Experience England like never before, from London to the Lake District, Afternoon Tea to Brighton-on-sea. Buckle up and prepare for the best of Britain!
Visit the Chapel where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed
While the world waits for the marriage of Meghan and Harry, life carries on in the picturesque town of Windsor. Chosen as the destination for the Royal nuptials, the 14th Century St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is as regal as one would expect.
Visit Brighton Beach
Although Britain is not famed for its beach-friendly climate, that does not mean that the country lacks beautiful beaches. On the south coast of England, lies Brighton, a seaside resort town that has been a top holiday destination for Brits dating back centuries. Fall in love with the quirky cobbled beach, fun-filled pier and fish and chip shops.
Shop at famous Harrods
Set in the heart of Knightsbridge, the world famous luxury department store is not to be missed. Marvel at the wonders of the legendry food hall, which has recently had an Art Deco renovation. Oh, and don’t forget to swing by Ladurée for a macaroon or two.
Take a day trip to Oxford
Walk the cobbled streets that are home to the oldest university in the English speaking world, when you arrive in Oxford. With graduates ranging from world famous physicist Stephen Hawking, to Irish poet and playright Oscar Wilde, marvel at the beautiful architecture.
Travel back in time on a London Gin Distillery tour
The City of London has a rich Gin history. During the Gin Craze in the 18th century there was a gin distillery or gin shop in every street in the city benefiting from the spices and citrus fruits coming in to the port of London. Why not visit the first Gin distillery to return to London in 200 years, and see (and taste) where it all began.
Climb The O2 at night
Get your blood pumping and experience the climb of your life, as you take on the challenge to scale one of the most famous icons in London; the O2. We promise that this urban mountaineering mission is worthwhile, and you’ll agree when you see the capital’s magnificent cityscape – a view that’s even more breath-taking lit up at night.
Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea
Great Britain may not be known for its good weather, but it is known for its world class Afternoon Tea culture. It’s worth trying out this culinary ritual in an opulent setting so you can truly feel like a 19th century Duchess or Duke. Head to Jumeirah Carlton Tower to experience Afternoon Tea in the Chinoiserie lounge with sweets crafted by top pastry chef Lyece Major, whilst listening to the magnificent sounds of its resident harpist.
Dance at a Ceilidh in Scotland
You’ve not experienced Scotland until you’ve witnessed a traditional Ceilidh in the highlands. A spectacle dating back hundreds of years, Gaelic music and dancing is encouraged during a Ceilidh and tartan is mandatory. Keep an eye out for when the Haggis is served, and who knows, you may even end up experiencing a Highland fling!
Fall in love with the Lake District
Chosen as the setting for Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and inspiration for the great works of poet William Wordsworth, there is no natural beauty quite like the Lake District. This National Park is situated in the north west of England and offers postcard perfect panoramas, not to forget quaint countryside inns and traditional English pubs. The proof is in the pudding…15 million visitors a year can’t be wrong!
Indulge in a Book and Brunch
If there’s one thing that’s trending in the UK at the moment, it’s brunch. Going out for late morning meals with friends has never been so popular, and thanks to more and more Instagrammable foodie joints, this ritual is now celebrated. Lowndes Bar & Kitchen in Belgravia not only serves the most Instagrammable dishes in Chelsea, but on Sundays your Book and Brunch set menu comes with a brand new paperback specially selected by local retailer Belgravia Books.
Thanks to Visit Britain, you can find more things to do in England this year at www.visitbritain.com