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

City breaks in autumn

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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Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Discover the inspirational statue behind the Lewis Carroll poem Walrus and the Carpenter.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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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

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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

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Stay in lavish Georgian suites in Bristol’s heart

Stay in lavish Georgian suites in Bristol’s heart

Be pampered, learn new skills or unwind in luxury after a bracing autumn walk on a tailor-made stay in Bristol’s new Berkeley Suites – The Crescent.

Location: Bristol

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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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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

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Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Take a trip down murder lane with a Jack the Ripper walk on a dark winter’s evening and retrace the steps of the infamous Victorian monster.

Location: London, Greater London

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An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Modelled on New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District, enjoy the atmosphere and décor of a bygone age on the marina in Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

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

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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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

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Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Head to Medieval Norwich this Halloween for spooky ghost walks and spine-chilling stories told by master storyteller, Man in Black.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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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

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Uncover the charms of the historic city of Wells

Uncover the charms of the historic city of Wells

Wells is a great place to base yourself for a short break to explore the city along with nearby attractions, such as Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury with its Abbey and famous Tor.

Location: Wells, Somerset

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Catch cultural gems on a Preston city break

Catch cultural gems on a Preston city break

The city of Preston has evolved from its industrial roots into a modern and vibrant city buzzing with cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

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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

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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

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Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

On a guided tour of Chester you’ll meet Roman soldiers, float along the River Dee and find out the spine-chilling tales of the city’s past.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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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

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Live it up in Birmingham’s refurbished Mailbox

Live it up in Birmingham’s refurbished Mailbox

If you’re after an indulgent escape, look no further than Birmingham, and more specifically the Mailbox.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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 Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes around Bristol

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes around Bristol

Visit the filming locations in Bristol used in the recent BBC series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Location: Bristol

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