With one eye on the future but with treasures from the past at every turn, Britain is an ancient land with a restless spirit. It’s a place where glittering skyscrapers stand side by side with centuries–old cathedrals and where you’ll find luxury hotels inside medieval castles. It’s a place to discover slowly over tea in the country or quickly with a coffee in our non–stop towns and cities. It’s a place to discover right now.
Flights from Australia to London Heathrow typically take around 23 hours with a stopover in either Bangkok or Singapore. Arriving at London Heathrow you can be in the city centre in less than an hour with the Heathrow Express or take a connecting flight to a range of other destinations within the UK, including Edinburgh and Manchester.
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Cultures and influences from all over the world, music festivals one day, opera the next, and traditional cream teas served alongside authentic Asian curries. Britain is a kaleidoscopic cultural feast. And this creative energy spreads way beyond London.
You’ll discover some of the world’s finest free–to–enter museums. You’ll see where legends like Robin Hood were born and you’ll walk the streets that inspired Charles Dickens. You’ll experience the magic of West End theatre and you’ll be spoilt for choice at the world’s biggest arts festival in Edinburgh. And you’ll soon find that, whatever you want from your holiday, you’ll find it here in Britain.
You’ll soon find that wherever you go in Britain you’ll see glimpses of our history – in the ancient buildings, towering cathedrals and magnificent monuments that fill Shakespeare’s ‘sceptred isle’.
Marvel at the enigmatic Stonehenge, follow in the footsteps of bygone Kings and Queens, discover The Bard’s birthplace at Stratford–upon–Avon, experience living history as you climb the battlements of Conwy Castle or hear the booming one o’clock gun at Edinburgh Castle. Bursting with pomp, pageantry and tradition, Britain’s heritage is a treasure trove of inspiration.
Shopping in Britain is not just a pastime, it’s an obsession. And our iconic stores aren’t just places to shop; they’re destinations in their own right. Experience real luxury at Harrods, the world’s most lavish department store, get lost in the world’s largest shoe department at Selfridges or indulge your senses at Liberty, where classic fabrics meet the freshest designs.
In Britain, high street stores vie with one–off boutiques and big names like Harvey Nichols and Westfield to sell the most up–to–date brands and styles. And from Birmingham’s Bullring Centre to Manchester’s cool Northern Quarter and Cardiff’s Victorian Arcades, we have fashion and shopping that suits every taste and budget.