AS the Olympic Games 2012 have shown, Britain has much to offer when it comes to hospitality and entertainment. Many teams have praised the good atmosphere and management of the Games. Also after the Games, the island in Western Europe is worth visiting.
No matter if one decides for the capital or for the rural areas, Britain holds surprises for everyone.
London: a hotchpotch of the “then and now”
As the capital of the United Kingdom, London is a melting pot of history, entertainment and cultures. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, the London Eye, Hyde Park or the many renowned theatres, such as the Royal National Theatre, invite their visitors to watch and wonder, to learn and listen or to laugh and linger.
If one is lucky, one may even get London aquarium vouchers to explore the underwater world above sea level.
In order to experience the cultural diversity of the city one may take a rest in the restaurants representing various nationalities. Indian, Chinese or Italian food is among the most popular foreign cuisines in the city.
Out of London
For those who wish to get closer to the English lifestyle, it is worth travelling beyond the borders of the capital.
Cornwall in the very south-west of the island presents a very picturesque landscape and rural way of living. Discounted ticket vouchers for park visits or hostels may help save some money.
The Cornwall peninsula is surrounded by the waters of the Celtic Sea in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the west and south and the English Channel in the south-east. As it is exposed to different climate conditions, its landscapes vary. Sand beaches and rocky coastlines offer nice views and much space for walking tours.
Whether one is attracted by urban or rural life, in Britain one can explore and enjoy both worlds.