No visit to the UK is complete without a stay in London and the capital makes a great base to explore the rest of the country. You won’t be short on things to do in London as it has a huge range of attractions ranging from the historic to the very modern. It also has excellent transport links connecting the city to the rest of the country. Many of the UK’s iconic sites are in London and if you can you should try to include a trip to the Tower of London, London Bridge, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, Madame Tussauds and Marble Arch. London is also home to some of the world’s greatest museums, a huge array of shops and plenty of green space. London is in fact one of the greenest cities in the world and some of the best parks are Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Holland Park.
In the evenings there are plenty of trendy nightclubs or bars to choose from. Culture vultures might want to catch a musical or even a play in the West End – the British equivalent to America’s Broadway. The city is easily navigated by trains via the underground system but for a more scenic route try a boat ride on the River Thames.
This is one of the UK’s most elegant cities. It is built to grand proportions and has a unique history – even the Romans thought Bath was a worthy travel destination. The main draw is the hot springs which spring naturally from underneath the city. The Romans, 18th century aristocrats and now tourists flock to the city to enjoy the grand architecture and relaxing natural spas.
See the Palladian terraced houses, spacious city squares, UNESCO heritage site Georgian architecture and of course enjoy the therapeutic waters. The city boasts the only natural thermal waters in the country, Thermae Bath Spa offers pools of the rejuvenating waters as well as spa treatments. While here also make sure you squeeze in a visit to the historic Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent and the Pulteney Bridge.
This beautiful and fascinating city is the cultural capital of the north. Every year it plays host to many unique and exciting festivals including the Edinburgh Festival, the Edinburgh Tattoo and the most famous New Year’s Eve Parties in the world – hogmany.