A weekend city break

I’m all about looking to the future, especially in times of stress and panic.

This time of year is never easy.

Students are drowning in work. Some possibly unable to motivate themselves – like me – others proving they will successfully graduate and what not.

Unfortunately,  I’m not going to be helping you with essays and exams but here’s a quick list of cities you might want to visit after the panic of the final term is well and truly over.

Edinburgh, Scotland

This beautiful city is perfect for almost everyone. Its undeniable charm entices you into its history.

Lighting up the heart of Edinburgh by nightfall as it towers over the streets is Edinburgh’s famous castle, you are guaranteed to underestimate its size until standing below on princess street.

For those who love shopping, Edinburgh hosts streets of high-street and designer shops, along with adjacent bars for those who would rather enjoy a Scottish ale.

Edinburgh theatre is home to wonderful performances each week, from Annie to Mary Poppins, London’s west end is not the only place to see spectacular talent.

If you are feeling adventurous and don’t scare easily, a legendary ghost tour is available. City of the dead lies beneath the city itself where a community once lived in misery.


EDINBURGH: Historic bell tower



York, England

The perfect place for a night away, especially for students. For those who love a quiet and quirky cocktail bar, York is home to some of the best.

Evil Eye cocktail bar, famous throughout the north will satisfy anyone’s cravings with its huge list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Apple Struddle would be my

Apple Struddle would be my recommendation !

Sightseeing is a must at this location, York Minister alone stands strongly as a representation of English history. The gothic architecture and stained glass windows ensures out of all other ministers, this will be one to remember.


YORK: Gothic Minister


London, England

It would be an offence to miss out the capital of England within this list.

London in its own right brings tourists from all over the world, however for us Brits it also shouldn’t be forgotten.

It would be impossible to explore the whole of London in a few days; however, some touristy things can’t be missed out on your time away.

Big Ben, the London Eye and a trip down Oxford street are all needed to say you have fully experienced London. If you want to visit the capital in a new way, take a tour by Duck (that’s a tour bus that turns into a boat) and see London by streets and on the legendary river the Thames.


LONDON: The Thames surrounding the London Eye.



Liverpool, England

Student central, great for shopping and nights out. Popular for those who like quality music, live bands fill many bars each night to entertain the scouse crowds.

Take a trip on the Mersey and leave with the theme tune of Liverpool well and truly stuck in your head as you explore the rest of the city. 

For those of you who are fans of The Beatles, a tour in memory of the band is excellent when visiting Liverpool. 


LIVERPOOL: Liverpool port



My little top tip…

Some big cities cost a fortune to visit due to the prices of many things whilst you are there. To save a little money remember how long you will actually be spending in the hotel that just cost you a hundred plus pounds for one night.

Try Travelodge and Premier Inn for clean and basic hotels that ensure quality wherever you are.

logoAre you ready to explore?

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