These watering holes take the drinking experience up a notch or two, with complex recipes on offer and refined interiors to boot.Antwerp-based drinks aficionado Jurgen Lijcops researched the world's top drinking joints and details some of his favourites in his new book, 150 Bars You Need To Visit Before You Die.Mail Online Travel's Sadie Whitelocks (inset with her group) stayed at the Gouter refuge en route to the summit of Mont Blanc.The bizarre cliff-side inn opened in 2013 after a two-year construction project costing more than €6million (£5.3million) and today it welcomes up to 120 mountaineers a night.Simply titled Bridges, it charts a whole range of crossings, from the ancient to the futuristic.
It has windows on every side including the ceiling, meaning the passengers can enjoy a panoramic view from their seat.
For 100 years Amsterdam’s bridge houses accommodated the city’s many bridge keepers, who were responsible for opening the impressive structures for passing boat traffic. These fascinating vintage photos reveal what London's Midland Bank HQ looked like before it was transformed into one of the city's hottest hotel and bar complexes.
HSBC, which acquired the bank in 1992, delved into the archives for photos of the head office before its £200million makeover by hotel groups Soho House and Sydell.
The Landmark Trust has just finished restoring its latest property, Coed-y-Bleiddiau, in Wales.
This quirky holiday cottage comes with tickets for the Ffestiniog Railway line, which delivers you straight to your door.