Energised by its 12-month stint as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is a vibrant city-break destination with boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants – and history. Here's how to visit in style
by Theresa Durrant
Bruges has more to offer than just chocolate or beer, and can be just as romantic as the likes of Paris or Rome.
A little known fact about London is that, sometimes, you can find a little village nestled in a very big city. Bermondsey Street is London's next village high street.
by Louise Hodgson
Scotland’s largest city bursts with personality – so pack your mac, and a sense of humour, and you won’t go far wrong in Glasgow, one of the UK’s friendliest places
There’s more to the Big Apple than Manhattan - and Brooklyn has the lion’s share of what the rest of New York City has to offer
The famous museum may have put Bilbao firmly on the tourist map, but if you venture further afield, you can discover some earthier – and sandier – delights in the city
Bratislava is a charming city and has enough attractions to keep a visitor busy for a couple of days. Visit the place before mass tourism invades the city and destroys its quaint medieval charm
From Cold War parade ground to shopper's Paradise, Russia's capital is fast becoming a must see destination
With a beautiful old centre and more than enough sights to fill a weekend, the Polish city of Krakow makes a charming short-break destination. Better yet, it's great value too
by Gordon Lethbridge
The most romantic place to visit in Cologne is Europe's busiest railway bridge. However, there are more traditional romantic places to visit too