About UK Travel

Welcome to our UK travel guide where we help you to plan your UK travels. The United Kingdom is a fascinating place to explore, with historical sights, scenic road trips, picturesque villages and wonderful pubs, if you like beer, history and nature then the UK is a great place to be.

If you're planning to travel to the UK then you've come to the right place. Here you'll find all of our blogs about UK travel including UK travel tips like the best places to visit, things to do and the best time of year to visit, as well as our personal travel stories.

Things To Do In The UK

From the random and relatively unimpressive ruins of Stonehenge to Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace in the capital, the UK is filled with iconic sights, historical buildings and fascinating culture. Below you'll find all of our posts about things to do in UK travel destinations.

7 Best Things To Do in Central London

As Britain’s largest metropolis and the capital of England, London is one of the most celebrated cities in the world. Packed full to the brim of history and tradition, it simultaneously maintains its reputation as a thoroughly modern destination. London welcomes over 19 million ...

Places To Visit in The UK

While many people only stick to the main cities like London, Brighton and York, there are so many amazing little villages in the UK. A great way to get around to all of the different places is to rent a car. Don't worry about driving on the wrong side of the road if you're not from a left-driving country. You get used to it really fast. One thing you may not get used to though is the confusing roundabouts that you find all around the UK.

Below you'll find all of our posts about the different places to visit in the UK.

A Mini Guide to Travelling London, England

London is simultaneously one of the most modern cities on earth, while at the same time boasting a rich history that’s clearly visible at every turn. Contemporary architecture sits seamlessly alongside modern high-rise buildings like the Gherkin and ancient traditions are maintained as it embraces and ...

Planning a Road Trip to Stonehenge

For tourists, the most iconic vision of England is probably split between Big Ben, the Tower Bridge and Stonehenge. Locals often refer to the 5,000 year old pre-historic monument as simply “a pile of rocks”, but for visitors, historians, and entomologists, it’s so much more. Table of ...

UK Travel Information

If you're looking for tips on how much the UK will cost, where to stay and how to save money while travelling in the UK, we've got you covered. The posts below include a lot of useful travel information to help you plan your UK travels.

Where to Stay in London: A Guide to the Neighbourhoods

To paraphrase the famous English writer and general good time guy Samuel Johnson, when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life, because it’s got everything that anyone could ever want. Even though that was said almost 250 years ago, London remains one of the greatest ...

How to Enjoy a Cheap Night Out in London’s West End

One of the most exciting and popular things to do on a visit to England’s capital city is to go and watch a West End show. The glitz and the glamour of this famous area, where many of the world’s best productions are staged, means that ...

9 Must-See Shows in London’s West End

London’s West End is often referred to simply as “Theatreland”, and as the home to over 40 playhouses it’s easy to get an idea why. But more than just a reference to the sheer number of venues, the nickname is also a nod to the great ...

The DIY Guide to Traveling London, England

Ah, London. Everything’s fancier and more dreamlike in London – the land of royalty, The Beatles, Shakespeare, and Mary Poppins. London has no shortage of attractions, but many DIY travelers soon find one obstacle to their travel plans: London is expensive and can cost you far ...

UK Cuisine

The UK may not be the first place you think of when you're looking for foodie travel destinations, but with a growing gastro-pub culture and some amazing Michelin-star restaurants popping up every day, the UK actually has a lot of amazing dishes to try.

Below you'll find our post about pubs, restaurants and food in the UK.

7 Historic London Pubs You Need to Visit

Forget about memorizing lists of dates and long-dead monarchs. This is history with a boozy twist. London boasts some of Britain’s oldest pubs, pubs that are full of great stories as well as a great beer selection. You might even find spirits of the non-alcoholic variety ...

Our UK Travel Blogs

We've visited the UK on 3 different occasions and each time we've fell in love with it more. We did a road trip from Edinburgh to London, stopping at tiny villages along the way, and we also explored the south by car with our friends who are locals in the Area.

Below you'll find all of our UK travel blog posts. These are our personal travel tales and experiences travelling around the region. Hopefully by seeing what our UK travels were like, you'll get a better idea of what to expect when travelling in the UK.

Travelling With Family – A Road Trip from Edinburgh to London

When my Dad and his wife Kathy announced that they were planning to travel around the UK for two months, we jumped at the chance to crash their travel plans and join them for 10 days on a road trip from Edinburgh to London! We had never ...

London Calling! Our 48 Hour Layover in This Famous City

Have you ever found yourself in the incredible city of London with just a couple of days to spare? We were there in 2011 and found ourselves back there again at the end of our trip through Mongolia, Central Asia and Iran. It was the last ...

How Can We Make Our Way Around The World, When We Can’t Even Get Out Of London?

Honestly, you would think we were rookies or something. All we had to do was take a bus from Brighton to London, an underground train from one stop to the next and then a bus to York. When it came time to find the bus to ...

Brighton & London: Let’s Stop In For A Pint

Well, the plan to get up at 3:00am (to avoid jet lag) for 3 days before flying out backfired…horribly. We got on the plane and couldn’t sleep at all, it was so uncomfortable, the lights were on practically the whole time and we were much too ...


When To Travel To The UK

The Best Time To Visit: March-June & September-November

Because of it's relatively temperate climate, the UK can be visited at any time of the year, but in our experience the best time to visit is in Spring (March-June) and Fall (September to November).

This is a time when the weather is generally warmer and drier and it's a good time to see the beautiful flowers in bloom around the country (in Spring), or the leaves changing colour (in Autumn).

The winter months can be cold and wet, but winter can also be a decent time to visit. Some of the attractions, tours and touristy restaurants may be closed during this time, but it's a much quieter time to come for sightseeing, particularly in the major cities like London (aside from Christmas and New Years of course).

The summer is of course, a great time to visit and the temperature rarely gets above 30°C, so it's not oppressively hot. What can be a bit oppressive is the crowds at major tourist sites, particularly in London.

Basically, no matter when you choose to visit the UK, you'll have a good time. It just depends on the type of trip you want to have. If you want to save money and have fewer crowds, then visit in the shoulder or off season. If you want to have the warmest weather, then the summer months are for you.


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