City ideas

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Explore England's wonderful cities with a day out in a city near you. England has a wide range of cities, all with a unique character and incredibly range of experiences on offer.

Discover historic cities with stunning architecture and heritage, or the more modern cities with incredible shopping, food and ultra-modern hotels.

You can, of course, visit a city just for the day. There are so many day trips available right across the country. You won't have to travel far and you might be surprised by what you can find right on your doorstep.

VisitEngland have covered every kind of city experience in the pages below, helping you make the perfect choice for your next day out in the city.

Reading in a London Park

City parks

Refresh yourself during a city break with a trip to a city park. Catch an event at a traditional bandstand, wander along rivers and streams or just kick your shoes off and relax in the sunshine.

English Neighbourhoods


Sometimes the best parts of a city are hidden in pockets outside of traditional tourist guides. See the local spots, find the hottest hangouts, or track down hidden gems.

Markets of England


There’s nothing better than haggling yourself a good deal, and there’s no atmosphere quite like a bustling market. From food markets to craft fairs, there’s all sorts of shopping to be done up and down the country.

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