Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, art, or even food, London and Scotland should be on your list to check out. When in Europe, these two destinations should be part of your bucket list for travel. Read which places for you to go:
Check out the views at the London Eye
Love seeing things from a bird’s eye perspective? London Eye is definitely the place for you not to miss while exploring London and Scotland. Rising up to 135 meters high, one complete revolution in the giant wheel takes up to 30 minutes, so you get to see the beautiful city at night.
See art museums for free
Since London is known for exquisite collections of history and art, there are museums and exhibits readily available to visit for free. Check out The British Museum, the V&A, Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum, and the Wallace Collection when strolling around London. Also check out independent art spaces, for some modern art exhibitions as well.
Have a food trip at Borough Market
If you’re interested in trying new cuisines, you must visit Borough Market. This spot offers amazing street food, supper clubs and restaurants for every budget and preference. Check out the must-try foods to eat such as: Jamon Iberico from Brindisa, potatoes in raclette cheese from Kappacasein, roast meat sandwich from Hobb’s, and fresh oysters from Richard Haward’s Oyster Bar.
Have fun at a local pub
They say that there is nothing like fun at a British pub. So after having dinner and exploring the sights. The best spots for travelers are The George in London Bridge to enjoy the same pub Shakespeare did, The Old Blythe Tavern in Catford for the city’s best Irish pub, or the Grade II-listed Spaniards Inn in Hampstead for quality British cuisine.
Roam like a local at Oxford University
Oxford is known for its university life, and elegant architecture, with endless things to check out. A popular activity to check out is to go to the water and cruise down the river in a punt. It’s been an Oxbridge tradition since before the 1880s, so hire a punt, pack your favorite snacks, head out on the river and live your life like a British Movie. Also, check out the Great Hall inside Christ Church College, which is seen in a lot of movies such as Harry Potter and the Golden Compass.
Stroll around Glasgow
Walk around the city of Glasgow by checking out Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses one of Europe’s great art collections. Also, visit Glasgow Cathedral which is the oldest cathedral in mainland Scotland and the oldest building in Glasgow, to learn about Scottish history.
Witness the Iconic Stonehenge
Much about Stonehenge is still unknown because there were no written records left behind. However, this UNESCO site should still be on your list to visit because of its unique design and importance to world history.
Wander around the city of Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a walkable capital of Scotland that features old history and modern art. Visit Edinburgh castle; a military stronghold that used to repel invaders marching up from England, the Palace of Holyroodhouse; Queen Elizabeth II’s official Scotland residence, and many more.
Take a sneak peek of Royal History
What better way to experience English culture than to stay in the market town of Windsor, the favorite destination of Queen Elizabeth herself? Walk around the magnificent Long Walk path towards the castle, then wander through Savill Gardens, a beautiful spot in the acres of Windsor’s Great Park, where you can enjoy nature and breathtaking views.
Live your childhood dreams at Warner Brothers Studio
Are you a fan of Harry Potter? If yes, then this destination is for you! Set in England, there is a comprehensive exhibition and studio visit and is a truly amazing place to visit in London and Scotland. Stroll around the Great Hall of Hogwarts, Ride the Hogwarts Express, Learn the various magical wand moves, and many more activities while touring in the studio.
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