Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DX
Why aye man! When you want a city break that's full of culture and history, but with dazzling nightlife too, you want to be in Newcastle.
Newcastle offers some of Britain's most iconic landmarks, including the magnificent Tyne Bridge and the iconic Angel of the North, which alone would make a visit here worthwhile. But that's not all; you'll find intense retail therapy available at the vast Metro Centre, plus another 150 stores at the stunning Eldon Square. If your thoughts turn to culture, you'll find all the contemporary art you could ever imagine at The Baltic; while the ancient wonders of Hadrian's Wall and the city's Roman past are always close to hand.
The city's Theatre Royal, Metro Radio Arena and 02 Academy play host to all the high drama and hit pop acts you could ever want - and they're just some of the many theatres and music venues you'll find here. Above all, Newcastle is a city that likes to party, so if you want to dance the night away before getting a great night's sleep at Mal, you might want to try Tokyo or Madam Koos, or even a hidden gem like The Tyne and Cluny in Ouseburn. You'll also find that your boat's come in if you're just out for laughs, thanks to great comedy clubs including The Stand and Hyena.