Once you’ve established your base in the UK, you will quickly see that it opens a huge door to amazing cities, beautiful countryside, and a wide array of history close by.
In an hour or two you can be a world away from London. With direct trains to Oxford, Bath or Bristol, visitors can immerse themselves in cities that are like real-life theme parks! Celebrate the country’s medieval heritage, the roller-coaster of the commonwealth and the more recent film locations that made the Harry Potter movies come to life. Many of the Hogwarts scenes were filmed at Christ Church College, Oxford, where you can book a room and enjoy breakfast in The Great Hall. Make sure to pose for a photo on the 16th century staircase, where Harry and his fellow first-years are greeted by Professor McGonagall.
You’re also on the doorstep of our European neighbours. Whether you have a couple of nights or a couple of weeks to spare, you’ll be able to plan exciting trips to match any taste and budget.
Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras for access to a range of northern European options: within three hours you could be enjoying a croissant under the Eiffel Tower! If you’re keen to go further afield, City Airport has over 30 destinations to choose from: Barcelona is home to Gaudí’s magnificent architecture, delicious Catalonian cuisine, and one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. You may not have heard of it, but centrally located on the mainland of Denmark, Billund is the birthplace of LEGO and the home of the original LEGOLAND theme park. If you’re chasing the sun, Portugal’s southern town of Faro has beautiful medieval architecture and stand-out seafood. There are beaches, of course, but there’s much more to this pretty historic town and its natural surroundings.
If you’re wondering what to do with a weekend, a half term holiday or the generous six-week summer break, you’ll find there’s never a dull moment. Take a chance, come to the UK and see what we have in store for you!