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Our favourite things: April 2018

Editor's picks: each month we bring you a few of our favourite things

Our favourite things: April 2018
Sea snail at noma, Copenhagen. Image: Jason Loucas

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We’ve been here and we’ve been there, and our team have found a few things we thought we’d share

If you’ve long fancied yourself as a bit of an explorer, then listen up. National Geographic Expeditions has just launched in the UK, bringing far-flung destinations closer to budding adventurers to offer true trips of a lifetime. Connor McGovern

Top 3: dining in Refshaleøen

A former industrial island is reinventing itself by bringing back Copenhagen’s favourite places to eat
1. Noma 2.0: Guess who’s back. Back again. Noma’s back. Tell a friend. (René Redzepi returns after a year away.)
2. Reffen: Copenhagen Street Food hasn’t just got a new name, it’s now three times the size. Reffen, the all-new street food hub, opens in May with up to 50 food stalls.
3. Alchemist: Offering a new 45-course immersive tasting menu experience in the Danish Royal Theatre’s former set workshop. Josephine Price

The gigs we’re going to this Month in London

Max Richter, 11 May, Barbican Hall // Sarah Barrell
Russian Circles, 16 May, Oval Space // Zane Henry
Les Amazones d’Afrique, 27 May, Southbank Centre // Josephine Price
Femi Kuti, 30 May, Islington Assembly Hall // Tamsin Wressell

Step up: famous hikes by number of steps

to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
from the USA to Canada, via the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail that takes in Alaska and Yukon
along the whole of Hadrian’s Wall Path, from coast to coast, England
on the Tour du Mont Blanc crossing France, Italy and Switzerland Source: flashpack.com/how-many-steps
Maria Pieri


What: A 12-month programme of large-scale billboard murals. The current mural draws attention to how we dispose of plastic and is on display until 21 May.
Where: Dreamland Margate amusement park.
Tell me more: Daniel Webb, the artist behind Everyday Plastic, didn’t throw away any plastic for a year to create his mural, which aims to raise awareness of pollution problems. Tamsin Wressell

World’s longest zip-line

Jebel Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah is the world’s longest (1.75 miles) and fastest (93mph) zip-line. Participants lie face down while dangling a mile above sea level. Do you dare to look down? Zane Henry

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Published in the May 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)