When we received this special travel interview with David Beckham courtesy of British Airways, we expected it to be full of exotic destinations. After all, while the international football star hung up his boots three years ago, he’s since been busy extensively travelling the world, both in support of his fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham and his work as ambassador for Haig Club Scotch Whisky.
But as it turns out, Beckham’s favourite places to visit are cosmopolitan cities - think London, Paris, New York, LA...and Singapore. He’s also big on trying different types of food. Who knew?
Ahead, more of the hottie’s travel faves.
You fly all over the world for work – where is your favourite place to visit?
That’s a tough one. New York and LA are pretty special but I also like Singapore (I love staying at Marina Bay Sands). Then again, can you ever beat Paris? I’d say it can be matched but not beaten. Of course, I love coming back to my home, London. It has everything you could ask for in a city.
What’s your favourite London restaurant?
Restaurants in London are some of the best in the world, so it’s difficult to pick only one. I’m really into pub lunches at the moment - The Cow in Notting Hill is great.
What do you enjoy doing in London with your family?
There is nothing better than walking my dog with the kids in Hyde Park. You feel you’re in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
What's been your best holiday to date?
We had an incredible time in the Maldives for our last few Christmas holidays - that place has it all for the whole family. I’m also a huge fan of Bali.
Where’s your favourite US destination?
I’ve had so many great holidays in the US, especially with Victoria and the kids, but our most memorable holiday has been to Utah. The landscapes are breathtaking.
You travel a lot. Is there anywhere left on your bucket list?
I’m incredibly fortunate to have visited many places around the world. Antarctica for example, was pretty special and somewhere I will never forget. There are so many places still to see but it’s difficult to pick out one in particular. I like to visit destinations where food is the central part of the journey so my next holiday will be somewhere I can try different cuisines.
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