7 European Cities for a Weekend Getaway From London

Planning a weekend getaway? Sometimes, a weekend getaway is just what you need to bring some excitement to life, escape your normal routine and recharge your batteries. It is hard to beat a city break for a weekend away as this gives you the chance to soak up culture, architecture and history. You are spoilt for choice for cities in Europe – here are a few that are worth considering.

  1. Paris

Paris is known as the most romantic city in the world making it an ideal destination for a romantic weekend away, but you do not have to go with your partner to have an amazing time in this incredible city. Paris is a beautiful city and ideal for art, culture, food and drink, plus it is also one of the easiest places to get to from the UK and flying from Gatwick is simple with the Gatwick Express train.

  1. Rome

If you have an interest in history then Rome will be an excellent choice. Italy’s capital has many breathtaking historic sights to discover, including the iconic Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica. In addition to the history, Rome has a lively atmosphere and, of course, tantalising Italian food and drink to indulge in.

  1. Berlin

Berlin is a city that has something for every type of visitor. There is a lot of history to discover here, but Berlin is also known as a fun, creative and modern city. A few of the main attractions include remains of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag Building.

  1. Prague

For those looking to explore somewhere slightly alternative then Prague is an excellent choice. It is a lively, charming and beautiful city and one that is ideal whether visiting with a partner, friends, family or solo. The cobbled streets, Old Town and spires are part of its historic charm, but it is also somewhere with a vibrant nightlife and arts scene.

  1. Budapest

Hungary’s capital is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe but one that is often overlooked by UK tourists. It is ideal for a weekend getaway as it is an easy city to get around with plenty to see and do, including the Old Town, Hungarian Parliament and Central Market Hall.

  1. Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a popular choice with UK travellers as it is such a quick and easy journey. In terms of fun, it is hard to beat Amsterdam with a lively and diverse nightlife, but it is also a beautiful city with many cultural and historical highlights and one that is ideal for exploring on foot or bike.

  1. Valletta, Malta

Valletta is a picturesque city on the small island of Malta that is ideal if you are seeking sun, sea and sand as well as historic attractions.

These are some of the best places for a city break in Europe and all places that have their own character, highlights and charms.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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