Top Five British Cities for a Week in England

Top Five British Cities for a Week in England


City breaks in England can vary depending on the type of holiday that you are looking for. Fancy an active holiday break? London may have what you’re after, with its array of unique drop in fitness classes, you can have fun and work out on the go whilst visiting the fashionable capital. Seek more of a shopping holiday? Manchester has you covered, with its enormous Intu Trafford centre where luxury brands from Gucci to Versace are available at your fingertips.


See below for what England’s cities have to offer you for a great week’s holiday:


The capital of the United Kingdom houses a multitude of historical buildings and museums. The British library in Kings Cross contains books on every subject imaginable, whilst the Tate Gallery at the Southbank, displays contemporary and modern art. Alternatively you can visit Spitalfields market near Liverpool Street for trendy East London crafts and clothing.


If shopping’s your thing, you won’t be disappointed by this Northwest city. The Arndale shopping centre houses large department stores including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Perhaps you’re a fan of football, if so; Old Trafford stadium is a short distance away, where you can watch all of the premier footballers in action.


The Bullring is a major shopping complex in the centre of Birmingham, bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants. Birmingham also houses a historic jewellery quarter, filled with dazzling window displays of gold and silver treasures, down its quaint little streets.


Bristol is the home of the urban arts scene, where graffiti work can be spotted all over the city from artists including the famous Banksy. Alternatively the harbour side lies directly in the city centre and is surrounded by many diverse restaurants and cafes, where you can enjoy a relaxing drink by the water and take in the culture of Bristol’s city.


Call lane in Leeds is infamous for both its gigs and surroundings, as the venue itself is held under traditional railway arches in the city. Additionally, the Corn exchange is a large Victorian building with quirky, independent shops which are perfect for a day’s browsing.

Overall, these five cities each have their quirks and unique areas, which will be able to give you a holiday, suited to your needs, with that little something extra. Great Little Breaks provide accommodation in each of these cities and more in the UK.

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