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Now is the perfect time to discover another side of Britain. A side where you experience fresh perspectives, uncover modern twists on historic icons, and where green spaces are full of surprising gems.

To help you plan the most authentic adventure possible, we've handpicked a lineup of British tastemakers to share their local knowledge on what to do in Britain. They've recommended unmissable experiences that are happening right now, so all you need to do is book.

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Matt's experiences

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The Dare Skywalk, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

"You can take it to the edge and scale the height of the stadium where you'll enjoy breath-taking views of the capital and step out onto a glass walkway 46.8m above the pitch."

Man pouring ingredients at Cardiff Distillery.

Cardiff Distillery, Cardiff, Wales

“I love the occasional G&T, but never quite realised how much of an art gin making is. First you select your botanicals, then distil your spirit in a copper still and finally add tonic and taste your creation. That last part’s the best bit.”

People doing YOGA in the British Airways i360 in Brighton.

i360 Yoga in the Sky, Brighton

"Unwind your body and rest your mind, as you practice yoga in the sky in Brighton's i360, surrounded by views of the South Downs and the beautiful Sussex coastline"

Aisha & Oreoluwa’s experiences

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Fargo Village, Coventry, Britain

“Fargo Village is a tucked away creative quarter in Coventry that showcases loads of the local talent in this amazing city. It was a huge deal when I lived there, because it provided a much-needed space for young creatives to come together.”

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Tate Modern Lates, Bankside, London

“Britain’s most iconic gallery is even better to explore after hours, when the space is programmed with workshops, DJ sets, performances and screenings. It’s always a great mix of people and an amazing vibe.”

Group of skaters skating around London.

Watch My Wheels, London

“Come join a group of roller-skaters who love to take on the sights of London on 4 wheels.”

Jonathan's experiences

Crowd at Printworks, London.

Printworks, Rotherhithe, South London

"Come party in one of the world's most iconic clubs, located in the former Harmsworth Quay printing plant."

Couple at diner table enjoying vegan food.

Rudy’s vegan diner, Camden, London

“It looks like a classic British butcher’s counter, but absolutely everything is plant-based. The adjoining diner serves mouthwatering comfort food, from meat-free burgers to giant seitan hot dogs.”

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The Vault at Milroys, Soho, London

“At first glance, it looks like a classic British bar, but hidden behind a bookcase you find a refined environment and discover classic British cocktails.”

Lynsey's experiences

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Blackbook Winery, Battersea, London

“A family owned winery, located under a railway arch in the heart of London, focused on making sustainable quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.”

Old Freight depot featuring restaurants and shows.

Escape to Freight Island, Manchester, England

“An incredibly varied food, drink and event space in an old freight depot. Conceived by a collective of Manchester music and restaurant veterans, Escape To Freight Island hosts everything from buzzy pop-ups to fierce drag shows.”

Woman enjoying meal.

Gannett, Glasgow, Scotland

“The Gannet, in Glasgow’s Finnieston area, blends traditional and contemporary technique, creating a distinctly modern Scottish fine dining experience. Their seasonal menu is inspired by a network of local producers, foragers and farmers.”

Great fares to Britain

Sunset over Buttermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, England.

All prices quoted include flight taxes, fees and carrier charges for outbound travel in September 2022. Vacation prices are per person, double occupancy. Different travel dates available at varying prices. Other terms apply.

Amazing economy fares to Britain

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Our vacation packages include airfare and hotel, or car rental deals. We fly from over 20 US cities, making it even easier to explore the British Isles. From vibrant, historic yet cutting-edge cities to quaint villages and breath-taking scenery. Make the most of our limited-time vacation deals, or have a jet-set moment and book a last minute vacation. The toughest part is deciding where to go.

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Prices include flight taxes, fees, and carrier charges, per person, based on 2 people travelling round-trip from New York with 5 nights hotel, double occupancy, or 7 days 'Group A' car rental in September 2022. Other cities and dates available at varying prices. Terms apply.

Our top London hotel picks

The Rosewood Hotel London.

Rosewood London

Whimsically British, luxuriate in this tranquil hideaway with its restorative Sense® spa and easy access to attractions. A short walk from the River Thames, the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden for all your shopping needs.

London flights + 5 nights hotel from $1763 pp

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Plan ahead and secure your break from just $199 on bookings totalling $1000-$1999, and make flexible payments up to four weeks before you travel. Other deposit levels are available.

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