Collected by Erin Gillette
20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
William and Kate’s wedding brought a 21st-century focus to this 700-year-old abbey, which is built on the same spot as a Benedictine monastery enlarged by Edward the Confessor in the 1040s. The site of every coronation since 1066, it boasts...
Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XX, UK
It's always a pleasant surprise when a famous restaurant lives up to the hype, but Wagamama was just what I wanted it to be: reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, and friendly service. My pork ramen bowl featured tender, juicy meat in Korean BBQ...
40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT, UK
Jane Austen fans are sure to delight over the great exhibits and tea shop at the Jane Austen Centre, but more adventurous fans should take the walking tour of Bath held by the Centre on weekends. A jovial guide will take you through the streets of...
Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, UK
The Holy Trinity Church at Stratford-Upon-Avon, also known as "Shakespeare's Church" is an absolute must-see. Walking up to its low door (don't bump your head) is a dreamy withdrawal into the past as ancient gravestones nod their heads and trees...
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Timothy's Bridge Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UY, UK
Statford-Upon-Avon is a fairyland where beautiful bronze statues of Shakespeare's Falstaff, Prince Hal, Lady Macbeth, Fool and so on inhabit parks and city streets. White, cream, orange and dark siena stones form lovely arched bridges and...
Caerleon, Newport, UK
The remains of some 75 amphitheaters have been located in widely scattered areas of the Roman Empire. The amphitheater in Caerleon is the best preserved example in Britain. Known probably since the Middle Ages as King Arthur's Round Table, until...
Bath BA1 1LT, UK
Wherever you are in Europe, you're never far from a cathedral with hundreds of steps leading to a church tower boasting sweeping views of whatever city or town lies beneath. Bath Abbey is one of those cathedrals, but its 212 stairs are worth every...
7 Waterloo St, Bristol BS8 4BT, UK
In the cute neighborhood of Clifton, you may find (if you look carefully enough) Brunel Raj – hidden on the tiny alley of Waterloo Street. If you are in the area, you must go! Brunel Raj has some of the best Indian food I have ever tasted!. Being...
Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH, UK
The Prior Park Landscape Garden is a National Trust landmark and totally perfect, beautiful garden and park with panoramic views of Bath. I enjoyed the 1 mile around the perimeter of the garden which includes countless photo ops and sweeping...
Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH, UK
I found this place by chance on my way to my hostel in Bathwick Hill. It is an amazing view in the afternoon where the sun set really makes the city looks even prettier. Down the hill you will find farms and posh houses. The city is naturally...
1a N Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, UK
The Café du Globe is a haven of Moroccan hospitality in Bath. Just a few steps away from Bath Abbey, this is a marvellous place to dine out on authentic Moroccan cuisine. Mostafa the owner uses recipes passed down from his grandmother and the food...
19 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AE, UK
Set on a corner of a picturesque square, the Boston Tea Party is a cozy cafe that invites a few hours of people watching while you eat. Fluffy scones are served on dainty floral plates alongside small cups of clotted cream and jam. And while you...
Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK
Despite the reminder, it's difficult to suppress your ooohhhs and ahhhs as you enter the courtyard of this 13th century masterpiece and birthplace of academia. If you can, sign up for the extended tour which will get you inside the library where...
1, Radcliffe Square, University Church, Oxford OX1 4AH, UK
I just spent two weeks in Oxford. I absolutely love taking a break from working and sightseeing by having cream tea at The Vaults. The cafe is in an old church, and it has a gorgeous garden area where you can enjoy the sun. I just love the...
16-17 Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DH, UK
This is a place that makes you feel good. It’s not just a restaurant. It’s a ‘social enterprise.’ All proceeds go to The Hub (housed in the same building) which supports and encourages student engagement with social and environmental issues. When...
12 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JS, UK
It’s difficult to choose just one pub in Oxford, but the Lamb & Flag is rather special - it’s owned by one of Oxford’s richest colleges, St John’s, and even has its own graduate scholarship funded by the profits. Never has consuming a pint of beer...
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