London Lite Friday, 14 August 2009 13 Hotfoot it to Milan FASHIONISTAS should check out Black Tomatos Culture & Couture weekend in Milan during the citys fabulously over the top fashion week. Visit during the years biggest couture event next month and enjoy appointments with tailors, artisan studios and a private viewing at the Museum Of Modern Art and youll receive a pair of bespoke shoes made by a master cobbler. From 1,499pp for three nights B&B at the chic Gray Hotel, including flights and private transfers. blacktomato.co.uk Anyonefortennis? FANCY getting fit this bank holiday? Tailored for solo travellers, Adventuras tennis break in Basingstoke includes two nights hotel accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, lunch on day one, coaching, tennis balls, welcome reception and transfers to the local gastropub on Sunday night. Indoor courts are available if it rains. Departs Saturday, 29 August for two nights; 389pp for a twin share or 429 for a single. Call 0800 612 2202 or log on to adventura.com Camp it up in style GO CAMPING this summer at Walletts Court Country House Hotel on the white cliffs of Dover and enjoy the great outdoors without giving up the luxury of a four-star break by staying in a giant tipi with heating, an outdoor fire pit, 24/7 loos, washbasin facilities, plus showers in the spa and outdoor seating. A one-night stay, including full English in the conservatory, costs 49.50pp (price based on two sharing). Call 01304 852424 or see wallettscourt.com Hoy, Cubra libre JET OFF to Cuba next month for only 699 (a saving of 180). The price includes scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick to Havana, B&B accommodation at the four-star Melia Cohiba and transfers. The price is based on two adults travelling and sharing a room, departing between 2 September and 7 October. Go to virginholidays.co.uk to book or call the late offer hotline on 0844 557 3870 Takingoff... haunts like these and youll never stay in a hotel again edited by olivia walmsley Suntan with a view: roof terrace at Plus Florence Quirky touch: Lisbon Lounge hostel nearby, along with the pick of Florences bars and restaurants. Pay up: Double en suite rooms cost f r o m ab o u t 2 5 p e r p e r s o n , plusflorence.com BESTFOR...NIGHTLIFE LisbonLoungeHostel,Lisbon In the heart of Baixa, Lisbons historic centre, Lisbon Lounge has nine rooms -- from twins to small dorms -- as well as three lounge areas, all decorated in minimal style with quirky touches. Hit the town: Relax on the beach at Costa da Caparica, then head to the Bairro Alto for a huge selection of bars and restaurants in the roads off Rua da Misericrdia. Pavilho Chins takes kitsch to a new level and the waterfront Lux club offers dancing until dawn to big-name DJs. Pay up: Private twin rooms cost 27 per person, hostelworld.com BESTFOR... GUARANTEEDSUN EquityPoint,Marrakech OnLy 300m from the main square, Djemaa el Fna, equity Point has traditional Moroccan styling, a courtyard and roof terrace, plus the kind of luxurious touches youd expect from a converted riad. Hit the town: At night Djemaa el Fna comes to life with food stalls and snake charmers. Big-name venues such as La Mamounia and Pacha Marrakech are in the new town, while the area around Avenue Mohammed V is worth a visit for Africn Chics Brazilian Moroccan mash-up. Pay up: Dorm beds from about 13, private doubles from 43 per person, equitypoint.com/marrakech BESTFOR... CHEAP BEER&CULTURE MissSophiesHostel, Prague MIss sOPhIes is minimalism all the way with crisp, white bedlinen, subtle neutral tones, a quiet courtyard and a laid-back cellar bar. Hit the town: Based in the new town, the hostel is walking distance from Pragues must-see highlights in the Old town. For a cheap beer, the locals stick to the new town, where Radost FX combines club, bar, art gallery and veggie caf. Pay up: Prices start at about 50 for two sharing a double room, miss- sophies.com BESTFOR...CHIC OopsHostel,Paris O O P s h a s b e a u t i f u l design, en suite rooms, air-con and Wi-Fi. And its right on the edge of the Latin Quarter. Hit the town: some of Pariss most famous drinking spots are only streets away -- Caf de Flore was a favourite of sartre, while Le Bar de Lhotel, where Oscar Wilde died (and which now has a cocktail named after him), is less touristy. For something swankier, head to the glam rock-style Bound Bar on Avenue George V. Pay up: Private rooms cost about 36 per person, oops-paris.com BEST FOR... STYLE RoomsDeluxeHostel, Valencia WIth 28 rooms to pick from, youre spoilt for choice at Rooms Deluxe. the unlikely swimming pool room features aquamarine lighting and, er, the bottom half of a mannequin in trunks. Hit the town: the hostel is a little way out of the centre, but wandering Valencias streets is half the fun. stroll past the futuristic glass build- ings of the City Of Arts And sciences to the historic old town, where youll find the best bars. Pay up: Prices start from 18.75 per person for a three-bed room, roomsdeluxe.com Check out hostelworld.com to pick up last-minute rooms. Luxurious: a bathroom at Equity Point Minimalism: Sophies has neutral look 27p/p pernight 13 p/p pernight 36p/p pernight 19p/p pernight 25p/p pernight CHALLENGE: Coventrys Aaron Gunnarsson and Northamptons Abdul Osman in action fer news Page 18 Sven takes the County challenge BBC promise top coverage of season Clough ready to lead Derby forwards again LEAGUETHE ONLY PAPER FOR THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE FAN Paper The the previous year. The Championship is currently thefourthmost-watchedleaguein Europe, with a total audience of 9.9m fans. 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