Waste not: Five UK restaurants cutting down on food waste

With sustainability increasingly on the agenda, restaurants across the UK are doing more to reduce their food waste. Here are five to try

Stay at home: how to spend a weekend in Chipping Norton

This is the gateway to the Cotswolds — a thriving market town of historic pubs and lively local theatre

Going against the grain: top five gluten-free bakeries in the UK

With gluten-free eating becoming ever more mainstream, Here are five of the UK’s best bakeries for coeliac-friendly cakes and loaves

My Life in Cities: Michael Palin

As part of National Geographic's Cities Special, the travelling Python talks about his fondness for Calcutta, the excitement of Istanbul – and the two British cities he’s called home.

Tried & Tested: Sorrel, Dorking

Just a year after it opened, Sorrel has earned a Michelin star for its exciting flavour combinations and willingness to experiment.

Stay at home: Bishop's Castle

Quaint and quirky, this Shropshire market town makes the ideal base for an escape to the country

Do it now: Where to go caving

Cool, dark and mysterious, caves offer the chance for a true adventure, so don your hard hat and discover what lies beneath.

Celebrating the UK's national parks

The UK’s national parks are natural treasures and cultural cornerstones, and this year they’re turning 70

7 ways to take a working holiday in the UK

Since we’re travelling more than ever, why not temper your far-flung escapes with a few rewarding options closer to home?

City life: Manchester

Manchester’s nightlife scene is booming in the Northern Quarter, Canal Street and beyond. Dine, drink, dance… just don’t expect to go home before dawn.