UK City Breaks

Holidays at home are perfect if you’re looking for a last-minute trip, romantic escape or a fun family getaway. UK short breaks allow you to explore bustling cities, rural countryside and charming seaside resorts. Spend the time you would’ve spent travelling enjoying the beautiful sights, shopping, eating delicious food and making incredible memories with your loved ones.

Things to do

Things to do

Looking to go on a city break, short escape or a weekend getaway? Why head for the airport when you can have a fantastic time away closer to home? For your next adventure, choose to stay in the UK and spend less time travelling and more time with your family, friends or partner. Whether you’re looking to discover rich history, enjoy mouthwatering food or have an active trip away in the beautiful British countryside, the perfect place for you is right on your doorstep.

Theme Parks

Theme Parks

On your next UK short break, go to a thrilling theme park for lots of exciting rides and amusements. There are lots of places to go to for an adventure, and with a range of activities they’re perfect for the whole family. Spend the day at the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, where you’ll find family fun or adrenaline-pumping experiences. Don’t forget to visit Drayton Manor for some of the scariest rides in all of the UK, or LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort which is perfect for big kids as well as little ones. There’s also Blackpool Pleasure Beach, home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land.

Discover the history

Discover the history

One of the best things about weekend breaks in the UK is how much history is available up and down the country for you to explore. Do you love learning about times gone by? Choosing a location based on historical attractions will be a fantastic way to narrow down your options. If you’re staying in London, there are plenty of places to see, from King Henry VIII’s favourite estate and Hampton Court Palace to the Tower Bridge Exhibition, or Churchill’s War Rooms and Museums. You don’t need to go to the bright lights of a city to uncover some of the best historical sites with places like Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and Warwick castle that are found in more rural locations.

Nightlife

Nightlife

Your UK city break doesn’t have to end when the sun sets. Whether you’re travelling to London, Manchester, Edinburgh or any other UK city, you’ll find pubs, bars and clubs to suit you. There are also secret bars, warehouse parties and rooftop bars to discover. After a long day of sightseeing, grab a cocktail and unwind in either a lively or more relaxed setting.

Want to experience something extra special? Arrange your trip away around some of the biggest social events of the year, like New Year’s Eve, St Patricks Day or bank holiday weekends for an epic night out. If you aren’t dancing the night away, there are plenty of other things to get up to, like enjoying a pint in a microbrewery, watch a film in a pop-up outdoor cinema or take a cooking class.

Eating, Drinking & Shopping

Eating, Drinking & Shopping

From tasty street food to Michelin-star dishes, there are so many different cuisines to indulge in. If you’re looking for a foodie hot spot, choose cities like Bristol, Glasgow or London. Looking to eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner? You’ll find dozens of cafés and restaurants, making it hard to choose between where to go. With options for all taste buds, like afternoon tea with delicious cakes and sandwiches, authentic spicy curries and pub lunches of fish and chips, eating out tops the list of things to.

Weekend breaks in the UK aren’t complete without a shopping spree. You’ll find high street stores in most towns and cities across the country. In London, you’ll find the best stores in the West End, where designer boutiques and retails chains are around every corner.

If you’re hunting for an antique, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the perfect place to find a vintage gem. Treating yourself to a new statement piece or buying some beautiful furnishings can be enjoyed no matter what time of the year it is. If you’re looking for something extra special, head for the bright lights of the city at Christmas time. You’ll find the streets full of stunning decorations and a jolly atmosphere when you buy some presents for your loved ones.