City breaks in autumn

Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Head towards the bright lights and bustling atmosphere for a weekend city break in England, and you’ll be in awe as you explore its iconic architecture, rich culture and unique charms. Head to Preston in Lancashire for cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events; treat yourself to a new outfit or two at Birmingham’s new shopping haven, Grand Central, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment in London's Hyde Park.

Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Head towards the bright lights and bustling atmosphere for a weekend city break in England, and you’ll be in awe as you explore its iconic architecture, rich culture and unique charms. Head to Preston in Lancashire for cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events; treat yourself to a new outfit or two at Birmingham’s new shopping haven, Grand Central, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment in London's Hyde Park.

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Soak up the autumn colours in Greenwich Park

Soak up the autumn colours in Greenwich Park

There is no better place to take in the change of the seasons than London’s Greenwich Park, home to the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian Line.

Location: Greenwich, London

 
Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Hear the spooky tales of Lincoln’s past by foot or by open-top bus.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Trace Phillip Larkin’s footsteps across the city of Hull where you feel that wherever he was, Larkin was simply 'here'.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Animal experiences and boutique accommodation - stay and dine in Britain’s first safari lodge in a zoo at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Location: Bristol

 
Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Marvel at the works of emerging and established artists, and enjoy a programme of exhibitions and events around the North East.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

 
Find yourself on a farm in the heart of Nottingham

Find yourself on a farm in the heart of Nottingham

Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the countryside in the heart of a city centre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Go ghost hunting in Newcastle Castle

Go ghost hunting in Newcastle Castle

Uncover the horrifying history and hauntings of the castle from which Newcastle gets its name.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

 
Take a gastronomic trip to China in London’s Chinatown

Take a gastronomic trip to China in London’s Chinatown

Experience Asian cuisine in the heart of London with a trip to Soho's vibrant Chinatown.

Location: London

 
Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

When things go bump in the night, do you investigate rather than hide under the covers? If that’s the case then you’ll love the hair-raising thrills of a paranormal walk around Portsmouth’s old city.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

 
October events: Get giddy at the Nottingham Goose Fair

October events: Get giddy at the Nottingham Goose Fair

The Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs and is one of Nottingham’s oldest traditions, dating back more than 700 years.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
November events: Eyes on the sky for Light Up Lancaster

November events: Eyes on the sky for Light Up Lancaster

See the skies over Lancaster light up this autumn at the North’s biggest firework display.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 
Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

The beautiful Hotel Gotham is situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, housed in a grand Art Deco building, formerly a Midland Bank.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Rainy Day Activities: Go under the sea at The Deep Aquarium

Rainy Day Activities: Go under the sea at The Deep Aquarium

Get out of the rain and head... into the water? This underwater world features Europe's deepest viewing tunnel, offering unparalleled views of exotic fish, sharks and other sea creatures.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
Delve into delicious food in Manchester’s Exchange Square

Delve into delicious food in Manchester’s Exchange Square

Enjoy fine food, delightful drinks, impressive architecture and remarkable views in some of Manchester’s best and newest restaurants and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

Lose yourself in Neverland at Nottingham Arboretum

The Arboretum just outside Nottingham’s city centre is said to be the inspiration behind J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s tale ‘Peter Pan’.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Join Nottingham's famous ghost walk

Join Nottingham's famous ghost walk

The Original Nottingham Ghost Tours will take you on a spine-tingling walk around a city which is steeped in history.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Rainy Day Activities: Uncover underwater life at the National Marine Aquarium

Rainy Day Activities: Uncover underwater life at the National Marine Aquarium

Need a rainy day idea? Visit the UK's largest aquarium to be amazed at its fascinating underwater world, and learn how we all play a part in conserving it.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
Experience classical bliss at Proms in the Park

Experience classical bliss at Proms in the Park

A glass of Pimm’s and some top-class musical entertainment – it doesn’t get much better than this on an early September evening in London's Hyde Park.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Dressed as a Victorian undertaker, Bill will lead you through the streets of this pretty city lifting the lid on this great seat of learning.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 
Follow art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Follow art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Throughout NewcastleGateshead you will discover public art in the most surprising of places from figurative sculptures to conceptual work.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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