Tips and deals of the week: 15/05/2011

The hub

A new canal boat hire base has opened on the Grand Union Canal, Paddington Arm, at Willow Tree Marina near Greenford, west London.

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The deal

Save on a seven-night Treasures of the Mediterranean cruise with Thomson Cruises. Price £632 per person.

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The accessories

The designer Alice Temperley has collaborated with Elemis on Safari Travellers: limited-edition travel spa and skincare collections for her and him in sleek animal-print bags.

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