Bring history alive in England, from the majestic Houses of Parliament in London, to prehistoric, mysterious Stonehenge. The sun shines on Brighton’s pebbly beach dotted with striped deckchairs, and limestone walls snake their way across Yorkshire's verdant dales. Bath’s gracious Georgian terraces are a contrast to trendy canal-side flats in converted Manchester warehouses.
Making the most of just 48 hours in one of the world’s greatest cities is not easy. So, we asked founder of The Layover Life and British Airways cabin crew member, Jess Parr, to give us her top tips for a perfect weekend in London.Read article
Wonderful London ventures outside in the warm summer months and takes advantage of its stunning outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for lazy park days, leafy outdoor theatres, balmy courtyard cinemas, or a spot of sport, London’s summer season should hit the spot.Read article
London has layers of history, world-class museums and some of the most recognizable sights in the world, familiar from films and literature. It’s a huge city, but first-time visitors needn’t venture far from the centre, which is easy enough to get around. With a bit of careful planning, it’s possible to pack a lot in to make the most of 48 hours in the capital.Read article
Fly to London, hop on a train to the big smoke and leave your bags in the hotel. Located just off the Strand, the stylish five-star ME by Melia boasts a rooftop bar famed for its panoramic views of the capital.
If you’re feeling peckish, Covent Garden is just a stone’s throw away and is a mecca for culinary delights. You can’t leave London without venturing to the West End, so stroll across to Leicester square and take your pick from one of the many celebrated musicals.
No trip to London is complete without a browse at one of the city’s many markets. At Brick Lane Market you’ll find the crème de la crème of cuisine, fashion and antiques packed into the bohemian boutiques and stalls. Rest your feet on a hop-on, hop-off tour of the city, and pay a visit to the attractions that catch your eye – all included with The London Pass.
When you’re ready to leave the city, take the short flight to Edinburgh and stroll around its hilly, cobbled streets crammed with historic landmarks. Stop for a ‘dram’ at a cosy pub and absorb the buzz at Fringe Festival time.
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