Secrets to be shared

Dig beneath the surface of a city to find out where the locals eat, drink and have fun. One of the best ways to live like a native is to check out local blogs and newspapers, while keeping an eye on the free magazines handed out, especially in university towns. Consider being led by an official guide on an alternative tour of the city, perhaps taking in its spooky landmarks, its alternative scene or the best music venues. Your tour guide will be an expert in England’s hidden attractions and might be a local musician or maybe even a clairvoyant.

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Uncover the Isle of Wight arts scene

Uncover the Isle of Wight arts scene

It’s a rare opportunity to get invited into an artist’s creative space, but in July they fling open their doors for you to come and take a look.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

City
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Take a boat trip in Little Venice

Take a boat trip in Little Venice

Cruise along the canal connecting London's picturesque Little Venice to the colourful hub of Camden Lock.

Location: Warwick Avenue, Greater London

Boating
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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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Mersey Tunnel Tour

Mersey Tunnel Tour

Take a look underneath and behind the scenes of this most famous of English rivers.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse in the Shropshire Hills

Stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse in the Shropshire Hills

Experience the great outdoors with a stay at All Stretton Bunkhouse, nestled deep in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.

Location: London, Greater London

Performing arts
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Treat the family to a city break at Jurys Inn Sheffield

Treat the family to a city break at Jurys Inn Sheffield

Enjoy amazing value accommodation in the heart of the city with a short break at Jurys Inn Sheffield.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Price: From £54.90 per night per room

Hidden gems
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Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Begin your ride in the city and then head out to the Wolds.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Low cost
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Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Climb the narrow staircase up to the lofty heights of Exeter Cathedral's rooftop.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Get an insider's view with Portsmouth Greeters

Get an insider's view with Portsmouth Greeters

What better way to really get to know Portsmouth than being greeted by one of the city's passionate and proud Portsmouth Greeters.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Tours and trails
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Go cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds

Go cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds

Swap four wheels for two to enjoy some of the best big skies and back roads cycling in England.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Cycling
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Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Once Britain’s best kept secret, this impressive heritage site is now a fascinating visitor attraction.

Location: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

Attractions
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Eat, drink, shop and play till late at Camp and Furness

Eat, drink, shop and play till late at Camp and Furness

Camp and Furness is all about fun: whether you want to play a game of Monopoly, go vintage shopping or sing-a-long with the music.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Activities
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Ice Climbing in London

Ice Climbing in London

Forget about that cheese sandwich and packet of crips - time for a liquid lunch. Frozen liquid, that is, and climbing it.

Location: Covent Garden, London

Extreme Sports
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Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

The Ellesmere Sculpture Trail is a series of sculptures by contemporary artists who took their inspiration from the landscape.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Take in a lecture at the Royal Society

Take in a lecture at the Royal Society

A Royal Society talk offers you the chance to ease the guilt, warm up those grey cells, and all without the tuition fees.

Location: London

Low cost
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Stimulate your senses at Myddelton House Gardens

Stimulate your senses at Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House was once owned by the one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists – Edward Augustus Bowles.

Location: Enfield, London

Gardens and Parks
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Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Sit by a roaring coal fire, sampling the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heritage
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Eat away your Saturday morning at Borough Market

Eat away your Saturday morning at Borough Market

Spend your Friday or Saturday morning browsing high quality produce from around the world at this famous market.

Location: London, Greater London

Budget

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