Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

It is said an English city is but a composition of eclectic villages, each distinct from the other. As a nation we delight in the diversity of our neighbourhoods. Creative types colonise one neighbourhood, tapping on laptops in trendy coffee shops, museums and galleries bustle with culture vultures in cultural quarters, and laid-back types hang out in the parks and surrounding pubs, while shopping addicts make the most of boutique and designer shops jostling for space in exclusive high streets across the country. Chinatowns brim with colour, the aromas of great restaurants and festivals, while sequinned dresses, steel drums and a heady mix of food stalls herald a West Indian and Caribbean street party.

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Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Unlace Nottingham’s lacemaking heritage

Nottinghamshire was once the heart of the world’s lace making industry, and it has a proud industrial heritage still strong today.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

A haven for designer brands, the award-winning Victoria Quarter is renowned as one of England’s finest shopping destinations.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Shop and sup in style in Nottingham's hippest neighbourhood

Shop and sup in style in Nottingham's hippest neighbourhood

Base your city break in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, buzzing with bars and restaurants, vintage shopping, quirky retailers and cultural events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Discover a foodie’s heaven on the quayside

Discover a foodie’s heaven on the quayside

Enjoy fine dining, traditional pubs and a long history of oyster fishing in Emsworth, near Portsmouth.

Location: Emsworth, Hampshire

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Head to London's Carnaby Street

Head to London's Carnaby Street

The 13 streets of Carnaby are known for unique boutiques and global brands, making it one of London's most popular and distinctive shopping destinations.

Location: Carnaby Street, Greater London

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Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Visit the Stables Market in Camden and pick up affordable vintage fashion, cheap street food and quirky souvenirs – all without breaking the bank.

Location: Camden, Greater London

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Soak up the creativity of the Northern Quarter

Soak up the creativity of the Northern Quarter

While away an afternoon in the Northern Quarter, Manchester's vibrant, urban heart, with its fantastic array of vintage shops, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Discover heritage and luxury in the heart of Oxford

Discover heritage and luxury in the heart of Oxford

Uncover the history of Oxford Castle Quarter, and then relax at the luxurious Macdonald Randolph Hotel on a city break in historical Oxford.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Ouseburn is one of the most visually attractive, creatively exciting and historically fascinating areas in the North East.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Mix heritage with designer chic by the sea in Portsmouth

Treat yourself to a waterfront break where you can delve into history while still enjoying a spot of designer retail therapy.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Explore the Winter Gardens innate beauty and enjoy afternoon tea in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Follow Manchester's Urban Culture Trails

Follow Manchester's Urban Culture Trails

Take an Urban Culture Trail and wander through the city’s past and present at your own pace.

Location: Greater Manchester

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Uncover the stories behind Hull’s Old Town

Uncover the stories behind Hull’s Old Town

William Wilberforce, Civil War plotting and a fascinating maritime past make up a rich and vivid history in East Yorkshire.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Take Cambridge’s history in your stride on this walking tour

Navigate your way through Cambridge’s cobbled streets and its 1,000-year history, with one of the city’s expert guides.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Discover the Lanes and North Laine

Discover the Lanes and North Laine

The Lanes were originally the centre of the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Take a trip down Hope Street

Take a trip down Hope Street

Home to two cathedrals, two theatres, the city's Philharmonic Orchestra and some of the best food and drink around, the Hope Street Quarter is one of the most historic in Liverpool.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Explore the nooks and crannies of Norwich’s artistic spaces

Explore the nooks and crannies of Norwich’s artistic spaces

Norwich is full of cultural activities, with many arts venues found in surprising places, some amongst its most beautiful gardens and public spaces.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Join the parade at Notting Hill Carnival

Join the parade at Notting Hill Carnival

Dance to the steel pans, see amazing costumes and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street carnival in Europe.

Location: Notting Hill, Greater London

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