The UK is home to a diverse range of cities that each offer a unique location for a city break. From the iconic landmarks of London to the charming streets of Edinburgh that seamlessly blend nature and history together.
For those looking to get away from the more established tourist spots, it is worth venturing over to Liverpool to soak up the former European Capital of Culture that produced The Beatles and has undergone an incredible transformation.
For an entirely different experience, catch a flight over to Bristol and wander down streets filled with pastel coloured houses whilst getting a taste for one of the most innovative food scenes in the UK.
Every city in the UK can offer you a unique weekend filled with different experiences and with great deals across flight+hotel packages, there’s never been a better time to hop across the Irish Sea.
London city breaks
London is a truly global capital, consistently being ranked as the most multicultural city in the world with over 300 languages being spoken in the city. This diversity makes London a unique place with each culture leaving their mark on the city.
Whilst the city holds onto many traditional quintessentially British elements, it is also a place that has evolved rapidly due to its global appeal which has attracted people from all over the world. Whether you want to wander down Carnaby Street or venture out into the one iconic leafy suburbs, eat Brazilian-inspired sushi at the top of a skyscraper or tuck into a traditional pie in a traditional cosy pub, London has something to offer every type of visitor.
Edinburgh has been enchanting its visitors for centuries thanks to its fairytale-like setting that looks as if it has been taken straight from a postcard. Carved into an ancient landscape, the Scottish capital is full of stunning scenery such as Edinburgh Castle which sits perched upon an extinct volcano.
The bustling cobbled street in and around the Royal Mile are like a journey back in time without a modern building in sight. When city life gets too much for you, you can take a hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat to escape the crowds, where even on the warmest days, you will be to find some peace and quiet before ambling back into the centre to get ready for the city’s famous nightlife.
Glasgow is a city transformed that has quickly established itself as an ideal city break destination. Having lived in the shadow of Edinburgh’s fame for the past few decades, Glasgow has now very much emerged as a destination in its own right with grand architecture reflecting its past as one of the great global industrial hubs.
The city’s most famous landmark is the university’s Gilbert Scott Building which looks as though it were plucked straight from the pages of a Harry Potter novel. The city is renowned for a vibrant music scene which means the evening is where the centre really comes alive with quirky pubs and bars around every corner.
Liverpool is a city known the world over for two main exports, The Beatles and of course the football club that carries the city’s name.
Whilst both are an important part of the city’s identity, there is so much more to this traditional port city that has forged a reputation as thoroughly international, welcoming and innovative cultural hub.
From Britain’s largest cathedral to the Walker Art Gallery that combines a mesmerising collection of Pre-Raphaelite and modern British art. The renovated Royal Albert Dock make for a stunning setting filled with restaurants, cafés and pop-up events.
If you are looking for a trip filled with surprises, Liverpool is the city for you.
The international profile of Manchester has grown considerably over the past decade with the city extending its reach across the globe with more flights than ever before.
This has brought a wave of tourism to a city that has become one of the country’s major shopping hub with chic restaurants and bars abound as well as a world-class music scene. The city is also surrounded by some of the most stunning nature in the British isles with the Lake and Peak Districts just a stones throw away.
Of course it needs no mention that Manchester has established itself as arguably the most famous football city in the world thanks to the success of its two main clubs.
Bristol is a city with a distinct identity from the engineering marvels such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great Britain which connected the city via a passenger service to New York.
The city has become a creative hub with a world class collection of street art, including many works by one of Bristol’s most famous sons, Banksy.
The city is nestled around the River Avon with pastel-coloured houses located on the dockside. Bristol’s mixture of art, food, live music and stunning surroundings has made it an ideal city break location.