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Spa, Baden-Baden-Style

Baden Baden Friedrichsbad

The idea of going to a spa to relax is popular indeed, but I had heard that a spa visit in Germany involves more than lovely massages, facials and fluffy towels, so I was keen to explore.



West Ham manager Slaven Bilic during the press conference

Slaven Bilic charges West Ham players with bringing life to new Boleyn

The Westfield shopping centre steward had the answer. The easiest way to West Ham United’s new ground, which, for now, the club are calling London Stadium? “Up one floor on the escalator,” he said. “Straight down towards John Lewis, left out of the last door, cut past Jamie Oliver’s restaurant and you’ll see it.”

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic dovetails with United captain in Rooney testimonial

It was Wayne Rooney’s night and so José Mourinho took a back seat for his first home game as the Manchester United manager – arriving without fanfare, leaving without a press conference – but this summer’s other big name arrival at Old Trafford made his presence felt in an otherwise tame goalless testimonial against Everton.