Dear Need To Know Members,
Holiday season in the Northern Hemisphere is over, which means it's time to start plotting your next trip. Fight back-to-the-grinditis by planning a long weekend, week away or grand, once-in-a-lifetime trip. See our city destination suggestions below…
Yes, it is expensive, but with savings suitably hoarded, visiting Norway's capital Oslo is a treat. The city centre is small and easy to get around, with a dreamily functioning public transport system. Our writer Rob Martin was blown away by the city's beautiful fjord-side setting and its mix of old and new, encountering Vikings, modern art and traditional Norwegian cuisine.
Liverpool's musical heritage and cultural centre
UNESCO identified six areas of Liverpool as World Heritage Sites in 2004 but urban regeneration didn't kick off in earnest until 2008 when the city was crowned European City of Culture. Our writers Gemma Thompson and Dave Cook lead you to some of the highlights within the city's cultural centre.
Tokyo's unusual mix of tech and trad
Tokyo is the most populous city in the world. That means busy. Everywhere. It does have some quiet corners though if you know where to look, and the mix of up-to-the-minute technology and tradition offers a fascinating experience. Our writer Lucy Dayman lives in the city all year round and another of our writers has Sharon Lamb picked out some highlights from a recent trip.
This month's most eye-catching nominations from members
Thanks to Vineet Panicker for nominating Mint and Mustard in Taunton, Somerset and to Anna Walton for nominating Tiffin Tin in Leeds. Our writers have put both on their list of places to visit. This month Dave Cook reviewed a recent nomination by Nicola Cook, Bari Tea Brewery in Alnwick, Northumberland.
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