London getaways: amazing underrated attractions

24/02/2012

Discover London's underrated attactions

If you're planning a London getaway for you and your partner, you'll no doubt be flooded with ideas of things to do and see. While there are plenty of obvious attractions to visit, it's worthwhile seeking out those underrated gems to make your holiday even better.


Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee on the Thames

Celebrate the jubilee on a Thames boating holiday

If you're looking forward to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year, why not work this into your next getaway and book a Thames boating holiday? The jubilee marks the queen's 60-year reign and various festivities will be held in the Windsor area in light of the occasion.

Top Scottish mountain biking spots

Top 3 Scottish mountain biking destinations

There's nothing quite like the thrill of mountain biking, and if you're itching to discover some world-class trails, make sure you book a short break in Scotland. Read our guide to discover the nation's top three mountain biking spots.

Why Glasgow is great for a weekend break

Why Glasgow is great for a weekend break

Choosing where to go on a weekend break can be difficult as the UK is home to so many exciting cities, but if you are hoping to spend your time in a bustling metropolis and want to head to world-famous museums, a stay in a Glasgow youth hostel could be ideal.

Take kids to see The Lizard Man for Halloween

Catch the real-life Lizard Man in London

A real-life chameleon will be entertaining and educating kids at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! London with his ‘party tricks’ this half term. Erik ‘The Lizard Man’ Sprague has 'transformed' from human to reptile with tattoos and plastic surgery.

Enjoy a shopping getaway in London

A guide to London's top 5 shopping streets

If you're planning a short break in London, it's likely you'll be keen to hits famous shops. After all, the capital is well known for its amazing selection of stores, which span everything from high-street staples and top designer names to independent boutiques and budget brands.

Campingninja helps families find camp pitches

Campingnija random events - something for everyone

Are you itching to experience an ideal short break with a difference? Then why not try of the Top 100 Random UK Events compiled by Campingninja. With events ranging from festivals celebrating food and drink, music and walking respectively, to raft race, bog snorkelling and triathlons, there is something for everyone.

Copenhagen hosts the world's top chefs

Summer food festivals from Seasoned Travel

Seasoned Travel is serving up some ideal short breaks to Europe’s best food festivals, hoping to serve as an antidote to the summer beach holiday grind. With three festivals on offer, each displaying a distinct flavour of the destination, Seasoned Travel will take gastronomic fans France, Spain and Denmark this summer.

Headlines

More Articles

Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?