England

England Travel Guide

England is divided into three sections, each with its own unique history, popular cities and fabulous nightlife. There are at least nine cities in England that are the main targets of tourist travel, including London, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol. London, of course, is the first city that comes to mind when travelers consider a visit to England. Icons of the city include the Tower of London and the House of Parliament, but there is much more to London than these often cited buildings. London is alive with history, politics, and art, with attractions including the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the West End Theatre, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Our England travel guide highlights the best places to go in the largest nation in the United Kingdom.

Things Not to Miss in England

Don't restrict your England travel plans to London – England's other cities offer a number of popular tourist destinations, including:

• The Royal Pavilion in Brighton

• The City of Caves in Nottingham

• The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

• John Lennon's home in Liverpool (a must for Beatles fans)

• Ferry boats in Bristol

When to Go To England

If you're after a sunny beach vacation, plan to travel to England between June and August. However, relatively mild temperatures year-round mean you can visit England during any season. In winter, London offers many outdoor ice rinks close to other popular locations such as the Tower of London and Winchester Cathedral. In autumn, the entire country is awash in red and yellow as the leaves change.

Articles about England

As a parade of ever-taller, starchitect-designed giants now tower over London, critic Alastair Gordon asks whether the soul of the city is getting lost in the shadows. I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings, the lower t...
Living in Norfolk used to mean driving an hour and a half south to Cambridge for shopping and another hour to London for a decent meal. Now, thanks to a few newly minted design hotels and restaurants—not to mention rustling fields and a sandy coas...
A keen amateur, I spend the summer tending the garden at my weekend house in upstate New York. But as the days shorten and I get ready to plunge into autumn, I like to travel to see what other gardeners have been up to. Last year I took off the f...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
The Delaunay (pictured), in Covent Garden, is a star-studded restaurant and takeout counter from the team behind the Wolseley. The menu is Mitteleuropa (wursts; schnitzel; an excellent Sacher torte); the Art Deco interiors are by David Collins. 55...
See Our Guide to Great Britain The English may or may not have invented the countryside, but they damn well near perfected it. When we imagine some bright-green Arcadian idyll, this, so often, is the landscape we picture: the sylvan expanses of t...
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The society wedding I am attending in London takes place at 5 p.m. in a little church on a tree-lined street in posh Chelsea. Stepping out of a cab and into the crowd of impeccably dressed guests, I'm delighted to be part of the festivities. Until...