The holidays are here, and for the first time in decades, the world’s favourite barbie is making its annual return to the UK.
But, as ever, the barbie craze has become an ever-present reminder of the risks and pressures of life in the 21st century.
We’ve compiled 10 of the most memorable holiday spots around the world that have managed to stay alive for at least a decade.1.
The Black Cat at London’s BarbicanSquareThe Black Cat, a classic American classic, has been closed for decades but will open its doors again in 2019 with a big refurbishment, new fixtures and an updated menu.2.
The Big Mudd Bar at London BridgeLondon Bridge, the iconic London landmark, is going to be completely renovated and reopened in 2019 as part of a £30m investment in the city’s public realm.3.
The Bar in the Park at the Mall of Asia at MoMAThe mall of Asia, one of the biggest mall in the world, has announced plans to build a massive mall with more than 2.3 million square feet in Shanghai.4.
The Holiday Inn in Hong KongThe Holiday Inn, a historic building in Hongkong that was once a thriving hotel, is to be redeveloped into a luxury hotel with luxury apartments and a new lounge.5.
The Royal Botanic Garden in New YorkThe Royal Botanical Garden in the US is to close its doors for the fifth year in a row and is going under a $1bn (£600m) redevelopment plan that will see it turn into a new urban park.6.
The London Eye in LondonThe London Eye, a landmark landmark on the River Thames in central London, will be closed for the next decade after being closed for nearly two decades due to the threat of a massive storm, which is expected to hit the area in 2021.7.
The Golden Bear at DisneylandThe iconic Golden Bear will close its gates for good for the year as the resort’s theme park in Anaheim, California, undergoes an extensive renovation.8.
The Christmas Tree at the World ShowcaseAt the World Theater in Tokyo, visitors can see the reopening of a small section of the stage, including a new light show.9.
The Ice Palace at Disneyland, AnaheimThe Ice Palace, one the biggest ice shows in the country, is expected come back to the world stage next year after a five-year hiatus.10.
The L’Amour restaurant in ParisThe L’Auberge de L’Atelier de Paris is set to reopen its doors next year.