Don't be fooled by what you learned in school; England isn't just about Romeo and Juliet, dry lists of names in history books, and musty castles. Today's traveler will find England to be a charming, fascinating destination, full of picturesque towns, trendy clubs, and, of course, plenty of history. And, if that wasn't enough, English cuisine is undergoing a revival-London boasts an array of chic new restaurants.
The most famous of all picturesque English villages is Stratford-upon-Avon; the home of William Shakespeare. However, there are many other English villages well worth the traveler's time.
The town of Bath, well-known to Jane Austen fans, boasts unique architecture and a relaxing atmosphere. Fond of the tales of Robin Hood? Then visit Nottinghamshire, where the famous tales of derring-do were set.
For travelers not so enamored of quaint villages, the wonderful capital city of London has everything a modern traveler could want - grand museums, impressive theatre, old-fashioned pubs, and plenty of exciting clubs. London has many historical landmarks such as the Tower of London, the reconstructed Globe Theater, and Buckingham Palace - and, of course, if you get tired of walking, take a break to admire the famous Crown Jewels!
Many shows first debut in London before they come to Broadway. Here is a list of theatrical productions in the UK. This list is frequently updated:
What's On Stage is also a good reference for British theatre:
Here is a frequently updated list of clubs, music venues, and bars in London from Londonnet.com:
Here are some Web sites that may also be of interest to you:
Visit Britain is an online reference book to the country; organized by attractions and accommodations. You can even create an itinerary on this site. Login is required.
The informative, encyclopedic Web site About.com has a listing of wonderful family attractions in London.
Hope to grab a glimpse of the Queen? Fascinated by the whereabouts of Prince William? Learn about the Royal family with their official Web site.
London City Tourist is a helpful Web site if you are seeking more information on the UK.