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Ah, foggy England. Well, in reality, fog is no more common here than many other places, but those images of murky Victorian London sure do stick. London is certainly a great place to start, a sprawling metropolis drenched in history and culture, with dozens of varied offerings round every corner, from world class museums and infamous monuments, all the way to the muddy waters of the Thames and the notorious backstreets of Soho.

It would be a mistake not to explore, though. England’s home to ample cities of culture: you’ll find some of the world’s best music and its fascinating back stories in Liverpool. Oxford and Cambridge are home to two of the world’s top Universities, and have the traditional feel and classical architecture to match, while sights like Stonehenge and the magnificent Roman architecture and public pools found in Bath open your eyes to a rich cultural history.

Be sure to drop in on the classic English pub and drink a pint of ale (it’s meant to be warm!), or perhaps visit old-world tailor, where you can be measured for a traditional suit before promenading down the modern docklands at Canary Wharf. In fact if you’re heading for some warm beer, why not have it in Shakespeare country, or head for England’s more classic beauty spots, such as coastal Cornwall or the rolling hills of the rural Lake District.

Before you go, dip into some open-air markets, take a ride on a canal boat through the heart of the country and perhaps drop in on some Premier League football or take high tea and scones in a top class hotel. After all, there are a few things that could only be English, like strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, top hats at Ascot, Glastonbury music festival and the Queen’s Christmas speech. You might not be able to see them all, but you can dip your toe into a culture that dates back centuries, and has buildings in many a town that pre-date the entire US. Just don’t forget your raincoat!

London #1 most popular location
As a city that seamlessly blends the old world with the seductively modern, London is an atypical British city that – despite its multinational mish-mash of culture – simply couldn’t be…
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Blackpool #2 most popular location
It might be infamous as the home of an incredible array of tacky English tat (a not entirely undeserved reputation, it has to be said), but the northern seaside resort of Blackpool still draw…
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Manchester #3 most popular location
A city best known for its football teams: Manchester United, the most supported and most hated team in England, and the up and coming billionaires across the street, Manchester City. It’s t…
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Liverpool #4 most popular location
As the city that bought you The Beatles, that accent (if you’re not British, you can probably forget about understanding much of the native tongue) and the notorious harbor TV weather map (…
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York #5 most popular location
One of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in Britain, boasting some of the most amazing architecture and surrounding countryside in the whole of Europe, and long the centre of attention…
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Bath #6 most popular location
Named – a tad unoriginally, in truth – after its natural hot spring Roman baths, the city of Bath is an English hidden gem, both beautiful and slightly backwards, with the Roman influence…
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Birmingham #7 most popular location
One of the most progressive cities in England, and considered to be the second largest in terms of population, Birmingham is a massive metropolitan area in the West Midlands region of the cou…
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Brighton #8 most popular location
Brighton, the GAY capital. Generally known by its nickname of “London by the sea”, Brighton is a seaside city less than 50 miles south of London in the County of East Sussex. It is ac…
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Torquay #9 most popular location
Torquay,which is also known as ''The English Riviera'' and the big sister of the three towns of Torbay. Situated on the Devon coastline, The south west coast of the UK, Torquay has been a …
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Bristol #10 most popular location
There are places in the world which, for some reason or another, have fallen off the grid in terms of being considered a “tourist” destination. This is both good and bad. On the plus side…
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Bournemouth #11 most popular location
Bournemouth is a town in the South West of England, perhaps best known for its wide, sandy beach and its Victorian pier. The town lies across the water from the Isle of Wight, and South of th…
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Cambridge #12 most popular location
With a skyline dominated by King’s College Chapel, Cambridge University Library, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and St. John’s College Chapel, and a history that is just as lauded and lengthy …
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Oxford #13 most popular location
Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and a haven for the intellectual elite, Oxford is a city that boasts not only some of the smartest people in the world, but one of …
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Newquay #14 most popular location
Newquay is the surf capital of Great Britain. Generally a vibrant city located in the county of Cornwall. You can get to Newquay by train, bus or air. Once there everything is generally withi…
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Leeds #15 most popular location
The largest city in Yorkshire, Leeds is a modern hub of activity, famous for its metropolitan appeal, its vibrant nightlife, the multiple universities, sports teams, superb shopping experienc…
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Scarborough #16 most popular location
Scarborough is a vibrant modern town on the yorkshire coast of England. It has a population of around 50 000.
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Windermere #17 most popular location
Windermere, and its nearby neighbour Bowness on Windermere are situated at the southern end of the English Lake District, Cumbria. Windermere the lake, on the shore of which both towns lie …
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Newcastle upon Tyne #18 most popular location
Newcastle is the second largest city in the North East and is populated by so-called 'Geordies'. The city isituated on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city is well known for it's vib…
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Weymouth #19 most popular location
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Nottingham #20 most popular location
Nottingham: Queen of the East Midlands. A Mecca for shoppers, drinkers and those going to get married. Famed for its nightlife, Nottingham sits in the centre of the region, powering a new ec…
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Eastbourne #21 most popular location
Eastbourne is a large sea side town in East Sussex, on the south coast of England, with an estimated population of 93,630 as at August 2005. The area has seen human activity since the stone a…
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Plymouth #22 most popular location
Plymouth is a city with vast amounts of history! Situated on the south coast of Devon, Plymouth is famous for being a historic Naval city. One of only three English ports that holds naval shi…
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Southampton #23 most popular location
Southampton is a large maritime city on the south coast of England. It is the gateway to the Isle of Wight, and has an eventful past due to its location on the solent. There is little left …
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Paignton #24 most popular location
Paignton is a popular seaside resort and famous for its long sandy beaches,popular Zoo and occasionally bustling pier. Paignton is located in the very centre of torbay,in between its big …
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Chester #25 most popular location
Originally founded by the Roman's Chester or (Deva Victrix as the Roman's called it) is a touristy city with a population approaching 100,000. Popular attractions and sights include the ra…
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Canterbury #26 most popular location
Canterbury is the the home to 2 large universities and is very student populated. It is full of history - The Cathedral, St Augustines Abbey and Canterbury Castle to name just a few. Plenty…
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Cheltenham #27 most popular location
Cheltenham is a spa town located within the borough of Gloucestershire in England. It is situated on the very edge of The Cotswolds and has an air of wealth and respectability! It certainly i…
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Salisbury #28 most popular location
Salisbury is a magnificent medieval city: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, and of cause o…
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Harrogate #29 most popular location
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England, Located to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales. The town is a popular tourist destination; its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens a…
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Whitby #30 most popular location
Whitby is a seaside resort located on the Yorkshire coast, the East coast of England. The most famous landmarks and tourist attractions here are the statue of Captain James Cook, who sailed f…
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Norwich #31 most popular location
Norwich is a medium sized city located in the East of England within the county of East Anglia. It is in a great location very near to the Norfolk countryside and the Broads. The populatio…
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Stratford-upon-Avon #32 most popular location
Stratford-upon-Avon (IPA: /ˌstrætfɚd əpɒn ˈɛɪvən/) is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon some 38 kilometres (24 miles)[1] south …
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Windsor #33 most popular location
Windsor, Berkshire, England, is situated about 25 miles due west of London, along the M4, just south of Slough. Home to the royal family, it has evolved into a posh little neighborhood with a…
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Ambleside #34 most popular location
Ambleside is a bustling little tourist village right in the heart of the English lakes. Just a few miles from Windermere, and located on the northern end of the Lake itself. It may have a…
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Portsmouth #35 most popular location
Portsmouth (or Pompey, as it is affectionately nicknamed) offers you a worldclass welcome. You'll enjoy a great day out shopping, boat trip services or a night on the town! Portsmouth Cathed…
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Sheffield #36 most popular location
Sheffield created two inventions that changed the face of the world: steel and organised football (Allegedly - I haven't seen any recent evidence of this myself, to be honest...) A city th…
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Keswick #37 most popular location
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Great Yarmouth #38 most popular location
Great Yarmouth is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It has a rich history from the herring industry and there are a few museums dedicated to this. It is has a large residential area and …
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Swindon #39 most popular location
Swindon is a strong UK business town on the M4 corridor, with a long history of engineering. It's home to the STEAM museum, dedicated to the Great Western Railway, a thriving railway by Isum…
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Reading #40 most popular location
Reading is a town on the main commuter routes into London from the West, lying a short way outside the M25 motorway. It is not well known for its tourism, but has a good shopping mall and a …
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Milton Keynes #41 most popular location
Most English people frown when they hear about Milton Keynes. This, though, is only because most cities in England are really old have a lot of history whereas Milton Keynes was "built" as re…
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Coventry #42 most popular location
Coventry is an industrial town in the Midlands, not far from Birmingham. It is known for its beautiful modern cathedral, built in the 1950s near the ruins of the medieval cathedral, and its …
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Exeter #43 most popular location
Exeter is a city in the southwest of the Untited Kingdom, on the south-coast which has about 120.000 inhabitants. Exeter is located on the river 'Exe' and has been founded by the Romans. The …
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Bowness-on-Windermere #44 most popular location
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Skegness #45 most popular location
Skegness is a seaside town located on the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea. It is 43 miles east of the city of Lincoln. It has one of the better known seaside resorts in the UK as the …
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Dover #46 most popular location
Dover is a major port on the south-east coast of England. Situated in the county of Kent, it faces Calais, France 22 miles across the English Channel. It has a population of over 40,000. D…
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Durham #47 most popular location
Durham is a small city compared to giants like London and Edinburgh, but has its own lovely charm. Durham lies to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. The shops ar…
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Warwick #48 most popular location
Warwick (pronounced /ˈwɒrɪk/ war-ick (silent w in middle)) listen (help·info) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). The town…
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Falmouth #49 most popular location
Falmouth is a town located on the South coast of Cornwall and boasts the deepest natural harbour in the world. There are many fantastic beaches nearby, as well as castles and other sites of …
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Shanklin #50 most popular location
It's the heart and soul of what the Isle of Wight stands for: the old, the new and the modern. Made for tourists, this town is epicentre of all cultural activity and boasts of some pretty g…
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