The Home Counties

Things to do in The Home Counties

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 outside), it’s also the country’s largest.

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 indoors (with quick training and proper gear like helmet, goggles, earplugs, and flight suit, of course).

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 models.

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. in 1901, and the more rugged New Course, created by Harry Colt in 1923.

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.

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 estate.

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 ballet. Originally constructed in 1683, the glass-and-brick building housed five different theatres over the centuries.

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 Irish Sea.

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-stop is a combined outlet store on the campus of china icon Wedgwood, in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of Britain's pottery-producing district.