What to do on holiday in the UK

What to do on holiday in the UK: be inspired with our insider experts, destination guides and hot tips for finding the hidden gems in the UK's historic cities.

In addition to a fascinating history and well-preserved traditions, the UK has a geographical diversity that is renowned and envied the world over. Whether you prefer culture, shopping or history, you are certain to be surprised at the sheer variety on offer from the bustle of London to the romance of Edinburgh. Our handy travel guides will help you find the very best on offer, to help you enjoy an unforgettable holiday, whichever part of the United Kingdom you choose to visit.

Meet London's best-connected man // London +

Meet the best-connected man in London: Michael DeCozar, Head Hall Porter of legendary luxury London hotel The Ritz....



Magic Christmas in London: Hamleys // London +

Step into an enchanting world filled with fun for all the family and learn why Hamleys London is known as “The Finest Toy Shop in the World”....



Top 10 things to do in London // London +

What are the 10 best things to see and do in London? Our local travel experts have picked the 10 top attractions and sightseeing destinations that will let you ...



A guide to Oscar Wilde’s London // London +

Explore Victorian London as it was known by Ireland’s most famous writer, Oscar Wilde, with our insider guide to his favourite haunts and hangouts....



Top 7 activities in Edinburgh's Christmas // Scotland +

London may get all the fame, but Edinburgh gets all the fun! Our local experts give you 7 reasons why....



Best luxury shops in London // London +

Find out what our shopping expert recommends with our guide to the best places to find luxury goods, designer fashion and the latest trends in interiors and dec...



Top 6 most exclusive London hotel suites // London +

Find the perfect place to stay while you explore the many treasures of London with our guide to the top hotel suites available in the city....



The best afternoon teas in London // London +

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea at some of the top destinations in the city....



The best Christmas lights in London // London +

Heading to London this Christmas? Make sure you don't miss the spectacular display of decorations which light up the city streets and squares every year, leavin...



Top 5 shopping areas in London // London +

At first sight, London can be a little bit daunting for the casual shopper. But to give you a head-start, we have compiled a handy guide to our favourite shoppi...



Top 5 department stores in London // London +

As one of the shopping capitals of the world, London features some of the best and most varied department stores. With our top 5 picks, this year your Christmas...



Romantic Christmas in London // London +

What could be more romantic than Christmas in London? Discover our top tips for making the most of the festive season by showing off your romantic streak....



London city guide and local tips // London +

Discover the London that the locals know with our luxury city guide to London: a real melting pot of vibrant cultures, London is a colourful and exciting city.&...



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