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Musical extravaganzas, captivating cultural hubs and a right royal occasion are just some of the ways to experience Britain differently in 2023. Here’s why you should grab your bags and get a taste for the latest flavours while seeking out adventure and a slice of the unknown. From hot new openings to fresh takes on British classics, here’s what to look forward to in 2023.

Get into the groove

It’s time for extravagance, glitz and all-out party as Liverpool gets ready to be centre stage for Eurovision’s 67th Song Contest on 13 May. The Liverpool Arena, on the banks of the River Mersey in the heart of the UNESCO City of Music, is now poised to welcome talent from across the continent, and beyond.

For theatrical entertainment, look to Soho Place in London – the West End’s first new venue for more than 50 years. Or bag yourself tickets for Dirty Dancing and Guys and Dolls, which return to the stage at the Dominion Theatre and The Bridge Theatre respectively. For all things cultural head to Manchester’s Factory International – the arts centre is set to burst into life in 2023, bringing contemporary exhibitions, creative workshops and the return of the Manchester International Festival.