England is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors flock from all over the world to check out the medieval history, amazing sporting culture, questionable cuisine, and Great British weather. However, because there’s so much to do, it can get a bit overwhelming. Here are the best things to do in England.
You have to visit London. It’s one of the most iconic cities in the world, with tourist hotspots like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, and much more. The best way to visit England is to fly into London, spend a couple of days checking out the tourist attractions, then head out and see the rest of the country. Whilst you’re in London, make sure to check out Camden, Brixton, and other London boroughs for a more authentic taste of the capital.
Head to the countryside
England is known for its beautiful countryside. From popular TV shows like Downton Abbey, the rest of the world has had a taste of what life used to be like in the English countryside. The good news is that it hasn’t changed all that much. Visit one of England’s many stately homes, and you will be transported back to England in the 18th and 19th centuries. In terms of countryside locations, you should check out the Peak District, the Lake District, and the Cotswolds.
Visit a coastal town
England’s coastal resorts offer something pretty unique. Many of them were tourist hotspots back when people didn’t go abroad so much. Now, they are quaint reminders of the past. If you want the true experience of England’s coasts, check out Blackpool or Skegness. Be warned, though, they aren’t quite what they used to be. For a more enjoyable experience, head to Whitby or Brighton.
Visit a northern city
London is definitely the biggest and most popular city in England. However, the north of England is full of amazing cities as well. Manchester and Liverpool offer an excellent mixture of sporting and music culture, Newcastle is one of the best nights out in the country and Sheffield is known as England’s biggest village. Each northern city has something unique to offer, and they are all worth visiting.
Watch a football game
Cricket is the de facto national sport of England. However, most English people would say football (or soccer) is the true national sport. Go to any village, town, or city in England, and you will meet die-hard football fans. You can’t visit England without checking out this part of the culture. If you can’t get tickets to a game, head into the pub and watch it with the locals and place a bet with UEFA Euro 2021 Odds.
Get a full English breakfast
Fish and chips might be the national dish, but nothing beats a full English breakfast. Head to a local cafe and indulge in one of the world’s best breakfasts. Be warned though, you might not want to eat for the rest of the day. You definitely won’t have room for fish and chips.
Get a pub lunch
There’s something quintessentially English about sitting inside a warm pub and eating a delicious home-cooked meal. You can find ‘good pub grub’ in any part of the country. Just make sure you keep the rest of the afternoon free because you won’t want to leave.