Travel to Berlin

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OUR SURVEY SAID…

Last November, we asked you to complete our first reader survey, and we’re pleased to say we received more than 3,500 responses. One thing’s for certain – you lot do get about. You reported that, on average, you took 2.8 main holidays (of at least a week) in the last year, and 2.9 short breaks away. We also asked where you hoped to travel next, and top of the long-haul list were Australia and New Zealand, while in Europe, a quarter of you wanted to visit Scandinavia soon. Expect more on the Nordic countries in forthcoming issues.

If it’s April it must be…

The Berlin Love Parade

It’s 16 years since the love Parade was born, when two cars with cassette recorders led 1 SO revellers along the Kurfurstendamm. Since then, it has grown into a street party attracting hundreds of thousands, and this year’s event promises to be colourful and very loud. On 10 July, more than 50 floats, each pounding out its own brand of dance music, will snake through the streets towards an all-night party at the Brandenburg Gate. And not all attendees are seasoned dubbers -many visitors meander in and out just to see the spectacle. Central boutique hotel Ku’Damm 101 has doubles from £80 (00 49 305 200550, www.kudamm101.com).

Our STYLE makes us HOT property

Situated in fashionable Knightsbridge, The Carlton Tower is only a short stroll away from many well known department stores.

This luxurious and stylish hotel is the ideal base from which to shop or hit the latest hot spots. Alternatively, you can simply unwind in the sumptuous surroundings of the Peak Health Club & Spa.

Enjoy overnight accommodation in a Guest room from £230 (+VAT) including continental breakfast, plus complimentary use of The Peak Health Club & Spa and The Pool. To take advantage of this hot offer, call 020 7235 1234 and quote ‘Sunday Times Travel’.

This offer is valid until 31st August 2004 (subject to availability).

THE CARLTON TOWER

The Carlton Tower, On Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY Tel +44 (0)20 7235 1234 Fax +44 (0)20 7235 9129

www.carltontower.com

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