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!
Don’t forget to check out our London Super Saver Hotels! Big discounts at quality hotels with online booking.
Time Out reviews London’s hip scene, focusing on trendy places to stay, eat and have fun. Time Out guides are always up-to-date and on the mark!
Lonely Planet London by Steve Fallon
Lonely Planet guides are the best alternative guides for the budget traveler available. This one is very detailed, thoroughly researched, full of off-beat suggestions. This guide tells it like it is. Features: 25 detailed maps and plans of key sights.
Streetwise London by Michael Brown
Excellent laminated street map with overlays of public transport.
Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to London by Ben Illis
A unusual guide that picks out the hip, weird fun things to do in London.
English public houses have a long history and are an essential part of British culture. Pubs can be found everywhere, even in the smallest village, and they tend to be the center of social life for most adult males.
Most pubs have fanciful names, and unique interiors that in many cases are centuries old. Whereas in other countries they try to recreate the British Pub ambiance, here you can experience the real thing. Ancient wood beam ceilings, stone floors, heavy wood furniture, fireplaces, old paintings and antique bric-a-brac give these pubs so much of their country charm and cozy vibe.… Continue reading