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Things to do in The Home Counties

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in The Home Counties. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite The Home Counties attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in The Home Counties to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in The Home Counties.

  • Bodyflight Bedford

    At the newly opened Bodyflight, the world’s largest—and U.K.’s first—skydiving wind tunnel, visitors have a chance to simulate a free-fall jump ind... More
  • Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

    Catering to children ages 12 and under, this small museum is located in the town of Great Missenden, where author Roald Dahl lived for 36 years. De... More
  • Royal Lytham & St. Annes

    One of the world’s most renowned links courses, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club is located in Lancashire, about half a mile inland from the Iris... More
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Just east of Regent's Park, Sadler's Wells is a performance venue dedicated solely to the art of dance, including tango, experimental, hip-hop, and... More
  • Sarum Studio

    Two hours southwest of London, this studio is owned by art instructor Nicholas Beer, who teaches his students to draw and paint portraits of live m... More
  • Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park

    Founded by Sue Cruttenden in 1979, the Sunbury Antiques Market is England’s longest running bi-monthly market. With 700 stalls (350 inside and 350 ... More
  • Sunningdale Golf Club

    Considered one of the top golf clubs in the nation, Sunningdale has two 18-hole championship courses: the Old Course, designed by Willie Park Jr. i... More
  • Wedgwood & Royal Doulton Outlet

    Here you'll find cut-rate prices on cut glass, like 30 percent off a raft of blue-chip British tabletop brands like Waterford crystal. This must-st... More
  • Windsor Farm Shop

    Housed in restored Victorian potting sheds, this artisanal food shop is located at the southern edge of the Home Park, part of the Windsor Castle e... More

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