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Things to do in London this weekend — A wet weekend is in store: occasional light showers on Friday will be followed by heavy rain on Saturday and further showers on Sunday. Sunday is, of course, Valentine's Day so couples new and established alike will be out in force this weekend.

London's top ten dates

Feb 12, 2016

Got asked to recommend my favourite date venue in London. Obvs I went for Rowans of Finsbury Park.…

A home away with onefinestay — Lavish properties left vacant in central London have become an increasingly contentious issue in recent years, but for Greg Marsh in 2009 they represented an opportunity. An amble through a deserted Mayfair residential street one evening gave him what he now calls his "no lightbulb moment".

Le Guanahani Hotel Review, St. Barts — A hillside retreat spread over 18 acres and within one of St Barts' five nature reserves, Le Guanahani is set in lush tropical gardens (home to iguanas and bumbling tortoises) and within a slender peninsula fringed by custard-coloured sands and turquoise waters.

The best of St Barts' hotels — In the early 1950s it cost the entrepreneur Remy de Haenen just a few hundred dollars to buy a rocky and disregarded promontory by the Bay of St Jean in St Barts. Back then the people of this remote, minuscule island subsisted primarily on the revenue generated by salt production.

Eden Rock St Barths — Perched atop and alongside a rocky promontory, fringed by a creamy crescent of beach and lapped by a turquoise sea, Eden Rock St Barths is the island's most dramatically positioned hotel. It's easily accessible too, being just a 10-minute transfer from the ferry port and moments from St Barts' miniscule airport - during daylight hours dinky Twin Pistons occasionally loom close, but are an interesting distraction rather than disturbance.

Romantic holidays for Valentine's Day — Fear not if you haven't yet booked the Valentine's Day holiday you promised your beloved. Whether you want a relaxed weekend in Britain, indulgence in Paris or an island escape in the Caribbean, there are a number of last-minute Valentine's Day holidays and romantic breaks that aim to impress sophisticated travellers with one-off and exclusive experiences rather than chocolate-covered strawberries, petals on the bed and other tired tropes.

Romantic restaurants around the world

Machu Picchu by train — British travellers who have long dreamed of visiting the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu have cause to celebrate: BA commences direct flights to the Peru's capital Lima in May and, for those who wish to continue their journey in comfort, a local rail company is giving small parties the opportunity to travel to the ancient site aboard an entirely private luxury train carriage.

The world's best road trip? — Though intrepid travellers have long independently tackled the world's best drives, a newly launched private tour promises to take care of all the logistics to form what could well be the world's most luxurious road trip: a 21-day journey spanning eight countries, five continents and nine hotels, and costing from £200,000 per couple.
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