Luton airport voted worst in Britain for second time running

Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead also in the bottom 6

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Madame Tussauds is still thriving more than 230 years after Marie Tussaud made a wax Voltaire in 1777. Simon Usborne explains its centuries-old appeal

Contactless payment donkey rides are a thing now

Barclaycard is looking to 'roll out' more Contactless Donkeys if pilot donkey is a success

10 of the best simple English pleasures, illustrated with Winnie the Pooh

Nearly half of respondents said that their fondest holiday memories are from time spent in England

Will Ed Miliband promise to freeze rail fares?

Rail fare rises are a legacy of decades of underinvestment

Barely had the rail fare increase for England and Wales next year been revealed, than a pro-public transport pressure group rushed out a news release condemning the rises.

The study found that experienced passport control officers are no better than untrained amateurs at accurately recognising faces

Passport officers no better than untrained amateurs at recognising faces, study finds

Thousands of people arriving at British airports with false passports each year could escape detection because of the difficulty of matching a photo ID to a real face, a study has found.

South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats rescuing passengers off the sinking Sewol ferry in April this year

Forget air crashes, it's Asian ferries that tourists should really be wary of

Western travellers heading East may understandably focus on air safety, and in particular the awful death toll aboard the two Malaysia Airlines jets lost earlier this year. Yet tourists face far higher risks at sea level aboard Asian ferries.

Explore under the sea with Google 'reef' view

Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor

Elephant tourism: why the call of the wild is too loud to ignore

Something to declare

Cardiff Castle: The Welsh fear their country’s charms are being undersold

Come to lovely Wales (it's really awfully quiet): Tourism groups slam £7m budget to promote their country as 'hopelessly inadequate'

It is little more than the used to attract visitors to Jersey. Tourism chiefs blame devolution, and want Westminster to help
Britain’s “peculiar” transport system makes access from London to some leading tourist attractions like Stonehenge exasperating

Tourists left baffled by Britain’s 'peculiar' transport system

Foreign tourists trying to reach Stonehenge by public transport must put up with Stone Age speeds, a new report has found.

The Canal and River Trust map of Berkhamsted which was mocked for looking like a penis

Penis-shaped map of Berkhamsted goes viral and accidentally boosts family-friendly Canal and River Trust's campaign

"Obviously we’re not going to be setting out to make any maps we produce in future to look phallic," the charity behind the map said

Five ways to make the most of a gap year

If you plan to take time off before university or work, Jessica Moore offers some options that could enhance your CV

Where the rich go on holiday

Budget not an issue? Check out these luxury trips

Holiday sunbed wars: Germans say they have proved Brits are the worst for towel hogging

German newspaper Bild calls UK a nation of ‘lounger squatters’

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Travel

Oracle 11g SQL 2008 DBA (Unix, Oracle RAC, Mirroring, Replicati

£6000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: Oracle 11...

Recruitment Consultant (Graduate Trainee), Finchley Central

£17K OTE £30K: Charter Selection: Highly successful and innovative specialist...

SQL DBA/ C# Developer - T-SQL, C#.Net

£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Working with an exciting ...

Sales and Office Administrator – Sports Media

£23,000: Sauce Recruitment: A global leader in sports and entertainment is now...

ES Rentals

    Day In a Page

    Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
    Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
    Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
    Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
    Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
    Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
    All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

    Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

    Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
    Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

    Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

    So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
    Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

    Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

    Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
    What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

    What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

    Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
    French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

    French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

    The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
    Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

    Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

    Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked
    Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

    Radio 1’s new top ten

    The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
    David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

    David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

    A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
    Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

    Florence Knight's perfect picnic

    Polpetto's head chef shares her favourite recipes from Iced Earl Grey tea to baked peaches, mascarpone & brown sugar meringues...
    Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

    Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

    The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
    Mark Hix recipes: Try our chef's summery soups for a real seasonal refresher

    Mark Hix's summery soups

    Soup isn’t just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
    Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'

    Tim Sherwood column

    I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
    Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

    Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

    Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
    Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

    Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

    The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
    Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

    Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

    The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition