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.
Experience vintage English hospitality and choose from hundreds of delicious treats and tea varieties in this iconic Art Deco café.
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Whisk someone special away on a sunset 'flight' on board the London Eye, gazing at the cityscape below as you sip Champagne.
Location: Waterloo, Greater London
Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
The city’s largest brewery operates six characterful pubs full of charm. Each one serves locally brewed ale in a unique setting.
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sneak into Cocoa’s enchanted chocolate wonderland for a true midnight feast and experience a lock-in with a difference.
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Visit Viviers Fish Market located in the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina and try some of the freshest seafood on the south coast.
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
A must-visit destination for chocoholics of all ages, Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham is full of fun indoor activities and things to do when it rains.
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
If you’ve got a head for heights and a taste for good cocktails, go to Manchester’s highest bar with a view.
Location: Deansgate, Manchester
If you’ve got a taste for Thai or a craving for cupcakes, get down to the Big Eat Weekend and get your fill of Newcastle’s best street food.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while tucking into a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.
Location: Bath, Somerset
Visit York, one of England’s most historic chocolate heartlands and get a taste of the city’s 300-year love affair with the cocoa bean.
Location: York, North Yorkshire