Globejotter: Thompson hotels, The Atom digital radio and Charles Dickens tour
The latest news and views from the world of travel
Sunday 05 February 2012
Thompson, the New York hotel group, has come to London's Belgravia. Belgraves sports sleek décor and a Mark Hix restaurant. Go to Thompsonhotels.com
The Atom is a new, nifty portable digital radio available in fuschia pink or black. At £30, it's affordable, too. Go to Magicboxes.com
Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago this Tuesday. His holiday haunts are described on page 83 – and if you're inspired, Viator offers tours of his London hangouts too. Go to Viator.com
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
Regular cast member Ste Hay, played by Kieron Richardson, is about to test TV boundaries
- 1 Lee Evans announces retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 2 Pirelli calendar 2015: The problem with 'plus-size' models like Candice Huffine
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
G20 summit: Enter Putin. Accompanied by four warships. To the sound of mockery
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
David Cameron 'compares Vladimir Putin’s Russia to Nazi Germany' ahead of tense meeting
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
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