Starting with the capital city of London, here you will bear witness to spectacular buildings of great historical significance. At a height of over 96 metres, London’s famous clock tower Big Ben (formally called The Elizabeth Tower), stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. If architectural wonders excite you, then you also need to head to the Baroque masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace, where depending on the timing of your visit, it is possible to witness the customary Changing of the Guard ceremony.
The Tower of London is another famous site where a whole host of attractions await you, including viewing an impressive display of the Crown Jewels. Shoppers will have the joy of places like Oxford Street, Regent Street, Convent Garden and Knightsbridge’s legendary Harrods department store to explore. A trip to the British Museum will bring hours of entertainment, with multiple galleries and special exhibitions hosted throughout the year. Meanwhile, the London Eye gives a great bird’s eye view of this captivating city and enables you to see all the places you’ve been to on foot from a different perspective.
Further afield in the county of Dorset, literature fans can connect with Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy by taking a trip to the picturesque village of Evershot, an area of beauty that features in many of Hardy’s literary works. Likewise, Stratford-upon-Avon - William Shakespeare’s birthplace - also needs to be on the list as it has multiple places of interest including The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the MAD Museum.
If journeying to the New Forest in Hampshire, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu will keep car-enthusiasts occupied and makes a great day out for the whole family. As the most-famous prehistoric monument in Europe, Stonehenge will give insights into life in England 5,000 years ago, while the royal residence Windsor Castle, one of the world’s most famous castles, also has a fascinating history to uncover.