Places to visit in the UK this summer.
Now the festive celebrations are behind us, it’s time to start planning some exciting things to do in your New Year and fresh decade!
Whether you are the kind of person that makes a before the end of the year ‘bucket list’, are looking for some gift experiences for a loved one or prefer to take opportunities as they arise, we’ve got together some inspiration for places to visit in the UK this year with some exciting things to try. From family-friendly locations to after dark adult-orientated activities, start planning today for a fun tomorrow!
The capital and most densely populated city in the UK, it’s not hard to see why London falls at the top of most ‘must-see’ lists with an abundance of sight-seeing opportunities, historic locations to visits and attractions galore. Ditch the underground this year and take to the streets, so much is missed when taking the popular underground transport and you never know what exciting places you’ll find when wandering at leisure.
For families: Check out the Imagine Children’s Festival returning to the Southbank Centre for 12 days in February. Celebrate stories, watch performances and enjoy music from around the world with your children. Aimed at ages 11 and under, the full program can be found online.
For older enjoyment: Fancy something exciting after dark? Give an evening walking tour a chance, with a variety of topics to explore including stories from the time of Jack the Ripper to a tour of the capital’s most incredible street art. You are guaranteed to find something for everyone.
Leeds may not be one of the leading cities in the UK for tourists but there is a huge variety of activities and events available to enjoy throughout the year and should absolutely appear on your ‘to-visit’ list for 2020. Check out the numerous festivals and celebrations from outdoor concerts and Pride to the ever-popular Leeds Music Festival and the Waterfront Festival.
For families: Hop on the adorable Leeds Water Taxis, two boats running between Granary Wharf at the train station and Leeds Dock where you can find the enlightening Royal Armouries Museum and elegantly decorated Indian Restaurant, the Mumtaz Leeds. Visit one of the UK’s largest collections of arms and armor and then settle down to enjoy a delicious Indian overlooking the picturesque docks, with children’s menu and vegan options available.
For older enjoyment: The exciting and ever-jumping nightlife is a huge attraction of Leeds with plenty of bars, pubs, and venues to enjoy music, dancing and tasty cocktails galore. Relax in one of the rooftop venues with panoramic views across the city or travel off the main streets and visit one of the city’s many secret bars such as The Domino Club.
Crossing the border into beautiful Scotland, there are plenty of cities that deserve a visit during your lifetime and Edinburgh is one you shouldn’t miss. One of the oldest Scottish royal boroughs, Edinburgh is home to a plethora of spectacular sights, from Edinburgh Castle to the peak of Calton Hill which offers exceptional views across the wonderful, bustling city. Explore one of the many green areas, wander through streets surrounding by striking architecture and take a tour to one of the many locations that have featured in major blockbuster movies.
For families: There are loads of great places for families in Edinburgh, whether you fancy something entertaining and educational, such as taking a visit to Edinburgh Zoo or taking a stroll through the National Museum of Scotland. Or want to visit somewhere that will let the kids blow off some steam such as Prince’s Street Gardens or the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.
For older enjoyment: If there was ever something you must try in a city as an adult, it’s taking part in a whiskey distillery tour in Edinburgh! The home of some of world’s favorite drams, there are plenty of differing breweries here to have a nose around and best of all, you’ll get to sample the delicious ‘merchandise’ as part of your tour. Find your new favorite whiskey and book an Edinburgh distillery tour today!
There are some fantastic places to visit in the UK offering an exciting variety of events and activities for families, couples and friend groups. Not to mention, the UK provides plenty of options for travel whether you are driving yourself or prefer to take the train, starting planning your UK adventure now.