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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Bestival 2011 – buy last-minute tickets!

[ 0 ] July 27, 2011

Bestival 2011 is set to kick off in spectacular style this year when thousands of music lovers pull on their wellies and flock to the Isle of Wight.

Taking place of the 8th September, this 4-day festival has a fantastic lineup that includes Magnetic Man, The Drums, Crystal Castles, Katy B, and the almighty Pendulum.

Bestival 2011 - Tickets to Bestival 2011 - Fabulous Travel Guide

Bestival 2011 - Tickets to Bestival 2011 - Fabulous Travel Guide

Fancy dress

Raving isn’t all that’s on offer though, Bestival is also renowned for its outrageous fancy dress themes. This year it’s Rock stars, Pop stars & Diva’s so put together a killer outfit and strut your stuff on the infamous catwalk to impress the judges.

Need a little help? Head to the fancy dress tent for fake tattoos, face painting and fantasy hairstyling. Afterwards enjoy a meditation session in the magic forest, a game of crazy golf or even a massage!

Tickets & prices

Bestival takes place from 8th -11th September at Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park , Isle of Wight. Weekend tickets are free for anyone aged 12 and under, £85 for 13 to 15 year olds ; £160 for students; and £170 for adults;.

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Zoo Lates 2011 draws to a close this weekend - Face Painting at London Zoo -Fabulous Travel Guide

Last chance to visit London Zoo at night!

[ 1 ] July 26, 2011

Get down to London Zoo on Friday night for your last chance to party with the animals in a spectacular after-hours show.

Zoo Lates 2011 draws to a close this weekend - Face Painting at London Zoo -Fabulous Travel Guide

Face Painting at London Zoo

Sneak by the lions’ den beer in hand, watch impromptu comedy acts at the aquarium or get your face painted (£6 per person or two for £10).

There’s even a cabaret show, a silent disco and plenty of food tents to tickle those taste buds.

We loved the hog roast sandwiches, gourmet burgers and luxury veggie feasts at Eat.St – the perfect way to round off the evening.

Zoo Lates 2011 will host its last event this Friday 29th July 6pm-10pm so buy your ticket now! Prices cost from £14.35 for members; £18.45 for non members; and £35 for VIPs.

Looking for more unusual things to do in London? Check out these unique restaurants and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

Ibiza club nights 2011 - Disco's Revenge at Es Paradis - Fabulous Travel Fuide

Hed Kandi takes Revenge on Ibiza for 2011

[ 0 ] May 24, 2011

Off to Ibiza this summer? Make sure you party from sunset to sunrise at Hed Kandi’s 21st century Balearic spectacular Disco’s Revenge!

Every Saturday from the 4th June 2011, Es Paradis will celebrate the hedonistic lifestyle we all know and love with uplifting beats, top-name DJs and decadent performances.

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Hed Kandi presents Disco's Revenge at Es Paradis in Ibiza for 2011

Get ready for Studio 54-inspired roller girls, lavish live shows, exquisite dancers, mind-boggling aerial artists and a feast of classic Hed Kandi tunes!

To book tickets (£30 in advance) visit the Hed Kandi website and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

Can’t wait to start partying? Check out one of our favourite clubs on the island – an abandoned zoo! If this doesn’t make you want to book a last-minute flight to Ibiza nothing will!

Exclusive offer: 20% off at The Mole Clinic

Exclusive offer: 20% off at The Mole Clinic

[ 0 ] December 23, 2010

Has your mole changed shape, size or colour? You may need to get checked out for skin cancer. Melanoma is now the second most-common cancer in young adults – and it usually starts out as a mole or freckle, caused by excessive sunbathing and sun beds.

Kate Grant | The Mole Clinic | Skin cancer screenings

Kate Grant | The Mole Clinic | Skin cancer screenings

Fortunately, if it’s diagnosed early it’s easily treated. So, to give you that extra little push, we’re offering you a 20% discount at The Mole Clinic in central London.

This award-winning clinic deals exclusively with skin cancer screenings and diagnosis – and has been approved by BUPA, the NHS and MacMillan Quality Environment Mark.

So what you waiting for? To claim your exclusive 20% discount quote the following code: Fabulous Travel Guide 20 when booking over the phone.

How to find The Mole Clinic:

The Mole Clinic, 9 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TG

Call: 020 7734 1177

Prices (before discount)

  • Top-to-toe mole check: £115 (45 mins)

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Restaurants in Prague | Restaurant Hanavsky | Fabulous travel guide

Prague – where to spend New Year’s Eve

[ 1 ] November 29, 2010

Fancy heading abroad for New Year’s Eve? Prague has become one of the hottest destinations for 2010, with hundreds of partygoers flocking to the Czech capital every weekend.

But it’s not all wild partying and over-indulging.  We’ve found two nights that offer guests an unforgettable experience – whether it’s dancing with the locals or sampling a 10-course meal. Scroll down to see which New Year’s Eve events made the cut…

Restaurants in Prague | Restaurant Hanavsky | Fabulous travel guide

Restaurants in Prague | Restaurant Hanavsky | Fabulous travel guide

  • Restaurant Hanavsky is a top-notch restaurant located in the stunning Letna Park. With panoramic views of the city, succulent steaks and grilled fish, it’s a pricey joint, but well worth the uphill trek.

On New Year’s Eve diners will be treated to a champagne reception, a whopping 10-course meal and live music throughout the night. Dishes include duck foie gras, mussels, veal and delicious salty cheeses. See full menu!

This 60-year-old Havana institution that claims credit for inventing the mohito, offers some of the best live music in town. Just a stone’s throw from the main square, it’s a jumping joint not to be missed. Barmen swing from the rafters, colourful cocktails are created in the blink on an eye, and live Cuban bands take centre stage downstairs, playing to an appreciative local crowd who show off their well-practiced salsa moves.

For New Year’s Eve guests can dance their way into 2011 while enjoying scallops, tiger prawns, slow-roasted pork and rich chocolate desserts. See the full menu here and book your tickets now!

Fancy seeing the city at night? Jump onboard the Jazz Boat for a truly unforgetable experience. And don’t forget to get the best exchange rates before you travel. Staying in London for new year? See which are the most unusual parties going on in the capital.

Visit London for the royal wedding | Kate Middleton and Prince William to wed on 29 April 2010

How to save money in London – budget travel tips for tourists

[ 1 ] November 26, 2010

Planning to visit London when Kate Middleton and Prince William get married on 29 April 2011? With thousands of people booking last-minute flights to the capital, prices are expected to go through the roof.

So if you’re looking for cheap accommodation, half-price theatre tickets and mouth-watering discounts at top London restaurants, this is the one-stop place to be. Scroll down for budget-busting ways to save money on your trip to London.

Visit London for the royal wedding | Kate Middleton and Prince William to wed on 29 April 2010

Visit London for the royal wedding | Kate Middleton and Prince William to wed on 29 April 2010

* Book those cheap flights

There’s a knack to booking cheap flights – some wait 8 weeks before departure, others book as early as possible. Either way, check out these top tips for bagging those cheap deals and avoid all those hefty taxes!

•    Get an Oyster card

Transport in London is hugely expensive so invest in an Oyster card as soon as you arrive. They only cost £3 and are well worth it. A single journey would cost just £1.50 with an Oyster card, as opposed to a whopping £4 without!

If you’re staying for a week – consider getting a weekly ticket as this can save you up to £15. Lucky enough to be staying in central London? Most places are within walking distance, so do your research before you head out.

•    Save 50% at top London restaurants

Toptable.com is the food-lovers’ bible in London. Not only does it offer unbeatable discounts on top restaurants (up to 50% off), you can book online, search by area and collect points towards a free meal.

•    Snap up last-minute theatre deals

Fancy going to the theatre in the West End? TKT booths in Leicester Square offer fantastic deals not to be missed. Buy them on the day for up to 50% off standard prices.

•    Stay in hostels

Accommodation in London is over priced – and if you’re here to see the city, how much time will you actually spend in your room? Hostels are inexpensive, great for meeting people and most have cooking facilities so you can make your own food – a great way to save money. Shared dorms start from as little as £6 per night! Visit hostelbookers.com to book now!

•    Visit the free attractions

London has hundreds of free attractions. See Buckingham Palace, relax in one of London’s gorgeous green parks or spend the day at the Science museum or Tate Modern.

Looking for more unusual things to do in London? Why not dine on the top deck of a bus or enjoy delicious afternoon tea at one of London’s best restaurants? Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for all the latest travel news!

Christmas events in London | Christmas afternoon tea | Fabulous travel guide

Christmas afternoon tea – best in London

[ 0 ] November 16, 2010

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Treat your loved ones to afternoon tea at one of London’s finest hotels.

Whether it’s champagne with the girls or Christmas carols with the kids, there are loads of festive events in the run up to Christmas. Scroll down for our pick of the best  Christmas afternoon teas in London.

Christmas events in London | Christmas afternoon tea | Fabulous travel guide

Christmas events in London | Christmas afternoon tea | Fabulous travel guide

* Christmas afternoon tea at The Dorchester

Celebrate Christmas in style at The Dorchester with a special afternoon tea menu. Sip champagne in the Promenade while nibbling on mince pies, festive pastries and delicious finger sandwiches. Got the kids with you? A special Nutcracker Afternoon Tea is also available for children up to the age of 12.

Where? Mayfair
Tube: Green Park
Price: From £46.50 for Festive Tea; £24 per child for Nutcracker Afternoon Tea
When? Weekdays from 22 November 2010

* Christmas film club at The Charlotte Street Hotel

Love snuggling down to watch Christmas films? Now you can enjoy a special afternoon tea package at the Charlotte Street Hotel throughout December.

Every Sunday at 5pm, the hotel will screen a festive film downstairs in its own private cinema. Love Actually kicks off the season on 5 December, followed by White Christmas on the 12th, and It’s a Wonderful Life on 19th.

Where? Central London
Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Price: £35 for afternoon tea and film club
When?
From 5 December 2010

* Christmas carols at Claridges

Enjoy the award-winning afternoon tea at Claridges – not only can you choose from 30 different types of tea, you can now choose from a special Christmas menu.

Festive Tea offers guests a special selection of finger sandwiches, a glass of champagne, freshly baked apple and raisin scones, assorted French pastries, tea or coffee and traditional Christmas pastries. There will also be carol singers on weekends, making it all the more special.

Where? Central London
Tube: Bond Street
Price: From £45
When? From 27 November 2010 – 2 January 2011

Looking for more unusual things to do in London? Why not dine on the top deck of a bus or go on a murder mystery weekend? For more exciting things to do in London follow me on Twitter!

New Year's Eve at Brixton Academy | Together at Brixton Academy | Fabulous travel guide

Brixton Academy to host biggest ever New Year’s Eve party

[ 1 ] November 10, 2010

Mark Ronson and Annie Mac have been lined up to play at London’s Brixton Academy on New Year’s Eve.

The world-class DJs are expected to play to over 4000 partygoers as the clock strikes midnight.  Katy B, Fake Blood and Herve have also been confirmed, with organisers Together promising its best party yet. See full line up below.

Holding out for a better offer? Don’t. Last year’s atmosphere was electric, the count-down unforgettable and the sound system ear-shattering. Even the drinks were reasonably priced!

Trust me, this New Year’s Eve party is set to go with a bang. Get your tickets now>>

Where? Brixton Academy
Time: 9pm-6am
Tube: Brixton or Stockwell
Price: Advance tickets, £30 plus booking fee.

Techno not your thing? Check out the most unusual New Year’s Eve parties going on in London and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!

Full line up

Headliners: Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Katy B [live]

Support acts: Fake Blood, Caspa, Hervé, Zinc, Krafty Kuts, Evil Nine, Deekline & Wizard, Union, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Murder mystery weekend | New Year's Eve party | Hendon Hotel, north London

Unusual New Year’s Eve parties in London

[ 4 ] November 9, 2010

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching – so make this year extra special by partying at one of London’s most unusual venues.  From medieval banquets to partying in the snow, read on for the best New Year’s Eve events for 2010.

And if you’re planning on dining at one of London’s best restaurants for New Year, book now!

Murder mystery weekend | New Year's Eve party | Hendon Hotel, north London

Murder mystery weekend | New Year's Eve party | Hendon Hotel, north London

  • New Year’s Eve murder mystery weekend

Love solving mysteries? Then a murder mystery weekend is for you. Hendon Hall Hotel in north London is hosting an extra special event for New Year’s Eve.

Enjoy a 3-course meal as mysterious things happen around you. Towards the end of the evening someone will die or be found dead… At that point the action stops, all the surviving suspects are lined up and you get a chance to grill them. Afterwards, you’ll fill in an answer form – awards will be given for the most clued-up detective.

Price: from £135, including one night’s stay and late-night disco.

Medieval banquet | New Year's Eve party 2010 | Ivory House, London

Medieval banquet | New Year's Eve party 2010 | Ivory House, London

  • Medieval banquet New Year’s Eve party

Fancy doing something a little more spooky for New Year’s Eve? Book a table at London’s Medieval banquet. Taking place in the flickering torchlight in the vaulted cellars of Ivory House near The Tower of London, this event is one not to be missed.

Accompanying your 5-course meal are jousting knights, strolling players and dancing wenches. There’s even unlimited alcohol! After the show, see in the New Year on the dance floor – or hot foot it to London Bridge and watch the fireworks go off around the capital.

Price: from £94 per person

  • ‘Off piste’ New Year’s Eve party

Wish you were skiing for New Year? This is the next best thing. Enjoy a delicious 4-course menu ‘Off piste’ at Battersea Park.

Glistening like an ice palace, this alpine winter wonderland is packed full of festive treats to make your night extra special. Aerial acts swing from the rafters, acrobats and dancers fill the floor and skaters whirl across the ice.

Also included in the price is an after-dinner disco, an array of alpine-themed bars and even a selection of casino tables for those feeling lucky.

Price: £120

Looking for more unusual things to do in London? Check out these weird and wonderful restaurants and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for all the latest travel news!

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