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Best Cities for Mini Break

When we can’t spare the time or budget for a long beach holiday, a mini break in the city can be just what the doctor ordered. Some of the best cities in the world are alive with their own personality and rhythm and it is up to us to soak up as much of one as we can.  A good city break should refresh and stimulate in equal measure – here’s our rundown of the some of the world’s best spots for a city break.


Culture, intoxicating nightlife and glorious sunshine – Miami has all the makings of a memorable summer city break to experience with friends. Besides its famous designer nightclubs and bars, Miami offers more than a prime party location with world class dining and an impressive art district. A 29 acre-museum Park and some 80 plus galleries feature in the latter – making Miami a prime location for many of the world’s top artists and art dealers.


London has a restless energy all its own – brimming with distinctive eateries, boutique shops and lively music and film festivals. Following the 2012 Olympic Games, London is proving more popular than ever with tourists from around the world, with visitors eager to see the Olympic park in the flesh, the stunning shard in all its glory and iconic landmarks such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

For those considering London for their next mini break, staying in one of the capitals many Urban Retreat Apartments will be the icing on the cake. Whether you go to shop, take in a show or see the sights, the luxury apartments at Urban Retreat are helpfully situated in the heart of the vibrant UK capital, providing guests with convenience and class in one great location.


The beautiful and atmospheric Scottish capital attracts millions of tourists each year and upon one view of the city’s warm and inviting landscape, it’s not hard to spot why. With the majesty of the famous Edinburgh castle and other stunning architecture enveloping the city, visitors can’t help but become drawn in by the grand, historical atmosphere. Edinburgh is also home to some of the most luxurious spas in Europe and no shortage of unique and interesting shops – making this humble city the envy of Paris and similar cities in many respects.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is dripping with rich artistic and political history, from the many museums and breathtaking cathedrals to the grand theatres that are home to world-class ballet – ideal for a sophisticated and reflective city break. If the scale of the stunning architecture alone doesn’t blow you away, then being witness to St Petersburg’s beautiful Griboedov canal on a winter night is sure to entice you.

The bustle and energy of a mini break in the city often calls for downtime and a relaxing place to recharge our batteries. With so much distance to cover as we take in the sights, tastes and sounds of a new city, having lush and comfortable lodgings to come back is an important part of our stay.

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