It is Time for Some Real and Exciting Side Trips from London

Thomas Waters
Mar 29, 2018 · 4 min read

If we can travel to London, there is much we can visit where there are constant offers of trips to London, to visit many places and many monuments, parks and attractions, from the Palace of Westminster also known as the Houses of Parliament It is a Victorian Gothic building that houses the two Chambers that make up the British Parliament. It is a very attractive place for tourists, and the Palace of Westminster can only be visited on Saturdays and during the summer months, for the attraction it represents for tourists. However, if you visit England, then touring in the capital of England (i.e. London city) is not enough. There are many other wonderful places that can help you experience adventurous side trips from London. In this article, we will discuss about the most beautiful cities of England, that are frequently visited by tourists.

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Located in the South of London, is Brighton. Takes an hour to reach here from London by train, we find this town of 150,000 inhabitants. This is one of the most frequently visited city as there are 8 million visitors on an average, who seek enjoyment and traveling around. They are well known for its pier and the West Pier, devastated by a fire in 2003 and of which only the skeleton remains, inaccessible because the walkway that linked it with the land was also destroyed.

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One of the most famous university cities in the world is in England and that is Oxford. It has the honour of housing the oldest Anglophone university in the world. This educational centre has conditioned the city, of 150,000 inhabitants, that revolves around it. People visit this city when they come to England.

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The Beatles put this city, with more than 800,000 inhabitants, on the world map and its name will always be linked to them. This city receives thousands of people every year, because of its famous soccer team, although it has no other major sources of attraction and monuments.

The other great university city par excellence is Cambridge. With just over 100,000 inhabitants, it sits on the banks of the Cam River (which gives it its name). Its imposing university centres, such as King’s College (from the 16th century) are an important tourist attraction in England.

A typical city of the Industrial Revolution, very similar in that sense to Liverpool (also for being a ‘soccer fan’). It has about 500,000 inhabitants and is an important artistic, financial, media and higher education centre. In a survey of British business leaders published in 2006, Manchester was considered the best place in the United Kingdom to establish a business. It is the third most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign tourists.

This is the city of Robin Hood, also famous for its forests (such as Sherwood) has more than 305,000 inhabitants.

New-York is one of the most historic cities in England. Since the late 19th century, it is one of the main centres of trade and finance in the world. New York is considered a global city, due to its worldwide influences in the media, politics, education, entertainment, arts and fashion. The artistic and cultural influence of the city is the strongest in the world, attracting people to visit it. In this city is the headquarters of the United Nations Organization, which also makes it an important point of international relations.

This city is known for its music and film industry, and with more than 500,000 inhabitants, its port is one of the most important one in the country. The centre of the city of Bristol suffered significant damage during the various bombings it suffered in World War II.

The city Portsmouth is also called ‘Pompey’. It is an eminent port city (a ferry connects it with Santander and Bilbao, for example) and tourists visit this city because of it. It is also known as the place where Charles Dickens was born. It has 200,000 inhabitants.

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