Bath *

Somerset, England

A great day trip to experience a beautiful, historical city in England. Bath is renowned for maintaining its form and architecture from that of the Roman Empire. The city is filled with quaint streets of gorgeous architecture so I recommend just walking around and taking the historical city in. Also, definitely take a tour of the well-preserved Roman baths to see how they were once used.

My favorite eateries: Jamie's Italian, Real Ice Cream Co., Sotto Sotto, Wagamama
Notable museums/attractions: Bath Abbey, Bath Street, Fashion museum, Roman Baths, Royal Crescent
Getting here from London: 1 hour 45 minutes by train

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, England

Founded in 1209, so filled with beautiful old architecture and well maintained gardens. You can walk around the grounds yourself or take a guided tour.

My favorite eateries: Aromi, The Cricketers, Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo, The Urban Shed
Notable museums/attractions: Kings College, Trinity College
Getting here from London: 1 hour 15 minutes by train


Liverpool, England

If you are a Beatles fan, this is a must. Discover where the Beatles got their start and how they rose to "Beatle Mania". A very pretty city as it is by the water. Definitely walk along the Albert Dock. I just went to the Beatles Story Museum, which was very well done and informative; but you can also take a more in depth tour to visit the homes and famous places that associate with the Beatles.

My favorite eateries: Chayalpaya, Gusto
Notable museums/attractions: Albert Dock, Beatles Story Museum, Cashbash Coffee Club, Matthew st- Cavern Club, Peace and Harmony Monument
Getting here from London: 2 hours 30 minutes by train

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Unknown the exact date when Oxford was founded, but teaching has existed since 1096. Spectacular old architecture with so much history behind each building. There are 38 colleges, pick a few to walk around. The school also offers guided tours. If you are interested in viewing a university in England, I recommend Oxford as your first choice.

My favorite eateries: Ben's Cookies, Jimbob's Baguettes, Oli's Thai, Olives, Yellow Submarine
Notable museums/attractions: University Park, Pick a few colleges to explore
Getting here from London: 2 hours by train


Wiltshire, England

A prehistoric monument that is notable as one of the greatest mysteries of the world. Stonehenge is composed of monumental upright free standing stones that could possibly be an observatory of some sorts. This is an amazing place to visit, however, it is very anticlimactic. It is pretty spectacular to see for 10 minutes and then there is not much else to see/do. If you have time go, otherwise it is not necessary.

Getting here from London: 2 hours and 45 minutes by train

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour **

Leavesden Warner Bros. Studios

Harry Potter's lovers, go here!!! Step inside into the world of Harry Potter. Visit the actual set where Harry Potter had been filmed for 10 years! See the Great Hall, Gryffindor common room, the Burrow, Pivet Drive, Diagon alley and much more in full scale! You will also be able to take a closer look at the actual props, costumes, and observe how the magic was brought to life with green screen and special effects. You can purchase an audio guide narrated by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) for a more in depth experience of how the Harry Potter films series was created. This museum tour should not be missed as you can get picked up right in central London! The tour is appox. 7 hours (with transportation). Open everyday.

London Location Pickups: near Victoria Station, near Baker Street Station

Windsor Castle *

Windsor, England

The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, founded in the 11th century. Used by the Queen as well as for ceremonial and State occasions. A beautiful castle filled with gorgeous gardens. Make sure to go to visit the State Rooms. Takes about 3-4 hours to visit.

Getting here from London: 2 hours 30 minutes by train