City breaks in summer

City breaks in summer

Look beyond the lights and the hubbub, and see what hidden gems lie beneath on a city break in England. From Saturday markets to quirky neighbourhoods; discover the secrets of the city you rarely hear about…Escape to the historic city of Lincoln for cosy tea rooms, fine dining and heritage at every turn; explore Lancaster’s vibrant cultural scene with a visit to the UK's biggest outdoor walkabout theatre experience, and discover Southampton’s fascinating museums, lively nightlife and trendy hotels.

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Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

This museum offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the men, women and animals who have guarded the City since 1839.

Location: London, Greater 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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Stay in John Betjeman’s old home

Stay in John Betjeman’s old home

If you’re planning a weekend in London why not swap the same old hotel for something with a bit more history?

Location: London

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Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Imagine yourself 800 years ago walking to see the King, eyes drawn to the intricate stone carvings of the Bigod arch as you enter the bustling keep.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while sipping a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Romans, racing and the famous Rows in Chester

Romans, racing and the famous Rows in Chester

Discover Roman walls, medieval shopping galleries and England’s oldest racecourse in the historic city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Big Show Entertainment at Bournemouth International Centre

Dance, music, sports or comedy? It's all on offer at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

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Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Eat away the afternoon at the Fishes, a serious gastropub with beautiful views in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: North Hinksey, Oxford

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Enjoy shopping and culture on a city break by the sea

Enjoy shopping and culture on a city break by the sea

Whether you’re looking for top notch restaurants or bohemian independent shopping, Brighton offers urban glamour by the bucket load.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Escape to Greenwich for a London city break with a difference

Escape to Greenwich for a London city break with a difference

Greenwich - the home of time - is just ten minutes from central London and is a great base to explore the sights of the capital.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Admire the iconic architectural landmarks of the City

Admire the iconic architectural landmarks of the City

Explore the fusion of historical and modern architecture in the ever-evolving City of London.

Location: London, Greater London

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Meet Paul Smith, Nottingham’s own fashion legend

Meet Paul Smith, Nottingham’s own fashion legend

Visitors can enjoy Paul Smith’s Nottinghamshire with a visit to his first shop, which still operates on Byard Lane in Nottingham city centre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Uncover Newcastle Highbridge Street

Uncover Newcastle Highbridge Street

A cobbled hideaway off the Georgian grandeur of Grey Street, High Bridge is a must visit to uncover independent shopping and the city’s oldest pub!

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Walk the historic Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Walk the historic Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail

Enjoy a cultural day out in the country walking the trail from Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys' Church in Sleaford.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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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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Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

WWT Washington Wetland Centre shows the wonders of the wetlands, with stunning scenery and encounters with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Lose yourself in Chelsea Physic Garden

Lose yourself in Chelsea Physic Garden

There’s more to Chelsea than fancy boutiques and Premier League football clubs, you know.

Location: London, Greater London

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Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield offers plenty of green space for nature lovers, not to mention the Peak District National Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Soak up the sun in Nottingham’s buzzing Castle Quarter

Soak up the sun in Nottingham’s buzzing Castle Quarter

Discover Nottingham’s Castle Quarter, a hive for excitement and particularly atmospheric in the summer with alfresco dining and outdoor events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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