England

England Travel Guide

Located in downtown Northampton, this Japanese-style spa has been welcome guests to its hotsoaking tubs, sauna, and treatment rooms since 1981.

Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000, but still breaks new ground with installations. Each year Tate Modern hosts the unique Unilever Series, where different artists are asked to create an installation for Turbine Hall.

Need some fresh air? The airport has 10 nature preserves on the premises—the bulk of which are grasslands where ecologists are engendering wildflower species. Of the six natural areas open to the public, the Two Bridges Farm site is the most accessible.

Serving as the headquarters for the Greater London Authority (GLA), London’s modern City Hall is situated on the south bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Designed by Foster + Partners, the rounded glass building stands roughly 147 feet tall with 10 floors.

Located on Charing Cross Road, this London chain’s flagship store is the largest bookshop in the British Isles (or in Europe, for that matter).

For quintessentially English products (edible and non), head to this purveyor of high-quality provisions; it’s been in business for more than 300 years.

Upon entering this simple shop, designed in green hues with reclaimed wood, patrons are awed by row after row of dark glass apothecary jars filled with cutting-edge beauty potions.