Tintin sets off from Brussels, where he works as a reporter, to explore fantasy lands such as Syldavia and Borduria as well as concrete places such as India, China, USA, Peru, and the UK. He also explores his hometown in Belgium, some of his adventures being set at the flea market, La Monnaie Theatre and The Royal Palace. A great place from which to explore Brussels is The Tintin Suite at The Hotel Amigo which boasts artwork donated by The Herge Foundation, a huge fluffy Snowy dog lying on the bed when you arrive, along with a chest of comics and the Thompson twins canes and bowler hats.
Rooms start at £140 a night. Take the Eurostar from St Pancras straight to the centre of Brussels from £69 return.