The best luxury hotels in England

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England destination guide

England is a green and pleasant isle, a nation of shopkeepers, tea lovers, footy fanatics, punk rockers, superstar chefs and cricket players. To many people it is the most eccentric, extraordinary and downright incomprehensible place on earth where you will experience the best nature break in England.


Forget the stereotypes and lap up all the treasures on offer. Head to Stonehenge for a dose of the ancient, get along to a pub for an ale and a tasty fish and chips or experience the madness of a football match in Manchester or Liverpool. London alone will keep you busy, go and wave at the Queen, see the city from the heights of the London Eye or grab a curry down Brick Lane. Whatever you're looking for there are so many things to do in England. Whether you are sightseeing in Bath, cycling in Norfolk or rock-climbing in the Peak District, England is perfect for activity and adventure.

Britain is a nation of garden lovers and they have some of the most famous green spaces in the world. So if the weather is on your side, you will get closer to understanding local sensibilities: relaxing in the park, experiencing an outdoor music festival or enjoying a pimm’s on the terrace.


There are various restaurants where you will taste fine English and international gastronomy. Here are four recommended restaurants in England.

  1. Fortnum&Mason (London) – Discover a deluxe brasserie atmosphere ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  2. The Ledbury (London) – Experience spectacular food in this french restaurant in the capital of England.
  3. Petersham Nurseries (Richmond) – Stunning restaurant serving fresh local and delicious food in an amazing atmosphere.
  4. The Fat Duck (Bray, Berkshire)– Best restaurant in the UK known for its menu of unusual dishes.

There are many historic landmarks where you can discover English culture. Here are five recommended cultural attractions to visit in England.

  1. The Tower of London (London) – The White Tower is London’s oldest intact building, dating from 1101 with the traitor’s Gate and the torture-device exhibitions.
  2. Buckingham Palace (London) – Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
  3. Beeston castle and woodland park (Beeston, Cheshire) – Famous castle for its spectacular views and there are beautiful woods to explore around him.
  4. Bath Abbey (Bath, Sommerset) – Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery founded in the 7th century.
  5. Stonehenge (Salisbury, Wiltshire) – Prehistoric monument composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks and it’s the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Traditional, cutting edge, refreshing, imaginative… Whatever you're looking for there are so many things to do in that country. Here are four recommended things to discover while travelling in England.

  1. City of Liverpool – Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognised as a ‘supreme example’ of a British port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.
  2. National space centre (Leicester) – The space centre is UK's largest attraction dedicated to space.
  3. South Downs national park – Recognised as an area of outstanding beauty, the South Downs is also home to a multitude of vibrant working communities steeped in history and traditional English culture.
  4. RHS Garden Wisley (Surrey) – World-class garden where you can find the finest flowers and vegetables.

Soho, London, England