Our Guide To City Breaks
January 13, 2014
If you’re always looking for new places to see and discover, a city break is the perfect getaway option for you. With a mix of attractions old and new, in a host of ever-changing cities, city breaks have never been so exciting!
Now that all is left to decide is which city to visit first, let us help you with our quick guide…
Birmingham, a metropolitan city offering a rich mix of galleries, live music, bars and shopping, it’s a great destination to spend a weekend away. There are a range of places to shop, from the Jewellery Quarter – home to over 100 specialist jewellery retailers, designers and craftspeople, to the Bullring with houses over 160 shops from department stores such as Selfridges to all the favourite high street brands.
Derby is the UK’s most central city, it is compact, easy to get around and benefits from the best of both worlds; a bustling centre with lots to do and on the edge of the Peak District National park with lots to see. Described by Lonely Planet as the “best place to drink real ale in the world”, Derby has lots of pubs and a range of beer festivals which are often held throughout the year for you to sample the goods for yourself.
Stay at Menzies Derby Mickleover Court
With a world-class cultural scene, Glasgow was one of the first cities to be named a European Capital of Culture. World famous artwork is featured in several museums and galleries around the city, many of which are free to visit. And as a UNESCO city of music you can choose to go to and listen to from around 130 live music events a week, meaning Glasgow has a thriving nightlife.
Stay at Menzies Glasgow
London – the city that never sleeps, it has something to offer everyone, young to old. From couture to high street fashion, London is home to top department stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Liberty, to name a few. For finding vintage clothes and second-hand treasures, one of London’s top markets such as Portobello Road, Brick Lane or Old Spitalfields is ideal. With some of the most renowned museums, galleries and visitor attractions in the world, London has a wealth of culture for you to experience. If theatre is your thing, then you are truly spoilt for choice in the capital, with over 100 theatres, including 50 in the West End alone! And for truly British culture how about a visit to Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament?
So whether you’re planning a short break, weekend stay, or a longer trip, our City Break hotels are perfect for some rest and relaxation after a day of exploring.