The Spotlight on the ‘Other Places’ in the UK | Part II


Following on from this post a couple of weeks ago, today I’m bringing you part two of the other places which you can visit while on a trip to the UK away from the main tourist attractions. Like I said two weeks back, we all love the place but sometimes, you want to get away from hustle & bustle of central London so here are three more places – quintessentially British, and definitely what Kate would do!

1. Wimbledon
Ok, so still in London but away from all the chaos of the big city…unless you go during the height of the British ‘summer’ to see the Wimbledon Championships. We’ve seen countless snaps of the Middleton family and Kate at the tennis, and what better way to spend a day than watching tennis royalty descend upon south-west London while you sip on Pimms and snack on strawberries & cream. Easily accessible on the tube from central London, enjoy the very British art of queuing to get into the grounds, and spending a day seeing tennis match after tennis match. Then (unless you’re lucky enough to have got tickets for the main courts) take a seat on Henman Hill to watch the events on Centre Court.

2. Henley-on-Thames
Not far from Berkshire, and in the south of Oxfordshire, Henley is the typical, middle to upper class town on the Thames which is particularly famous for its rowing, so why not have a trip out to Henley Regatta, officially known as Henley Royal Regatta with its royal patronage. Spend a day with the elite of Britain and those who just want to be a part of it, while again, sipping on Pimms.

3. Oxford
I’ve spent a lot of time talking about Oxfordshire, haven’t I? There’s just so much to see and do! A simple train journey away from London Paddington and you’ll arrive in the city of dreaming spires, to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Extremely similar to Cambridge, which we covered last week, and famous for the amount of notable people who’ve attended the university – Prime Minister after Prime Minister, with a visit from the Queen herself back in March. Instead of take a trip on a punt down the River Cam, this time you can take your punting trip on the River Cherwell, with some lovely university men up for steering. Enjoy an ‘education in intoxication’ in the well-hidden Turf Tavern if you can find it..a place where Bill Clinton infamously….Google it.

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