United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Cardiff

Cardiff is known for its city-centre castle, elegant Victorian shopping arcades and smart new waterfront. The Welsh capital is beginning to define itself on the European map, not just the British one. 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to Cardiff : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to Cardiff. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.

 

United Kingdom - London

Don’t miss

Explore London’s winding River Thames from the Tower of London’s Crown Jewels and modern art at the Tate Modern to the culture hub of the South Bank and London Eye’s observation wheel. Free attractions include the relic-packed British Museum, South Kensington’s museums and the National Gallery on majestic Trafalgar Square or catch a show in London’s lively Theatreland. 

Retail therapy

Leave room in your suitcase for London bargains. For British high-street fashion, bustling Oxford Street has everything from John Lewis to TopShop’s flagship store. Head to Covent Garden for quirky fashion and New Bond Street for topend labels. Don’t miss Saturday’s Portobello Market (Notting Hill) and Sunday’s Spitalfields (Liverpool Street) for one-off designs and gifts. 

Eat & drink

London dishes up everything from authentic Italian in Soho and Oriental snacks in Chinatown to cool bars in Hoxton (Old Street) and trendy eateries in Notting Hill. Sample fine cheese at Borough Market near London Bridge or opt for bubbly at The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International station. 

Hidden gem

Warwick Avenue, a few tube stops from busy Oxford Circus, is home to Little Venice’s canal quarter. Find cafes, pubs and even a theatre inside the colourful converted barges, take a leisurely stroll along the towpath or enjoy a relaxing boat trip. 

Day trips

Only an hour is away is seaside Brighton, often dubbed London-by-the-sea. Eat fish and chips on its famous pier and shop in The Lanes’s cobbled streets before catching a fast train to London 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to London : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to London. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.

 
 

United Kingdom - Manchester

Gritty but glamorous, Manchester has a reemerging bar and club scene, a well-documented musical heritage and a happy clash of Victorian and 21st-century architecture. 

Remarks

Train tickets, rail pass to Manchester : with Rail Europe enjoy a rail travel to Manchester. Travel by train in Europe with Rail Europe, your travel planner.