Welcome to Discover England!

Don’t be fooled by what you learned in school–England isn’t just about Romeo and Juliet,dry lists of names in history books, and musty castles.




England

"Today’s traveler will find England to be a charming, fascinating destination, full of picturesque towns, trendy clubs, and, of course, plenty of history. And, if that wasn’t enough, English cuisine is undergoing a revival–London boasts an array of chic new restaurants."

The most famous of all picturesque English villages is Stratford-upon-Avon; the home of William Shakespeare. However, there are many other English villages well worth the traveler’s time.

The town of Bath, well-known to Jane Austen fans, boasts unique architecture and a relaxing atmosphere. Fond of the tales of Robin Hood? Then visit Nottinghamshire, where the famous tales of derring-do were set.

For travelers not so enamored of quaint villages, the wonderful capital city of London has everything a modern traveler could want – grand museums, impressive theatre, old-fashioned pubs, and plenty of exciting clubs. London has many historical landmarks such as the Tower of London, the reconstructed Globe Theater, and Buckingham Palace – and, of course, if you get tired of walking, take a break to admire the famous Crown Jewels!

Many shows first debut in London before they come to Broadway. Here is a list of theatrical productions in the UK. This list is frequently updated:

  1. http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/
  2. What’s On Stage is also a good reference for British theatre:

  3. http://www.whatsonstage.com/dl/page.php
  4. Here is a frequently updated list of clubs, music venues, and bars in London from Londonnet.com:

  5. http://www.londonnet.co.uk/clubs/index.html
  6. Of course, no trip to England would be complete without learning of some of the history behind the country; consider visiting any of the stately old castles or manors. This Web site lists some British castles that may be of interest to you:

  7. http://www.castles-of-britain.com/
  8. Here are some Web sites that may also be of interest to you:

  9. http://www.visitbritian.com.
  10. Visit Britain is an online reference book to the country; organized by attractions and accommodations. You can even create an itinerary on this site. Login is required.

  11. http://travelwithkids.about.com/cs/europewithkids/a/Londong.htm
  12. The informative, encyclopedic Web site About.com has a listing of wonderful family attractions in London.

  13. http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp
  14. Hope to grab a glimpse of the Queen? Fascinated by the whereabouts of Prince William? Learn about the Royal family with their official Web site.

  15. http://www.londoncitytourist.com/

London City Tourist is a helpful Web site if you are seeking more information on the UK.