Fly to Amsterdam from Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds and stay bang central or check out Amsterdam-Oost near Javaplein where you’ll find some of the city’s coolest coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Hotels like Generator Amsterdam, The Manor Amsterdam, Hotel Arena and the niu Fender are all good bets in this area.
Or take a trip to Barcelona. It’s better in September and October when the summer crowds have thinned out a bit. You can pick up a flight + hotel deal from Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds thanks to Confidentials x lastminute.com. There are so many different quarters in Barcelona. Explore the old town, hang out in seafront Barceloneta or discover the hip drinking dens locals love in Sant Antoni.
Rome is another top city break for the autumn. It’s still hot but the scorching days of summer have passed – perfect for sightseeing and strolling. There’s so much to see, from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Not forgetting Rome’s amazing restaurants. Pro Loco Pinciano, Felice a Testaccio, Mirabelle and L’Arcangelo are all worth booking.