The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
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Nothing prepares you for your first taste of London. This great world city is far more than just the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
London is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan.
London is both old and new, a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars.
Its most ancient castle is right next door to its newest skyscrapers.
London’s energy, as 8.6 million people go about their everyday lives, is tangible in every journey on the Underground and every walk along the banks of the River Thames.
From the palaces of shopping to the real Buckingham Palace, London really does have it all.
Cute and quirky, Brighton may seem like a typical British seaside resort, but delve below the surface and you’ll discover vintage shopping, mouth-watering cuisine and epic nightlife that’s the envy of much larger cities.
Explore the Victorian history and modern-day delights of Brighton Palace Pier, get your shop on in the winding streets and boho boutiques of The Lanes, or experience a bird’s eye perspective of the coastline from 450ft above the ground, on British Airways i360.
Dig in to freshly cooked fish and chips, party the night away at Concord 2, one of Britain’s best spots for live music, or get back to nature amongst the white cliffs and ancient woodlands of the South Downs National Park. From wildlife to wild nights, Brighton rocks!
Though Eastbourne is a relatively new town, there is evidence of human occupation in the area from the Stone Age.
The town grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, later to become the Duke of Devonshire.
Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him to Europe to draw inspiration.
The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne.
The modern city of Cambridge was founded in 875 when the Danes conquered Eastern England.
They created a fortified town called a burgh (from which we derive our word borough) on the site. Cambridge would have been surrounded by a ditch and an earth rampart probably with a wooden palisade on top.