A Quick Guide To The UK

May 24, 2017

When people think of the UK, they usually think of the Queen, drinking tea, and not much else. The stereotypes that we see on TV give us a pretty poor impression of what the country is actually like. There is plenty more to see than a few Beefeaters and Buckingham Palace. It would be a shame to go there for a visit and miss out on everything else that they country has to offer. If you’re planning a visit to the UK anytime soon, here’s a quick guide on getting the most out of it. 


While London isn’t the only thing to see in the UK, it would be silly to miss it out completely. Look for short term rentals at londonservicedapartments.co.uk instead of hotels because you only really need a few days to see all of the main attractions. It shouldn’t take you more than a day or two to see Buckingham Palace, The Houses Of Parliament and ride the London Eye. So many people visit London and spend all of their time looking at a few tourist attractions and not doing much else. It’s such a shame because they’ve only scratched the surface of all the great things to see and do in the city.


Try going a bit further out to places like Camden and Shoreditch. The hotbeds of hipster activity are packed with great music venues, markets, and plenty of great restaurants to eat at. Going a bit further from the center will give you a much more authentic experience of the city and the people that live there.


The north of England is always portrayed as a bit of a grim place. Perhaps it’s just an idea we’ve picked up from movies, but wherever it comes from, it isn’t strictly true. Of course, the area has its problems, but Yorkshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside that you simply won’t be able to see in London. The moors are home to some of the best hiking routes in the country if that’s your thing. If you aren’t too bothered about the countryside, don’t avoid Yorkshire completely. There are still plenty of great cities like Leeds and Sheffield that have a great nightlife. Though they might not be as big as London, you’ll still have no trouble having a good time here. Yorkshire also has the highest concentration of Michelin Starred restaurants anywhere outside of London. 


While you’re in the UK, don’t focus too much on England. Heading up to Scotland is a must, otherwise you’ll miss out on some of the best places around. The historical city of Edinburgh stands in the shadow of a magnificent castle, and if you come at the right time of the year, you could see the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A comedy festival that boasts some of the biggest acts in the world, as well as up-and-coming comedians, a lot of whom offer free shows. For something a bit more peaceful, head up to the highlands where you can see picturesque landscapes littered with huge amounts of wildlife that can only be found in this area.

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