I may be biased as I am actually from the UK myself, but I believe Great Britain offers some of the best places in the world for travelers and I have actually been lucky enough to visit many great places here. I have also been fortunate enough to travel to a few great locations in Europe too and I have noticed that these places often get missed out when it comes to travel blogs/websites.
That is why I have decided to write this post about some of the best places to visit in the UK as well as on the continent, in hope that I can inspire others to travel to these places.
I know what you’re thinking…there’s nothing like pointing out the obvious. I’m sure you’ve heard about London a lot and you probably think you already know this city. However, London has a lot more to offer than just Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. London is an extremely lively city and it is most definitely one of the best (if not the best place) in the UK when it comes to nightlife.
It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for in London, whether it be a trendy bar or somewhere for an all-nighter, you’re sure to find it. London is also one of the culinary capitals of the world from my experience. There are so many restaurants in London, you won’t know what to start but if you use a website like TripAdvisor to find the best ones, you’re sure to be just as amazed as I have been.
London basically offers everything you could ever want from a city, great restaurants, great shops, a great skyline and much more. If you haven’t been to this incredible city, you really are missing out.
Budapest is a hugely underrated city in Hungary in Central Europe. In fact, this whole country is hugely underrated and in my opinion and should be one of the places that everyone visits if they get a chance. Budapest itself is much like any other capital city, it has great bars and restaurants as well as a number of quirky shops but there is just something about this city that you can’t put your finger on.
Budapest has some stunning architecture and looks absolutely stunning at night. Hungarian food is also some of the best in the world in my opinion too, if not a little spicy at times. Being located in Central Europe, this city is easy to get to as well and hotels are quite reasonably priced. You can’t miss the natural hot springs in Budapest either!
If you get a chance, it is well worth travelling into some of the other areas in Hungary as well as Budapest as you will see a completely different side to the country. There is an abundance of countryside in this country and it is also home to the largest freshwater lake in Europe named Lake Balaton (great for swimming in).
Again, I know this seems like another obvious place in Europe but I just felt I had to mention it as it is truly wonderful and once again, somewhere that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. There are just so many reasons to visit Paris, I could write all day! Of course, there are the things that attract most people to Paris such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre but perhaps the best thing about this city is just how you feel when you’re there.
Perhaps it’s the French language or the stunning architecture that is dotted around the city, but there’s just something special about this city. The food is great here (as is the wine) which to me, is a good enough reason to visit any city! It should be noted that accommodation here can be quite expensive, much like London, but it is great for city breaks.
In a nutshell…
There are so many other great places in Europe and the UK that you simply need to visit, so it might be worth travelling around a little further if you are lucky enough to get chance to travel here. For now however, these three places are a great start and they are all very different too.