The city break has become a popular holiday type, with many choosing a trip full of culture over relaxing at the beach. This kind of vacation is often the best choice for people with busy lives or minimal holiday days from work, as they can squeeze plenty of activity into a short amount of time. Europe is a very popular destination for city breaks because cities are in close proximity, but their cultures are very different. Within Europe, the UK has become a popular city break destination. The UK is full of amazing cities each with unique buildings, attractions and nightlife. If you are planning a break to one of the UK’s cities, here are some awesome things you should do.
The capital city of London, is a good place to start. There are so many amazing things to do in London; you will be spoilt for choice. As well as the popular attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, there are many alternative attractions that are just as awesome. A daytime boat tour along the Thames is a great way to see a different view of the city. Or, why not mix a boat tour into your night out with a Thames boat party? You will get an authentic London experience at Brixton market, where you can get hold of various organic and homemade foods. You should also make time to visit one of London’s independent, quirky cinemas and to have lunch at a pub along the River Thames.
While in the capital of Wales, you must visit Bute Park. This is a large green space in the heart of the city that has the River Taff running through it. The park is full of beautiful flowers, trees and wildlife, making it a perfect location for a picnic or a stroll. Cardiff Bay is the city’s dockland district, and is another awesome place to visit. If you are a bit of an adrenalin junkie, you might enjoy viewing the city while white water rafting along the Bay.
The birthplace of the Titanic, there are plenty of shipbuilding-related activities to take part in in Belfast. The centre dedicated to the ship is an architectural must-see, and there are plenty of informative displays on the inside. You may also enjoy exploring the actual docks where the Titanic and other vessels were built. Another awesome thing to do is to take a walk or bus tour to the political murals that appear all over the city. You won’t see anything like this in Europe, so it is highly recommended.
Edinburgh is a small city, but it is full to the brim with interesting sights and attractions. Tourists flock to the capital city of Scotland to view the castle and to climb the volcano that towers over the city. The old town of Edinburgh rests on top of another of underground chambers that are believed to be haunted. If you are brave enough, go on a ghost tour and hear stories of the people that lived in these vaults.