With the UK understandably popular this summer, our friends at East Coast introduce two of the Britain’s favourite rail destinations.
This July and August, people from across the globe will be travelling to the UK to witness the best athletes the world has to offer. Just as some athletes outperform the rest of the field, some cities can lay claim to being the highest performing destinations for fun, excitement and value for money.
So whether you’re a tourist making the journey to the UK or a local looking for some holiday inspiration – here are two of the highest performing UK travel destinations.
London might seem an obvious choice, but there are few cities in the world that inspire travellers in the same way. If it’s your first trip there, it’s well worth the time to check out the obligatory tourist attractions. This includes spots like the British Museum, Big Ben, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
If you’re more interested in experiencing London like a local, why not head to attractions like Borough Market, the Colombia Road Flower Market, Screen on the Green in Angel or the Victoria Miro gallery?
From the Michelin starred fine dining in Chelsea to authentic curries in Brick Lane, to the fresh farmer’s markets on Plimlico Road – the culinary scene in London is diverse and exciting. Be sure to grab a coffee at Nude Expresso and head to Portobello Star for drinks later in the evening.
In terms of value for money, London is one of the pricier areas of the UK, as most capital cities tend to be. Luckily getting there doesn’t need to be and you can get cheap trains to London with ease.
If any city is going to rival London for incredible attractions, it’s Edinburgh. More than just haggis and kilts, Edinburgh boasts one of the richest arts and culture scenes in all of the UK.
The annual Edinburgh Festival is a hub for arts, comedy and live performances. It’s not alone however, with countless celebrations of history, performance, comedy and theatre constantly taking place across the city.
During the Olympic weeks, Edinburgh will host an international festival, a jazz and blues festival, a book festival and the iconic Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
History lovers are of course spoilt for choice, with the rich Scottish history plastered across the city, from the grand and imposing Edinburgh Castle, right down to the individual cobbled laneways.
Getting to such an outstanding city doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg so check the latest train times and fares to find the right choice for you.