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

With several hot new summer pop-ups in London, we traversed the landscape to find the best ones. Be warned, there’s an element of gimmickry to a pop-up; they are fleeting, after all, and often lean heavily on their location—but then again, that’s ...
In Cornwall, England, Port Eliot is the 1,000-year-old ancestral seat of the Earl and Countess of St. Germans, possibly the oldest continuously occupied house in the United Kingdom. Napoleon, sailing by the property, called Port Eliot the “most be...
In London, it’s not just the coffee that’s fair trade and ethically roasted. A flurry of eateries are ramping up the feel-good factor with their socially minded operations. At the new Skip Garden Café in King’s Cross, the trend is represented in i...
Starting July 25 and running through Sept. 27, Queen Elizabeth will be opening the Buckingham Palace, her official London residence, to the public while she’s in Scotland on holiday. With its first public tour in 1993, the annual summer opening...
For the next three months, Breaking Bad fans in London will have a chance to sip some cocktails inside of bar themed around the hit TV show. The best part: The entire thing is inside of an RV that looks exactly like the vehicle Walter and Jesse sp...
There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole House project—a camping home inspired by halfling homes. The 30-day campaign is looking to raise $78,...
London’s gastronomic landscape is so much more expansive than fish and chips and bangers and mash. Recently, desserts are taking over the gourmet zeitgeist, and we’ve journeyed through the city to discover the best of its sweets spots. This pas...
At just 31 years old, Ryan Chetiyawardana, a.k.a. Mr. Lyan, has gained international acclaim for his trailblazing bar White Lyan—the world’s first bar with no perishables—his book, Good Things to Drink with Friends, and his bottled cocktails. As i...
At just 31 years old, Ryan Chetiyawardana, a.k.a. Mr. Lyan, has gained international acclaim for his trailblazing bar White Lyan—the world’s first bar with no perishables—his book, Good Things to Drink with Friends, and his bottled cocktails. As i...
At just 31 years old, Ryan Chetiyawardana, a.k.a. Mr. Lyan, has gained international acclaim for his trailblazing bar White Lyan—the world’s first bar with no perishables—his book, Good Things to Drink with Friends, and his bottled cocktails. As i...