Cities uncovered

So you think you know England’s cities? Scratch the surface and you’ll be surprised at what’s revealed. Quirky vintage shops, hidden artists’ studios, guided strolls through secret streets on the trail of little-known local legends. Hushed-up treasures can be found cradled in miniscule museums and tours go beneath the pavements for an insight into a hidden subterranean world. We turn the spotlight away from the obvious and get under the skin of our urban favourites on cool city breaks. But shh, keep it to yourself.

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Wander the medieval passageways & get lost in the City

Wander the medieval passageways & get lost in the City

Navigate your way through the intriguing streets of the old City and embrace its quirky nature.

Location: London, Greater London

Tours and trails
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Celebrate international arts at Salisbury's annual festival

Celebrate international arts at Salisbury's annual festival

The annual 16-day Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival blazed into life in 1973, and presents a wonderful array of spectacular events.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

May events
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Tickle your taste buds on the Lancashire Cheese Trail

Tickle your taste buds on the Lancashire Cheese Trail

Discover the Lancashire Cheese Trail, and watch cheese being made at Dewlay Cheese.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

Regional specialities
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Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Manchester Urban Culture Trails

Take an Urban Culture Trail and wander through the city’s past and present at your own pace.

Location: Greater Manchester

City
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Regent's Canal

Regent's Canal

Take a boat from Little Venice to Camden Town.

Location: London, Greater London

Hidden gems
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Feast on industrial heritage

Feast on industrial heritage

Unwind with a leisurely stroll or canal ride through Castlefield Locks not far from Manchester city centre.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Meet Paul Smith, Nottingham’s own fashion legend

Meet Paul Smith, Nottingham’s own fashion legend

Visitors can enjoy Paul Smith’s Nottinghamshire with a visit to his first shop, which still operates on Byard Lane in Nottingham city centre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Shopping and fashion
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Discovering Digbeth

Discovering Digbeth

Discover Birmingham's beating heart - a hub of pubs, clubs and creativity.

Location: Digbeth, West Midlands

Neighbourhoods
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Enjoy lunch and shopping at Fisherton Mill's art gallery

Enjoy lunch and shopping at Fisherton Mill's art gallery

Have a relaxing lunch made with fresh, local produce from Wiltshire in the 1880 grain mill at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Shopping and fashion
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Blow your own glass bubble

Blow your own glass bubble

Learn about the distinctive aquamarine-coloured glass and make your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Explore Exeter and beyond in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, fabulous exhibitions and modern amenities.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Travel back in time whilst exploring The Shambles shopping street.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Shopping and fashion
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Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Enjoy the art on offer at the one of the most important museums in England which reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Museums, galleries and libraries
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See art in Birmingham’s free galleries

See art in Birmingham’s free galleries

Discover how arty Birmingham is, from the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works to a creative hub packed with new artists.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Spot deer in the city

Spot deer in the city

It might come as a surprise to discover a deer-filled oasis just a tube ride away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Location: Richmond, Surrey

Free
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The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

View from the Shard

Location: London, Greater London

City
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Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Follow the real ale trail with Leeds Brewery's pubs

Yorkshire’s finest beers await in this brewing hotspot.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Marvel at St Brides’ ancient relics & wedding cake spire

Marvel at St Brides’ ancient relics & wedding cake spire

Take the time to admire the beauty of Wren's St Brides Church, both inside and out.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Make the most of your time in London - no matter how long you have - with the main trail and its side tracks you'll have plenty to do and more.

Location: London, Greater London

Tours and trails
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Discover the Isle of Eels in Ely

Discover the Isle of Eels in Ely

Visit the cathedral city of Ely, and discover why the humble eel is so important in its history, as you walk its unique Eel Trail.

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire

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