The UK has been bumped up with sad news regarding the coronavirus. People who live on the island find a hard time to catch a flight for a small trip due to the restrictions associated with public health. It is in everyone’s best interest to apply each government’s measures to stop the spread of the deadly virus, however, this doesn’t mean we have to live an unhappy life for the time being. There are a plethora of alternatives for destinations where it is not necessary to book a flight. London is a huge city and one may even consider spending a day seeing the treasures that are within the borders of the city. Considering that many people who live in London have not visited some of the attractions that many tourists travel miles to see, you easily understand that this is a great chance to rediscover the place you live in. According to our research here are some of the top destinations near London.
Bath belongs to the county of Somerset in England and it is its largest city. It is 97 miles from London and it is a World Heritage site. It carries a great history but it only took its name after the Roman Baths that were built in the place.
The interest of tourists has increased a great deal over the years, especially after the opening of Thermae Bath Spa in 2006. There are 300 places for accommodation and open bus tours to admire this beautiful city. Churches, abbeys, and Georgian buildings are all over the city center and we promise you will enjoy every moment. Due to the fact that there are only two 5-star hotels make sure you will have your reservation early enough, so you don’t have to settle for something less comfortable.
- Windsor Castle
The castle is in Berkshire county and it has a million years history. The impressive part about the Castle is that the Queen of England lives in the palace making the Castle one of the few and largest occupied castles in the world.
The Castle is used either as Queen Elizabeth’s II private residence for the weekends or as a Royal residence, where she holds some formal duties. For the tourists, there is available a visitor route that gives you access to State Apartments, and Saint George’s Chapel, where you can admire the Rococo, Gothic, and Baroque elements of architecture. The gardens at the outer part are magnificent and many locals often pay a visit to the area only to spend their day at the Castle’s gardens.
- Harry Potter Tour
This is a recommendation especially for the young ones of your company. If you have kids a visit at Warner Bros Studios just a few miles outside of London will compensate you the most.
The scenery is the original spot where the Harry Potter movies were filmed mostly. Fancy costumes and magical roads are all over the place and the tour is also suitable for those who love science fiction and tales with whiches and fairies. It is basically an indoor kind of activity and the lighting that is used across the tour is very well designed. The tour offers a terrific alternative for a Sunday morning and we rather encourage you to pay a visit.
About 50 miles north of London the campus of Cambridge University lays in the city of Cambridge. It is in the heart of Silicon Fen, the center of high technology. Museums, parks, and a lovely river cross the city.
What we love about Cambridge is that due to the presence of university students in the city, there is a high note of sophisticated elitism all over the place. Considering that Cambridge university was founded in 1209, the university itself has remarkable architecture. The national pastime of the place is punting, where you can see the whole city. Among others, you can visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, the King’s College Chapel, and the Scott Polar Research Institute Museum.
In East Sussex, you can visit Brighton, the so-called ”London-by-the-sea”. Brighton is again a pretty old city that perfectly combines archeological sites and modern notes. It is an ideal destination for shopping. The Lanes is a famous area with labyrinths of independent shops where you can find rare and stylish clothing.
It follows the pattern of the original fishing village, while the north part is dominated by bars and theaters. For a relaxed morning alternative, we propose the Royal Pavilion or Brighton Pavilion for some, which hosts around 400,00 tourists per year. The palace has turned into a tourist attraction ever since Brighton bought it from Queen Victoria. It is also used as a venue for weddings and we, therefore, believe it worth a visit.