If you’re still itching to get some travel in then don’t worry about having to head too far; there are plenty of spots right on our doorstep! From the foodie hub of the north to the seaside city that just about has it all, here’s where we’re going to be spending our Autumn.

By Astrid Carter, The Handbook.


Where to stay: The University Arm is without a doubt the chicest hotel in the city thanks to its John Simpson-designed breathtaking architecture and Martin Brudnizki-styled interiors.

The £80m transformation of the one-time coaching inn has been a key investment in an attempt to make Cambridge cool, and now boast 189 bedrooms and suites, a serious amount of marble, stunning rooms and to die for bathrooms.

Brudnizki’s work can often teeter on the edge of OTT but this place is nothing but sheer elegance.

Right now, they have a brilliant late summer offer worth snapping up. Book a stay between the 14th August and 4th September (offer now ended) and receive the Ultimate Upgrade – choose between upgrades like complimentary Saffron Grange Sparkling Wine; an Aromatherapy Associates gift set and bottle of wine; beauty treatments for two; and private walking tours. Make sure you book before 11th August to reap all of the benefits.