48 Hours

City Breaks: England

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Stratford-Upon-Avon Europe, England

    Travel Time

    2hrs 10mins

    In the bosom of England, this market town is home to a romantic river, cosy restaurants, and a culture that stretches far beyond its famous playwright, says Imogen Lepere
  • Salisbury

    Salisbury Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 30mins

    Charming medieval architecture, Wiltshire ham and idyllic countryside nearby all make this market city – with its soaring cathedral – worthy of a pilgrimage, says Alex Allen.
  • Nottingham

    Nottingham Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    A labyrinthine network of caves under the oldest pub in England is just one of the wonders Alex Allen discovers beneath the surface of Robin Hood’s home town.
  • Birmingham

    Birmingham Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 30mins

    With more canals than Venice, a collection of Michelin-starred eateries and epochal history, the UK’s second city is a first-class destination, says Guy Woodward.
  • Cambridge

    Cambridge Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    You don’t need to be an academic to enjoy this university city – Jessica Basi visits botanic gardens and historic art museums, and finds the best Chelsea bun in town.
  • London

    London Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    With the world’s greatest city on our doorstep, Jessica Basi steps into the Big Smoke and seeks out the markets, shops and sights that all true Londoners flock to...
  • Chichester

    Chichester Europe, England

    Travel Time

    1hrs 30mins

    Within the ancient walls of Chichester you’ll find a city brimming with Georgian architecture, local food markets and glorious green spaces, says Keya Modessa.
  • Liverpool

    Liverpool Europe, England

    Travel Time

    2hrs 20mins

    This Merseyside city is not just for football fans or Beatlemaniacs; it also offers beautiful architecture and a burgeoning restaurant scene, writes Emma Baker.
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