Packed with history and things to see
Home to the four nations of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the UK is possibly one of the most well-known island nations on the planet. Famous for its beer, rolling green hills and chocolate box style cottages, as well as its gritty past and centuries of history, the UK is full of astounding variety. Home turf for the English language, the UK has exported many of its finest TV shows and films. So while you may not need to carry a phrasebook, you might still get a little confused by the local accents. Whether your trip is a short one or an extended stay, you'll find everything from ancient fortress to modernist skyscraper, beach resort to urban playground filled with trendy bars, restaurants and the latest arts. It doesn't matter if you're eight or going on eighty, going solo or travelling with friends, the UK really does offer something for everyone.
Explore some of the UK's cultural centres
Britain Unlocked: 48 Hours in Brighton
Located a 1-hour train ride from London, the seaside town of Brighton has plenty to offer; from colourful boho buildings to historical beauty, and of course, the beach, it’s well worth a visit.
Britain Unlocked: 48 Hours in Bristol
Just 2 hours from London, Bristol is just waiting to be discovered. From next-level nightlife to rich historical attractions, here’s the lowdown on getting the most out of the UK’s freshest weekend playground.
Britain Unlocked: 48 Hours in Liverpool
There’s so much more to Liverpool than The Beatles (though that’s a huge draw). 48 hours in the UK’s fifth biggest city will easily be filled by world-famous art, historic docks and shopping.
Britain Unlocked: 48 Hours in Manchester
The city that brought us The Smiths, New Order, Oasis and the entire “Madchester” explosion isn’t slowing down. Here’s where to party, eat and get a dose of culture.