The UK is a really great country for tourism with plenty of information centres that provide maps, information about transport, popular tourist sites, and accommodation booking services, etc.
As well as all the popular and well known tourist destinations like Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Wales and the Lake District, there are plenty of museums and country houses scattered throughout the United Kingdom that are either free or require a minimal entrance fee. The UK is also famous for its musicals and theaters, especially in London. If you really want to understand the British, then be sure to visit a traditional English pub or delve into some of our famous night life. The UK has something to offer for everyone!

Bars and Pubs

Without a doubt, British pubs are at the heart of the culture. Pubs in the UK act as a place where friends get together for a social drink. You don't necessarily need to drink alcohol in a pub, and you certainly don't need to get drunk.

It doesn't matter if it's a busy city bar in London or a quiet pub in the English countryside, visiting one in the UK is a great way to experience the UK and its people.

Night Life

The UK is renowned for its night life and vibrant night clubs. It's easy to find any type of music you like, from jazz to hip-hip to rock. There are lots of underground clubs that have all the up and coming DJs in Europe, or you can check out the biggest names on the international club scene..

Live Music

The UK has some of the best live music in the world. You can easily pick between seeing local up and coming bands to some of the biggest names in music. British people love to watch live bands perform and with our convenient transport network, it's easy to travel around the UK and join in the fun.

Music Festivals

Music festivals in the UK are world famous and many people in the UK will visit them on an annual basis. There is sure to be something to suit your taste so check out the websites below to get you started:

Shopping

Shopping is a big pastime in the UK and you can always find the brand names or bargains you are looking for. There are some fantastic deals at particular times of the year like the January Sales when prices fall dramatically. You will be amazed at the huge variety of shopping destinations.

Shows and Musicals

There are a huge variety of shows and musicals in the UK that can rival many of those around the world. With such a large selection to choose from, the only problem you will have is choosing which one to go and see!

Historical places in Britain

The UK has a very long rich history with so many attractions that it is nearly impossible to visit every one of them. Palaces, Roman ruins, castles and country houses to name but a few, these can all be found dotted around the UK. These attractions are very reasonably priced and joining organizations such as the National Trust will often mean visitors are offered free entrance.

Museums and Galleries

Britain's Finest Museums & Art Galleries features over 400 major museums and art galleries of national and local importance with appeal to all ages all displaying outstanding collections. Be sure to visit the world famous Tate Modern and the British Museum, both of which are free to visit.

Restaurants

The UK has restaurants catering for all types of cultures and with a wide variety of prices. You will always be able to find a place that takes your fancy. Curry is without a doubt the most popular food that people eat at restaurants, but there also many European and East Asian restaurants. Most people tend to cook for themselves at home though as eating out at restaurants is much more expensive.

Trips around the UK

Europe is only a short step away from the UK and with cheap deals on airlines like Ryan Air and Easy Jet, a weekend trip somewhere like France, Spain or Italy is very affordable. With so many beautiful European countries so close by, it can make travel a very exciting part of your time in the UK.

Trips around Europe

Europe is only a short step away from the UK and with cheap deals on airlines like Ryan and and Easy Jet, a weekend trip somewhere like France, Spain or Italy is very affordable. With so many beautiful European counties so close by, it can make a very exciting part of your time in the UK.

The Great Outdoors

The UK has many places to visit with beautiful scenery that are both free to enjoy and easy to get to. For those that are more adventurous you can take your own equipment and go explore. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing then there are also many national trails where you can go walking.

Sports

The British are crazy about sport. Many were invented in the UK such as football, cricket, rugby, badminton, squash, snooker and pool. It is easy to participate or watch many of these games at local sports clubs with friends or by joining a university team.
Either way, it's a great way to meet new friends.
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