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Sound & Vision

The big six: Hotels in Chicago

The latest property from the Soho House group is a red-brick building that once acted as a the headquarters of the Chicago Belting Company

Travel agenda: From tea ceremonies in Japan to pampering in the

1. Girl guides

A new tour of Japan caters for female travellers. Departing on 6 December, with more dates in 2015, the seven-day Elegance Japan tour will focus on fashion, beauty and culture in Tokyo and Kyoto, with a private geisha performance, a tea ceremony, a massage session and five-star hotels. From JPY750,000 (£4,375)pp, flights extra. walkjapan.com 

Simon Calder: The man who pays his way

The poorly-paid person who skimmed my credit card will have been rewarded with a few dollars by the organised criminals who buy card details wholesale

48 Hours in: Budapest

Music, culture and innovative nightlife combine to create the perfect autumn break in the Hungarian capital.