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

york weekend break

The city where Guy Fawkes was born, Dick Turpin was hung and Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor has certainly got plenty of stories to tell – and plenty of great pubs to tell them in. Sasha Arms reports. York has a rich cultural history that strikes the visitor the…

trieste short breaks

A city of castles and cliffs (and coffee!), forged by a mix of Roman, Venetian and central European powers, Trieste is Italy’s cosmopolitan outpost in the east. Gaia Zol is our insider guide. Trieste’s charm is in the city’s countless guises. It stands as the last Italian rampart in the…

eger-city-breaks

With a castle, basilica, synagogue, thermal baths, a tradition of wine making and even a Valley of Beautiful Women, isn’t it time we put Eger on the itinerary?  Stuart Wadsworth is the man behind the words, and lens, in our latest city guide. Hungary, similar to nearby Czech Republic, is a country…

weekend break London

London guidebook author Marsha Moore spills the beans on England’s sprawling capital. Roller Discos, floating gardens, South Bank strolls and stolen marbles are all part of the experience… Covering over a thousand square kilometres with almost 8 million people, it’s hard to know where to start exploring a mega-metropolis like…

barcelona-guide

Modernista masterpieces, medieval streets and Mediterranean sands are just three reasons why the Catalan capital is the perfect playpen for the urban explorer. Duncan Rhodes shares his tips for a fun weekend break…  If Barcelona were a woman she would be a ravishing but rebellious Miss World misfit, one who regularly neglects…