United Kingdom

View down the O2 path

When to go

May, June, September, October, December

Frank Sinatra sang about a “foggy day in London town,” and I have to be honest– the weather isn’t a draw for visiting the UK. Thankfully, spring and fall still have their fair share of nice days, so you can explore while avoiding the summertime crowds. Christmastime is magical in London, but for the most epic New Year’s Eve celebration in the world, plan to be in Scotland for Hogmanay! 

 

What to Expect

The United Kingdom is an island nation made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales– and it’s so much more than the stereotypical scones, royalty, and obsession with tea (although that’s not wrong). I love setting up base in London for day trips around England to the Cotswolds, BristolWindsor, and Richmond. There are so many quaint villages to visit and so little time! Outside England, visit the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, taste whisky in Scotland, and visit Snowdonia National Park in Wales! 

 

Guides to London + Day Trips!

Cotswolds 2

London to Cotswolds: A Perfect English Day Trip

For those heading to London and looking to see a calmer side of England, we have this lovely and super informative post from Sam, the Honest Explorer. Thanks so much, Sam, for helping our readers discover somewhere new and taking them from London

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Jessica up at the o2

Unusual things to do in London

We all know the traditional things to do in London. From visiting Kensington Palace to taking the iconic photo of the Parliament building — it’s all in every guidebook and every blogger has covered it. Today we are going to talk about quirky

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Water of Bristol

The Ultimate Day Trip from London to Bristol

Day trips are great because you get to pack a full adventure into just one day! For this post, we dive into a day trip from London to Bristol. Fun fact: I was supposed to get a master’s degree in Bristol, but they

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London to Richmond

Day trip to Richmond from London

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, London is awesome, epic, and full of energy. As amazing as it is, sometimes we all need a break. Nothing could be easier than taking a day trip to Richmond from London for a

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5 Best Day Trips from London

This post contains affiliate links. With so much happening in England’s bustling capital, you’d almost forget the many cities and villages that lie beyond it that makes for great day trips from London. However, England is so much more than the sprawling metropolis

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Day trip to Windsor from London

Relaxing day trip to Windsor from London

Every time I go back to London, I really enjoy it more and more. There are so many different neighborhoods with completely different vibes. Just go from Canary Warf to Camden Town and you will think you are in completely different cities! How

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1 Day Visit to London

This is the quickest trip we have ever done and probably will ever do. Since Sean had a meeting just outside of London we decided to take a train to the United Kingdom from Amsterdam, which took about three hours. We were going

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