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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Uncover history, art and culture at The Collection

Uncover history, art and culture at The Collection

Uncovering exciting history, culture and art is easy and affordable at Lincoln’s free museum and gallery.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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

Events
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Grab the freshest food at Bath’s historic marketplace

Grab the freshest food at Bath’s historic marketplace

Find award-winning produce on every corner, at this rather tasty farmers’ market.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Food markets
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Medieval Banquet in Nottingham

Medieval Banquet in Nottingham

The Villainous Sheriff presents...

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Nottinghamshire was once the heart of the world’s lace making industry, and it has a proud industrial heritage still strong today.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Providing entertainment since 1907 Sunderland Empire has seen big stars grace its stage, from Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin to Billy Connolly.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

If the sound of free cinema and cheap drinks is up your street, then Tyneside Cinema’s free film night could be just thing.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Free
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Tea and cakes with a slice of British yesteryear

Tea and cakes with a slice of British yesteryear

Take a stylish break with spoonfuls of history, at one of Bath's oldest houses.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Visit Europe's largest library

Visit Europe's largest library

The Library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest number held by any public library in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Absorb yourself in rich performances and visual arts in Leicester’s cultural quarter and enjoy architectural splendour and fine dining.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Architectural wonders
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Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Searching for a cheap eat in NewcastleGateshead but overwhelmed by the breadth of choice available in the city centre? Look no further than Pani’s.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Eating out
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Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Ouseburn is one of the most visually attractive, creatively exciting and historically fascinating areas in the North East.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Neighbourhoods
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Step back in time at Dr Johnson's House

Step back in time at Dr Johnson's House

Dr Samuel Johnson was a highly distinguished ‘man of letters’, and best-known for his comprehensive English Dictionary of 1755.

Location: London, Greater London

Castles and Historic Properties
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Three Graces

Three Graces

Stroll along the waterfront for some of Liverpool's many architectural treasures.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Castles and Historic Properties
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Discover a secret Roman amphitheatre in London

Discover a secret Roman amphitheatre in London

The Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London is home to London’s only Roman amphitheatre – 20ft (6m) below pavement level.

Location: London

Castles and Historic Properties
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Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

There’s plenty to keep you amused at Temple Newsam, including the country’s greatest collections of decorative arts and a rare breeds farm.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy live music in the Cellars at Eastney

Enjoy live music in the Cellars at Eastney

If you love music and comedy then you will absolutely love the Cellars at Eastney as an intimate venue for gigs, drama and stand-up.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Music and nightlife
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Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Savour delicious homemade food with scrummy local Derby 'pyclets', deli delights and a worldwide restaurant/café/pub scene.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Eating out
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Enjoy the City of London's Lord Mayor Show

Enjoy the City of London's Lord Mayor Show

The Lord Mayor's Show has floated, trotted, marched and fought its way through 798 years of London history; watch as it travels through the City.

Location: London, Greater London

November events
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Enjoy a performance at Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Enjoy a performance at Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Take in a show in the City's newest state-of-the-art performance and arts venue, Milton Court.

Location: London, Greater London

Performing arts

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