The best attractions in South East England

The best attractions in South East England

South East England, the area around London, is probably the most visited place in the United Kingdom. People flock to South East England not only because of the proximity of the UK capital city - the region has many things to recommend it without even taking a glance at London. As the most populated area of the UK, the south-east has lots of historical towns and cities, and the landscape is also varied and perfect for walks or hikes. Each county in the south-east region has its own particula... [ read more ]

The best university towns in the UK

The best university towns in the UK

The universities of the United Kingdom are famous all over the world for the excellent education they provide, but it's not just that. There's something about British universities that makes them alluring, be it their age (some of them are more than 8 centuries old!) or their mysterious atmosphere - after all, who can resist all those medieval - 19th century buildings? Even if you're past the age of university, there's much to see in some of the best university towns in theĀ  UK, not only be... [ read more ]

The greatest prehistoric sites in the UK

The greatest prehistoric sites in the UK

Britain's got a very long history, and the huge luck of having more than the average number of prehistoric sites to show for it. While in other countries such sites have been neglected or destroyed, in Britain they are a source of national pride (and a magnet for tourists). If you like all manners of historical/mystical/mysterious places that can make you reflect a bit, then you should visit some of these interesting sites. Stonehenge is known by all, but there are more prehistoric sites to ... [ read more ]

Best attractions in Edinburgh

Best attractions in Edinburgh

Ask anyone in Scotland, and they'll tell you (perhaps not in the exact same words) that Edinburgh is the jewel of Scotland. Don't be put off by its nickname, Auld Reekie, although the old town with its smoky chimneys certainly deserved it in the past. Today, Edinburgh is an labyrinthine city with tall, majestic buildings that bear their age well, impressive monuments and a pleasant mix of old and new that never overpowers a first time visitor. Discover the mysteries of the Scottish capital with ... [ read more ]

London shopping guide

London shopping guide

London is a paradise for shoppers, there's no denying that. If you're a fan of fashion, then you have probably heard of the many delights that London has to offer. But in addition to high-end fashion stores, there is a lot more to be found in the British capital. From tiny vintage shops where you can find some true gems if you have the patience, to looming department stores and casual little markets, London has it all, and it's only a question of time and money whether you find what you were... [ read more ]

The most interesting dockyards in the UK

The most interesting dockyards in the UK

There are many interesting places in British city that have a flavor of their own, and dockyards are one of these places. In the past for building and repairing ships, so there were the center of activity in any port town. Nowadays, when ships are built in high tech-shipyards, the dockyards or yore have a different purpose. Some of them have been demolished, but some are now historical tourist attractions were you can catch a glimpse of Britain's past as the queen of the oceans. If you want to s... [ read more ]

The best food festivals in Britain

The best food festivals in Britain

When the weather in the UK starts to warm up, everyone knows that it's the beginning of food festival season. Traditional British food is starting to leave behind its reputation of being a bit heavy on calories, and foodies might notice more and more nouvelle cuisine influences even in the oldest recipes of yore. When you want a great day out peppered with the most enticing flavors and aromas of British cuisine, check if there's a food festival near you. So here are some of the best food festiva... [ read more ]