Hip Guide to Great Britain
Welcome to the Hip Guide to Great Britain
The UK is one of the most fascinating travel destinations in the world. It’s a country with a long history, a diverse population and economy chock full of fascinating sights for the visitor.
The cultural and economic capital of the UK, London, is the center of the action, but by no means the only place to visit. Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Brighton, the English countryside all make interesting trips. Small villages, lakes, rugged shorelines, castles, stone circles, even crop circles await your discovery.
This site will help you explore all the UK has to offer the visitor including 300 Hotels, restaurants, museums, and shopping.
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Since 1769, the Royal Academy has been putting on the Summer Exhibitions, which are one of the major tourist attractions in London.
Check their website for the exhibition schedule.
Admission: £7 adults, children 12-18 £2.50, children 8-11 £1.50
Open: 10am to 6pm, until 10pm on Fridays. Last admission to the galleries is thirty minutes before closing.
Burlington House, Picadilly
London WIJ OBD
Phone: 020 7300-8000
October to March 10.00am-5.15pm (last tickets at 4.30pm)
April to September 9.30am-5.45pm (last tickets at 5.00pm)
Closed 25 & 26 December
The tourists crowd to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
When I was planning for a trip to London and comparing hotels online I came across The Courthouse Hotel in Soho. As I am a big history buff it got my attention as an ideal place to stay while exploring the city.
Everything is well done at this hotel. The owners wisely incoperated the buildings previous life as a courthouse into a five star establishment.
One can now drink in the plush bar built in the space of the former holding cells, sleep in the former judges chambers, and relax and workout in the stylish spa and workout… Continue reading
Totnes is a small market town nestled at the mouth of the beautiful river Dart surrounded by the green hills of the South Hams in Devon. New Age happened here before it hit most other places, and although time has taken its toll and the pace of the place has changed, it still remains a magnet for artists, musicians, healers, pagans, witches and searchers. If you want to pay a visit make sure you come on a Friday or Saturday – market days – when the whole place comes alive…and more so in spring and summer. Vegetarian restaurants galore, vintage/retro… Continue reading