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United Kingdom

The UK's world-famous capital, London is a global centre of culture, music and world class museums, with Buckingham Palace and Wembley Stadium literally flying the flag as examples of the city's historic and modern architecture.

For all that London has to offer, don't discount the UK's other cultural hotspots. History is all around you in Liverpool, a hub for the maritime industry, and the birthplace of the Beatles. The city is famous for its love of music and football, and the Scousers bring a warm welcome with their dry, witty humour.

Beyond the Scottish border, Edinburgh’s Festival and Fringe attract the world’s up-and-coming comedians, actors, writers and musicians every summer, bringing new life and an excitable vibe to the city. The stone buildings have a Gothic quality that’s very different to Glasgow’s Victorian splendour, or Aberdeen’s imposing granite tenements. Edinburgh is also a great base for exploring the spectacular Scottish countryside, from historic Highland lochs to snow-capped mountains.


There's a fascinating history behind this thriving modern city. Art lovers and culture buffs will appreciate the galleries, performance spaces and concert venues, besides the free museums. First time visitors should head to the Tate Modern, home to an impressive permanent collection, including works by Picasso, Dali and Rothko, and offering iconic views across the Thames from its sixth floor restaurant.

The beautiful riverside walks can get crowded, but there are enough green spaces to escape the bustling London streets. Take a dip in the outdoor lido at trendy London Fields in Hackney, or perch on the side of Hyde Park's Diana Memorial Fountain, overlooking the Serpentine.

Street food and high-end creative cuisine make London a haven for foodies. From the famous duck confit sandwich at Borough Market to Heston Blumenthal's molecular gastronomy, there's something to satisfy every palate. When the sun goes down, spend the night bar-hopping around Soho, keeping an eye out for tiny basement venues like Freud that specialise in craft cocktails.

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