With only a few weeks left of the summer term you may have started thinking of budgeting for a few summer breaks or even a longer holiday. For us we do love a city break and so we’ve looked at the options across the UK. City breaks appeal to us because they’re accessible for both car drivers and those that rely on public transport. Being able to hop on a train for a few days away is a fab appeal if you have left things until the last minute or if you have decided to stay in the UK this summer. Here are a few of our ideas:
From the London Eye to the Tate Modern this city has so much to offer. Take a trip along the Thames and visit Big Ben or for the foodies then Borough market is a must. A trek through google tells you when all the lovely independent markets are and the best times to visit. London is pretty walkable but tubes are an easy way to travel. London Pride is an amazing event to attend so pop that in your diaries for next year!
If you’re thinking of visiting Liverpool this summer then you will find so much to do. From discovering the Beatles story for music fans to the Mummies at the world museum Liverpool has it covered. Music fans will delight in the history and you have the Tate for art fans. An overnight trip is a must!
Not far from Liverpool Manchester is another city that is full of music history! Theres the museum of science and industry for some serious geeking out as well. Media City is a must to visit later in the evening too.
From shopping in the famous Bullring to munching your way through your weight in chocolate at Cadbury’s world Birmingham offers something for everyone. It’s regeneration is ongoing and there are many new places popping up to visit however I would choose the Birmingham Rep Theatre to see what productions they have on and stay over in my nearby hometown, Coventry and visit the ruins of the cathedral too.
I went to University in Scarborough and always loved a day trip to the cobbled streets of York city centre. Take in a bit of history at York Castle, visit York dungeons and top the historical tour off with the Jorvik Viking centre! A walk in the fresh air of Yorkshire is just what you need to clear the cobwebs and there are lots of walks to be had.
Of course I couldn’t finish this article with a mention of our own home town of Brighton! From the sadness of the West Pier to the happy lights of the palace pier we have so much here to take in! A trip around the Pavillion and then a cream tea is a must for history fans, going sky high in the i360, a shop in the independent Laines, then a trip on the bus to Saltdean Lido. All things that are on our list for this summer!
So where are you headed to this summer?