Six unexpected city breaks to take in 2021

As years go, it’s safe to say 2020 was more than a little unexpected. But with the world poised to open its doors once again, 2021 is the time to seize your suitcase and holiday like you’ve never holidayed before. To get you started, we’ve rounded up our pick of the seven most unexpected city breaks – from hidden hotel gems in your favourite cities to off-the-radar destinations guaranteed to knock your socks off. Take a look and prepare to be inspired.

48 hours in Stockholm

With its mix of functionality, minimalism and culture, Stockholm constantly ranks highly on the list of the world’s coolest capital cities. The vast range of shops, bars, galleries and cafés is continually changing and new places are always popping up to visit. At the same time, the classics live on and attract new generations of visitors year after year. The perfect Stockholm stay is a mixture of old and new, both the familiar and unknown. Here are some tips on places to visit in the Swedish capital on a city break or weekend away.

Secret guide: Porto

Glazed Majolica, panoramas studded with terracotta roofs, restaurants on the river and many (many) flakey ‘pastel de nata’ pastries: the unique personality of Porto will capture you in seconds. The ideal European destination for a long weekend away, here are some of our favourite things to do in this colourful city.

Two days in Copenhagen

Located just 90 minutes away from London is Denmark’s cool capital of Copenhagen. Its sharp design, urban atmosphere and a cosy concoction of cobbled streets, craft studios and industrial bars make the city an ideal destination for city explorers. When you’re here for a weekend visit though, it’s crucial to know the very best spots to check out so we’ve put together a quick guide.

How to spend two days in Singapore

Located on the southern tip of Malaysia, mere hours from Bali, Bangkok and Phuket, Singapore is an ideal stopover before further adventures in Asia. Its vibrant culture is a melting pot of Malay, Indian and Chinese influences and offers an endless variety of experiences for the savvy traveller. If you’re visiting for just a couple of days, skip the tourist traps and see Singapore like a local.