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Experience a distinctive mix of old and new, traditional and cutting edge in a host of ever-evolving English cities. Browse streets full-to-bursting with boutiques that boast the latest fashions and admire futuristic architecture towering above medieval monuments. Be dazzled by modern musicals, much-loved plays and works of art by the likes of Turner, Emin and Banksy. As day melts into night, indulge in Michelin-starred dishes and tongue-tingling curries before ordering a gin and tonic at a late-night museum event or throwing your best shapes at one of many buzzing cocktail bars and nightclubs. City breaks have never been so exciting.

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See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery holds a vital key to what Shakespeare looked like, with what may be the only portrait of the bard painted from life.

Location: Charing Cross, Greater London

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Get back to bread basics at Green's Mill

Get back to bread basics at Green's Mill

Discover England’s only city centre working windmill, whose sails are an unmissable sight on Nottingham’s skyline.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Explore the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Delve into Oxford University’s scientific archives, surrounded by beautiful neo-Gothic architecture.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Head down to The Quays for a day out on the docks

Head down to The Quays for a day out on the docks

There's always something happening at The Quays, Greater Manchester's most exciting waterfront destination.

Location: Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Relive the glitz and glamour of the 1930s in Brighton

Relive the glitz and glamour of the 1930s in Brighton

Forget winter’s dull skies and thick layers of clothing. Unleash your inner glamour puss and hop on a train to Brighton for a 1930s-themed weekend.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Immerse yourself in Leeds' eclectic music scene

Immerse yourself in Leeds' eclectic music scene

Leeds has a thriving live music scene with a host of exciting venues, from the intimate Brudenell Social Club to the vast First Direct Arena.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Enrol in a foodie masterclass with a Great British Menu winner

Enrol in a foodie masterclass with a Great British Menu winner

Join Great British Menu winner Richard Bainbridge on an intimate seasonal food journey as he presents his cookery demonstration series followed by a 3-course meal.

Location: Norwich , Norfolk

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Revel in Nottingham’s romantic park life

Revel in Nottingham’s romantic park life

Stay in Nottingham’s newest luxury hotel and enjoy a relaxing weekend taking in beautiful parks and outdoor cinema.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Taste for yourself the famous Sally Lunn's Buns

Taste for yourself the famous Sally Lunn's Buns

Put our buns to a taste test and see which one you prefer. Will it be the Sally Lunn Bun or the Bath Bun?

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Spend some time exploring the Black Art in Action exhibition, creating at the Magna-Crafta family workshop or enjoying Shakespeare at Temple Church.

Location: London

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Trip Blackpool's light fantastic

Trip Blackpool's light fantastic

Every autumn, Blackpool lights up the Lancashire skies with a sparkling spectacle that will leave you feeling dizzy.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Beckford's Tower

Beckford's Tower

Climb the 154-step spiral staircase within the walls of this gild-topped tower.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Discover Edwardian Brighton at Preston Manor

Discover Edwardian Brighton at Preston Manor

Relive the Edwardian era with a heritage break in Brighton and a visit to the delightful Preston Manor.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Stand astride the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand astride the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand with one foot in the east and one in the west and feel on top of the world. Climb over the roof of The O2 and ride on London’s only cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

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See international stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

See international stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

Experience live performances from the likes of Seal and David Gray in the magnificent surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, overlooking the Thames.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Wine tasting at Hotel du Vin

Take a trip around the world's wines in Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Visit the crème de la crème of classic and modern art

Visit the crème de la crème of classic and modern art

Follow in the footsteps of 17th and 18th century aristocrats on a grand art tour with a contemporary twist across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Location: Nottingham and Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy a romantic winter break in Manchester

Enjoy a romantic winter break in Manchester

Experience everything Manchester has to offer this winter, with a charming romantic city break in the Northwest’s cultural hub.

Location: Manchester

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Ooh and aah over Plymouth’s spectacular fireworks display

Ooh and aah over Plymouth’s spectacular fireworks display

This summer, enjoy the British Firework Championships whilst surrounded by wonderful panoramic views of Plymouth Hoe.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Venture beneath the city streets on the Mersey Tunnel Tour

Venture beneath the city streets on the Mersey Tunnel Tour

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

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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