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The final of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 14, and 42 years after Swedish band Abba won the competition with Waterloo in Brighton, the contest will be held in Stockholm. So, we decided to pay our own little tribute to Europe’s music scene with a round-up of the most iconic music locations, writes Tamara Hinson. Abba: The Museum, Stockholm, Sweden Must-see exhibits at this musical museum include the helicopter which Abba posed in for the cover of their Arrival album and Benny Andersson’s old piano, which is wirelessly connected to the one in his Stockholm studio – if the keys start to move, it’s Benny himself tinkling the ivories. One of our favourite exhibits is the vintage red telephone, which is a tribute to the band’s song Ring, Ring. The only people who know the number are the four Abba members, who will occasionally ring it and speak to museum visitors. That’s one way to get feedback. Compare Stockholm city breaks The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK The Cavern Club opened in 1957. Owner Alan Sytner named it after the famous Paris jazz venue Le Caveau De La Huchette and hoped to transform it into the UK’s top jazz club outside of London. However, by the early 1960s it had become the centre of Liverpool’s rock and roll scene. The Beatles first played there on February 9, 1961 and the band quickly became the club’s signature act. Today, it’s one of the UK’s most popular music venues and the Rolling Stones, the Who, Queen, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys have all played there. Compare Liverpool city breaks City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden Visitors heading to Stockholm for Eurovision should sign up for a tour of City Hall. This beautiful building is where Abba’s Benny Andersson’s first ever public performance took place (he was six years old at the time), and in 2008 he came here to accept an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University. City Hall is a popular stop off not just for Abba fans but for architecture buffs, too – it’s one of Sweden’s leading examples of national romanticism in architecture. Climb the 106-metre-tall clock tower for fantastic views over the country’s capital. Find cheap flights to Stockholm Abbey Road, London, UK This London street was catapulted into the limelight when the Beatles...Read More
Not booked your big summer getaway yet? Don’t panic! There are plenty of early sunshine breaks up for grabs at bargain prices. To help with some holiday inspiration, we’ve done the hard work for you and trawled TravelSupermarket to find some of the most tempting deals available. So, escape before the masses and book a last-minute sun escape today. A classic Greek island retreat: Corfu How much? £170pp from London Luton for seven nights Olive groves, rugged mountains and long stretches of stunning coastline have helped solidify Corfu as a true British holiday hotspot. And having starred on our screens in the popular ITV series, The Durrels, it’s an island in the spotlight at the moment. Whether you’re after the lively atmosphere of the island’s resorts such as Kavos and Corfu Town or a sleepy retreat to a typical Greek village such as Lakones, this Ionian pearl won’t disappoint. Already hitting the mid-20s in May, Corfu has all the ingredients for a blissful early summer escape. What’s the deal? When we looked, we found a seven-night holiday to the three-star Leftis Romantica apartments in Moraitika on a self-catering studio basis with Travel Republic for just £170pp. Return flights were from London Luton on May 14. We saw the same deal from Birmingham for £200pp and Manchester for £205pp. Compare cheap holidays to Corfu A photogenic beauty: Olu Deniz, Turkey How much? £258pp from Edinburgh for seven nights Turkey is a tried-and-tested favourite with Brits, with its sweeping sandy beaches, clear waters and unique culture. And the resort of Olu Deniz is packed full of holiday adventure. While daredevils can paraglide from the heights of Babadag Mountain, beach lovers can lounge by the famous and much-photographed Blue Lagoon. Meanwhile, nearby Fethiye provides a healthy mix of Turkish charm and lively nightlife. What’s the deal? When we looked, we found a seven-night all-inclusive holiday with accommodation in a standard room at the three-star Dorian Hotel in Olu Deniz with Love Holidays for just £258pp. Return flights were from Edinburgh on May 21. We also found the same deal from Birmingham for £285pp, Gatwick for £283pp, Bristol for £271pp and Manchester for £304pp. Compare cheap holidays to Turkey A seductive charmer: Sicily How much? £259pp from London Stansted for seven nights From a smouldering volcano to pretty sea-side villages, Sicily is in a world of its own when it comes to affordable...Read More