London is a world-class city with tons to do. One of these attractions is the Tower of London, the city’s oldest landmark and an iconic location. This place functioned in the past as fort, palace, and prison. It is home to many secrets, stories, and the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Visiting the Tower can take a whole day, that’s how much there is to see and experience. One of the highlights here is to take the Yeoman Warder tour of the tower, you can join these without booking. The Yeoman Warders live in the Tower and guard it. In dramatic fashion they can explain you all about its history, ghost stories, executions, and other legends. You can also see the Crown Jewels here, powerful symbols of the British Monarchy and items with significant religious and cultural importance.
York is one of England's oldest and most beautiful historic cities. It was founded by the ancient Romans thousands of years ago and walking through the town you can still see some testimonials to this history in its city center and feel it in the atmosphere. It is a city that combines the past with more modern aspects. The historic center of town is still enclosed by city walls. Walking around here is an experience on itself. You can also find the largest Gothic cathedral in Northen Europe here as well as several museums. It is also a great idea to visit the Jorvik Viking Center. This is a reconstructed city from the time when York was occupied by Vikings and called Jorvik.
Afternoon tea is one of the most British things around. This sort of meal ritual originated in the 19th century, when the hours between lunch and dinner took too long. It’s like a mini-meal between the bigger meals. Tea was served with assortments of sandwiches, cakes, muffins, chocolates and other sorts of sweet treats. These days you can have tea in many places throughout England. From restaurants to fancy hotels, they’ll serve various forms of this meal. Having an afternoon tea is not just about the drinks and food, but also about the service. It captures a traditional old-fashioned British charm in the atmosphere and it’s a lot of fun to participate.
The nature found in the Peak District is simply breathtaking and varied. You can see rugged mountains, imposing hills, deep caves, green valleys and lush forests here. This national park is named for its two distinct mountains, White Peak and Dark Peak. It is one of the most visited parks in England and a heaven for people who love hiking and walking through nature and doing sports such as cycling and horse riding. You’ll also find typical cute English towns here where you can wander the narrow streets and little shops. This beautiful area is huge and it is recommended to spend at least a few nights here to take it all in.
When you think of England, you think of pubs. They go together like butter on toast and many pubs in England have histories that go back hundreds of years. These cozy pubs have been places of shelter for many travelers of the years. They’ve provided a place where you could take a break and have a meal or some rest. Or just hang around and get to know the local people. England has many pubs and they can be found in every town and city. The old historic city centers often have the traditional historic pubs, but there are also more modern ones around. A trip to England is not complete without visiting one just for the incredible experience. Have a drink and a meal and go back home taking special memorable stories with you.