We now have cabs available in over fifty UK towns and cities in which there are some great attractions and events. In a week-long series of daily blogs, we aim to provide you with a guide to some of the best places to visit within the UK.
Camden Lock Market
Located in a vibrant, bustling and eclectic borough of London, the market is the fourth-most popular visitor attraction in the Capital. Many of the stalls are run by up-and-coming designers, artists and independent sellers, offering unique products and crafts for sale. If you’re feeling peckish, the market is also home to some of the best food vendors in town. For those who are looking for something a little different and unique, Camden is the place to be.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to shop, enjoy a show at the theatre, sample one of the many restaurants and bars or generally soak up the atmosphere, Covent Garden has a lot to offer. There’s the market, with its craft stalls and designer boutiques, street entertainers on the Piazza, the Royal Opera House and London’s oldest restaurant, Rules. With so much history and culture on display, this is a must-see destination for any visitor.
Next to the River Thames and opposite the City of Westminster, The South Bank is an area full of attractions. There’s the London Eye, the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre, the London Dungeon, the Queen Elizabeth Hall (the underneath of which has become a landmark of British skateboarding culture) and the Sea Life London Aquarium. Festooned with street performers, musicians, cafes, restaurants and market stalls, there’s enough attractions here to take up the whole day.
Emirates Air Line Cable Car – Greenwich Peninsula
Take to the air on London’s only cable car and enjoy a truly unique experience in east London. Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. There’s a new on-board tour that complements the journey through a series of fascinating hidden stories about the sights of East London. What better way to see the city than from the highest observation point on the River Thames?
Sir John Soane’s Museum
The historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane is an absorbing experience for all visitors. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death almost 180 years ago. It’s an intimate, atmospheric place, designed by Soane himself, and filled with his exceptional collection of famous artworks, sculptures, furniture and artefacts.
The Winchelsea Cellars
The Winchelsea cellars or under-crofts are an important part of the Town’s medieval history. Thirty-three accessible medieval cellars still exist and the sites of another seventeen are known. They lie mostly in the northern quadrant of the Town nearest to the river Brede. The size, scale and beauty of Winchelsea cellars can only be appreciated by a visit to this underground network.
St Clement’s Caves have had a fascinating part to play in the history of the area, having served as a home, a hospital, an air-raid shelter and a ballroom. No one is sure how long the Caves have been used by man but enigmatic carvings suggest they could have a very ancient history. Today the Caves provide the perfect backdrop for a vivid recreation of the dark and often bloody story of smuggling along the Sussex Coast during its heyday back in the 17th and 18th centuries and is a huge hit with the children.
Classic Cars on the Prom
(Every Sunday until 11/09/2016)
An ever-changing weekly line-up of vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 1980s, these displays are open to all cars and motor bikes (in the classic spirit) registered before August 1983. Around 70 to 130 Classic cars normally go on display. The record now stands at 261 at Christchurch Quay in 2014. These events occur every Sunday excluding 22nd May, 5th and 26th June, 7th and 21st August and 4th September.
Bournemouth Air Festival 2016
(18/08/2016 – 21/08/2016)
This free festival brings together the thrill of gravity-defying displays in the air and an abundance of family entertainment on the ground. This summer the skies of Bournemouth are set to host some of the world’s best military and civilian aviation display teams and a huge off shore naval presence. When the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK’s leading coastal resort with night flying illuminated by pyrotechnics and the moon.
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