thrillophilia-logo
INR
login

England

Experiential journeys will make you a storyteller
Staffpicked
Best Deals
Group Tours
Attractions
Luxury Tours
Honeymoon
About England

The country of England is one of the four countries which constitutes the United Kingdom and occupies more than half of the island of Great Britain. The country is well known for its rich history evident from the presence of several UNESCO listed World Heritage properties. England is also known for its ancient universities - Oxford and Cambridge.

Laced by several beautiful rivers and small streams, the fertile land of England with its rolling countryside, stunning lakes, rugged cliffs and golden beaches has often been an inspiration to poets, writers, painters and filmmakers. The country’s history dates back to several centuries which have left behind magnificent buildings in the form of beautiful castles, cathedrals etc., many of which are still inhabited.

The country also has ancient cities such as Bath, where you will be able to watch the Georgian grandeur as well as get a glimpse of Romanian architecture. Some of the noteworthy places dating from ancient times are Roman Bath, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Stonehenge and so on. Those looking for modern attractions will delight in visiting places like Madame Tussauds, London Eye etc. Nature lovers will be enchanted with the scenic beauty of Cotswolds and the Lake District.

While visiting England, you must indulge in some of its exciting activities such as going for a Via Ferrata experience, Kite Buggying, kayaking or cruising on the River Thames. Your England trip will remain incomplete if you do not take a ride on London Eye, the giant Ferrari Wheel. England enjoys temperate weather with mild summers and winters. The country becomes exceptionally beautiful in spring when it's gardens get the blooming of the flowers, hence making it the best time to plan a visit here.

Read More

Attractions

London Eye

The London Eye, one of the world's tallest overhung observation wheels, offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. This gorgeous and unique observational wheel, also known as the Coca-Cola London Eye has 32 high-tech glass capsules or pods inside which you can stand and whirl like a large Ferris wheel.

Stonehenge
The historically important site of Stonehenge is more than 5,000 years old and continues to flourish since 2500 BCE. At the site you would find large size stones arranged in a circular design. The arrangement is such that you could study the planet movements on the days of winter and summer solstices.
The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena is the country’s second-largest indoor venue when looking at the seating capacity. In terms of ticket sales, the arena regularly ranks at the top position in the entire world and is a popular choice amongst bands and artists performing in the city.

If you want to attend a concert in London, you must have a look at O2’s availability and you will almost always find something fun to attend. The arena has hosted a number of famous personalities and groups, including Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Prince, The Rolling Stones and numerous others. Apart from musical performances, the venue also hosts sporting events including the Olympics and Paralympics. 

Location:

Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0DX, United Kingdom

Timings:

Depends on the gig

Entry Fee:

Depends on the gig

Checkout: Best Things To Do In London

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium or The Manchester city football club, is ideal to get acquainted with the history of the football club. Explore the major highlights of the stadium like the press conference room, manager’s dugout, changing rooms and more. These are tucked away from the reach of the public when a match is hosted at the stadium and are a top attraction among the many places in Manchester.

Set your eyes on the exquisite exhibits showcased here to gather more information about the northern football club. You can also choose to explore with a passionate Manchester city FC fan as a guide to get more acquainted about behind the scenes at the etihad stadium.

Location: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, United Kingdom

Timings: 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Suggested Read: Romantic Things To Do In London

Kew Gardens
The Kew Gardens, formerly known as the Royal Botanic gardens, is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site. The magnificent botanic gardens are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It is home to the world's most diversified collection of living plants as well as an internationally renowned scientific research institute. The Kew Gardens also feature appealing cafes where tourists may relax and enjoy traditional British delicacies.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham and has been the official residence of the British royals since 1837. Today, however, it is considered one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. A tour of Buckingham Palace delivers nothing but grandeur and exhilaration, from leisurely observation to the Changing of the Guards.

England FAQ's

Which are the best places to visit in England?

1. London: The capital of England, London is one of the best cities that you must explore during your trip to England. The city has a lot of heritage properties along with some modern-day attractions. Some of the main attractions for which the city is known include the London Eye - the giant Ferrari wheels with capsules attached, the clock tower Big Ben, the Tower of London, the British Museum etc.

You must also include a visit to the Queen’s house at Buckingham Palace in your London itinerary. If you are visiting the city in spring, you will be delighted to see the flowers bloom in spots such as Covent Garden.

Best Time: From March through May

2. Cambridge: Feel excited as you visit Cambridge, a beautiful city that is perched on the edges of River Cam and is known best for its university. Visit this town, half of which has been occupied by 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge.

Feel enchanted as you explore the other half of the town with its web of cobbled streets winding through eateries and shops. Take a tour of the university to see the UK's largest collection of preserved historic buildings along with stunning college grounds. Don’t forget to visit the amazing King's College Chapel while visiting this town.

Best Time: From June to October

3. Bath: A stunning historic city in England which you must visit is Bath. Located at a distance of only two hours from London, you can easily make a day trip to the city to visit its ancient buildings, especially the Roman Bath after which the city has been named. Built around Britain’s only hot spring, you will feel excited to see the bathing complex of the Roman Bath still flowing with natural hot water.

The place will also give you a glimpse of Roman life in this city. Apart from this ancient place, you must also visit the Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent, The Bath Assembly Rooms etc. You may also opt for a Roman style relaxation at the Thermae Bath Spa if you wish to get de-stressed.

Best Time: From early June through the end of September

4. Liverpool: The city of Liverpool has been made famous for two things - The musical group Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. Explore this well-known city with beautiful historic buildings, museums, blooming gardens and many more.

Learn about Beatles at The Beatles Story in Albert Dock and also the Cavern Club where they made their debut. To know more about Liverpool Football Club, visit the Anfield Stadium. Other places which you can include in your trip to this city are the historic Albert Dock, the Mersey ferry, the Liver Building and the Tate Gallery.

Best Time: Late spring and summer seasons

5. Manchester: The city of Manchester is well known for its art, media and higher education. Start your exploration of the city by visiting Castlefield where you will be able to walk around restored houses, old canals and will also be able to visit a reconstructed Roman fort.

Apart from this place, you must also visit places such as Manchester Cathedral, Chetham’s Library, Townhall etc.  Football lovers would love a visit to the National Football Museum where they will come to know more about the top two football teams of Europe. You may also opt to catch a theatrical performance at the Opera House or go skiing at Chill Factor, Britain’s longest and widest indoor ski slope.

Best Time: Between June and August

6. Buckingham Palace: While in England, you must pay a visit to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, which also serves as her office and administrative headquarters. The palace is open to the public only between April to September.

Get a peek into the royal family home and their lifestyle as you stroll across the nineteen State Rooms of the palace. Feel awe-struck as you see the rooms decorated with treasures of Royal collections which includes paintings by legendary artists and also some of the Queen’s personal jewels. Be present at 11:30 am in the evening to see the changing of the guard process.

Best Time: In the summer months

7. Lake District: The scenic splendour of the Lake District(named after 16 glacial lakes), will mesmerise you with its view. You will feel enchanted as you visit the stunning Newlands  Valley sheltering a beautiful lake hidden amongst towering fells.

Visit the Lake District National Parkan d explore the area by car, bus, bike or on foot. You may also opt for going on a hike or take a historic boat ride in the lake. Another place you can opt for a lake cruise is Lake Windermere. The district also has several other lakes which you can opt to visit. Apart from lakes, a few places you must not miss include Hill Top, Rydal Mount & Gardens etc.

Best Time: In the months of June and July

8. Cotswolds: The picturesque Cotswolds with its lush rolling hills and quaint villages will make you feel its old-world charm. You will be delighted while you visit the churches, mansions and the authentic thatched and beamed cottages. Climb up to Broadway Tower, the Cotswolds highest tower, in Worcestershire to get a stunning view of the English countryside.

Visit the attractions of this town such as WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Broadway Tower, Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove Gardens, Gloucester Cathedral, Sudeley Castle etc. If you are a whiskey lover, you can stop at the Cotswolds Distillery and taste the very best artisan whiskey.

Best Time: Months of May and September.

9. River Thames: A major attraction of London is the River Thames, which is also an integral part of the City’s tourism. Passing through the bustling city of London, the beautiful river is one of the most important waterways of England. Enjoy the charming river by taking a walk along its bank or going on a bike ride in the evening.

Opt to go for a day or a dinner cruise on the river to get a different perspective of the city of London along with its skyscrapers and ancient buildings. Enjoy a night view of the shining city during a night cruise. You can also participate in various exciting events at this river such as Totally Thames, Virgin Money London Marathon, Boat Race, Great River Race, and Mayor's New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Best Time:  Late March to early June

10. Bristol: Bristol, set inland on River Avon, is a city of vibrance and cultural hues. Pay a visit to the city which is known for its unique design marvels. The city will delight you with its beautiful gardens and art galleries. Families visiting the city must visit The Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious science and art centre for the youngsters.

They may also consider spending a fun day at Ashton Court Estate which provides a lot of outdoor activities. Other attractions you may consider visiting are Bristol Floating Harbour, St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Cathedral, Brunel's SS Great Britain, and many more.

Best Time:  During the late spring and early-mid summer months.

What are the best activities to do in England?

1. Visit Stonehenge: History buffs will love visiting Stonehenge, a Neolithic site, located close to Amesbury in England. Feel thrilled as you visit yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to 3000 BC and is known to be the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world.

The magnificent site consists of standing and lying stones, some of which have been transported from South Wales. Take a walk around the place and learn more about different aspects of Stonehenge from free audio guides.

Location: Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK
Timings: 9:30 am to 5 pm

2. Stroll at Tower of London: 
Visit the iconic and most recognisable landmark of London, the Tower of London, a 900-year-old castle and UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the magnificent place and do not miss out on visiting the White Tower, the Jewel House – home of the priceless Crown Jewels,  The Royal Mint, The Medieval Palace, the ‘Bloody Tower’ and Tower Green.

You may also get a chance to watch the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ – the 700-year-old traditional ‘locking up’ of the Tower gates each evening.

Location:
 London EC3N 4AB, UK
Timing: 10:30 to 16:30

3. Marvel at Big Ben: 
A star attraction of London is the famous clock tower, Big Ben, now named Elizabeth Tower, and located near Westminster Abbey in central London. Visit this hundred meter tall UNESCO World Heritage Site which was designed by Augustus Pugin and feel awe-struck looking at its grandeur.

Big Ben is actually the nickname given to the Great Bell of the clock which is the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. It is a part of the Houses of Parliament and has been the iconic symbol of London for several centuries. 

Location: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Timings:  Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Friday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

4. Explore the British Museum: 
If you are interested in taking a look at ancient exhibits from around the world, visit the British Museum. Feel awe-struck as you stroll across the museum and take a look at more than 13 million artefacts from China, Egypt, Assyria, the Roman Empire, Babylonia, Greece, and Europe. Delight at spotting the most famous ancient artefacts of the museum, the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon in Athens, and also the famous Rosetta Stone.

Location: 
Great Russell Street, London
Timings: 10.00 am – 5.00 am

5. Spot wildlife at Chester Zoo: 
Spend a day with around 11,000 animals belonging to 400 different species at Chester Zoo, spread across 125-acres of land. Located in Upton, a mile north of Chester city centre, this zoo is the largest and most popular zoo in the United Kingdom.

Take a trip inside the place in the zoo’s very own monorail system. Feel excited as you see the various animal attractions such as Chimpanzee Island, a penguin pool, the Realm of the Red Ape, Tsavo Black Rhino reserve, the impressive Asian Elephant house, Fruit Bat Forest and the newly opened Islands at Chester Zoo.

Location:
 Chester CH2 1EU, UK
Timings: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

6. Pay a Visit to Canterbury Cathedral: 
Pay a visit to the  Canterbury Cathedral, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known as the cradle of English Christianity. Feel enchanted as you visit this stunning cathedral with its tradition to welcome visitors as per the days of medieval pilgrimage.

Observe the intricately carved masonry on the exterior as you go on a guided tour. You may also opt to go on the 40 minutes audio tour if you wish to explore the place by yourself.

Location: 
11 The Precincts, Canterbury, England
Timings: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 12:30 pm to 5 pm.

7. Meet celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum: 
Feel excited seeing famous faces in their wax form at the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Delight in watching more than 250 lifelike wax figures on display, portraying famous musicians, Hollywood actors, and even the members of the royal family.

Feel exhilarated as you take your picture with Kate Winslet, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and Benedict Cumberbatch and take a look at David Beckham and Usain Bolt. Children will be super excited to get the opportunity to meet their favourite Marvel Super Heroes and heroes and villains from Star Wars movies.

Location: 
Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR
Timings: 10 am to 4 pm

8. Relax at Holkham Beach: 
Go on a picnic on the magical Holkham Beach, which is destined to take your breath away. Located on the north of Norfolk Coast, the renowned beach is the star attraction of Norfolk and is a part of the Holkham Nature Reserve.

Spend some time on this most unspoilt beach with a vast stretch of golden sand and open landscapes merging with the skyline. Feel excited to explore the semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a stunning shallow lagoon.

Location: 
Holkham, North Norfolk
Timings: 10 am-4 pm

9. Wander at Durham Castle: 
The magnificent Durham Castle is a World Heritage site that you must visit to experience over 1000 years of history of the place. Built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, the castle has been often affected by major historical events and was transformed in the Victorian period into a place of learning, as the founding college of Durham University.

Visit the 18th-century castle and take a 45 minutes tour of the place to understand how a castle has evolved to modern-day life while retaining its ancient beauty.

Location: 
 Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW
Timings: Tours start at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm. During vacations, tours start at 10.15 am, 11.15 am and 12.15 noon.

10. Enjoy Chinatown: 
Spend some time at China Town, located in London’s West End and get the essence of Chinese culture as you enter the place and find a distinct melange of paper lanterns, shops, restaurants and cafes, that has been bounded by four ornate and imposing gates.

Embark on a shopping expedition and purchase interesting trinkets and wares along with ornate paper lanterns and authentic Maneki-Neko. You can also go for a Karaoke experience in one of the joints or admire the Chinese art at Chinese Art Now. You must not leave this place until you have tried out some Chinese street food and desserts.

Location: 
55-57 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BL, UK, United Kingdom
Timing:  12 pm - 12 am

How is the nightlife in England?

1. Dinner cruises on the Thames: Capture the beauty of London at night by going on a dinner cruise on the River Thames. Enjoy the beauty of the major sights of the city glittering with lights. Enjoy the live entertainment onboard while having your delicious dinner.

2. Clubbing at Leeds: If you are looking for an England clubbing experience, head towards Leeds West Indian Centre which transforms into a club at night. Go for the Subdub night which includes drum N bass, reggae, and dub and caters to crowds of all ages. 

3. Grab a Millionaire Mojito at the House of Smith: Feel like a VIP as you get a Millionaire Mojito, a bottle of champagne and one with a mixer for white rum. Look out for Vegas themed Fridays, Sos Grand Slams and Waikiki Tuesdays as you plan your visit.

4. Hang out at The Hockley Arts Club, Nottingham: This unique place with a vintage interior and amazing cocktail drinks is surely one where you would like to hang out during one of your dinners. 

5. Take a Ghost Bus Tour, London: Looking for a creepy night? Take a ride in a Ghost Bus and feel chills down your spine as you hear stories of London’s underbelly and watch the performance of the onboard actors.

6. Go for a Jazz Cruise: Hop on a Jazz Cruise in London to enjoy live jazz soundtracks while having a delicious dinner. Look out for popular landmarks looking beautiful in the night light.

7. Bike around River Thames: Enjoy a bike ride along the banks of the River Thames at night and visit two iconic markets of London during your trip.

What is the best time to visit England?

England is to be best visited during spring. This happens in the period between late March to early June. The weather during this time is warm and dry and you will be able to see the British gardens filled with exquisite spring flowers. Visit during Easter in the month of April to take part in the country’s festive celebration.

How to reach England?

You can reach England either by air or by train:

By Flight: England is well-connected with the rest of the world by air through its 20 airports with Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport, and Stansted being the most important ones.

By Train: London is connected to several European cities such as Berlin, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

What is England famous for?

England is best known for its rich history which can be glimpsed through its heritage properties spread throughout the country. It is also known for its Royal family along with their beautiful castles, some of them standing for centuries but still in use.

The country also has traces of Roman architecture in the cities that were inhabited by Romans centuries ago. Apart from its rich historical treasures, the country is also well-known for its ancient universities - Oxford and Cambridge. The country also has some modern attractions such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, etc.

How many days are enough to explore England?

You can go on a 9-day tour to explore the important cities and landmarks of England. An ideal itinerary for 9 days would be as follows:

  • Day 1: Arrive at London

  • Day 2: Explore London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, London Eye, the Thames river and more. 

  • Day 3: Meet celebrities at the Wax Museum, Madame Tussauds

  • Day 4: Visit famous Birmingham places such as Symphony Hall, the Hippodrome, etc.

  • Day 5 Explore Liverpool attractions such as the Cathedral, the Maritime Museum, and  Anfield Station.

  • Day 6: Visit the city known for its football culture, Manchester

  • Day 7: Visit the university city Oxford

  • Day 8: Return to London

  • Day 9: Depart from England

What are the famous things to buy in England?

1. British Tea: England’s Breakfast Tea is well-known all over the world

2. Cadbury’s Chocolate: Purchase some Cadbury chocolates from the place they originated

3. Miniature English Landmark Key Chain: Excellent as a souvenir or piece of memorabilia.

4. Union Jack-Printed Item: Union jack print is recognised worldwide. Purchase a t-shirt, a tote bag etc with this print.

5. Harrods Soft Toy: Get one of their annual teddy bears or another cuddly toy for your little one from this famous outlet.

Which are the best historical sites to visit in England?

1. Roman Baths at Bath: Get a glimpse of the lives of Romans living in England in the bygone times by paying a visit to the famous Roman Baths in the city of Bath. Learn more about them by visiting the museum.

2. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: One of the historical places to visit in England is the Dockyard of Portsmouth which still has three of the most famous warships of the British -  HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Mary Rose. Pay a visit to the Royal Navy Museum during your visit to this place.

3. Stonehenge:  Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to 3000 BC and is known to be the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. Walk across the place while listening to the free audio guide available. 

4. Windsor Castle: Visit the Gothic-style Windsor Castle, which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Stroll across the spectacular castle garden and take a look at the wonderful treasures of the State Apartments which includes masterpieces by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck. 

5. Ironbridge Gorge: Visit the 5.5 square kilometre bridge which has its significance in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century and is often referred to as the birthplace of modern-day industry.

What are the best adventure things to do in England?

1. Take a trip in a vintage VW camper: Rent out a vintage VW camper at Cornwell and embark on a road trip to visit places like St. Ives, Eden Project, Padstow, Tingatel etc. 

2. Go for Kite-buggying: Take a trip to East Sussex to indulge in the adventurous activity of kite-buggying. This fun activity combines kite-flying and go-karting and is a thrilling way to zip across the sand at up to 50mph in a low three-wheeler. 

3. Feel Thrilled during Via Ferrata: If you want to embark on an activity that gives you an adrenaline rush, go to Honister Slate Mine to participate in England’s first Via Ferrata. This thrilling activity is one where you travel around 3 hours through a  series of steel ladders and bridges drilled into the rockface to follow a Victorian miners’ route to the summit of Fleetwith Pike.

4. Kayak on the River Thames: Get a new perspective of the city of London by embarking on a kayaking trip on the River Thames. Feel excited as you pass the famous landmarks of London and admire them from the water.

5. Stay overnight in the zoo: Feel thrilled as you spend a night in the London Zoo and get a magical moonlight animal tour. Hear the sounds of wild animals as you doze off to sleep and wake up in the morning at the sound of a roaring lion.

Which are the famous cities to explore in England?

1. London: London is the capital of England and is one of the most famous cities of not only England but of the World. Visit the star attractions of the city such as Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace etc during your visit to this city. 

2. Bath: If you are a Jane Austen novel fan, you must visit this ancient city whose mention has been frequently found in her novels. Visit the Roman Bath, the star attraction of Bath along with other ancient places of attraction in the city such as Bath Abbey, Bath Assembly Rooms etc.

3. Cambridge: Your England trip itinerary must include a visit to Cambridge which is not only known for its famous university but is also a beautiful town full of ancient architectural buildings and cobbled paths. Visit the university and its beautiful grounds and look out for the beautiful King’s Chapel.

4. Liverpool: Take a trip to the city which is well known for its Liverpool Football Club and the musical band Beatles. Visit some of the other attractions of this city as well such as Walker Art Gallery, Philharmonic Hall, Royal Albert Dock etc. 

5. Oxford: Another city in England which should be a part of your bucket list is Oxford, also famous for its age-old university. Also known as the city of the Dreaming Spires, the city will impress you with its mix of the ancient world with modern times. Visit the University campus with its colleges, chapels, towers etc.

England Reviews

travel_image_gallery
review-img
Andrew Christie
Reviewed: 04 May 2023
5.0/5
Had a great day out at London zoo the weather was good good day out on my birthday would go again
Andrew Christie
Andrew Christie
Andrew Christie
Andrew Christie
Andrew Christie
Andrew Christie
(1+)View All
review-img
Kofoworola Olagunju
Reviewed: 19 Dec 2023
5.0/5
It was easy, well arranged and nice. Good weather as well.
Kofoworola Olagunju
Kofoworola Olagunju
Kofoworola Olagunju
review-img
Eun Kyung An
Reviewed: 12 Aug 2022
5.0/5
We really had great time with my kids and my mom. Palace was great with audio tour in our lanague and I especially love the big garden with lovely trees. Also the magic garden for kids was amazing. Great experience. 👍
EunKyung An
EunKyung An
EunKyung An
EunKyung An
review-img
Cristina Tighinean
Reviewed: 14 Nov 2022
5.0/5
Superb ❤️❤️❤️
Cristina Tighinean
Cristina Tighinean
Cristina Tighinean
review-img
Logan Oughton
Reviewed: 27 Feb 2023
5.0/5
We had an amazing time it was so much better than we had hoped realy good fun and for alot less than we thought we would have to spend thanks to thrillophilia😆
logan oughton
logan oughton
review-img
Fahad Aldossary
Reviewed: 21 Nov 2023
5.0/5
I recommend reserve with thrillophilia👍 The customer service was amazing and very responsive

Why Choose Thrillophilia