Things to Do in England

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  • England

  • Arts & Culture

  • Food & Wine

  • Sightseeing

  • History

  • Entertainment

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Curator’s statement

England is an amazing destination, especially if you are looking for someplace with a rich history. You are certain to find quirky bars, quaint villages while visiting this unique city. Whether you are planning a single-week visit, to a longer venture, you will never be bored in England.

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Things to do in England

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Westminster Abbey

Have you ever been curious about where Kings and Queens have been crowned since 1066? Westminster Abbey has seen the coronations, weddings and funerals of many British, English and Scottish monarchs over the years. You can also see Pyx Chapel, which is the oldest surviving part of the Abbey that has been standing since the early 11th century.

St. Bride's Church

The current church was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London of 1666, the church is considered one of the oldest buildings in London, the original church being the first stone-walled church built in the early 6th century.

Globe Theatre

The current Globe is the third Globe Theatre. The first was built by the Lord Chamberlain's Men in 1599. The Globe Theatre specializes in Shakespearean shows, mirroring its original intent, but you also have the chance to enjoy other Renaissance writings, as well as modern concerts and shows in this open-air theater.

Buckingham Palace

Be sure to check out the Changing of the Guard, a must-see event of pomp and circumstance!

London Eye

For 30-minutes you can get the best view of London possible on the Eye.

Tower of London

One of the best historical tours in London. Learn about a variety of British history when you visit this historic royal palace.

Day Trips

  • Stonehenge

  • Windsor Castle

  • Leeds Castle

  • Roman Baths

Places to eat & drink in England

A restaurant with chairs and signs on the wall.

The Eagle Pub - A British pub hospitality with a modern twist.

The Grapes, Limehouse - One of the oldest pubs in London that overlooks the Thames - Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Fitzbillies Bakery - Grab a quick breakfast on the go.

The Crown and Cushion - A traditional British pub in London (not to be confused with the Inn) has a delicious menu of Thai and British dishes.

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