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Attractions in England

England is a simply fantastic country to visit and its many attractions are in some cases household-names all over the world. They include many that are based in or around London, which is where the Withlocals experience can really help due to our local guides’ second-to-none knowledge of the capital and its surroundings. Of course, there are many other things to see in the wider country too. Many English tourist attractions are very busy in July and August, as well as other school holiday periods. Entrance prices can be relatively high, though there are special deals and tickets available which a local tour will be able to help you find. As a general rule, foreign language skills are not widely encountered in England, largely due to the global nature of English as a second language today. So, a few words of English will be highly useful. Do remember if you’re visiting somewhere outside, that the English weather is highly unpredictable just about all year round. The English say that it’s perfectly possible to have “four seasons in one day”, so remember those traditionally English ‘brollies’ (umbrellas) and rain jackets - even if you don’t think they’ll be needed!

  • London River Thames Photography Tour
  • London River Thames Photography Tour
  • London’s Urban Jungle Tour
  • Famous Londoners & Local Tastings
  • Famous Londoners & Local Tastings
  • A Day Trip to Beautiful Hever Castle
  • Famous Londoners & Local Tastings
  • Famous Londoners & Local Tastings
  • London VIP Shopping Experience
  • Pubs & Pints at the Thames
  • 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour
  • London VIP Shopping Experience
  • London Music & Art Tour
  • The Royal London Lifestyle: Now & Then
  • Made in Britain: History & Fashion Tour

Top 10 Attractions in England

  • Central London. This relatively small area nevertheless includes St. Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament (and Big Ben), Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge (etc.)
  • Central London art. London is one of the best cities in the world for art and culture. Try the Royal Opera House, The National Gallery, The Tate Gallery, Theatreland (the West End), the Globe Theatre, the British Museum and the Natural History, Science, Victoria & Albert and Imperial War museums.
  • Central London retail therapy. Just head to any one of Bond, Regent or Oxford Streets plus Knightsbridge for some of the best shopping anywhere.
  • Hampton Court Palace. A magnificent Tudor (16th century) building just outside of London, it was originally constructed for Cardinal Wolsey who gave it to King Henry VIII as a desperate attempt to enter the king’s favor.
  • York (northern England). Originally the large Roman city of Eboracum, two emperors died and Constantine the Great inherited the Roman Empire while living there. A magnificently preserved Roman, Saxon, Viking and Mediaeval walled city.
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon (English Midlands). Roughly 100 miles north-west of London is this charming town that was the birth and burial place of William Shakespeare. Rather commercialized but still well worth a visit.
  • Stonehenge. About 1.5 hours’ drive west from central London, this is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world and has a history going back over 5,000 years.
  • Liverpool and the Beatles tour. Self-explanatory! The spots that helped four young men from this northern city change music forever.
  • Brighton (Sussex). On the coast about an hour south of London, this bustling town is famous for its late 18th century architecture, alternative lifestyle and a stunning faux-oriental royal pavilion.
  • Kensington Palace (London). A royal palace in west London, this was the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria and it’s open to the public.

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Attraction Highlights England

  • London. Tourism is one of the city’s biggest industries now. There is so much to see it’s unbelievable BUT the city can be very busy. If you want to see the hidden gems and escape the crowds, a Withlocals tour is a great idea!
  • York. You can walk these ancient streets and be awe-struck by the Mediaeval cathedral. If that’s not enough, you can walk the circuit of the city’s in-place circling walls and explore Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking remains. The city is also at the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon. Shakespeare is probably the best-known playwright in the world and his birthplace is a must for many visitors. What are sometimes missed though is his burial place in the local church, his school and his mother’s childhood home (Mary Arden’s House).