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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Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Explore Leeds city centre stopping off along the way to sample the finest local and independent breweries offerings.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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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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Explore Cambridge University

Explore Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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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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Enjoy a luxurious day out on the Royal Crescent

Enjoy a luxurious day out on the Royal Crescent

What better way to experience a slice of English tradition than with afternoon tea in the beautiful city of Bath?

Location: Bath, Somerset

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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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Festival fanatics must experience Bath's Fringe

Festival fanatics must experience Bath's Fringe

A buzzing 17-day festival of multiple art forms (some that don't have names yet) held in all kinds of settings within Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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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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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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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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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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Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Enjoy the quirkier side of East London with cocktails in a box and an unusually decorated French restaurant.

Location: London

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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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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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Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Ponder the secret to life at Crick and Watson’s pub, The Eagle

Join the likes of DNA scientists Crick and Watson, as well as more than a few RAF heroes, by supping one of The Eagle’s good old English ales.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Take your pick from Liverpool’s rich cultural gems

Take your pick from Liverpool’s rich cultural gems

Liverpool is a thriving capital of culture with museums and galleries for every taste, many of which are free to explore. Dip in and emerge inspired.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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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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Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Lincoln’s unique city-centre waterfront is the ideal base for a vibrant, exciting weekend city break.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

A trip to Leicester isn’t complete without a visit to the Golden Mile.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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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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