5 research building, luxury travel writer Nick Constance gets a Triple A pass. A skip away from Piccadilly Circus, a revamped Karma Sanctum (formerly Sanctum...