Central stays: where's the best location in England's top 5 cities?
Jan 30, 2020 21:01
Staycations are the new vacations - why travel abroad when there’s so much of England you’re yet to see? It's cheaper and it's less hassle, plus, you could tick this off your bucket list in one weekend! So, what’s the best location in each of England's top five cities?
Manchester - Northern Quarter
Manchester - the city where the bees will forever buzz - has so much to offer. The Northern Quarter is the place to be in this wonderful city; visiting an art gallery often heads just about every agenda when travelling and this is one city that is certainly brimming with art.
The street art throughout the Northern Quarter would make even Banksy blush - many of the pieces here were created for Cities of Hope, a festival celebrating street art that raises awareness for social issues. Be sure to check out Dale Grimshaw's War Children found on Spear Street.
Liverpool - Albert Dock
The iconic Royal Albert Dock is certainly one of the prime locations to visit during a jaunt to Liverpool and, here, you can take advantage of the endless retail and leisure offerings too. Independent cafes and boutiques, world-class museums and awesome attractions, the docks have it all.
The Slavery Museum tells the untold stories of enslaved people while The Beatles Story is entirely devoted to the lives and times of the Liverpudlian band. Be sure to try a flavoursome handmade pastry at the family-run bakery, Rough Hand Bakery. And if you're after a tipple, look no further than Smuggler's Cove for a delicious cocktail that's sure to hit the spot.
London – Shepherd‘s Bush
Found on the east side of the railway viaduct of the Hammersmith and City Tube line, Shepherd’s Bush Market is one of London's most famous hangouts. This bustling shopping site has been operating for well over a century and is a key attraction in the capital's West. It's a stone’s throw from the shopping superstore that is Westfield, but it's also a world apart with regards to character.
From unique finds to vinyl to bargain electronics and vibrant prints, you're able to spend hours marveling at the goods on offer. You can sample some of the delicious multicultural cuisines on Uxbridge Road, or indulge in a night out at Bush Hall.The independent live music and events venue was once used as a dancehall in the roaring 20s before being used as a soup kitchen during the second World War. There are many amazing hotels in Shepherds Bush - the district is has everything you need.
Newcastle - Quayside
Newcastle may be famous for its football team and reality TV programme Geordie Shore but the city has so much more to offer than mediocrity and getting “mortalled”. The Quayside is a beautiful part of the city and there is never a shortage of things to do!
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is a must-see, with endless exciting exhibitions from designers, artists and photographers around the globe. And after you've admired these wonderful workings, you can fill your boots at SIX, one of the city's best restaurants, while overlooking the stunning views that traverse the River Tyne.
Leeds - Roundhay
Admittedly, Leeds is plentiful with stunning locations, however, Roundhay Park is one of a kind. The Park spans a staggering 700 acres with parkland, lakes, woodland, a mansion house and specialist gardens all waiting to be explored.
Four of the gardens have previously been exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show, which tells you a thing or two about their beauty. The lakes and streams of the park attract fish and birds of various species - nature is good for the soul and this is one place to soak in the city's natural beauty. There are even fishing opportunities on Waterloo, the park’s largest lake.
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