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.
Discuss the UK, get travel tips on our UK forums. Visit our UK bookstore for travel books and maps. Browse around our site and let us know what you think!
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Cornwall is the Best of Britain

And not the inane comedic characters from the BBC show either, this is the real thing.
 
Cornwall is the southwest tip of England facing the Atlantic Ocean, and guarding the English Channel.
Some of the things to see and do here include the Eden Project, castles ranging from Tintagel on the north, windy shore, to St. Michaels Mount near Penzance. Continue reading
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Avebury Stone Circle Panoramic Tour

Avebury Stone Circle
Panoramic Tour.

Aveburywas built during the Neolithic period and is the largest complex of Stone Circles & Avenues on earth.

Avebury was ‘Rediscovered’ by John Aubrey in 1648. He published an account of his frequent visits in his book ‘Monumenta Britannica- Templa Druidum.’

In the 1720’s the antiquarian William Stukeley mapped all the surviving Avebury stones and left a huge record of his visits in words and drawings. He published his findings in his book ‘Abury, A Temple of the British Druids‘.

The site was restored in the 1920’s & 30’s by… Continue reading

BritRail – Journey by Train

Rail travel in Britain has seen better days. The privatization process has been completed and the results are mixed. Privatization was supposed to encourage competition, but we’ve yet to see all the benefits. Prices have gone up, service is spotty, accidents are more frequent, and delays are the norm.

Still, taking the train is often the best way to get from Point A to Point B. There are express trains to the airports and between major cities. But for long trips to distant cities, the low-cost airlines are a much better value and can save you time too. Smaller towns… Continue reading

London

Many foreign visitors to Britain never go further than London on their trip. There’s a good reason for this. London is one of the greatest cities in the world, and there’s so much to do and see here, there’s little reason to venture beyond the city for those mainly seeking the cosmopolitan experience.

London is Britain’s center of government, finance, publishing, art, music, shopping, fashion, dining, theater, museums, clubbing and more. Few places on the planet offer the diversity of options to the visitor as does London.


Changing of the Guard

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Design Museum

The Design Museum focuses on modern design from the 20th & 21st Centuries. It includes the Digital Design musuem which highlights computerized interactive design for the Web.

28 Shad Thames
020 7403-6933
Open Daily: 10am – 5:45pm, till 9pm on Fridays
Admission: £6, Families £16
Website: https://www.designmuseum.org
Wheelchair Access
Underground: Tower Hill

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