UK

London steals the limelight when it comes to city breaks in the UK, but the great British explorer shouldn’t stop there. Aside from fellow capitals Edinburgh and Cardiff, there’s also the great Northern English cities of Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester to discover – each with their own unique legacies (often musical!). And down south lively coastal towns Brighton and Bournemouth combine great beaches with hip bars and boutiques. Keep reading for our UK coverage…

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…

inverness-apartments

This autumn we sent Chris Osburn on a long weekend to Scotland’s cultural capital, Inverness, where he checked into the rather sumptuous Highland Apartments by Mansley… In A Nutshell Highland Apartments by Mansley is a collection of 16 self-catering luxury apartments located in the heart of Inverness and set on…

London outdoor swimming pools

As Britain battles a heatwave, we ask lido-loving Londoner Aisling Lewis to share five of the best pools & ponds to cool down in this summer. Grab your goggles and speedos and let’s go for a swim… As long are there are cities, there will be the need to escape…

bristol city break

Fun, friendly and fiercely independent, Urban Travel Blog advocates investing in the Bristol Pound and heading West for a wild adventure in the UK’s counter-culture capital. Words & photos by Giulia Riva. Better known for the graffiti on its streets than the paintings in its museums, Bristol is the de…

brighton-things-to-do

Secret meadows, penny arcades, vintage shopping and every species of British bird - stuffed for perpetuity - are amongst Brighton's lesser-known treasures. Our tips for a Bohemian break on the South Coast...