best cities in England to visit

The 7 Coolest Cities To Visit In England 2020

England has no shortage of beautiful places to visit, and its cities are no different. Packed with hip restaurants, cultural events and trendy arts scenes, some of the coolest cities to visit in England range from the famous to the up-and-coming.

These are the cities and towns that are on the rise with both local and foreign tourists. The places that might even convince visitors to brave the Brexit borders…

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1. Manchester

Manchester might already be popular, but it’s worth the hype. It has always been an important city in the United Kingdom, with a rich history and strong industrial heritage.

These days, the city is a vibrant and cultural melting pot with amazing sports teams, restaurants and museums. The food scene in the city has been exploding over the last couple of years.

Manchester things to do

2. Bristol 

This is a bustling city that has great restaurants, nightlife and is a great stepping stone for the stunning surrounding areas. The city is hugged by the hills of South West England, and the scenery is an easy cycle from the city centre.

It’s also one of the most artistic UK destinations, considering the number of museums, theatres, amount of live music gigs and the quantity of street art.

Bristol things to do

3. London

London is one of the most fascinating and diverse cities to visit in England. It’s popular for a reason: amazing culture, history, and interesting people all live here and make it incredibly exciting in the many things to do in London. Art galleries, pop-up bars and historical monuments are everywhere.

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4. Brighton

With its art scene, great nightlife and liberal feel, Brighton is a must-visit town which is only 30 minutes from London by train. It has a broad shingle beach which is backed by amusement arcades and which comes alive in the warmer months.

Explore its famous creative shopping area, The Lanes, which are narrow, twisting alleyways filled with independent shops and boutiques.

Brighton things to do

5. Leeds

Leeds is the perfect place for a fun city break; a vibrant, modern city with an amazing music scene and heaps of culture. Its industrial past gives it an edge, while green city parks and countryside scenery is on its doorstep. The city has some of the coolest restaurants and bars in the UK, as well as a great market.

best cities in England to visit

6. Newcastle

Newcastle is a vibrant university city in the north of England, with a diverse nightlife scene, scenic bridges and real Geordie sprit. Once a major hub for shipbuilding, the city is now flying ahead to the future with its offerings of business, science and art.

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7. Liverpool

Liverpool has always been an important English maritime city, known all over the world for their football teams and their famous music exports. Where would we all be without The Beatles?! In recent years the city has been coming alive as a great place to travel to for long weekends, with an abundance of great restaurants, cafes and bars.

best cities in England to visit

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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