3 Romantic Breaks in the UK

I love going away on UK breaks. It doesn’t matter if it’s a day trip or a long weekend, I love them all. P and I don’t tend to plan things too far in advance so a last minute decision to escape on a UK seaside or city break for the weekend is always a lot of fun. I can grab my laptop, camera, lipstick and a couple of my favourite dresses and we’re good to go. As much as we love going abroad it’s also nice to take advantage of what we have here in the UK. Over the last couple of years we’ve visited a fair few places around the UK and it’s been so much fun. You don’t need to travel far for a romanic break.

A romantic weekend is subjective. Some people might like to go for long walks, others might like to go sky diving and some will be happy with a relaxing meal. I always say this but there are no rules. Find somewhere new to visit and do whatever you fancy. This week I’ve teamed up with Great little breaks to tell you about 3 of my favourite romantic breaks in the UK. Great Little Breaks offer lots of short break holidays around the UK and their website is really easy to use.

London

Tate London Misty View

It’s no secret that I love a city break and one of my all-time favourites has got to be London. There’s just so much to do and see there, plenty of lovely hotels and of course, lots of good food. Phil and I recently spend 24 hours in London and managed to fit a lot into that time. It was around Christmas so we went to see the ice skating at Somerset House, enjoyed street food at Kerb Camden and explored the Tate Modern.

My favourite way to explore London is by foot. Actually, that’s my favourite way to discover any new city. You really get a feel for the city, stumble upon cute coffee shops and let’s be honest, it’s a much more enjoyable experience than jumping on and off the tube all day.

If you’re planning on visiting London soon then I recommend trying one of the following:

Make your way to the top of the Tate Modern for the fantastic view across London
Visit the Design Museum if you’re a fan of architecture, fashion, product design and much more
Explore the V&A and enjoy a cake in their lovely cafe 
Have a Turkish coffee in Borough Market
Have brunch at The Breakfast Club
Do a spot of window shopping at Liberty London 
Grab a coffee and relax at the Nordic Bakery
Have your evening meal at Bob Bob Ricard
Enjoy an evening stroll along South Bank – a personal favourite

Southwold

southwold beach

I love Suffolk. There are so many cute little villages to visit when you’re there. Although you can get around with public transport it’s not as frequent as when you’re in a city. It’s ideal to have a car so you can really explore.

I usually stay in Southwold when I go to Suffolk, it holds a special place in my heart. I write about it a lot here on Prettygreentea and on one of my last trips I shared my visit on the Adnams distillery tour. As much as I love city breaks I also like to take a couple of days to be by the sea, go for long walks in the countryside and cosy up in little pubs in the evening.

If you’re planning on visiting Southwold soon then I recommend trying one of the following

Grab a coffee or mocha and cake from Two Magpies Bakery
Learn about the world of gin on the Adnams distillery tour – book in advance
Enjoy fish at chips at Mrs. Ts down by the harbour or at The Little Fish and Chip Shop in the town.
Explore the cute little shops on the pier 
Walk down to the harbour and take the tiny ferry across to Walberswick
Visit the small and quirky Under The Pier Show (amusement arcade half way down the pier)
Treat yourself to an ice cream or sorbet at Beaches and Cream

Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful and historic city. It’s a 15 minute walk from the train station into the town where there’s plenty to see. Alternatively you can jump in a taxi or on a bus. As I mentioned before though, spending as much time walking around really gives you the opportunity to see more of a city.

The town centre has lots of independent shops along with all the classic high street shops. I really enjoy wondering around the city centre of Cambridge. It has a lovely atmosphere and there are lots of cobbled streets with hidden shops to explore. Make sure you watch out for the bicycles though, many of them go very fast without bells or helmets.

The market right in the centre of the town is filled with independent tea stalls, cakes, flowers, olives and much more. From there you can walk to the Backs which is where the colleges back onto the River Cam. It’s probably my favourite area, it’s just so relaxing.

If you’re planning on visiting Cambridge soon try a couple of the these things:

Enjoy a coffee at Hot Numbers
Stroll around the backs of the colleges 
Visit Cambridge Contemporary Crafts for a spot of handmade shopping 
Go punting on the River Cam
Explore the Fitzwilliam Museum
Stroll around the Botanical gardens
Have an ice cream at Aromi
Where are you planning to go on your next UK break? I’m going to Brighton. 
Thanks to Great Little Breaks for collaborating with me on this post. 
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