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Travel Agenda

From Spanish street food and Italian opera to 'Unknown Cities'

The One show

This Wednesday, One Leicester Street opens on the site of the former St John Hotel, just off Leicester Square in central London. It will offer 15 rooms, interiors by Universal Design Studio, a cocktail bar and a restaurant from the Michelin-starred chef Tom Harris (oneleicesterstreet.com).

Flight of fancy

BA starts flying Heathrow-Ibiza today, adding to existing links from Gatwick and London City – where services will increase this winter (ba.com).

Beach ready

Skincare brand, Jason, has a new range of suncreams which includes a Mineral Sunblock with SPF30 (£13.99) (jasonnaturalcare.co.uk).

In fair Verona

Verona marks the centenary of its Opera Festival from 14 June to 8 Sept. This summer's performances, including Romeo and Juliet, will take place in the amphitheatre. The tenor, Plácido Domingo, hosts two gala evenings on 15 and 20 August (www.arena.it).

Shower screen

Nobis launches a new range of waterproof jackets for spring this month, which come with an all-weather polyurethane coat and internal mesh liner for enhanced breathability. Choose from pillar-box red, canary yellow or more muted hues of grey and green. Prices start at £350 (nobis.ca).

Bank on Spain

London's South Bank will be in fiesta mood next weekend. The Campo Viejo Streets of Spain Festival (3-6 May) celebrates the nation's modern cuisine, wine and culture with stallholders from Barcelona's Boqueria market, wine tastings, masterclasses and a Michelin-star pop-up restaurant (streetsofspain.com).

Distant voices

Tasmania's capital, Hobart, Kunming in China and the Eritrean capital, Asmara, were subjects of the Radio 3 Essay this week on Unknown Cities. You can download it free (bit.ly/R3unknown)


The price, in pounds, of an all-Airbus A380 return trip with Malaysia Airlines from Heathrow to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur. Book by 6 May, travel off-peak 13 May to 30 November (bit.ly/HKviaKL).