New issue: Issue 241 is here

    This issue, our travel special takes you to the beautiful Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark

    Many years ago, I worked for a boat magazine, and part of my job involved assisting cruises that led flotillas of boats around the Channel Islands each summer.

    It was a plum job and I loved exploring the secluded bays, pretty villages and sandy paths around the islands, and learning a little of the history of these not-quite-British Isles. 

    Since then, my knowledge of the islands has become a little rusty, so this issue I called upon expert Antonia Windsor to share some of her well-oiled knowledge for our Channel Islands special, and boy did she deliver.

    First up, she brings us her no-nonsense guide to island hopping in the English Channel, and she takes us inside the absurdly ostentatious former home of literary giant Victor Hugo, Hauteville House.

    For something more typically British, even if not wholly historically accurate, the third series of Bridgerton has been providing some much-needed period escapism in recent months and our very own Henrietta Easton has tracked down some of the best Georgian and Regency-style places to stay for some real-life escapes worthy of the Ton.

    And finally, with the Paris Olympics very much in mind,
    James March visits rural Shropshire to reveal a little-known story about how a tiny English village inspired the modern Olympics.

    Plus, your chance to win a luxury stay in Jersey!

    Get your copy now here.

    On the cover: Fishing boats bob in the historic harbour at St Peter Port, Guernsey’s pretty, small capital. We explore this alluring town on page 38. Credit: Olimpio Fantuz/4Corners Images

    Also inside the issue:

    • Meet Gabby Mason of Jade-S Fisheries, who is reviving an old tradition by bringing fresh local fish to islanders and visitors on Jersey
    • Jersey local Paul Darroch reflects on the unique language and culture of the Island and what it means to be Jèrriais
    • Packed with fascinating history, and visually alluring, Guernsey’s tiny capital St Peter Port packs a punch, says our writer
    • As a new film starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as the father of psychoanalysis is released, our editor steps inside Freud’s real-life London home, one of the capital’s more intriguing museums

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