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Christmas markets in the UK

It’s that time of year again… time flies right? Already the lights are glowing and Michael Bublé is flowing. Yep, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Throughout the UK we have some fantastic Christmas markets to really get you in the festive mood.

Tags: Christmas

Categories: Christmas,City Break,Family Break

Festive sights in London this Christmas

There's no doubt London is one of the best places to be at Christmas time. Whether you want to do some last minute gift grabbing, go ice skating in iconic surroundings, or take in a traditional panto, there's something for everyone to enjoy in London this Christmas.

Tags: London

Categories: Activities,City Break,Christmas

5 delicious and warming autumn drinks

Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year, so we're highlighting some of the greatest things about the season - starting with the chance to indulge yourself in a warming drink, both soft and a little stronger.

Tags: UK

Categories: Eat & Drink

Our Top Five Tips for an Eggcellent Easter

No matter what you are looking for, whether it’s a relaxing spring stroll in the park or some more excitement in the shape of a frantic egg hunt, we have you covered with our tips for some of the most exciting things to do this Easter.

Tags: Scotland,Northern Ireland

Categories: Family Break,Easter

Stunning Spring Destinations in the UK

Come rain or shine; take in the glorious sights of springtime gardens and country parks while enjoying an idyllic escape with your loved ones. With winter gone and spring just around the corner, watch the beautiful blossoms underneath clear blue skies and soak up the sunshine while exploring the Great British outdoors.

Tags: Scotland,Northern Ireland,Southern England,Midlands

Categories: Family Break

#oneinamillion tips for the London Marathon

One of the most spectacular annual events hosted in one of the world’s major cities, you can expect to see a curious list of the greatest athletes of all time, celebrities, amateurs and charity fundraisers on the run. To make the most of this iconic run, here are our top tips to have a #oneinamillion run!

Tags: London,Summer

Categories: City Break,Activities

#oneinamillion run with Great Hotel Offers

Get ready to dig deep and stay motivated on your journey to the Virgin Money London Marathon start line. This “historic jog around London” is a glorious sporting event not to be missed. Open to enthusiasts with all abilities, from beginners to the professional athletes, runners take on the marathon as a challenge, participating for fun or raising money for their favourite charity.

Tags: London

Categories: City Break,Activities

The best theme parks in the UK

Explore the best rides around the country. When it comes to theme parks, there are plenty of great attractions all around the UK, each offering a unique blend of rides and amusements to keep all of the family entertained. Whether you’re looking for a break to keep young children happy or something with a few more thrills, there’s a perfect park out there for you.

Tags: Scotland,Northern England,London

Categories: Family Break,Activities

Best family attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers an excellent mixture of history and modernity and plentiful attractions which can entertain adults and kids of any age. There are many options to choose from, so we have picked out 6 of the best things to see during your time in the city.

Tags: Scotland

Categories: City Break,Family Break

Bring in the bells at The Erskine Bridge Hotel

Have you been so wrapped up in planning Christmas that you’ve forgotten to make plans for the real party on 31 December? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one! Fortunately it’s still not too late to book yourself in for an epic celebration of the New Year in the traditional Scottish style!

Tags: Scotland,New Year

Categories: Family Break

Liverpool Buskers raise money for charity with Aloft

There’s nothing like music to help to get you into the mood for the festive season. Whether it’s Christmas Carols or classic seasonal pop hits, music has the power to transform even the biggest Scrooge into a Christmas angel. It’s also a time to think of those less fortunate than ourselves and then give something back. Aloft Liverpool Hotel is getting into the true spirit of the season with the release of a very special Christmas Single.

Tags: Christmas,Northern England

Categories: City Break,Activities

A music lover’s guide to London

London is the birthplace of a number of musical legends and his home to some iconic studios and fantastic live venues. So put on your headphones and for the perfect soundtrack as we explore some of the musical highlights of the UK Capital.

Tags: London

Categories: Activities,City Break

Six great things to do in Cardiff

Cardiff might not be the UK city that many think of when they are considering a city break but the Welsh capital has undergone some regeneration in recent years and offers a unique blend of attractions, entertainment and shopping.

Tags: Wales

Categories: City Break,Activities

Football fan’s guide to London

London is home to an incredible 14 professional football teams, more than any other city in the world! This makes it a particularly exciting city break for football fans, who can have their pick of many of the attractions related to football in the city. Here we have put together a guide to the best of theses attractions, so you can make sure that you see the best football related attractions in the UK capital.

Tags: London

Categories: Activities,City Break

The best burger restaurants in London

While there are plenty of sophisticated restaurants serving intricate haute cuisine, lovingly crafted, cooked to perfection adorned with an elaborate jus and served on a bed of elaborately shaped vegetables. Then again, sometimes you just want a hunk of meat between some bread. With that in mind, we count down the best burgers found in the joints around London.

Tags: London

Categories: Eat & Drink,City Break