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Luxurious Ways To Spend A City Break Away

From stunning cities like Edinburgh with plenty of things to see and do, to some of the most amazing nights out at casinos and more, discover what you can do on your trip of relaxation.

Jan 21, 2022 | By LUXUO
st pauls cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Image: iStock

Getting away from the stress and tiredness of work doesn’t have to just mean going abroad, with so many amazing cities right here in the UK with a variety of luxurious ways to make the most of your free time, why not embark on a beautiful city break to really get away from it all! From stunning cities like Edinburgh with plenty of things to see and do, to some of the most amazing nights out at casinos and more, discover what you can do on your trip of relaxation.

Touring Stunning Cities In The UK

View of rooftops and Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
View of rooftops and Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. Image: iStock

If you’re looking for a luxurious city break away, there are many fabulous cities to travel to in the United Kingdom. Whichever city destination you choose, when discovering a new city be ready to explore a whole host of new tourist experiences. Tourist experiences allow you to learn about the history of a place and also see it at its best. In most cities, there are plenty of stunning attractions and things to do, Edinburgh being just one great example. 

From exploring the beautiful views and crown jewels at Edinburgh Castle to discovering the remarkably preserved underground experience at Mary King’s Close to learn about Edinburgh’s rich history, the options are endless of things to see and do! Other cities like Manchester and Leeds are also filled with amazing experiences, from art galleries to museums and historic houses, where will you choose to tour the UK?

Walking The City: Exploring Stunning Views & Landmarks

Tower Bridge over the River Thames, London.
Tower Bridge over the River Thames, London. Image: iStock

Want to explore on foot? This can be one of the best ways to get familiar with a city, and you just might discover some unexpected gems and pieces of interesting architecture. Leave your car behind and go for a stroll to find some iconic landmarks. In York, you can use this as a way to wander the city’s walls or head down south to London to see some of the many beautiful parks and gardens that the city has to offer. 

There are plenty of top-rated tourist attractions in England which are located in cities, or close to them, which tourists can visit on their next city break away. The Tower of London, York Minster, and many more. With a great number of stunning walkways surrounded by beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks, there really is no better way to make the most out of your city break than walking the city!

Uncovering The Foods & Tastes Of The UK

Whether you’re a foodie looking to explore the many restaurants in the UK, or looking for a bite to eat on one of your long walks out, the options are endless. Many different cities have different flavours; if you are staying in a city near the coast, such as Bristol, try to tuck into some seafood dishes. Or, if you are in London, you can find some incredible flavours from all around the world as the melting pot of cultures comes to life.

If you are in York, experience a luxurious cup of tea and cake at the original Betty’s Tea Rooms. Or, if you are enjoying a weekend away in Birmingham, head to chic Purnells for a truly decadent experience. With so many luxurious restaurants with a diverse range of menus and tastes, you won’t be disappointed with what the great cities of the UK have to offer for your city break!

Discovering The Night Life On Your City Break

The Millennium Bridge and Quayside, Newcastle
The Millennium Bridge and Quayside, Newcastle. Image: iStock

Not ready to turn in after a meal out? Then exploring the UK’s famous luxury casinos is one of many perfect ways to spend your night. There are many fabulous land-based casinos in UK cities like Birmingham and London and many more. Whether you are enjoying a romantic city break or a getaway with friends, many cities have glam land-based casinos where you can spend an evening. Dress to win in some of your finest casino suits and dresses and play live casino games for a night like no other.

London is often a hub of entertainment at night, which also has plenty of nightclubs to visit including Studio 338, Fabric, and the iconic Ministry of Sound. Some popular hotspots in the capital to visit for a night out include Shoreditch, Camden, and Soho. Other fantastic nightlife locations to visit in the UK include the Quayside in Newcastle and also Deansgate and the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

Relax And Unwind At A Luxury Spa

If all that exploring has left you feeling exhausted, or your idea of “getting away from it all” means sitting back and truly relaxing, then a spa day is in order. Many cities have glorious spas where you can enjoy steam rooms, saunas and treatments. Bath Spa has the Thermae spa, where you can swim in warm waters and enjoy massages and other pampering favourites, or hit the Santai Spa in Birmingham for the perfect place to unwind after a day in the UK’s second city. With so many luxurious ways to spend your city break in the UK, your stress and work will quickly become a distant memory!

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