London is arguably one of the most frenetic cities in the world. When you visit London, you will have a lot to see, do, and deal with, which can be overwhelming sometimes. The good thing is that even as fast-paced as this city is, you will always get as much headspace as you want by […]
England has an outsized impact on the world, both culturally and historically. Despite only 93,000 square miles throughout all of the United Kingdom (and only 50,000 in England), which would make it only the 12th biggest state in the United States, the island nation has a long and distinct history that is on full display alongside the storied landscapes that have captivated the imagination of poets and scholars for thousands of years.
With so much to see in a relatively small space, you can plan day trips from London to many of the national parks, the nearly 3,000 miles of coastline, or the historic sites that dot the countryside. Few nations on earth are home to as many still readily accessible historical wonders - from the cathedrals and palaces of the Middle Ages to the squat huts and village centers around which people have gathered for centuries. Whether hunting castles on long abandoned estates away from the hustle and bustle of modern life or visiting the tombs and monuments that have withstood dynasties across time, scholars and history buffs alike will find much to enjoy of England's past.
Of course, many travelers visit England for London alone. The city has stood as a beacon of western civilization for more than a millennia. Home to some of the most famous museums, theaters, parks, and monuments in the world, you could easily spend weeks here just sightseeing. Anglophile or jetsetter, England has much to offer on your next vacation.
Anyone who has visited the UK will testify to the number of glorious landmarks that it has to offer. From awe-inspiring monuments to buildings of wonder, the UK is a real haven of architectural and design feats. But, what if things were different? What if Picasso designed London’s Tower Bridge? What if Frank Lloyd Wright, […]
If you’re making your first trip to England, there are certain traditional British foods that you simply must try! Here are our favorite recommendations. 1. Sunday Pub Roast + Yorkshire Pudding One of the highlights of pub food is found on Sunday afternoons throughout England. I’m referring to Sunday Pub Roast, a hearty and filling […]
Drinking beer is one of the great European pastimes. As opposed to the US, it is culturally far more acceptable to enjoy a beer over lunch, even on a working day, and certainly in the afternoon and evenings. In some places, beer is even on the menu for breakfast. If you’re interested in beer, and […]
Whether you have watched a movie with a high-speed car chase through the streets of downtown London, seen a cinematic photograph of Big Ben, or spoken with someone who has traveled to the historic country, chances are you have been counting down the time to visit yourself. London is a very popular tourist destination for […]
We present an introduction to some of the finest breweries in Brighton, Lewes and the surrounding area, as well as Sussex’s favorite ales and the impact of CAMRA. Harveys In the small town of Lewes in Sussex you can find Harveys brewery. Harveys is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex, and has really stood the test of […]
If you’re intrigued by things that go bump in the night then head to Redditch in north-east Worcestershire… will you see anything scary? As our guide will prove, you’ve got more than a ghost of a chance. Are you dead-set on seeing spooky ghosts, ghouls and poltergeists? If so then you should be planning your […]
Whether looking for a bit of a challenge while behind the steering wheel or a jaunt along some stellar scenery, there are a number of roads in the United Kingdom that are ideal for those that love to take a drive. Below is a list of some that are well worth the time to try […]
Undoubtedly, The Smiths were one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever. Their unique new wave sound – the lead vocals of frontman Morrisey coupled with Johnny Marr’s innovative approach to guitar and fantastic riffs – continue to inspire new generations of musicians today. Despite having broken up as a band in the late […]
For a truly lovely day out, the United Kingdom is home to a frankly ridiculous number of beautiful public gardens, so you’re really spoiled for choice. Don’t bother struggling with sand between your toes at the beach, visit a garden instead! Here are five of the best. 1. Coughton Court, Warwickshire Recently celebrating its 600th […]