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Night away in a large town/city?

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tobee Mon 04-Feb-19 18:23:44

I had some great help from here looking for fishing village holiday last autumn but we sadly had to cancel as Dh called in for major surgery.

Hoping to go away for a night or two, staying in a hotel right in the middle of town.

What town/city do you recommend? Needs to have lots of choice of restaurants/pubs/bars in walking distance.

Also stuff to do that is wet/cold weather friendly as looking to go in March.

We are in sw London.

To suit two adults.

Maybe cinema/music venues too?

tobee Mon 04-Feb-19 18:24:04


Petitprince Mon 04-Feb-19 18:24:59

Manchester or Liverpool are both great, and only two hours by train from London.

CIT80 Mon 04-Feb-19 18:27:29

Cardiff is easy to get to by road or train - lots to do in and around city centre plus Cardiff bay ! Good choice of restaurants shopping centre - also the museum and castle are in the town centre and worth a visit

Pinkbendyman Mon 04-Feb-19 18:27:54


Lots of heritage
Jorvik Viking Centre
The York Dungeons
Lots of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs

JennyWreny Mon 04-Feb-19 18:41:20

York, Bath, Cambridge, Oxford would all be on my list.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 04-Feb-19 18:42:33

Bath! It has more museums in a square mile than any other city.
Obviously you’ve got to visit the Roman Baths. My favourite museums are the Jane Austin museum, the Royal Mint Experience, No 1 Royal Crescent and the Fashion Museum and I’d also recommend the brewery tours at the Bath Brew House. If you don’t mind heights, it’s worth climbing the Abbey tower for amazing views on a clear day. Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass is also interesting and you can watch glassblowers and stained glass artists and even have a go yourself.
There’s the famous Sally Lunn tea room or the Pump Room restaurant for a nice lunch

BackforGood Mon 04-Feb-19 18:44:10

I was going to say Bath too. Or Bristol is nice. Both relatively easy to get to from London.

JennyWreny Mon 04-Feb-19 18:47:06

Ricekrispie22 I loved the Jane Austin museum. Found it by accident by following a man in costume!

tobee if you are interested in music venues, it might be worth coming up with a shortlist of cities and then looking to see what gigs/events are on in those places.

Drogosnextwife Mon 04-Feb-19 18:49:28

York, it's very beautiful. I have booked somewhere near by for our summer today this year just so I can visit again.

tobee Mon 04-Feb-19 19:39:12

Great answers thanks! New I could rely on you lot!

tobee Mon 04-Feb-19 19:39:34

Or even knew blush

TheMallard Mon 04-Feb-19 19:56:53


EvaHarknessRose Mon 04-Feb-19 20:58:12


Redtartanshoes Mon 04-Feb-19 20:59:32

Edinburgh. But fly maybe?

tobee Mon 04-Feb-19 21:45:03

I thought of Cheltenham as a place I don't know.

Actually I could be happy with any of these places!

catndogslife Tue 05-Feb-19 11:11:01

Cheltenham will be very busy in March as that's when the Cheltenham race meetings take place.

tobee Tue 05-Feb-19 12:15:01

Ah! Yes! Of course... thanks.

FfionFlorist Tue 05-Feb-19 16:12:32


No1HolidayPlanner Tue 05-Feb-19 16:16:14

I love Bath, we are going for a night in March. Staying in Premier Inn, which is very central and close to bars/restaurants. Then the next day will go to Thermae Bath Spa.. love the hot rooftop pool overlooking the city.

Enjoy wherever you decide😊

ArfArfBarf Tue 05-Feb-19 16:35:12

Norwich. So many pubs - used to be one for each day of the year but I don’t know if that’s still true.

flumpybear Tue 05-Feb-19 18:33:17

I'd probably opt to fly to Edinburgh. Failing that Bath

tobee Tue 05-Feb-19 21:05:44

Thanks again. smile

SingaSong12 Tue 05-Feb-19 21:18:21

Newcastle/Gateshead has a number of venues. If you like classical there is the Sage or the O2 arena. The Tyneside cinema is a “proper” cinema - great leg room and a mix of films.

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