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Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe. Looking for ideas on where to travel in Europe? Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe. Start planning your next trip now.

A Selection of our Recent Articles

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

I was never quite sure where Little Venice was. When I stayed at the Colonnade Town House, it was only a five minute Continue reading

Terrific Trees in Europe

Terrific Trees in Europe

Europe is full of beautiful and interesting trees, alive, dead and artificial; here are some of my favourites.

Edinburgh Castle was looking lovely framed Continue reading

Review of St James Court Hotel London

Review of St James Court Hotel London

I stayed at the St James Court Hotel in London for one night in February 2015. The stay was booked by a credit Continue reading

Visiting Wesley's Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in London

Visiting Wesley's Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in London

I spotted Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism in City Road as I was walking between the Geffyre Museum and the Barbican Continue reading

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

The Fergusson Gallery in Perth showcases the work of the Scottish Colourist painter John Fegusson and his partner, dance pioneer and artist, Margaret Continue reading

Quirky Conference Venues in the UK

Quirky Conference Venues in the UK

IHG Business Advantage’s Unusual Conference Venues, Records and Facts infographic highlights some quirky venues in the UK. I know that when I was searching Continue reading

Visiting the British Library

Visiting the British Library

The British Library is a great place to visit. It’s located close to King’s Cross railway station.

The cloakroom and lockers are free (but Continue reading

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

I’ve been thinking about visiting the Bordeaux area in France for ages.

As Ryanair have direct flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux and Poitiers (which Continue reading

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February.

The first thing that struck me was Continue reading

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Spitalfields Market is located a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, very close to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street where I was Continue reading

The Côte d'Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

The Côte d'Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini took a motorcycle tour around the Côte d’Azur in the south of France as part of the Le Méridien’s ‘Éclair Diaries’. Continue reading

Day Tours from Madrid

Day Tours from Madrid

If you’re staying in the Spanish capital of Madrid and would like to explore a little further afield, WineTourismSpain.com offer several day tours Continue reading