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A shopping weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds

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Broadway Market, Hackney: a Saturday street market with its own gastropub

Hackney and Shoreditch: a trip through hip East London

Destination: London

A short hop from the tourist-trap West End, there's a part of London brimming with galleries, street markets, gastropubs and converted industrial buildings. Head out on a Saturday and make a day of it

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Dine in style in The Bear's restaurant

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace - a day trip from Oxford

Destination: Woodstock

The historic Cotswolds town of Woodstock is the setting of Blenheim Palace and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, as well as numerous antiques shops and rolling Oxfordshire countryside

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The Royal Pavilion

Brighton Rocks - a seaside break in England

Destination: Brighton

Brighton - this super-cool city by the sea has something for everyone; from the arts and culture to clubbing and pubbing....

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Fancy a dip in the Mermaid Pool?

A short trip to Cornwall's stunning Lizard Peninsula

Destination: Lizard

If you only have a few days to spend on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, follow my advice on where to stay, where to find the best Cornish pasty and which stunning sights you must see

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View onto the west side of the pier

Be a beach bum in Brighton, England

Destination: Brighton

Brighton, in East Sussex, is the perfect weekend escape from London. Stay in a quaint guesthouse, let off steam in a club, breathe that blustery sea air and take a stroll along the prom

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A room with a view at The Zanzibar

Hastings: a breath of fresh air

Destination: Hastings

With a mix of stylish hotels, interesting shops, history and leisure, Hastings is a salty seaside town that's definitely on the up

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Barley Hall, York

York on a budget

Destination: York

York has a lot to offer, from the Minster to the National Railway Museum. Here is how to eat, sleep and see the city on a budget

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Leeds Town Hall

How to spend a weekend in Leeds

Destination: Leeds

Once famous for its wool and textiles, Leeds is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideal for a short break. The city is home to excellent shopping, culture, food and nightlife

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Morning view from balcony - 1

A weekend on the Norfolk Broads

by TILOS1

Destination: Wroxham

To a 'townie', the idea of travelling anywhere at 4mph is pure hell and utterly pointless – but for us, sailing our little boat on the Broads at Wroxham was a revelation… and a lesson in relaxation

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