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25th Dec 2018

3 city breaks we’re already planning to go on in the new year

Amy Nolan

3 city breaks we're already planning to go on in the new year

A trip to any of these cities would be a lovely thing to look forward to in 2019.

Is it just us, or after Christmas and New Year, does anyone else feel they’d love something to look forward to? It’s always nice to have a little break away planned to keep us focused and motivated as we move into the new year and if you’re accumulating a little chrimbo mula, why not put it towards a city break?

Sure, you could go a bit mad in the Stephen’s Day sales, but a decent trip away will far outweigh the ten half price tops you got in River Island that you only half love.

Money spent on making memories always trumps material goods in our books and (to get a little philosophical) as Bruce Chatwin said:

“Travel doesn’t merely broaden the mind. It makes the mind.”

Without further ado, here are our three top picks for some city break inspo:

1) Prague

Jade Hayden here at Her, has me totally inspired to visit Prague. The capital city of the Czech Republic looks absolutely stunning and in her round-up of things to do in the city Jade says:

“Listen, I don’t want to be dramatic, but I found myself in Prague. I did.

I went by myself, it was my first ever solo holiday, and it was legitimately the best trip I’ve ever taken.”

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I mean, SOLD!

In her piece, she spoke about a free walking tour you can do, the scenic Jewish quarter, Strahov Monastery and the bizarre Kafka exhibitions (which I feel could be right up my street). She also gave restaurant recommendations:

“If you go during the summer or autumn, grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants overlooking the Vltava river once it’s dark out and people watch until you’re sick of looking at other human beings.”

And I’m just so eager to book after reading it.

2) London

Once you’ve got then London bug, the limit does not exist in terms of how many times you want to visit. I’d consider myself a fairly seasoned London traveller and to be honest, there’s always new gems to check out.

Whether it’s getting breakfast in the Cereal killer Café, grabbing a drink in London’s oldest wine bar, or visiting a quirky museum, I always have the best time in London and make really fond memories.

3) Amsterdam 

This is a city that I’ve always wanted to visit, but just haven’t gotten around to yet. Everyone who visits the Netherlands’ capital talks about how idyllic it is and I have to see it for myself in 2019 (plus, I need that basic b*tch picture in front of a canal).

Particularly now that Anne Frank’s house has been renovated, 2019 seems like a good time to go. I also really want to see the Modern Contemporary Museum, which features work by the likes of graffiti artist Banksy and Andy Warhol.

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@dharmaruha makes herself at home in our Roy Lichtenstein 3D installation room. Come & see it for yourself!

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The vintage market in De Pijp also looks class and I just have to sample those chips everyone goes on about!

If you do go on a city break this year, just promise me you won’t put #wanderlust as your caption, I feel it’s a tad overdone!