Whether your ideal UK city break means a musical show in the Capital or a shopping spree in one of the North’s cosmopolitan cities, Travelodge offers a range of centrally located hotels to make your weekend away as enjoyable as possible.

No matter where you plan on travelling for your city break, you need a comfortable place to stay. Check into hotels with convenient access to city centre attractions and discover the secret to a great British break. From Birmingham to Brighton, Newcastle to Manchester, here are some of our top picks.

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Birmingham, the metropolitan hub of the West Midlands, is increasingly popular with families and couples who love its vibrant atmosphere and top-notch food. You can choose from one of our many hotels in Birmingham, located right where you need to be, so you can enjoy everything from the NEC to the City’s many art galleries.

Our Birmingham Central Moor Street hotel is near all the impressive attractions of this great city, with the railway station just a short walk away and Birmingham Airport only 7 miles away. The ThinkTank Science Museum is just 0.8 miles down the road too, and ideal for families. Our Birmingham Central Bull Ring hotel is at just 0.3 miles from the main shopping centre and promises easy access to designer and high-street boutiques while the Birmingham Central Broadway Plaza hotel puts music lovers only 1 mile from the Barclaycard Arena (NIA).

Head to Brighton for a seaside city break that promises to deliver; you’ll be close to the former Royal residence, the Royal Pavilion, and to the Brighton Conference Centre, as well as only 25 miles from Gatwick Airport, should you be interested in travelling further. Our contemporary Brighton Seafront hotel is located a stone’s throw from the beach and just 0.6 miles from the train station which means getting here is more than easy. For those visiting friends or family attending local colleges, our central Brighton hotel is just 1 mile from the University of Brighton and 2 miles from the famous Brighton Pier.

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Only half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, our Manchester Piccadilly hotel is located conveniently close to a range of exciting leisure activities such as the Manchester Aquatics Centre, home to a huge range of leisure activities that the whole family can enjoy. For an educational trip, the Museum of Science and Industry is nearby or, if you fancy an adrenaline fuelled day, why not brave the Vertical Chill Ice Wall? Alternatively, theatre lovers will be spoiled for choice with the MEN Arena and shoppers will love the famous Arndale Centre. 

If you’re in search of a holiday spot that blends metropolitan style with a touch of country then Newcastle, on the northwest bank of the River Tyne, might be the perfect option. Book into our Newcastle Central hotel for easy access to shops, the local football stadium and Beamish Open Air Museum, and both the train station and airport are less than 10 miles away. The Newcastle Whitemare Pool Hotel is only 4 miles from Gateshead International Stadium and you may find our Newcastle Airport hotel a convenient option if you’re enjoying a city break while you are working.

As well as a big choice of locations, city breaks in the UK also offer a great choice of activities and things to do; most cities have a thriving nightlife too, so the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down.