City Breaks

Photo of cityscape and mountains.

Summer is here and many of us are planning holidays for a break from work or school. We’ve compiled a list of destinations for potential city breaks for a summer getaway to inspire your travel bug.


Photo of Kensington Palace and Gardens.

London has long been a favourite for travellers to escape to and explore. There’s no shortage of places to stay, whether you want to stay in luxury, or keep your trip on the cheaper side. The Corinthia Hotel near Trafalgar Square has 5-star reviews and the delicious afternoon tea they offer is a real treat. At Waterloo, the Premier Inn is in an ideal location to explore other parts of the vibrant city, including Kensington Palace and its Gardens, which offers BSL and audio descriptive tours. After a long day of exploring, enjoy a 5-star rated meal at Tibit’s which serves delicious vegetarian food.

Places to stay:

The Corinthia Hotel. Read reviews here.

The Premier Inn at Waterloo. Read reviews here. 

Things to do:

Kensington Palace and Gardens. Read reviews here.

Tibit’s Restaurant. Read reviews here.


Photo of Glasgow.

Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow is a great place to spend a long weekend or mini break. The city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel has views of the famous River Clyde and is close to the Glasgow Science Centre – an undercover, interactive attraction to escape Scotland’s unpredictable weather. For accommodation in the city centre, Travelodge Queen Street has 5-star reviews and is a few minutes away from one of the largest railway stations in the city, if you want to explore more of Scotland while you’re there.

Places to stay:

Crowne Plaza Hotel. Read reviews here.

Travelodge Queen Street. Read reviews here.

Things to do:

Glasgow Science Centre. Read reviews here.


Photo of Etihad Stadium.

Manchester has become a cultural hotspot and is a fantastic place for a city getaway. For a luxurious place to stay try Doubletree by Hilton near Manchester Piccadilly. The Holiday Inn Express is a cheaper alternative in a convenient location. Enjoy some world class football at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, or eat fantastic food at the Adam Reid at The French. For a 5-star rated tapas bar, try El Gato Negro in the city centre.

Places to stay:

Doubletree by Hilton. Read reviews here.

The Holiday Inn Express. Read reviews here.

Things to do:

Etihad Stadium. Read reviews here.

Adam Reid at The French. Read reviews here.

El Gato Negro. Read reviews here.


Photo of the German History Museum.

As Germany’s capital city, Berlin is perfect for a city break in Europe. With a central location and friendly staff, the Radisson Blu is a top pick for places to stay in the city centre. For things to do, the Berlin Botanic Gardens is a “green oasis” in a busy city and has the 5-star rated Restaurant Landhaus to grab a bite to eat at. The German History Museum (Deutsches Historisches), set in two beautiful buildings, is a fantastic day out to learn more about Germany’s diverse culture and turbulent history.

Places to stay:

The Radisson Blu. Read reviews here.

Things to do:

Berlin Botanic Gardens. Read reviews here.

Restaurant Landhaus. Read reviews here.

German History Museum. Read reviews here.

Locations: Glasgow, Berlin, Manchester, London

Tags: city breaks, London, Berlin, Manchester, Glasgow, accommodation, restaurants


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