Historic landmarks, great architecture, and some iconic attractions! The summer holidays are soon upon us, and the UK has so much on offer to keep you and your friends and family entertained this summer!
When there’s so much to do with so little time, sometimes the idea of having to come up with a programme of activities can be time consuming! So, if you are coming to the UK or having a staycation holiday this is our pick of the best cool and quirky things to do in the UK.
If you are visiting London this summer, you and the family cannot miss out on London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site, The Tower of London! You can get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the famous ravens and discover why they are known as the guardians of the Tower! Or be part of ancient tradition, which takes place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys.
In celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee round the moat of the Tower of London, 20 million seeds have been sown, where spectacular, colourful and vibrant field of flowers to create the Superbloom! It’s designed to attract pollinators and bring a spectacular natural beauty to the urban space and introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife. It will celebrate the value of nature for our wellbeing.
See London at the speed of Thamesjet! Experience an exhilarating day out on the Thames and see the best sights of London and enjoy a 50-minute ride of adrenaline-inducing fast paced twists and turns, James Bond style!
Begin your ride at Westminster to Tower Bridge before the boat picks up speed and powers through the water at an exciting ride to Canary Wharf. Once you’ve caught your breath, it’s a smooth ride back to Westminster to take in the sights and snap some pictures. London sightseeing deals don’t get better than this, tickets starting from £42!
If you are a Harry Potter fan, then this is will be right up your Diagon Alley! Come and see how the Harry Potter franchise was brought to life with breath-taking sets, authentic props and discover the artistry in every stitch of the original costumes!
Did you know that almost all of London’s major tourist sights can be seen from The Thames? Taking a boat down the river provides you with all those perfect photo opportunities, and you won’t even need to leave your seat. This is one of those perfect things to do in London with kids, as you don’t need to worry about them wandering off or walking too far and getting tired. On the trip you’ll be able to spot Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Tower Bridge… The list goes on!
London has great free museums that must be on your list when you visit, The Natural History is great for all ages! Its most popular attraction is the Dinosaurs, get your fill of dinosaurs and fun, and find out all about reptiles that once dominated our planet. Also find answers to your big nature questions and delve into about the Museum’s collections, scientists, and research. Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Poole, a coastal town near Dorset is known for its large natural harbour and sandy beaches! Why not embark on a round trip to Poole and back on our circular Jurassic cruise! Offering you vast panormas of sky, sea, and sand as you pass the monumental chalk formations of Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Sandbanks Golden Mile into Europe’s largest natural harbour and more.
York is a walled city in the northeast England, known for its huge 13th century Gothic Cathedral that has medieval stained-glass windows and functioning bell towers. The city walls form a walkway on the sides of the River Ouse, so why not become the captain to your own self-drive motorboat! It’s very Instagram-able and they accommodate up to 8 people, providing plenty of room for you and your best mates, your family or even just you and that special someone to head out on your own adventure!
The world-famous prehistoric stone circle on Salisbury Plain attracts millions of visitors a year. Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and come up with your own conspiracy theories at Stonehenge. Are its origins supernatural, or even extra-terrestrial? Or just an incredible feat of human will? Visit to figure out what you think but this is something that shouldn’t go a miss!
The North Norfolk has a stunning coastline that is worth a visit! Head to Blakeney National Nature reserve and look at the area’s salt marches, sand dunes, sea birds and seal population. The Nature Reserve is home to a thriving grey seal colony, to see the delightful creatures, including thousands of pups from a safe distance, you can take a boat from Morston Quay.
Don’t fret! If Norfolk is not part of your Itinerary, you can also spot seals in the River Thames from the open upper deck of one of our sightseeing boats!
The Scottish Highlands are a mountainous region encompassing the northwest Scotland and there’s nothing quite like it. If you like being adventurous then this is your place! The scenery is breath-taking and is perfect if you like boating, biking, and hiking.
Eat Fish and Chips on the pebbles in Brighton
The town of Brighton, not too far south of London is the quirky seaside spot, lots to go see and wander and known for its independent shops, cafes, galleries, and arcades on the pier. When you visit any seaside town you must get freshly battered fish and chips and sit on the pebbled beach and its great to be with friends or family to enjoy at the end of your day!
Bathe like a Roman in Bath
Bath is a hued city, home to independent shops and theatres and is famous for its grands sweeping crescents and Jane Austen being a former resident. It’s also home to a fascinating, and impressively intact, Roman bath right in the heart of the city. It still flows with natural hot water, thanks to the city’s thermal springs, but no one’s swimming in it these days. Once you’ve wandered around the historic site, head to Thermae Bath Spa for your own chance to wallow in Bath’s warming waters.