England is both small and grandiose. Small because its attractions, towns and villages all seem so close to one another; and grandiose because of the impressive number of places and things to see. You must therefore take the time to savour England. just like its residents savour their beloved five o'clock tea.
Although you may think you've seen all of London after one visit, you will realize after returning time and again that there is always more to discover. London is a city of many faces and takes great pleasure in proving the clichés wrong. Open to the world and home to more than seven million people, the city also has many lesser known but equally fascinating neighbourhoods to explore, and a wide array of restaurants offering dishes from all over the world.
Walking through London, you will discover (or revisit) with pleasure Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister's residence), Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the British Museum and Hyde Park.
The Southern Region of England
The south of England reveals the long shores of the English Channel. The town of Canterbury is renowned for its cathedral, while Dover unveils its famous white cliffs. Brighton is home to a very popular beach and Stonehenge attracts scores of curious visitors to its mysterious megalithic site. Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol are typical, quaint English towns.
The Central Region of England
This area features the well-known towns of Oxford and Cambridge, with their world-famous universities; Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare; and Birmingham, the country's second-largest city and entertainment capital.
The Northern Region of England
England's musical region par excellence, it is here that many English bands were formed, such as The Beatles in Liverpool and Oasis in Manchester. Manchester has actually gained quite a reputation as England's premier nightspot. Further north, near Scotland, Newcastle is proud of its brown ale, named after the town, as well as its native son, the musician Sting. West of Newcastle, Lake District National Park is absolutely charming. Lakes, the Sea of Ireland, hills, moors and sheep blend together in picture-perfect settings.
Where on earth
England is located at the northwest tip of Europe, in the British Isles, which also include Wales and Scotland. The country covers 131,760 km_ (50,874 sq mi) and is home to some 50 million people.