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.
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.
Hong Kong is a myriad of people, culture, cuisine and architecture and there is an enormous number of attractions and activities within the bustling islands of Kowloon, the New Territories and Hong Kong Island. It can seem completely overwhelming when planning an itinerary to this incredible country with everything from fake goods markets to dizzying cable cars, horse racing to giant Buddhas. Whilst we by no means visited every attraction in Hong Kong, here are a few recommendations of the activities we did enjoy whilst visiting.
Dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a only one hour ferry from Hong Kong and shares its complicated relationship with China. A city lined with extravagant hotels, towering hundreds of floors above the Cotai Strip these establishments have everything your heart could desire, from enormous casinos, shopping centres, pools, bars and restaurants to name the least. These hotels are relatively inexpensive given their luxury and with such close proximity to Hong Kong, this is a perfect getaway for anyone who wants to pretend they have millions to blow in casinos or just sleep in a bed big enough for ten.