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Wimbledon Dos and Don'ts
Learn what to bring and what to leave at home when attending Wimbledon, plus where to buy what you need for Lawn Tennis's biggest fortnight.
How to Get Last Minute Wimbledon Tickets
If you are willing to stand in line, there are inexpensive Wimbledon tickets for sale every day of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
Top 20 Most Popular Cities in the UK for...
Read about the Top 20 Cities in the UK for visitors and see why people keep coming back again and again.
Power Adaptors - Get Plugged In With The...
You only need adaptor plugs to use dual-voltage US appliances in the UK. Find out how to tell if your appliance is dual voltage.
Going to The Henley Royal Regatta- What You...
Going to the Henley Royal Regatta - Here's the nitty gritty on what you need to know to attend.
Tipping in the UK - How, When and How Much
Tipping in the UK - When is Tipping Expected in the UK and How Much To Tip
Lunch in France on Your UK Tour? Just Drive...
Drive between Europe and the UK in your own car. Find out how easy it is to use the Eurotunnel shuttle through the Channel Tunnel.
Can I Spend Euros in the UK?
Can you spend Euros in the UK. Find out where to spend Euros in the UK
How to Get to Wimbledon - It Takes More Than...
Looking for a Wimbledon ticket? Find out the four ways to get one - you may not be too late.
Sail through UK Customs with This Illustrated...
Find out about United Kingdom Customs Regulations. What can you bring into the UK from the USA? From other EU countries?
You Might Need a Visa for Your Trip to the UK
Frequently Asked Questions about UK Visas and how to find out if you need one.
12 "Must-See" Places in the United Kingdom
12 iconic, must-see places to visit in the UK- Castles in Wales and Scotland, Shakespeare's England, the towering giants of Snowdonia, mysterious Stonehenge and more.
How to Get from London to Oxford Like a Local
Oxford is only 60 miles from London and a great day trip destination. Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
Amazing Food Facts About Wimbledon Tennis...
Amazing Food Facts About Wimbledon - Statistics about how much food is served during Wimbledon fortnight
Fashion, Food and Top Brands at Selfridges
Selfridges is a small chain of enormous and comprehensive department stores with an emphasis on luxury and designer goods, exotic foodstuffs and top end brands.
Which Train? What Time? How Much?
Guide to National Rail Enquiries. Find UK train times and schedules, fares, service updates, station information, maps and more.
16 Easy London Day Trips
Visiting London? Try Windsor Castle, a short, easy day trip that's a quick alternative to spending the day in the city.
Discount Shopping in the U.K.: Where to Find...
Read about UK Discount outlets all over the country with links to the best UK Discount outlets in England, Scotland and Wales
How to Save on VAT - The UK Sales Tax You May...
VAT is a tax on most goods and services in the UK. Visitors from outside the EU may not have to pay it. Find out how to get a refund.
Do I Need and International Driver's Permit?
Find out what is an International Driving Permit (IDP) and whether or not you need one to drive in the United Kingdom.
Public Nudity is Legal in the UK, Sort Of
Find out about Nudity Law in the UK and about nudity on unofficial nude beaches
Travel from London to Cambridge like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Cambridge by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Plan...
Top ten tips to planning your first trip to the United Kingdom. What you should think of when planning a trip to England, Scotland or Wales.
Why Staying Just Outside London Makes Money Sense
A round up of the best places to stay that are within easy reach of London but have plenty of charm and attractions of their own.
How to Get to from London to Bath Like a Local
Bath is 115 miles from London and a great day trip or short break destination. Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
9 Best Live Webcams in the UK: See What It's...
The UK is covered in Webcams. These are some of the best webcams for an overview of UK weather, wildlife, traffic, city and village webcams. .
It's Official - Studland Bay Has a National...
The National Trust's official nude beach at Studland Bay in Dorset is a popular and high quality destination for naturists. Find out more about it.
Know the Rules Before You Send a Present to the...
Sending holiday or celebration gifts to the UK? Check these 10 facts about UK Customs regulations first to make sure your gifts arrive safely, and within the rules.
How to visit Shakespeare's Hometown from London
Direction to get you from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Coming to the UK? Don't Leave Home Without...
Find out about UK medical services for visitors. What medical services are free and which must you pay for.
Plan Your Visit to Windsor Castle
Everything you need to know to plan a visit to Windsor Castle. The world's biggest occupied castle is the Queen's favorite weekend home. Find out what to see and do and how to visit.
What Can You Drink in a Pub if You Don't Like...
Learn how to find a pub you'll really like,what to order and how to order it, how Brits do it - fast-tracking through the mysteries of British Pub etiquette.
How to Get from London to Brighton Like a Local
Details of how to get from London to Brighton by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Just One Plug - That's All it Takes to Travel...
Travel light. It may take just one plug to use your US travel electronics in the UK. Find out how.
What is a "High Street" in England?
UK Shopping - Frequently Asked Questions. What is a high street? What are high street shops and what can you buy in them?
What's the Best Travel Money to Bring to the UK?
Should you buy travelers checks to use in the UK? Will your card be accepted in shops. Find out the pros and cons of different kinds of travel money.
A New Batch of Women's Travel Shoes that Will...
Top picks for the best Comfortable Travel Shoes for women. These travel walking shoes for women are light, smart and styled for city or casual travel. Find out which comfortable walking shoes are the best for your travels.
Rye - The Prettiest Town in the South of England
Rye center is one of the most complete medieval villages in England and definitely the prettiest village on the South Coast. See for yourself.
How to Get From London to Birmingham by Train,...
Details of how to get from London to Birmingam by train, bus and car. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Online UK Database Makes Import Rules Crystal...
Online UK database makes customs and import regulations crystal clear.
How to Get Around the UK by Bus and Coach
Find bus schedules, cheap tickets, bus routes throughout the UK. Get on the Buses to save money. UK buses and coaches are the cheapest way to get around for intercity and local UK travel.
UK Trip Planning Aid - 5-Year UK Public Holiday...
5-year Calendar of public holidays or bank holidays in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2014 - 2018.
What a view! Where to see the Seven Sisters of...
Follow these pointers to find the best views of England's gorgeous, gleaming white cliffs - the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.
Find the Right UK National Park for Your Dream...
National Parks in the UK. Facts and figures about the 15 National Parks in the UK. Learn all about the National Parks in the UK that protect UK Landscapes and Heritage plus a list of all the UK National Parks in England, Scotland and Wales.
Travel from London to Cardiff like a Local
Heading for Cardiff for a sports event or a university term? Find out how to get there and how much it will cost.
Can Fido Come Too? Pet Travel Info for the UK
Pet Travel? Find Out about the Pet Travel Scheme in the UK and How to Bring Your Dog or Cat to the UK.
Nude Bathing is Back at Holkham Bay
Read about UK Nude beach Holkham Bay. Find out how to get to Holkham Bay nude beach in Norfolk. Pictures of Holkham Bay nude beach but no nude pictures
Some Surprising Foods You Can Bring Home to the...
Tempted by markets? Find out what foods you can bring home to the States from you visit to the UK.
By Rail Across the UK - The Fast, Easy Way to...
Britsih Rail Travel Overview: Unlock the mysteries of buying train tickets, all the different British rail fares and how to find the train you need.
Easy Directions to Windsor from London and from...
Travel directions to travel from London to Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. It's an easy trip with plenty of options.
How to get to Margate from London
Details of how to get from London to Margate by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Ya Gotta Laugh - Best of Comedy on the Fringe.
Check out the comedy highlights heading for the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.
Crossing the English Channel from Europe -...
How to cross the English Channel from Europe to the UK using Eurostar, Eurotunnel and a variety of ferry services.
The Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom
My personal pick of the Seven Wonders of the United Kingdom, inspired by a new poll that picked the wonders of the world
How to Get to Manchester from London like a Local
Manchester is 202 miles from London and an important center for museums, architecture and the BBC. Here's how to get there and what it will cost.
Top Scenic Drives in Britain
Top scenic drives in Britain: Ferne Arfin About.com's United Kingdom guide picks her favorite routes for a scenic drive in Britain. They have great views, natural beauty, charming villages and historic sights. Try one.
Fantastic Facts About York Minster
Fantastic and little known facts about York Minster, England's largest gothic church and one of the largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals in the world.
Have an All Day Antiquing Spree in One of These
Like antique hunting? If your idea of heaven is spending all day rooting through treasures and plain old fashioned dusty junk, head for one of these.
Whitstable - A Salty Oyster Fishery With...
Whitstable oysters have been farmed since Roman times. See the difference between a Whitstable native oyster and a rock oyster and find out when to visit Whitstable to try some. Read about the Whitstable Oyster Festival as well.
How to Get to Edinburgh from London
How to get to Edinburgh from London. Use these resources and travel directions to plan your trip.
How to Get to Glasgow
Details of how to get from London to Glasgow by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Make the Most of Solo Travel in the UK
The UK is a great destination for solo travel. Find out why and how to make the most of a vacation on your own in the United Kingdom.
When It's Time to Eat Oysters Find the Best...
When is the best time to eat oysters in England - and where can you find the best?
Bonanza of Free Things to Do in the UK
Vacation fun in the UK doesn't have to cost a bundle. In fact, it doesn't have to cost a penny. Check out my list of 50 fun, free things to do in the UK
Top Ten English Country Houses to Visit
Read about the top ten English Country Houses. Find Links and Pictures of Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Hatfield House, Hardwick House, Waddesdon Manor, Knole, Longleat,Petworth House and Lyme Park. Find out how to visit the best Stately Homes of England
The British Islands - Britain's Offshore...
All about the British Islands. The Channel Islands are part of Britain but not part of the UK. Read about the unusual and anomalous status of Britain's offshore islands.
Ten Treasures of the British Museum
What are the most important treasures in the British Museum? That's probably an impossible question to answer. These ten are among my favorites.
Festival Survival Guide
The Glastonbury Music Festival at the end of June may be the biggest summer music festival in the UK but it isn't the only one. In fact, there are more than 300 summer music festivals in the UK and Ireland. They are huge, excessive and brilliant fun if you come prepared and avoid the pitfalls. These top survival tips will get you to hassle free fun throughout the UK summer festival season.
Traveling to York is Easy - Why Not Try It?
Travel directions for the popular city of York from London. Whether you drive, take the train or a coach, what you need to know is here.
How to get from London to Canterbury
The walled, cathedral City of Canterbury is just 60 miles from London. Its Cathedral Quarter makes an excellent day trip. Find out how to get there.
Listen, Do You Wanna Know a Secret? Here's How...
Travel Directions London to Liverpool with different transportation options. It's easy. All you need is...patience, and these resources, to get there.
Althorp - Princess Diana's Childhood Home
Althorp in Northamptonshire is Princess Diana's childhood home and has been home to her family, the Spencers for 500 years. It is also, since 1997, the private site of her grave.
Things to Never Do in the United Kingdom
Britain is an easy vacation destination for US visitors, there are still some things you should never do. Find out what not to do in the United Kingdom
Book Review: Bare Britain - Guide to the Top...
Nude beach guide for the UK. Read review of Bare Britain - guide to Top Nude Beaches in the UK. Book liberally illustrated with nude pictures of men and women.
Suggested Itinerary: England Travel Plan West...
What should you do on a break in the UK? This 4 day itinerary - expandable to up to 8 days - zeros in on some of the best attractions west of London.
Dual Voltage Power Strips Solve Two Travel...
These dual voltage power strips are a great idea for plugged in travelers. They eliminate the need to carry multiple foreign adaptor plugs and solve the problem of too few power outlets in most hotel rooms.
St Ives
Near St Ives, Cornwall, in October. Page 12.
New Rules Mean Longer Waits for UK Weddings
As the Home Office goes after sham marriages with extra waiting periods for investigations, find out how you can get married in the UK.
Eurostar High Speed Trains Through the Channel...
Eurostar high speed trains provide rail service through the Channel Tunnel between Europe and the United Kingdom. Learn how to travel with Eurostar and where you can travel from. Read about what a trip on Eurostar is like.
Five London Breakfasts Worth Waking Up For
Five top London breakfast picks for incredible, and different, ways to start the day. Find out why London is becoming the breakfast capital of Europe.
Global Chains for Budget Travelers
Cheap Hotel Chains offer cheap, clean and decent accommodations. Find reliable UK cheap hotel chains for a cheap room in the UK.
How to Drive in the UK
UK and Ireland Driving Directions and Tips - Find top tips for UK and Ireland visitors driving in the British Isles.
How to Save on Cheap Eats in the UK
Visitors are often surprised at the cost of meals in the UK, but it is possible to eat well in the UK on a budget. Here are twelve ways to fill up cheaply.
A Truck by Any Other Name....
What is a lorry in the United Kingdom. Find a definition of the word lorry and articulated lorry
Travel Directions - How to Get to Nottingham
Details of how to get from London to Nottingham by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
What are the Home Counties? Definition of the...
Find out what English people mean when they talk about the Home Counties
How to Get to Leeds from London
Details of how to get from London to Leeds by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Going to the UK? You'll Need this British Post...
Post Codes are vital to most British addresses. A handy tool from the Royal Mail helps you find any post code in the UK.
Britrail Passes for Unlimited UK Train Travel...
Read about BritRail Passes, the cheap and convenient way to tour the UK by train.
Bicester Village - Discount Designer Brand...
Bicester Village is a discount designer brand mall near London and Oxford where chic style and cheaper prices go hand in hand.
5 Great Views From the Top
Queen Elizabeth I's view from Kenilworth Castle was hidden for 350 years. Now it's one of 5 great historic views from high places to explore.
Snowdonia
A traditional Welsh farmstead in Llyn Y Gabair,is dwarfed by the mountains of Snowdonia in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Page 3.
British Slang Uses of Grass as a Verb and Noun
: If you watch movies about the London criminal subculture or catch a fair amount of British crime drama
Cowes Week - International Yacht Racing Around...
Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight is an international sailing regatta that's been happening every August for almost 200 years. It is a must for international Yacht racers and keen regatta spectators.
Hadrian's Wall
Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and settlement, south of Hadrian's Wall. Recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well preserved artifacts from the Roman world. In the superb site museum, set in charming gardens, you can see Roman boots, shoes, armour,jewellery and coins. Page 4.
Balmoral - The Queen's Private Vacation Home
Balmoral Castle in Scotland, is the Royal Family's private vacation home and retreat in the Highlands. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, and honored guests and royal girlfriends spend the summer holidays at Balmoral Castle.
London to Lincoln by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Lincoln by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Windsor Castle
Picture of Windsor Castle, The Queen's Favorite Home, Seen From the Thames
What's My Money Worth in the UK?
The latest exchange rate information and how to find it. What do UK prices mean in your own currency and why are prices given in GB Pounds here.
Unbelievably Cheap UK Travel - If You're Lucky
Cross the country for less than it costs to cross London!
10 Facts About Dinner with the Queen of England
Queen Elizabeth II hosts two state banquets a year. Find out what goes on behind the scenes at a Windsor Castle State Banquet
Stratford on Avon
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon. Page 7.
Top 10 Things to Pack for a UK Music Festival
Top 10 Things to Bring to a Music Festival. Heading for one of the UK's big music festivals? You'll want to travel light but here's a list of the top 10 essentials you won't want to forget.
July Festival and Events Roundup
UK Festivals and Events for July. Read about great sports events, world class tennis, rowing and racing, plus a roundup of art shows, flower shows, heritage festivals, air shows and more ways to enjoy the long summer days.
Top UK Department Stores - A Handy Guide
A handy guide of UK Department stores. Brief descriptions of all the main UK department stores around the country and in London, including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Liberty, Fortnum and Mason, John Lewis, Peter Jones, Fenwicks, Bhs, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser and Debenhams.
London to Norwich by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Norwich by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Coming in for a Landing - UK International...
Read about other UK airports with Trans-Atlantic flights where you can save money or arrive closer to your ultimate destination.
How to get to Plymouth England
Details of how to get from London to Plymouth by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
Sissinghurst - The Garden of the Bloomsbury Set
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, is an English country garden connected to the ruins of a Tudor castle and the romantic country cottage of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Plan your visit to Sissinghurst with this visitor information.
What's Hot for Kids at Edinburgh 2015
Family entertainment and children's theater on the Edinburgh Fringe. See what's hot in 2015 for junior theater-goers and little party animals.
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavillion in Brighton.Regency Palace is a breathtaking folly. The famous sea-side residence was built for King George IV, and was also used by his brother William IV and their niece Queen Victoria. Page 11.
Finding Medieval York - Walking the Snickelways...
The Medieval, walled city Of York, is laced with secret passages and hidden walkways, called snickelways and ginnels. Take a walk along the secret passageways of York to find the secret world of medieval York.
The Roman Baths and the Pump Room
Pictures of the UK - Sacred Fountain at the Roman Baths. Page 6.
Anglo Saxon Gold Hunting with a Metal Detector...
Anglo Saxon Gold hunting for hidden treasure with a metal detector in the UK. Find out what is treasure trove, who it belongs to and what you should do if you find a horde of anglo saxon gold.
Dreamy Vacations in Historic Buildings You Can...
Read about unusual vacation rentals in the United Kingdom. Find out how to stay in a castle, a romantic gatehouse or the turret of a Tudor mansion for less than the cost of a hotel. Find out where to find a vacation rental through the National Trust or English Heritage.
Deliciously Pretty Villages of South England
Behind the facades of the Kent village of Ightham, one of the prettiest villages in the South of England, lurk histories of murder and mystery dating all the way back to prehistoric times.
11 Romantic Things to Do in the UK
Looking for romantic things to do in the UK for Valentine's Day, a special occasion or just for the sake of love? Try these UK romantic ideas for inspiration
What are Bank Holidays and How Will They Effect...
National holidays are called bank holidays, in the United Kingdom. Find out how they got that name and what impact they might have on your vacation.
Eton Mess - A Sweet and Dreamy English...
Picture of ingredients for Eton Mess include strawberries, cream and meringues
Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge - first opened in 1781 and now part of the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site - spans the Severn Gorge at Ironbridge, the heart of the birthplace of industry. Page 8.
What is Pantomime or Panto?
Panto or Pantomime is a British tradition of winter musical comedy for the whole family and is probably the noisiest, rowdiest theatre you can attend.
Top Ten Year-round Gardens in Cornwall
Palm trees and subtropical plants florish in the gardens of Cornwall - all year round. These top Cornish gardens can be visited in all seasons.
York Minster
York Minster From The City Walls. Page 5.
English Lit 101 Comes to Life on this 8 Stop Tour
Plan a literary itinerary around the UK visiting landmarks in the lives of a favorite authors including Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, JRR Tolkien, Agatha Christie and more.
Down a Secret Alley An Oxford Pub with a Great...
Read about The Turf Tavern a traditional English Pub in Oxford. Insiders know how to find one of Oxford's oldest pubs, out of sight down a tiny alley. The Turf Tavern was featured in English television's Inspector Morse, Brideshead Revisited and the writing of Dorothy L. Sayers. Find out about The Turf Tavern and eating and drinking in Oxford at The Turf Tavern.
13 Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the UK
Kids can have a great time in the UK too. Check out these fun attractions for the whole family.
Strawberries, Pimms and Rowing - It's Time for...
The Henley Royal Regatta is a unique crew and singles rowing event, with international rowing crews and elite rowers from all over the world competing in a series of head-to-head, knock out races. It is also a great chance to watch the British upper classes at play.
Oxford University England - A Guided Walk
Take a guided walk around Oxford University England. This half day walking tour with pictures is a good way to get an idea of the famous university town.
Avoid the Pitfalls in Stratford-upon-avon - the...
The Truth About Stratford-upon-Avon. A visit to Shakespeare's birthplace isn't all sweetness and light. It's a mixture of the good, the bad and the greedy. Here's how to separate them.
Edinburgh Castle
Argyll and Sutherland's Highlanders on parade at Edinburgh Castle. Page 9.
Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle and Harbor. United Kingdom Travel. Page 10.
In England, Everyone is a Tennis Fan During...
Wimbledon Fortnight is the top competitive event in grass court tennis. All the world's top ranked tennis players compete in June and July.
The Henley Royal Regatta - An Insider's Look at...
The Henley Royal Regatta - Come along and see what it's like to attend the Henley Royal Regatta - from a non-sports fan's point of view.
London to Bristol by Train, Bus and Car
Details of how to get from London to Bristol by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
How to Travel to the UK from Paris and Northern...
Travel between Paris, Northern France is so easy that I am always surprised more visitors don't combine the UK and France in their travel plans.
Take a Foodie Vacation at a Cooking School with...
5 of the best cooking schools with rooms in Britain as recommended by Nick Wyke, founder of Looking to Cook.
Stonehenge
Stonehenge-It's Britain's most iconic and mysterious site and we learn more about the people who built it all the time. Page 2.
Chatsworth
Chatsworth in the Peak District. United Kingdom Travel. Page 5.
Love Bacon? Try a Bacon Sarnie
Read a definition of the British expression bacon sarnie. What is the meaning of the expression bacon sarnie?
Hassle-Free Camping at Music Festivals
The best and biggest festivals always involve camping. If this is your first festival, put aside any ideas you have about waking up to birdsong.
Leeds Castle - A Good Bet for the Whole Family
Leeds Castle, called the loveliest castle in England, is a rare thing - a fascinating place for grownups that's also a genuinely great family day out.
Can't Resist a Bargain? Then Head for the UK's...
If you love a bargain and fancy a haggle, head for these cities with some of the UK's top traditional markets,
Roman Top 10 in Britain
The Romans ruled Britain for almost 400 years and left signs of their occupation all over the country. Try exploring some of the lesser known Roman sites in the UK for a fascinating visit.
Plan Your Visit to Balmoral Castle in Balmoral
Plan your visit to Balmoral Castle. Look here for Balmoral visitor information about opening hours, admission prices and special tours of Balmoral Castle in Scotland
Bhs, Budget Clothing and Everyday Goods
Bhs is an Affordable UK Department Store with everyday clothing and household goods for the whole family.
5 Multi-Purpose Handbags for Traveling Light
Multi-purpose handbags are the perfect way to contront growing airline pressure to travel light.
All About Snowdonia - A Quick Guide
Snowdonia Guide. A quick guide for visitors to Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Plan a visit to this Welsh language area with the oldest rocks on earth.
Petworth
Petworth. United Kingdom Travel. Page 7.
How to Save Money on your UK Trip
Top Money Saving Ideas on UK Travel - save on accommodations, food and drink, sightseeing, shopping and more.
Average Temperatures in Scotland (Fahrenheit)
Scotland Weather Averages Fahrenheit. Page 4.

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