Europe has so many options of fantastic cities all with their own unique offerings. Choosing where to go can be seemingly impossible so here are just a few favourites to help you decide.
Whether it’s the bustling city atmosphere that you love, the rich history or the magic of famous sites like Buckingham Palace that entice you there’s truly something for everyone in London town. An intriguing mix of centuries-old and modern, traditional and hipster chic, with quaint cafés and boutiques and high-end cuisine and designer labels; you’ll find your space in this city. Of course a must-do is to hop on one of the famous red double-decker busses and head around town for a day of sightseeing. Make sure your itinerary includes sights like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye and after you’ve seen all the sights why not head over to Oxford Street for some good old fashioned retail therapy.
Not all buildings and cityscapes, London also has many outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. Parks are plentiful and rooftop bars and open-air restaurants are frequented in the summer months. The London tube is another experience every visitor should experience so why not pack a picnic and jump on the tube getting off at one of the three stations with access to Hyde Park (Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge & Marble Arch) and hang out on the lawns. From formally dressed horse-riders to scantily clad sunbathers, this area attracts and welcomes everyone.
The people of London may work hard during the day but they also know how to play hard, there is always something happening once the sun goes down. From world-class London theatres to well-known clubs in the West End and trendy nights in Shoreditch amongst artsy locals you’re sure to have a night you’ll never forget.
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Images of canal-woven streets and narrow lanes full of bicycles are what immediately spring to mind when thinking of Amsterdam. Famously forward-thinking and friendly, these qualities filter down to the people, the art and the atmosphere which can be summed up in one word ‘gezellig’, a Dutch word that translates roughly as ‘cosy, friendly and inviting’. Must sees include the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum and a visit to Jordaan & the West where the former workers quarters have been transformed into a bustling spot crammed with galleries, pubs and markets.
Picture clear blue skies, picturesque stone buildings, rolling fields of lavender and olive trees in the distance as you sip on a glass of wine. If that sounds like your cup of tea then Provence is the place to be. This romantic little French city is a feast for the senses with breathtaking vistas, mouth-watering cuisine, and small-town tranquillity. Cruise through the cliff-top roads, spend your days sunbathing on the beaches or browsing for goodies at the weekly market, there’s no better place to take a break from craziness of life.
Prague, Czech Republic
Take a walk on the Charles Bridge full of vendors, artists and painters or a stroll through the cobblestone alleys framed by ornate Gothic and Baroque architecture and it’s easy to see why so many people fall in love with this city. Luscious and green during summer and snowy and magical in winter it’s a great destination all year round. With the largest castle complex in the world, complete with torture chambers, as well as some of the oldest pubs and beer halls in all of Europe. For a unique experience visit Bunkr Parukarka and drink inside a nuclear fallout shelter or do as the locals do and visit Malá Strana and take in a full view of the city from the top of Pet?ín Hill.
Few if any cities in Europe can pack a punch like Valletta, Malta can. This city, built by the Knights of Malta in the 16th century, is a designated Unesco World Heritage site in an area of about a square kilometer. Packed with majestic auberges, large looming palazzos, ornate churches, traditional balconies and protected by the grand bastions you can never get enough of meandering in this cities streets. 2018 saw Valletta being crowned European Capital City of Culture which transformed the city into a bustling hub of activities and entertainment. The last few years saw many restoration projects which have really brought out the beauty of many of its gems. The Auberge de Castille, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the Grandmaster’s Palace, Saint Ursula Street, the newly restored Suq (indoor market) are only a few of the best things to do in Valletta.