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Visit England: tourism in London and beyond

When it comes to tourism and travel, England is a favourite for many reasons. In fact, Britain is packed with prehistoric sites, majestic castles, world-renowned museums, legendary musical venues and more pubs than you can count!

England Destinations

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  • Go on a Gin Tour of London and Beyond

    By PARM PARMAR / 01 July 2016
    There is nothing more quintessentially British than a good “gin & tonic.” Gin tours and distilleries are popping up all over Britain, supplying the marketplace with new, trendy bottles and flavours. The City of London has a rich history in distilling gin. Throughout the 18th century, a gin shop or distillery was found on every corner. These shops took full advantage of the spices and citrus fruits coming into the port of London.

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  • A Sherlock Holmes Tour of London

    By DIAN EMERY / 20 May 2016
    All of a sudden, everyone loves Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberbatch plays him brilliantly on TV, and Robert Downey Jr. makes Sherlock downright sexy in the Guy Ritchie movie adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular mystery novel. With all of these recent movies and TV series about the popular detective, a Sherlock Holmes tour of London is a must for any Sherlock fan visiting the city. Much of the filming for the Sherlock movies and TV series has been done on location in London, so there are tons of new Sherlock sights to visit throughout the city, but there are only a handful of key spots that can’t be missed on any self-guided Sherlock Holmes London tour.

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  • On the Beaten Path: A Cotswolds Walking Tour near Birmingham

    By DREW GOUGH / 14 July 2015
    From back garden to back garden, through farms and fields, the footpaths connect some of England’s prettiest towns. The trails are more-or-less marked at gates and fences, with an arrow pointing off toward the next gate or fence, but generally you just follow the trodden grass or the packed dirt through beautiful countryside reminiscent of a Romantic ode. The U.K. is crisscrossed with a latticework of public walking paths that have existed for hundreds (sometimes thousands) of years, and then entered into the protection of the crown in the 19th century. To call the resulting paths quaint would be an understatement: the trail from Chadlington to Charlbury, part of our self-guided Cotswolds walking tour, begins in someone’s backyard, with a hand-painted sign saying “We have cats, so please keep your dogs on a lead.”

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