Listen up Londoners, if you fancy a few days out of the big smoke, and want to get away to somewhere a little different, I have good news!
Such close proximity to major European cities and resorts, as well as a large range of flights to and from London airports, means more opportunity to get out and explore for a long weekend, breaking up the monotony and boredom of a working week. Something to look forward to always gets me through Monday to Thursday!
If you need a bit of inspiration for weekends away that won’t cost you the earth, have a read below and see if you feel suitably moved to book.
I love this place, I don’t care how childish that makes me sound either! Sometimes fun and laughs is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s so easy to get to nowadays! You can do ferry, fly, or Eurostar, whatever option suits you best, and you could even mix it up with a day in the French capital too.
Speaking of the French capital, a few days exploring everything this city of glamour and sophistication has to offer is a real break from the norm. Head to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or cruise down the Seine, before heading off for a delicious evening meal and sampling the glittering nightlife.
The mystery of Istanbul
It might sound like its a million miles away, but Istanbul is only four hours away from London, so it’s perfectly acceptable as a weekend break. I’ve done this countless times! Istanbul is a city like no other, and it is the only city in the world to straddle two continents – surely that’s reason enough to visit.
The romance of Rome
Three days exploring the ancient side of Rome will feel like a world away from your daily life back home. There is too much to see it all in a weekend, but you will be able to pick out your favourites if you plan ahead. Grab some pizza whilst you’re there, it really is the best in the world here!
Beach time in Benidorm
You’re only a couple of hours away from the beach in Benidorm, and with a temperate climate, much better than that in the UK, you could grab yourself some sun too. Sometimes a bit of cheesy beach time is what we need, and Benidorm ticks those boxes.
Cycle the canals of Amsterdam
A breath of fresh air in beautiful surroundings greets you in Amsterdam, as well as great night-life, sport, and shopping too. Sightseeing is easy when you have a bike to get you around, and you’ll find this is the best way to see the city – just as the locals do.
Shopping in Milan
There are few better cities in the world for shopping than Milan. A centre for fashion and glamour, you’ll find stores with price tags to suit every budget, so you don’t have to be worrying about designer labels! Of course, it would be a shame not to do a little window shopping in the higher-end stores, wouldn’t it?
Dublin city trip
Dublin is a friendly, vibrant city, and a quick hop over the Irish Sea. Taste some Guinness, visit Temple Bar for night-life, head out into the countryside for a spot of walking, shop ‘til you drop, and basically enjoy the craic for a few days.
Walking in Scottish highlands
A train or coach journey up to Scotland, or even a short flight, will land you in the centre of some of the most stunning landscapes you’ll ever catch sight of, right on your own doorstep! Mountains, lochs, valleys, hills, small towns and villages – you name it, you’ll see it. This is tranquillity at its best.
Haggling in the souks of Marrakech
Marrakech may sounds like it’s far away, just like we said about Istanbul, but it’s entirely possible to visit for a few days. The souks are mysterious, colourful, loud, and vibrant, and haggling for gifts is a fun experience once you get used to it.
A long weekend away really does dust off the cobwebs, and being in such close proximity to some amazing destinations means the choice is endless.