The best UK city breaks for couples.


Dylan Mitchell

If you and your partner are looking for a fabulous weekend away, you certainly have plenty of options in the UK. Not only do you have to think about which city you’re going to, but you also have to decide on the type of city break you want. Fortunately, at tastecard, we know a thing or two about city breaks so check out our list of the best UK city breaks for couples.

Best UK city breaks for couples.

All over the UK are beautiful cities just begging for you to explore them. And, with a tastecard subscription, you can make major savings on days out in the UK’s biggest and best cities. Here’s our list of what we believe to be the best UK city breaks for couples, so check them out if you’re planning a weekend away!

  • Bath

  • Edinburgh

  • York

  • Cambridge

  • London

  • Bristol


Nestled in the rolling countryside of southwest England, Bath is a city steeped in history and romance. Famous for its Roman-built baths, elegant Georgian architecture, and thermal springs, it offers a wonderful atmosphere and experience for couples on a weekend break. Before heading on a romantic stroll through the city’s many wonderful landmarks, head to Café Rouge for a delicious breakfast and 2 for 1 savings with your tastecard membership.

Bath has a beautiful arrangement of vintage cobbled streets that lead up to Bath Abbey, a church that has proudly stood since the 1600s. Once you’ve wandered the grounds and taken in the history, head to Bare Grills for a wholesome, meaty meal for two before finishing the night off at the Theatre Royal for a night of high-quality entertainment. With its quaint tea rooms, boutique shops, and picturesque parks, Bath provides an idyllic escape for couples looking for a weekend getaway. Plus, with tastecard, you can experience a range of restaurant deals in Bath.


At tastecard, we love Edinburgh! It’s why we have such an exciting range of Edinburgh restaurant deals for tastecard members. The city has so much to offer with a wonderful blend of mediaeval charm and cosmopolitan energy. We’d recommend couples have a wander through the historic Old Town where you’ll find Edinburgh Castle. At the foot of the castle, you’ll find the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market which is a great way of spending some time. Afterwards, head just around the corner to Zucca, which is a delightful Italian restaurant. What’s more romantic than Italian?

Once you’ve filled up on pasta and wine, head back to The Royal Mile which features a variety of shops, cafes, and street performers that add to the city's vibrant atmosphere. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively cultural scene, Edinburgh provides a perfect getaway for couples, so don’t forget to download the tastecard app to find deals while you’re in the city.


York is another fantastic area of the UK that demands your attention. With its mediaeval walls, Gothic architecture, and romantic atmosphere, York is one of the best UK city breaks for couples. Before dining and making use of the many restaurant deals in York, walk along the charming streets and take in the stunning York Minster, which is one of Europe's most magnificent cathedrals. Not sure where to eat? We recommend Manahatta for a taste of everything American. With your tastecard membership, you can get 2 for 1 on your bill, so consider it for a lovely meal for two.

Afterwards, explore the Shambles, which is a narrow cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings that create an enchanting old-timey atmosphere. Then, once you’re done there, you can enjoy a romantic boat trip on the River Ouse, providing a unique perspective of the city's landmarks.

Cambridge, UK.


Renowned for its prestigious university, Cambridge offers stunning architecture, manicured gardens and peaceful riverside spots. It’s an idyllic location for couples to explore historic landmarks, including King's College and Trinity College, as well as some exquisite chapels and courtyards. Cambridge is also full of wonderful places to grab a bite to eat, whether it’s a snack in the afternoon or a romantic dinner. Carluccio’s is a fabulous Italian restaurant in the shadow of Cambridge University, creating a wonderful view for a memorable evening.

A trip along the River Cam is a must-do Cambridge experience too, which allows couples to relax while gliding past picturesque landmarks. For a touch of culture, catch a show at the Cambridge Arts Theatre or explore the Fitzwilliam Museum's impressive art collection, and finish the night off with tastecard savings at restaurants in Cambridge.


We couldn’t do a list of the best UK city breaks for couples without mentioning London. As one of the world's most iconic cities, London offers an abundance of attractions and experiences. Whether it's strolling through Hyde Park, taking a ride on the London Eye to enjoy panoramic views of the city, or visiting the British Museum, London caters to diverse interests. There is an almost limitless number of amazing attractions in London, and there are just as many beautiful places to eat. By downloading the tastecard app, you can pick up a number of incredible restaurant deals in London, including 50% off food bills and more.

Couples can enjoy a show in the West End's famous theatres or dine at one of the city's many Michelin-starred restaurants. With a tastecard membership, you can save on your bill at a number of restaurants too, even including places like Banu at The Colonnade Hotel. There are many hotel restaurants in London where you can make savings with a tastecard subscription, so consider downloading the app before your travels.

Clifton village in Bristol with Suspension bridge at background


The final stop on our journey around the best UK city breaks for couples takes us to Bristol. Located in southwest England, this beautiful city boasts a vibrant arts scene, rich maritime history, and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that appeals to couples seeking an offbeat city break.

You can visit the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, which offers spectacular views of the Avon Gorge. For a romantic evening, catch a performance at the Bristol Old Vic, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world, and top off the night with a trip around the finest restaurants Bristol has to offer. We rate Cardamom Bay very highly if you’re interested in a fusion of spices. While you’re there, find some 2 for 1 meals in Bristol with your tastecard membership.

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Now you know the best UK city breaks for families, try tastecard and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 or 25% off the total bill, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out. It’s perfect for people that love to dine out and enjoy tourist attractions together.