16A Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Promising the tastiest cocktails in town, the wide range of delicious looking drinks are elegantly printed within old hardback books and served in teacups. Sit back in the little nooks and crannies or dance to the weekend DJs.
21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN
This tea and coffee house is famous for inspiring Harry Potter's J.K.Rowling - she wrote an early novel whilst sitting in the back room, overlooking Edinburgh Castle. What to eat? Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, of course!
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
In a city brimming with history, it's always nice to explore something a little more contemporary. Say hello to the home of modern art in a truly beautiful setting, with gorgeous parklands brimming with sculptures. Walk there along The Waters of Leith and enjoy al fresco dining in the Cafe to finish.
6-8 St. Helen's Square, York, YO1 8QP
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms transport you back in time with waitresses serving afternoon tea in frilly aprons and matching hats. Scones with clotted cream, anyone..?
Evil Eye Lounge
42 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
Set on one of the many cobbled high streets of York is this fantastic cocktail bar. Eclectic interiors are the background to a myriad of magical ingredients for drinks that are adapted just for you.
York City Walls
Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, Y01 FR
No trip to York is complete without a walk round the historic Wall, with its glorious views across the city. Start your tour at the Museum Gardens and allow about 2 hours for this lovely tour - don't forget to pack your comfortable shoes!
Teacup on Thomas Street
55 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA
Fast becoming a firm favourite amongst the town's fashionistas, this is the sweetest place to drop your shopping bags and enjoy the outside seating and beautiful rainbow battenberg cake.
Shopping in the Northern Quarter
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
This is our go-to vintage store, housing a truly lovely, handpicked range of vintage pieces. Alexa Chung is one cool customer, and for bargain hunters, the £1 rail is legendary!
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
Located just next to Oxford Road station is this fantastic cinema - which also houses art galleries, a bar, cafe and bookshop. Phew! We make a night of it with the restaurant's Prosecco cocktails.
65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
Time for tea? Head here for sandwiches, soups and nibbles accompanied by the most comprehensive tea list we've seen on our travels. This special spot doubles up as a bar and also hosts art, vintage markets, music and club nights. A chocolate, creative writing or booking club anyone? They had us at "hello".
4-5 WOLSTENHOLME Square, Liverpool, l1 4JJ
For gigs (and the wooden hexagonal dancefloor), this intimate venue has just set up a roof terrece for summer. The new place to eat and drink or attend fairs, workshops and film screenings, this is one to watch, we think.
School lANE, lIVERPOOL, l1 3bx
The oldest Grade 1 listed building in Liverpool, this creative hub is also one of the most beautiful. Inside there are four galleries to admire, before rounding off your trip enjoying cofffee and cake in the garden and taking a peek at the eclectic independent retailers who seller their wares on the courtyard.
82-85 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, b5 6DY
Just 5 minutes walk from the Bullring is this warehouse filled to the rafters with brilliant (and brilliantly affordable) vintage. Look out out for the big yellow store - we dare you to leave empty handed...
CANNON HILL PARK
RUSSELL ROAD, MOSELEY, B13 8RD
A short bus ride from the centre of town, you'll feel miles away from the bright lights of the city when you reach the park's lakes and pools. A bike ride alongside the River Rea is a truly lovely way to while away a Sunday afternoon.
38A Paradise Street, Birmingham, B1 2AJ
This new boutiques hairdresser is the place for your new look (and the source of many a dip-dye for the city's trend-setters). Tucked away just 10 minutes from New Street station, we love hairdresswe extraordinaire Lily, but look oit for Venus and Phooey, the salon's two pampered pooches!
50 Pingle Drive, Bicester, OX26 6WD
Just 25 minutes outside Oxford is what can only be described as outlet shopping heaven. Find that dreamy designer piece for just a snip of the original price, and once you've started to indulge, don't stop without an Italian ice-cream from Amorino!
The Duke of Cambridge
5-6 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP
You'll find this super-chic cocktail bar in the bohemian district of Jericho - we tend to pop in during happy hour when cocktails are at a suitably happy price! Sweet tooth? The Black Forest Martini is a delicious treat.
St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DP
The inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is the perfect place to enjoy a summer picnic. We recommend the pub Head of the River on St. Aldate's to while away an afternoon on the gorgeous terrace.
dRink, shoP, do
9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX
Tucked away just 2 minutes behind King¹s Cross Station, is this shop, café and bar all rolled into one. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea to the backdrop of the vintage inspired interiors, and when it turns cocktail o¹clock, don your glad rags and enjoy dancing until dawn.
The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
How much do we love Somerset House? Let us count the ways. A hive of fashion, film, music and culture, dart between water fountains in the courtyard during summer and try skating on their ice rink for festive fun in winter.
BatteRsea CaR Boot sale
Battersea Park School, Battersea Park Road, SW11 5AP
Championed as the best car boot sale in London, we're big fans of the fact this particular one starts at 1.30pm! Priced at just 50p entry, it¹s the perfect location for a Sunday stroll down the Thames afterwards.
THE PUMPING STATION
Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TT
Say hello to rummaging heaven! The Pumping Station is a Victorian treasure-trove packed to the rafters with antiques and collectibles. There's also a cafe inside when you need a quick pit-stop after all that retail therapy.
City Centre, Cardiff, CF10 3DX
The size of no less than 75 football pitches, Bute Park is a beautiful and leafy haven for an afternoon stroll. Rest your weary feet at the Summerhouse opposite the Millennium Footbridge for delicious homemade meals on the outside terrace.
213 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JD
This quirky little place serves delectable vegetarian food from around the globe. If you're feeling decadent, look no further than the Rose & Chocolate Torte accompanied by a Pink Coconut Mojito - oh, and did we mention the fairy lights and mirror ball at the back?
Bill's Cafe, Restaurant and Store
The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YE
A bustling cafe for colourful food, we go in the evening for twinkling candles and stay for the Hedgerow fizz - a sparkling wine with an elderflower and blackberry twist.
START AT BOND ST, Brighton BN1 1RD.
A trip to Brighton is not complete without a trip down the Laines... And its 300 shops, 37 cafes and 22 pubs! Don't go home without paying a visit to Hope & Harlequin for heavenly designer vintage or To Be Worn Again for 60s mini-dresses.
myhotel Brighton, 17 Jubilee Street, BN1 1GE.
Want to impress? Merkaba located within MyHotel will definitely do the trick. Expect curved walls, a 10 metre gold bar and truly outstanding cocktails - oh, and did we mention it's been featured in Vogue too...?