Holiday homes

Big family holidays need a versatile venue. Cathy Hawker takes on the search challenge

Steal the style: tibits

In our new series, we visit some of the capital's most striking spaces and show how to get a similar look without breaking the bank. First up is vegetarian restaurant tibits in Heddon Street, where glamour comes with the meat-free menu

Barking up the right tree

Barking, once a grim part of the East End, has grand ideas. September sees it launch as Europe's biggest new town and a family destination

Christmas markets

Feeling the strain of Christmas? Head to Europe’s festive markets to find some perfect presents and bag a second home into the bargain