city break

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The UK boasts numerous city destinations that make for an exciting trip and are easily accessed from DFDS routes. It’s to be said that few cities in the world compare to London, and with so much to experience, it can be difficult to squeeze the entire capital in to just one short break.

So we’ve broken things down to highlight some of the hot spots of London and their ‘must see’ attractions, allowing you to make the best of the capital during your next visit to the UK. Our picks include Notting Hill, Covent Garden and Greenwich – each location offering something a little different to the other, with enough to fill an itinerary whether for a long weekend or a one night stay.

Notting Hill is famous for two things; the film of the same name featuring lovable British actor, Hugh Grant, and the world’s largest street festival – the colourful Notting Hill Carnival. Over on our Guide to Notting Hill , we’ve dug a little deeper to bring you some of the authentic charm the locals know and love, whether you’re into food, culture, or both.

Slightly distant from the carnival vibe, but still with a unique and warm atmosphere is Covent Garden. Possibly one of London’s more best shopping areas, Covent Garden features everything from market stalls to high-end boutiques. Throughout the whole of Covent Garden, street theatre is ever present and almost takes on a life of its own, bringing an incomparable charm to this famous destination. In our Guide to Covent Garden , we’ve also list some of the best places to stay.

Finally, Greenwich is a hub of culture and aesthetic architecture, complete with breath taking views, a World Heritage Site and numerous attractions. Take a look through each of our dedicated pages to find out more about where to stay, where to eat, and what to see and do.

The unique makeup of the British Isles means there are four capital cities to visit, Cardiff in Wales, Edinburgh in Scotland, Belfast in Northern Ireland, and of course London in England. Each one is deserving of a visit, whether you’re looking for somewhere packed with history or a modern metropolis with bars, restaurants and shops aplenty. Cardiff, Edinburgh and London are no more than a few hours away from either Dover or Newcastle on the UK’s excellent motorway network, with London less than two hours from Dover or Newhaven. Belfast is easily accessed from our Newcastle port. Simply drive to Cairnryan and take the ferry to Belfast with our partner, Stena Line.

The UK has many great cities, and despite the island’s relatively small size, there’s a lot of variety on offer. For music lovers, Liverpool is a must, or if you’re looking for a more relaxing retreat, then a spa town such as Bath or Harrogate could be perfect for you. History lovers will enjoy ancient towns such as York or the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and shopping enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in modern cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Whether you have a whole week to experience all that the UK has to offer, or you’re driving over for just a few days, there’s something for you to enjoy.

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Notting Hill

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Covent Garden

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Greenwich

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