Things you must do when you are in England

Things you must do when you are in England

                                             Have Full English breakfast

If you are in England you ought to have full English breakfast also known as “Full Monty”, named after Bernard Montgomery, British general of World War Two, as he used to have it daily. Full Breakfast is served, as you would expect at breakfast time but is also popular at throughout the day, often replacing lunch.

Traditional full English breakfast includes bacon (traditionally back bacon), fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, toast with butter and sausages. Black pudding, baked beans and hash browns are often also included, accompanied by orange juice, cereals and tea. You can also get the vegetarian version as well at some places.

 

                                            Watch a Play at West End

The history of the London West End has been inextricably linked to the theater for hundreds of years. The London theater tradition has continued to grow over the years, and today the West End is the largest theater district in the world, with many major international stars treading the boards night after night.

The Lion King, Les Misérables, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Matilda The Musical are few of the best plays while Aladdin and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are the newest and trending ones. Don’t wait to buy costly tickets from the window as ticket price for best seating can go up to £200, book online early and get the best price of £35 for central seat in the stalls.

 

                                      Immerse yourself in Football culture

Cricket is the National Sport in England but Football is the most popular sport of the country. England is considered as the home of football and many people believe that the sport originated in England.

There is nothing like, Energy of the crowd. There is a deep passion for teams that in many stadiums is multi-generational. This passion can make people laugh or cry and emotions are obvious. The sound at a great match lifts outside of the stadium and can be heard for miles.

 

                                          Visit one of the Sea-Side Piers

Piers are the best place for sea-side holidays and England being the island country offers some of the best Piers. A pier is a structure built out into the sea from the coastline on piles or pillars for use as a landing-place or promenade. Few of the best England’s Piers that are worth visiting:

Brighton Pier: The ultimate fun fair pier; rides include the 125-foot Super Booster, which goes from 0-60mph in under three seconds and the creepy Horror Hotel ghost train. There’s also a restaurant, an amusement arcade and a couple of bars.

Blackpool Pier: Central Pier is the most popular of Blackpool’s three piers and is known as the “fun” pier. Chief attractions are a 108ft Ferris wheel, built-in 1990, and Legends Show Bar, which features a variety of tribute acts to artists such as Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

Southend-on-Sea: One of the world’s longest pier, which extends for more than 2 Km into the sea. You can walk up to the end of the pier or you also have the option of catching the Pier shuttle train.

                               

                                            Go to a Country side village

If you want to experience authentic British life then visit one of its picturesque country side village. These little village provide best walking holidays, which are alluring with dramatic dales, hills, lovely rivers, country roads and ancient woodlands.

Cornwall is well-known for its seaside scenery and serene beaches. Yorkshire Dales, an ideal destination for sightseeing, walking, biking or cycling. Cumbria, Lake District is renowned for fascinating mountains and beautiful lakes. Cotswold offers truly picturesque countryside, from rolling hills, bustling market towns and wildlife parks to peaceful stunning town and villages.

 

                             Visit at least one of the Museums in London

Visit to England is incomplete without having visit to at least one of the London’s world class Museums. London museums not only caters for all the age groups but also contains enormous source of knowledge with perfect example of display, what is unbelievable is that they have free entry, which I think should be applicable for all the museums all over the world.

One of the world’s oldest museums, the British Museum is vast and its collections, only a fraction of which can be on public display at any time, comprise millions of objects. The V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing collection of ceramics, sculpture, portrait miniatures and photography. Discover more than 2000 paintings from many renowned painters from the mid 13th century to 20th Century in National Gallery. The Natural History Museum is home to 80 million life and earth science specimens across five collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. You can also visit Science museum, Imperial War museum, Design Museum and many other as per you interests.

                           

                                       Get drunk at Traditional Country Pub

The pub, short for ‘public house’, is an integral part of British life. For a taste of beer that is very popular and distinctively British, try Bitter Ale, strongly flavored with hops. If you are not much of bitter drinker, pubs offer Lager, type of clear, light, cold sparkling beers. Other options include Stout, the thick, black beer usually associated with Ireland (ask for Guinness, it is on tap in nearly every pub) and Cider, made from fermented apple juice.

You also have the option of tasting the beer before buying in most of the pubs. Also, do not sit at a table and wait for someone to take your order, it won’t happen. Just walk up to the bar and ask for your drink.

                                           

                                        Night out on the streets of London

London is rightly famous for its nightlife, from the world-class casinos, bars and clubs of the West End to gaudily lit strip clubs with achingly cool cocktail bars in Soho or the areas like Camden and Brixton, where you will find yourself immersing music all over the place. London’s nightlife scene caters for all tastes, be it music, gambling or dining, there will always be somewhere to party the night away.

If you are not much of a party animal or need some place quiet, you can always head towards Thames river bank, either near the Southwark or Westminster Bridge and spend the whole night walking and chatting around. Another great place to hang around in the night is the famous Trafalgar Square. You can spend whole night on the streets of central London without worrying about safety. Night buses runs whole night which will take you back to your hotel once you are tired or sleepy.

 

                                           Visit Camden Market

There is no place like Camden, it’s busy, gritty, bold, eccentric and there really isn’t anywhere else like it in London and it’s a must visit. Camden is a heaven for shopaholic, foodies and music lovers as it offers an eclectic mix of markets, cuisines and live music venues.

Camden has a labyrinth of open-air markets and some of the most eccentric shops in London that will keep even the keenest shoppers busy. You will find everything from   branded showrooms to roadside stalls offering antiques, Gothic and punk clothing, body piercings, tattoos and souvenirs. If you want a wild interior, go to Cyber Dog. Watch out for the naughty shop downstairs and the glow in the dark rave clothing and stuff. In Stables Market you’ll find stores and stalls selling new and second-hand, clothes, shoes, accessories, home wares, posters, furniture and music on vinyl.

In Camden Lock Market, you’ll find food from around the globe at eateries and street vendors. Aroma of food around the Camden can bring any foodie on its knees.
Camden has always been a hub for London’s live music scene, with legendary venues that have launched many big names. Punk and Brit Pop were two of the biggest movements to really explode in Camden Town. And gigs still happen here all week, in venues big and small. Check out Koko, Underworld and Electric Ballroom to catch the latest bands.

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