Tips and deals of the week: Trendykid's luggage; Hotel Xenia in Kensington; Isle of Wight Walking Festival


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The bag

Popo Parrot will stand out on the baggage carousel. This children's suitcase joins Archie Alien in Trendykid's 3D Travel Buddies range, which also includes backpacks. From £20 (

The Hotel

The Hotel Xenia opens in London's Cromwell Road on Thursday. The rooms start at £111 and put you within reach of the museums in South Kensington, and Kensington Gardens (

The Festival

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival starts today, taking place until 19 May. Highlights include a speed dating ramble and a ghost walk in Shanklin (