The nation is a mixture of countryside, old villages, industrial cities and of course London. There are lovely villages in the English countryside in the purest Jane Austen style where you can go for a run and the rabbits will follow along behind you. Some of our favorite places are Castle Combe, Stratford and Bibury.
You can spend a few days visiting the English coast exploring beautiful cities like Brighton and Dorset and enjoy spectacular landscapes like the White Cliffs of Dover.
There are cities like Oxford or Cambridge with a great atmosphere where you can experience university spirit and admire the architecture of their colleges. When you visit the libraries you'll feel like you're in a Harry Potter story.
If you are a music-lover or just a Beatle lover, you need to visit Liverpool and experience Beatlemania in a replica of The Cavern, the famous pub where the legendary band started.
Whatever you do in England, make sure you visit a pub, they are everywhere and they are great!
There are cities that you want to return to again and again and London is for sure one of them. It is a lively city with plenty of interesting places, beautiful parks, shops, trendy bars and museums with treasures from around the world. The River Thames flows through the city by the London Bridge, the London Eye and The Palace of Westminster that shines in a golden light at sunset. Be sure to spend some time in Camden Town, Notting Hill, the cool neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton or the canals at Little Venice.
Among the top things to do in London is a mandatory visit to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus and the popular neighborhoods of Camden Town, Notting Hill and Chelsea.
You have to walk along the Thames River to visit the London Eye, to have a panoramic view of the Houses of Parliament and to visit the London Bridge and the Crown jewels at the Tower of London. Be sure to spend some time in the Tate Modern, with a collection of modern art and a stunning view of the city. On the other side of the river you have St. Paul's Cathedral.
Buckingham Palace is another place you must see and of course hang around for the Changing of Guard. You can walk from the Palace to Piccadilly Circus (better seen at night), Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery, Covent Garden and the British Museum. Near this area you find Oxford Street for some shopping and emblematic stores.
Once you finished seeing London's most popular sights, take some time to get to know the different neighborhoods by exploring shops, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. The trendiest neighborhoods in London now are Shoreditch and Hoxton, where you'll find graffiti walls, the cool Geffrye Museum and the Spitalfields Market: a beautiful Victorian Market with plenty of knickknacks.
Another great thing you can do in London is attend a musical show at the West End Theatre, where you can find some of the best productions.
Where to stay in London?
Granted that London is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, you can find cheap luxury hotels in London. It might be hard to be believe but hotel booking offers London do exist! We encourage you to take some time to research what the best hotels in London, UK are. This may take some extra time but at the end of the day it will prove worth it. Research online what the best travel booking website London offerings are. Wander.io offers some of the best hotels in the city at the best rates. You can find the best deals with us and change five childrens lives with your reservation. Avoid getting to the city without a reservation, we always recommend to make online hotels reservations London trip ahead of time.