England is an immensely popular tourist destination. The culture in the country is to “have fun” and providing you have some money to spend, it’s easy to enjoy yourself.
However, there is a real England waiting to be discovered and typically you won’t be able to do so simply by rushing to visit the same ‘big tourist spot’ sights as outlined in the guide books.
That’s why, if you’d like to see the real England, you’ll need the help of a local tour in the safe hands of Withlocals.
Helping you to save time and money: Why? Local guides will know how you can get from ‘A’ to ‘B’ quickly and in the most cost-effective fashion. That can be important if, for example, something you wish to see is closing shortly but you’ve selected the wrong transport option and are now stuck on a bus in a traffic jam. Travelling Withlocals is just SO much easier than trying to work out transport systems and routes for yourself! Local people will also know where you can eat great local food and at a fraction of the cost of the big tourist-trap city center restaurants. They may also be able to help you find cheap rail travel ticket options if you’re planning some longer-distance explorations and so on.
Keeping you safe: Just like large cities everywhere on the planet, the bigger English cities may have areas that might be best avoided at night or other times. England is actually generally a safe and very law-abiding country but it would be useful to know about the few exceptions and local guides will be able to keep you clear of them.
The biggest advantage of the Withlocals local tours approach though is that you’ll get to see the real England. Of course, the big major world-famous tourist spots are impressive and must be seen but it’s important to note that you might not see very many English people around them! What the guide books typically won’t show you are some of the local markets frequented by local people rather than tourists. They won’t know of the spot on the Thames where the Mayflower started its epic journey from because it’s not in the very touristy part of town. They may not know where the ancient bell foundry is where ‘Big Ben’ was cast or where you can find a small and charming remnant of Henry VIII’s martyr-minister, Sir Thomas Moore’s, Chelsea garden in an otherwise ordinary street. They certainly won’t know where the real local people drink and eat in fantastic pubs! So, if you’d like to see the hidden gems of England, why not consider a Withlocals guided visit?
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