Six of the world’s best Pride celebrations

A riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn 45 years ago prompted a parade to raise awareness of LGBT rights. Since then, dozens of cities worldwide have adopted their own Pride date to celebrate love and lobby for equality. Lucy Thackray picks six of the finest

Five of the best distilleries to taste gin

From Sweden to Spain – where gin and tonics are practically the national drink – people can’t enough of the quintessentially British drink. Ahead of World Gin Day, Olivier Ward, co-found of Gin Foundry, picks five distilleries around the world to get spirited away

This is my Spain: Hinds’ guide to Madrid

The Hinds singer and Madrid native Ana Perrote shares her tips for where to eat, stay, play and enjoy music in the vibrant Spanish city

The world’s best villas

An abode in Death Valley, a converted kiln and a palatial property costing £18,000 a night... Issy D’Arcy Clark scours the globe for one-off wonders

City hot spot: Malasana, Madrid

Madrid's hipster quarter has cool terraces, retro homewares and cycling coffee shops. Paul Richardson shares his tips

Gareth, meet Madrid

So what does a clean living Welsh homebody who earns £300,000 a week do in Madrid?

Eight of the best tapas restaurants in Madrid

Chef Omar Allibhoy was born and raised in Madrid, and the food scene there was a huge influence on his book Tapas Revolution. He pulls up a stool at his favourite tapas bars in the city

Sandro Bianchi's Madrid

Been there, done that? Think again. Madrid offers a hip, vibrant cultural life away from the major tourist sights. One of their coolest residents take us on a tour