England Travel Guide

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England Highlights

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     Rich in heritage: picturesque countryside, vibrant multicultural towns and cities 

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     It would take years and years to see it all 

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     Infinitely subtle if you know where to look 

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See all 23502 London Tips
  • Tower of London

    London Things to Do

    First thing when visiting the Tower is to hurry up to the Waterloo block where the Crown Jewels are on exhibit. Do it before 09.30 am. to avoid the lines. Visitors are whizzed past the Crowns on a moving walkway. If you are early you can go back and look again if they are real or fakes because that is an often asked question. As I believe what the...

  • The Montague On The Gardens

    London Hotels

    The concierge was fabulous, the hotel very grand, and despite the rooms being small they were...

  • Hard Rock Cafe

    London Restaurants

    The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in Old Park Lane in June 1971, with food normally on the menu at an American Diner with Rock and Roll music playing while you ate. Eric Clapton donated his Fender Guitar so he could reserve a seat at the bar and occasionally rock stars can be seen jamming here. The cafe has a very expensive collection of Rock...



See all 482 Blackpool Tips
  • Tower

    Blackpool Things to Do

    English copying French? Impossible! Let's explain this in "English" version: By the end of the 19th century, the world desperately needed a big tower. Several architects were projecting it worlwide, and in England James Maxwell and Charles Tuke planned an iron tower, with several attractions in it. The French knew, and ordered Eifell to built...

  • Big Blue

    Blackpool Hotels

    Our stay was very nice the hotel was spotless and the breakfast was very good.( Mmmm full English)...

  • Salvation army

    Blackpool Things to Do

    And then, walking without destination across the city, I saw at a small distance a curious building. I approached it and found that it was the Salvation Army's quarters. A nice building, but, more than that, a nice quarter. Everything seems to match a global plan or a specific style. I tried to read about it, and found... nothing, so far. So,...



See all 1763 Manchester Tips
  • Wheel

    Manchester Things to Do

    *Please note Manchester Wheel is no more :-( - I didn't see it on my last trip to Manchester in May 2012* On many Manchester trips I always keep seeing the wheel but never took the opportunity to ride on it. However, on a recent trip, I've decided to take a ride where I was rewarded with amazing views of the city 60m above the ground! I do...

  • Radisson Edwardian Manchester

    Manchester Hotels

    I had a great time there. Stayed due to business 4 nights in the hotel. Staff was great, friendly...

  • Yang Sing

    Manchester Restaurants

    The Yang Sing is a large, very posh Chinese Restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown, and generally regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Europe. I have only eaten here once but it was delicious, definitely an experience I will remember! The staff were also very friendly, suggesting a delicious alternative to an item from the set menu. We had the...



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  • York Minster

    York Things to Do

    The size of York Minister and its architecture are striking. It's over 500 feet wide and has a central tower almost 200 feet high. While you are looking around the Minster bear in mind it took over 250 years to complete and the only tools they had then were simple levers, pulleys and hoists. Many Masons and Carpenters spent their entire working...

  • The Groves

    York Hotels

    The Groves is in a quiet cul-de-sac just outside the gate at Bootham so it’s an easy short walk in...

  • Betty's

    York Restaurants

    Bettys Cafe Tea Room was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner, in 1919. He opened his first Bettys in 1919 in Harrogate and this became very successful! Frederick opened other Bettys branches including York. The Bettys in York was inspired by Frederick's journey on the Queen Mary Cruise, which he took in 1936, and he...



See all 773 Birmingham Tips
  • Cadbury World

    Birmingham Things to Do

    Discover the history of chocolate and see it being made. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about how cocoa beans are grown, how they came to be imported to Europe and made into the chocolate that we know today. There is also a factory shop where visitors can...

  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham

    Birmingham Hotels

    A modern, high rise hotel in the city of Birmingham. We are one of the few hotels in Birmingham that...

  • Balti Triangle Info

    Birmingham Restaurants

    Award winning Chef and friendly, stylish restaurant with food to delight, savour and wish I could get them to franchise in Australia! The Indian migrants were on a winner by giving Brummies an alternative to bland Anglo food. especially after the clubs and pubs closed! The food is exquisite and good value. 5-10pounds. The staff always courteous...



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See all 180 Torquay Tips
  • A Safe Bet

    Torquay Restaurants

    The Harvester chain of restaurants is a well known brand in the UK and offers a family friendly environment.Main courses are predominantly grills with an unlimited salad bar to accompany your meal and the whole concept seems to be extremely popular.I’ve eaten in here a few times and haven’t been disappointed. They must be doing something right...

  • Meadfoot Bay Hotel

    Torquay Hotels

    This is one of the best I've found in the UK. We stayed in the Suite and it was a real spoil. The...

  • Torquay Outer Harbour

    Torquay Things to Do

    Although the Inner Harbour has the most to offer both visitors and locals alike, the Outer Harbour isn’t without interest either.Protected by two piers, the Outer Harbour can accommodate larger boats than the Inner Harbour’s small inshore craft and the Princess Pier is the embarkation point for some of the coastal pleasure cruises. More rewarding...



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  • Oxford University & Colleges

    Oxford Things to Do

    Wadham College is one of the few colleges founded by a woman - Dorothy Wadham -, who used her husband Nicholas's heritage to found the college in 1610, a year after his death, when she was 75 years old! Interestingly, despite being founded by a female, women were not allowed in the college at all, except for the laundress who had to be of "such...

  • Old Bank Hotel

    Oxford Hotels

    Single £150.00 Standard double/twin £165.00 Deluxe double/twin £205.00 Superior deluxe...

  • Eagle & Child

    Oxford Restaurants

    The Pony Yard at the back of the Eagle and Child has been covered over as a restaurant area. This means that The Rabbit Room where the famous Inklings (JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, et al) used to meet together is not now a back parlour, but a recessed area near the bar. It is easily recognisable with photographs and mementos of The Inklings framed on the...


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See all 814 Cambridge Tips
  • Punting

    Cambridge Things to Do

    As I made my way along Magdalene Street, I came across a River with lot's of empty Punt's, and lots of Student's trying to take me Punting for a fee. Sorry.... I wasn't interested, and was on my way, only to find another lot, further on. It looks ok, and the few people I saw being punted looked to be enjoying themselve's. I don't know how much the...

  • Premier Inn Cambridge (A14 J32)

    Cambridge Hotels

    We enjoyed a one-night stay here. The staff is young, pleasant and very efficient, and that includes...

  • The Eagle

    Cambridge Restaurants

    I would recommend the Eagle rather as a place of interest than a pub. Of course, a drink in the RAF bar and a toast to Crick and Watson, the scientists who met here to discuss their progresses in their DNA research. A commemorative plaque to Crick and Watson, who discovered the secret of the human DNA in 1953, is located in one of the bars. The RAF...



See all 207 Bournemouth Tips
  • Beach

    Bournemouth Things to Do

    Of course I knew that Bournemouth was a beach town, but when I went to the beach on my first afternoon in town, it took my breath away for a short moment. I really had not expected such an impressive sight! Bournemouth is located at Poole Bay, a beautiful stretch of sand, 16km long! It runs all the way from Old Harry Rocks in the west to...

  • Best Western The Connaught Hotel...

    Bournemouth Hotels

    Great location being very close to the town centre and beach. Free parking!!! Good food, good booze...

  • Easy access to the beach.

    Bournemouth Transportation

    The cliff lifts which can be found at West Cliff,East Cliff and Fisherman's Walk Cliff only operate between Easter and the end of October.They give you easy access to the beach from the cliff tops.Each car takes 12 passengers and costs £1.20p for each adult,80p per child or £3.80p for a family - 2 adults and up to 3 under 16's.



See all 903 Brighton Tips
  • Royal Pavilion

    Brighton Things to Do

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion should not be missed if you are at Brighton. First, I think we nearly walked the whole way around the Pavilion to find the entry point, some how, we must have missed the sign pointing to the entrance. It was all good though, because we saw all sides of the Pavilion. The outside was impressive, so what would the inside...

  • De Vere Grand Brighton

    Brighton Hotels

    Certainly the best hotel - grand in name and in the old style. Very expensive, particularly if you...

  • This might work by Summer 2008

    Brighton Things to Do

    The team that were behind the 'London eye' are planning to build what they call an 'i-360' structure on the Seafront at Brighton. The design means that a single 'pod' can rise up over Brighton, giving views of up to 25 miles. It will be slightly taller than the London eye.Whilst I think the name is a bit of a gimmick, cashing in on the 'i-pod,...



See all 276 Scarborough Tips
  • Sea front buses

    Scarborough Transportation

    The famous Scarborough open top buses will run from Saturday 5 April in 2014 fromNorth Bay to The Spa. Buses run every day through the summer until at least 6.30pm (later during busy times of year).New for 2014 - pay one way, and your trip back is free. Open top bus tickets are £2 for adults, £1 for children/concessions. Buy a single ticket and use...

  • The Crescent Hotel

    Scarborough Hotels

    The Crescent was our Hotel for this years Rotary Conference. Hote, rooms, staff, food were of the...

  • Scarborough Spa Express

    Scarborough Transportation

    A different way to travel to Scarborough is by vintage steam train and through the summer of 2014 old steam trains will run to the town from Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Wakefield Westgate, Woodlesford, Castleford and York .The trains do not operate every day of the week and the cost is higher than the standard service train but of course this is...



See all 911 Bath Tips
  • Roman Baths

    Bath Things to Do

    I was wondering whether a visit to the Roman Baths would be an interesting place to visit, since the entrance can seem rather pricey and I didn't have time to find that much information what exactly was going to be in there well ahead. I almost decided not to go, but then realised that once I was in Bath, I might as well go - otherwise I'd be...

  • Apsley House Hotel

    Bath Hotels

    One of the finest guest houses in Bath. The ideal place to take someone special for a treat... Not...

  • Sally Lunn's

    Bath Restaurants

    I had afternoon tea at Sally Lunn's, home of the original bath bun, twice on my visits to Bath. The afternoon tea consist of a Bath Bun with jam and clotted cream and with either tea or coffee. On my first visit to Bath (June 2006), I ordered the 'Sally Lunn Cream Tea' which includes half a toasted Sally Lunn Bun is served with strawberry jam and...



See all 485 Chester Tips
  • Walls of Chester

    Chester Things to Do

    The city walls are not just the frame and fortifications for the city – they are one of their main attractions. The first city walls were built around 70AD and altered during the centuries according to the needs of their era. It was not until the civil war when they were put to an extensive test. For example, you can see the spot where the...

  • The Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

    Chester Hotels

    Great treat for you and friends, Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor Hotel. After hard day shopping we had...

  • Bear and Billet

    Chester Restaurants

    The Bear and Billet is a great old pub in Chester. It was built in 1664 replacing a building destroyed during the civil war. The Bear and Billet is a great example of a black and white half timbered building. It was originally the town house of the Earls of Shrewsbury (the sergeants of the Bridgegate), The building has been an inn since the 18th...


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    Apr 9, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    It has been announced that the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher will take place at St Paul's cathedral in London at 11am on Wednesday 17th April. St Paul's will of course be closed to visitors on 17th and may be closed the previous day, for security etc. It is likely that there will be substantial crowds lining the route of the ceremonial funeral procession (from St Clement Danes to St Paul's )and outside the cathedral itself. There is also potential for street disturbances in the area. My advice would be to keep well away and to watch events on the television..

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Apr 13, 2013 at 12:42 AM

      Updated information:

      St Paul's is completely closed to visitors and worshippers on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April.

      Roads in the area around the route of the procession will be closed to traffic on Wednesday.

      There is potential for disturbances before, during and after the funeral, so the whole area is best avoided.

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      Apr 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Further update: the body is now in St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster. The procession will move from there to St Paul's.


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