As a Northerner, my immediate thought when contemplating visiting London is how expensive the city is. With the average cost of a pint twice as much as other cities in the country, London can be a pricey affair, with boutique cafes, prestige restaurants and extortionate taxi fares. That being said, the capital also offers alot of free attractions, being home to a variety of national galleries and museums. Whilst you won't get any change from a tenner for a gin and tonic, read our guide to enjoying the city without needing to spend a penny!
Whenever you explain to someone who isn’t from the UK that you’re from England, the immediate assumption is that you live in London. It’s as though other cities don’t exist in this Kingdom, when really our island is host to plenty of vibrant and cultured cities, with amazing restaurants, landmarks and historical sites. Read our top cities to visit in the UK that aren’t London, how to get there and what there is so see.
A glorious Nothernern Portuguese city, Porto is infamous for many things; its incredible port wine, the cobbled and brightly coloured district of Ribeira and the glorious Dom Luis bridge. Whether you want to spend a lazy weekend lapping up the sun and the super sweet Tawny port or hunting boutique shops in hidden alleys, check out our recommendations of things to do in Porto.
It is undeniable that Porto and its many bridges is a beautiful city and what better way to enjoy its picturesque old town and cobbled roads than enjoying a port sangria in one of the hundreds of cosy bars and hidden wine cellars? Whilst I was stunned by Porto’s beauty I was also pleasantly surprised by the really great quality for money this city is so we passed most of our time basking in the sun in wine terraces and restaurant’s patios so read our recommendations of bars and restaurants in this picturesque city.
A picturesque harbour of sun-bathed houses painted in bright yellows, warm oranges and pastel pinks, Porto is the perfect city break for those looking to sit back and relax with a classic glass of Port (or three!). Boasting seven magnificent bridges and many more antique port wine cellars, this quaint city is easy one of the most beautiful destinations I've visited. And of course if you're more interested in the architecture, the history, or the culture rather than sitting amongst the cobbled streets and watching the world go by, Porto is rich with tourist attractions. Read our introduction to the gorgeous Porto to find out how this coastal city stole our hearts.
Copenhagen is a cosy city of vibrant buildings, fairy-tale tributes and mouth-wateringly fresh foods, so if you're thinking of visiting on a city break you're in for a treat. Perfect in spring, featuring pastry picnics along the Islands brygge or adorable Winters when the cobbled streets are host to mulled wine and Christmas markets. Filled with historical and architectural triumphs, there are alot of attractions to visit in a weekend, so here's our quick itinerary of how to spend two days in the colourful capital of Denmark.
When people ask me if Copenhagen was expensive my immediate answer is yes. And it is true, food and drinks were expensive and museum/gallery admission is expensive, but there are plenty of things in Copenhagen which are good value for money. Public transport is cheap and there are plenty of things in the city to do for free. Don't let the cost of living in the capital of Denmark put you off, the Danes are amongst the most happy in the world, so clearly it is a good trade-off for them. Read our tips on saving money during a city break in Copenhagen, and how to make your Krones go a little further.
A colourful patchwork of vibrant houses, pretty bustling harbours and majestic ancient castles, Copenhagen is overflowing with landmarks and attractions. Whether you prefer exploring Copenhagen’s history, or simply people watching with an Aperol Spritz, there is plenty to do in this city, after all, it is ranked the 2nd happiest place in the world. So check out our hits and misses for cherry-picking your things to do whilst in the capital of Denmark.