Singapore's Food Festival, Arctic Reindeer Migration, and a literary London hotel: Travel agenda
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 12 July 2014
1. Bedtime story
The Library is a new literary-themed private members' club and six-room hotel on St Martin's Lane in London. The bar and bedrooms have already launched, with a gym and restaurant, The Kitchen is due to follow on 24 September. Expect upcycled furniture and special events.
2. Quick fix
Brittany Ferries is offering two-day city breaks from Portsmouth to the French port of Le Havre for £76pp. The cruise-and-stay packages are available to foot passengers and include a night's accommodation – leaving enough time to take a swim in the Les Bains des Docks lido, shop in Les Docks Vauban and eat in the Quartier St-François.
3. Taste test
Singapore Food Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary from now to 20 July with an array of dining experiences that reflect the city-state's diverse food culture. Sample restaurants such as Samy's Curry or take part in special events, including the BBQ by the Beach on 18/19 July.
4. Pit stop
The SkyTeam Lounge at Heathrow's Terminal 4 has opened to economy passengers – in addition to first and business travellers. A one-off walk-up fee of £25pp will be charged for access to free Wi-Fi, food and drinks, PlayStation games consoles, newspapers and more. Find it opposite Gate 10.
5. Rock on
The inaugural Umbria Rock festival takes place in Massa Martana from 1-3 August, with a cross-generational line-up that includes Paul Weller, Basement Jaxx, Peter Hook & The Light, Kaiser Chiefs, Courteeners and The Cribs. A three-day pass costs €124.
6. In flights
This week, easyJet put on sale a range of new routes as part of its winter schedule. On 29 October, Glasgow gets connected with Morocco's most beautiful city, Marrakech. On 3 February next year, a link starts from Edinburgh to Madeira. Flights to the Atlantic island from Manchester begin on 14 February. All these flights are twice-weekly.
7. Free rein
The new "Arctic Reindeer Migration" tour from Taber Holidays travels through northern Norway, following hundreds of migrating reindeer. The four-night journey includes accommodation in Olderdalen at the Lyngen Lodge for £1,645pp, with flights until the end of September.
8. Case study
Fashion label Ted Baker has released its first line of luggage. The "Take Flight" range comes in three sizes (carry-on, medium and large) with sturdy black or turquoise shells for women, emblazoned in the brand's signature floral motifs. The men's range comes in glossy black or blue. From £250.
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