Last Minute City Breaks in the UK - Our Top 6 Staycations Ideas

Last Minute City Breaks in the UK - Our Top 6 Staycations Ideas

Last Minute City Breaks in the UK - Our Top 6 Staycations Ideas

If you too have been unsure what to do in the summer holidays this year and left your travel plans until the last minute, then fear not, we have the perfect selection of last minute city break ideas in the UK for you. It comes as no surprise UK holidays and staycations have seen a boom in demand this year with some destinations being fully booked months in advance, but don't panic! Citybase Apartments still have a few last minute serviced apartments available that are perfect for a memorable staycation in the UK.

Last minute staycation in London

Kids looking at views of London
Views of London - Photo by Fas Khan on Unsplash

A staycation in our vibrant capital is always a good idea. Whether you are travelling with family, friends or as a couple, a last minute city break in London has something to offer all ages. London is the most popular city to visit in the UK. With a vast range of attractions and activities ranging from informative museums to the buzzing London nightlife it really does have the perfect ingredients for a last minute city break. Despite its notoriety of being an expensive city, a trip to London doesn’t have to cost the Earth. There are a wide range of free things to do in London including the many Royal Parks and walking tours.

Citybase Apartments has a great range of serviced apartments in London offering everything from purse friendly studio apartments to large family friendly two or three bedroom apartments. This summer London Native Hyde Park is a great choice. Set in a fantastic location close to Paddington Station and Hyde Park, they provide the perfect base for exploring the capital. 

Aparthotel with Contemporary bedroom
Native Hyde Park Apartments have sleek and modern interiors

These popular London apartments have sleek modern interiors and are well equipped with good kitchen facilities, ideal for those who like the flexibly of self-catering and eating in your apartment. The shoppers' Mecca; Oxford Street is only a 15 minute walk away and there are a great range of bars, restaurants and cafes surrounding the apartment.

Vibrant city break in Manchester

Manchester city centre with tram
Manchester City Centre - Photo by Mangopear creative on Unsplash

This diverse northern city is renowned for its entertainment venues, iconic music scene and sporting achievements. A last minute city break in Manchester is a great option, particularly for those visiting as a couple or with friends. Manchester has a great range of bars, restaurants, clubs, and of course late night takeaways – all the key elements you need for a memorable night out!

A staycation in Manchester also has a lot to offer younger visitors with attractions like the Sealife Centre and the National Football Museum; all ages from toddlers to teens will be happy. For more ideas check out our guide to family friendly Manchester.

Serviced apartments in Manchester offer flexibility, comfort and convenience. Citysuites Aparthotel Manchester is a great choice and still has some last minute availability over the summer. Located in the heart of Manchester these inviting apartments are tastefully decorated and have comfortable furnishings. All the apartments have built in air conditioning and decent kitchen facilities including a cooker, microwave, dishwasher and a coffee machine (perfect for that morning brew before you start the day!). They also have the added benefit of having an onsite gym, swimming pool, hot tub, bar and restaurant. A range of apartment sizes are available making them a great choice for everyone from solo travellers to families.

Citysuites Aparthotel Manchester
Citysuites Aparthotel Manchester offer a calm base in the centre of the city


Scottish staycation in Glasgow

Glasgow and the River Clyde
The River Clyde running through Glasgow - Photo by Adam Marikar on Unsplash

How about venturing north of the border to Scotland for a last minute city break in Glasgow? A Staycation in Glasgow promises striking architecture, fascinating museums, and a buzzing nightlife. For those visiting as a couple or with friends there is a great gastro scene with some fantastic bars and restaurants in the city. You can find some of our favourite places to eat in Glasgow here

Glasgow has numerous sights and attractions ideal for families too. From the many green parks and play areas across the city to the impressive Glasgow Science Centre there is plenty to keep younger visitors entertained. Even those hard-to-please teens will find it difficult to complain with the range of adrenaline filled activities available at Play Port. Check out 12 attractions in Glasgow you must see for more great family friendly ideas in and around the city.

Premier Suites Plus Glasgow still has some availability over the summer and is in a fantastic location in the centre of the city overlooking George Square. Some of Glasgow’s best shopping streets are a mere stone's throw away and there’s a great range of cafes, bars and restaurants in the vicinity. These serviced apartments in Glasgow are well equipped with all the modern conveniences you need after a busy day exploring, including a flat screen TV, a Nespresso Coffee machine and a welcome pack. All the apartments have a relaxing living space and separate bedroom area ensuring you get a great night’s sleep.

Premier Suites Glasgow Apartments
Premier Suites Glasgow are well equipped with all modern cons


Historic City break in York

York with views of York Minster in the background
The pretty Medieval City of York - Photo by Karl Moran on Unsplash

The Medieval city of York has all the elements needed for a great family staycation in the UK. This quaint and scenic city has pretty café lined cobbled streets, the impressive York Minster, and even a Viking Museum. Adults and children alike will enjoy walking along the ancient city walls, spotting sights as you go. You can even enjoy a boat ride on the River Ouse or frequent one of the many bars or restaurants on the waterfront. Take a look at staycation in York for all the family for more ideas.  

For a city break in York Roomzzz Aprathotel York is an excellent choice. Providing stylish and contemporary accommodation, these serviced apartments are well equipped with everything you need for a memorable staycation in York. Situated on the riverside this aparthotel is only a short walk from York city centre and the abundance of shops, cafes and bars it offers. York Railway Station is less than a twenty minute walk away and on site there is a fitness centre, deli shop, café and parking is available at an additional cost.

Roomzzz York
Roomzz Aparthotel in York provide stylish accommodation in the city


Seaside Staycation in Brighton

Sandy beach and Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier has been attracting visitors since 1899 -  Photo by Ben Guerin on Unsplash

For a truly British staycation you can’t beat a trip to the seaside. Boho Brighton has everything you’d expect from a British seaside holiday resort and much more! Sandy beaches, an historic pier, a fun fair and the iconic Royal Pavilion all combine to make Brighton the terrific setting for a family staycation. Brighton is a colourful creative town which a great range of independent shops, cafes and boutiques. Enjoy coffee and cake from one of the many artisan coffee shops or stroll along the promenade taking in the sea views. Brighton boasts a range of attractions for all ages including the Sea Life centre, theme parks, Brighton Toy and Model museum and the British Airways i360 which provides unparalleled views of the striking Sussex coast. It also makes a great destination for group trips; read our guide on a group holiday to Brighton here.

Queens Hotel Apartments in Brighton are in an enviable location overlooking Brighton Beach. Studio and one bedroom apartments are available, all well equipped with a kitchenette and cooking facilities. Housekeeping is provided daily and guests can enjoy the onsite fitness centre, swimming pool and sauna. These serviced apartments in Brighton are only a wander away from the famous Brighton Pier and also the Lanes area which has a great array of upmarket restaurants, traditional pubs and trendy bars.

Queens Hotel Apartments in Brighton
Queens Hotel Apartments in Brighton are in an enviable location adjacent to the beach


Legendary city break in Liverpool

Liverpool architecture
Striking architecture in Liverpool - Photo by Atanas Paskalev on Unsplash

Culture vultures will love a last minute city break in Liverpool. This energetic city is set on the River Mersey and has a great range of sights and attractions. Find out about Liverpool’s seafaring history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, walk in the footsteps of the fab four and visit the Cavern Club - the first place the record breaking band The Beatles performed. Or head down to the Albert Dock to peruse the array of museums and galleries. Liverpool is renowned for its night life and it has a variety of entertainment venues. As well as top rated restaurants, classic pubs and swanky bars offering everything from bottomless brunch to Bongo bingo! Another plus point to Liverpool is that it is a relatively small city and easy to explore on foot. 

For a last minute staycation in Liverpool check out Staycity Liverpool Waterfront apartments. This chic aparthotel in Liverpool is situated close to the vivacious waterfront area and offers a range of shops, bars and cafes nearby. A range of apartment sizes are available with all combining a lounge area with contemporary furnishings, well equipped kitchen or kitchenettes, restful beds and high speed internet access. Guests can also enjoy an on-site gym, café-bar and 24 hour reception.

Staycity Liverpool Waterfront Apartments
The bright and airy Staycity Liverpool Waterfront Apartments

We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to staycations in the UK. From colourful seaside resorts to chic city breaks there is something for every taste and budget. Citybase Apartments still has a collection of last minute city breaks in the UK available so get in touch today and our friendly team will help you plan the perfect summer staycation. For more information check out 11 reasons why you should stay in a Citybase Apartment.


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