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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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

 

Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Street art tours are a ‘must do’ cultural experience in the city, thanks to Bristol-born Banksy and many other famous artists

Location: Bristol

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Food, fashion and fantastic ales in Leeds

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

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter offers a truly alternative experience with its array of unique independent retailers, retro boutiques, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

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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