Things to do in Europe

Discover the very best things to do, places to go and sights to see in Europe’s greatest destinations
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It’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to exploring Europe. Do you head for one of the continent’s cultural capitals – London, Paris or Rome – each steeped in history and flush with museums and galleries, or do you avoid the cities altogether and seek out Europe’s stunning landscapes? Do you aim for a specific cultural experience – a naked lakeside sauna near Stockholm, perhaps, or a game of footie at Milan’s San Siro stadium – or do you just turn up without a plan and see where the continent takes you? Whatever your vibe, we guarantee you’ll find the very best things to do in Europe right here.

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Hotels

Where to stay in Malta

The coastal capital has always been one of Europe’s most beautiful walled cities, full of interesting winding streets and Baroque mansions, yet Mdina, further north, is even more fairytale, with its high bastions and moat. 

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Things to do

The 12 best things to do in Scotland

Scotland is a country famed for its natural beauty – its rolling glens and hills, its windswept western isles and pristine lochs – and while we’re not arguing with any of that, it’s also true that there’s loads more going on than pretty flora and fauna. 

Things to do

The 13 best things to do in Reading

At first glance Reading isn’t a cultural icon; if you spent your teenage years in its vicinity you might still consider the Oracle shopping centre to be the Home Counties equivalent of The Dubai Mall. 

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The Tea Room at The Midland
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Restaurants

11 marvelous places to have afternoon tea in Manchester

Manchester might be well-established as a haven of nightlife, from its rich musical heritage to its modern clubbing meccas. But if you want to head out for an altogether more civilised excursion, then it’s also got heaps of places, from the cute to the cash-splashing, to treat yourself to the ultimate in decadent eating: high tea. 

Museums

The 9 best museums to visit in Oxford

If the city of Oxford is known for anything, it’s providing an education that’s second to none. But you don’t need three years and a student loan to leave Oxford feeling like you’ve learned a thing or two.

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Things to do

The 11 best things to do in Newcastle

If you're travelling from further afield, Newcastle might not be top of your list as a city to visit. But those in the know are already familiar with the idea of Newcastle as one of Britain's best cities. 

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The 21 best bars in Manchester

From delicious dive bars and brilliant boozers to chic cocktail bars with pricey drops and panoramic views, this city has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy. 

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EITW Liverpool
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Things to do

The 9 best museums in Liverpool

Well-known and long-respected for its thriving independent arts and music scene, Liverpool has more recently expanded its museums offer. 

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Restaurants, Tea rooms

The best afternoon teas in Edinburgh

At Edinburgh’s major hotels, afternoon tea gives us all the chance to experience a window into the high life without paying for a suite – or splashing out on a Michelin-starred tasting menu with wine flight. 

Things to do

The 27 best things to do in England

England is enchanting, eccentric and endlessly fascinating. It’s dotted with natural marvels, lush National Parks and rural vistas that are begging to be front and centre on a postcard. 

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