City Guide

Below are our latest “Long Weekend” City Guides, penned by our destination experts. Get the low down on how to spend a wild weekend in some of the world’s best cities, from the unmissable attractions to lesser-known secrets. Each guide has tips on the best hotels, restaurants and bars in the city – and much more. For a full A-Z list of our weekend city guides click here

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leipzig-weekend-break

Hailed as the ‘new Berlin’ and ‘Hypezig’, Leipzig is a post industrial city positively brimming with creativity, from visual arts to the world’s largest Goth festival. Sasha Arms, author of guidebook Carl Goes Leipzig, reports with pen and lens. Leipzig is a former industrial city of the German Democratic Republic…

birmingham-weekend

Britain’s second city too often plays second fiddle to its celebrated siblings around the UK. But for tasty food and drink, great shopping options, lively nightlife and plenty of cultural things to do, it’s an ideal weekend break, says Chris Osburn. More canals than Venice, more trees than Paris and…

prishtina travel guide

The capital of Europe’s youngest country makes for an unconventional city break. Chris Deliso introduces us to the hip bars and live music venues that live alongside Ottoman-era mosques and bazaars in this cosmopolitan meeting point. While still a lesser-visited Balkan city that won’t win many aesthetics awards, Pristina (spelled…

bologna weekend break

Europe’s oldest university city has plenty of distinctive features, from Ferrari factories and epic arcades to great food, lively nightlife and even its own leaning towers. Marissa Tejada reveals the best things to do on a city break. Bologna is hardly high profile, keeping under the radar in northern Italy.…