Most people who visit England spend their time in London, touring the world famous sights scattered throughout the sprawling city. From Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey to Piccadilly Circus and the London Eye, this global metropolis has an endless list of attractions and things to do. While London provides plenty of excitement without leaving the city, you’d be remiss if you passed up the opportunity to explore the beautiful English countryside or one of the famous university towns seeping in history.
If you are able to take the time to venture outside London, be sure to investigate the magical nooks and crannies of England’s small, picturesque villages and tour the country’s magnificent medieval castles.
When to Go: June-August for the sunniest weather, but highest accommodation rates. May might deliver equal parts sun and rain, whereas December-February is wet and cold.
Good to Know:
- Capital: London
- Population: 53 million
- Language: English, duh
- Currency: Pound sterling