A city break can be anywhere and anything. If you’re in need of a relaxing break or an exhilarating adventure, try out one of the city breaks available all over Britain. From the most northeasterly point of Britain, John O’Groats, to the Lizard, Cornwall, Britain’s most southerly point, there are places to go and things to do and see.
Among the things that will take you to the city of your choice might be “the beautiful game” – football. As a keen fan, you could combine your trip away with a chance to see your football heroes show what they are made of. A trip to London might include a visit to the Emirates Stadium, the home of the Gunners (Arsenal). And then there are Fulham, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur – any of whom might be playing in London during your city break. And, let’s not forget Wembley. If your team happened to make it to the finals, cheering them on is a great reason for booking your London city break at that time. Be sure to book your tickets well in advance so your seat is secure for the kick-off.
It’s not only London that has great football – Manchester is another super football destination. The rivalry of Manchester City and Manchester United means watching them play each other could add a thrilling experience to your city break.
Along with football opportunities, there are many other attractions to take in while in cities such as London e.g. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the London Eye, Big Ben and Madame Tussauds, etc. Every city has its particular pleasures – Bristol and its Balloon Festival, Ludlow (and many other cities) for their Food and Drink Festival or Christmas Markets, Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival, London for the Notting Hill Carnival. Part of the fun of planning your break is to see what all you can combine with your time away.City breaks can be the reason for, or combined with, special occasions such as an anniversary or birthday, the January sales, the upcoming Royal Wedding, St. Valentines Day, even half term. The Chinatowns in various cities around the British Isles will be welcoming in the Year of the Rabbit on the 3rd of February 2011 or as on the Chinese Calendar, Feb. 3, 4709! City breaks can be expensive if the only option considered is big hotels. However, using apartments or small boutique hotels can significantly cut your accommodation costs, leaving you with more money for sightseeing and shopping. The apartments available include 1-2 bedroom or family apartments, studios, some executive and deluxe, and even penthouses. Many are in the city centres and they are often contemporary examples of how ‘real people’ livein that city. There are over 190 destinations and 100’s of apartment options.The cities of Britain buzz with excitement. There are coastal cities like Brighton or Blackpool, architectural cities like Bath, Cheltenham and Chester, cities for shopping like London, York and Harrogate, and of course, the food – from fine dining to street food – every city has lots to offer. So whether you are looking for a short break or a longer stay, there are some wonderful cities that deliver the experience you’re looking for.