Last-minute escapes from the UK

Cheap weekend getaway? Here are our — and our customers’ — picks for a last-minute city break from the UK

There’s still plenty of time to get yourself a low-cost trip to one of hundreds of destinations across Europe. Whether you want a city break, a lazy few days on the beach, one last party, a spot of culture — or all of the above! — check out our cheap last-minute flights and deals, and take a break for less than the cost of two meals at the airport!

Check out underground Prague

Blonde girl with hat and backback near famous astronomical clock in PragueIf it’s your first time in Prague, you’ll want to tick off the classic sights like the famous astronomical clock — Shutterstock

Prague is almost the quintessential city break destination. Only a couple of hours from the UK with cheap flights from almost every major airport (and quite a few less major ones!) it’s affordable, friendly, beautiful, and lively.

If it’s your first time, you’ll want to tick off the classic sights: the Old Town Square with its ancient astronomical clock; Charles Bridge for views of the Vltava river and the wooded hills rising from its banks; Malá Strana, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral with their tumbling cobbled alleyways; Wenceslas Square, site of forment, protest, and revolution across the centuries.

But be on the lookout for other, lesser-known distractions too. Head up Petřín hill to its tower, observatory, gardens and mirror maze (fun for all ages, trust me!), have a beer in the bright autumn sunlight over on Letná hill, or investigate one of the more curious museums, those dedicated to subjects as diverse and puppets, Communism, torture or sex. Prague has something — and often more than something — for everyone!