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City Break Essentials

With the summer holidays in full swing, a break away to a new city can be a great way to explore the local culture and history. Whether you’re a history buff taking in the museums and monuments of a new city or looking for a fun evening exploring some new bars and restaurants, a city break has something for everyone to enjoy.

Take a look at our guide to the essentials for any city break, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card

Pack Your Bags!

When travelling anywhere, it’s important you have the right bag to carry all your essentials, from clothes to toiletries. But who says you can’t carry your belongings in style? A weekend bag like the chic U.S. POLO ASSN style from TK Maxx has enough space to carry everything you need for any city weekend getaway and look fashionable whilst doing so.

U.S. POLO ASSN Navy Weekend Bag, £29.99 at TK Maxx.


Pamper Yourself

Just because you’re not at home doesn’t mean you can’t still pamper yourself. Taking time for yourself in a relaxing hotel room can be a great way to unwind after a long day exploring the city. The Molton Brown Travel Bodycare Set from John Lewis is a great way to easily carry the luxurious bodycare essentials you’ll need during your getaway. Including body washes and lotions, this set also comes with a handy travel bag so you don’t have to worry about any spills!

Molton Brown The Exquisite Escapist Mini Travel Bag Bodycare Gift Set, £28.00 at John Lewis.


Get Your City Wardrobe Ready

Cities are often known for their very stylish residents, so take the opportunity to look your best when exploring on your city break. No matter your style, dressing stylishly and comfortably can help boost your confidence and make your city break that bit more special.  A patterned shirt, like the resort shirt from H&M, is a great statement piece, that men and women can style in a variety of ways, meaning even the most well-dressed city resident will be jealous of your look.

Patterned Resort Shirt, £9.99 at H&M.


Savour The Moment

City breaks can be full of memorable moments that you will savour for years to come. Photos can be a great way to remember these moments and share with loved ones. If you’re looking for a more retro way to take photos, a Fujifilm Instax Mini11 camera from Boots allows you to take polaroids. The photos are instantly printed, meaning you can enjoy your photos within minutes of taking them.

Fujifilm Instax Mini11 camera white, £69.99 at Boots.


Know Your Way!

Exploring a new city can be daunting, especially given the number of different things you can do there. However, with a little planning, you can easily curate the perfect city getaway. A city guidebook is a fantastic way to find unusual things to do in a city and plan your way around. A London guidebook from WHSmith offers a seasonal guide to the most Instagrammable places in London, allowing you to get the perfect picture no matter the time of year.

Pretty Little London: A Seasonal Guide to the City’s Most Instagrammable Places, £16.99 at WHSmith.