Discover England with us, from London, one of the greatest and trendiest cities in the world to the Cotswolds bucolic countryside and villages, to the rugged landscapes of Cornwall.
England has a lot to offer. Traditional yet avant-garde, historical but always looking to the future, conservative though liberal and tolerant, Britain, is a land full of surprises.
Spend a night at the Theater
The torch passed from Shakespeare still burns brightly. London’s theater scene is acknowledged as the finest in the world.
Take a beer in a pub
This simple act has a cultural significance in England. Ornate taps fill tankards and mugs in pubs that serve as the social heart of every village and town. A pint is not simply a pint, it is synonymous with conviviality.
Drive through the Cotswolds
West of London, discover its rolling hills and pasturelands peppered with ivy-covered inns and honey-colored stone cottages.
Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea
At The Ritz hotel, for instance, the tea ritual carries on as it did in Britain’s heyday. You could invite the Queen of England herself here for a « cuppa. » The pomp and circumstance of the British Empire live on at The Ritz — only the Empire is missing.
Tour Stately Homes
The homes are often surrounded by beautiful gardens; when the owners got fanciful, they added splashing fountains and miniature pagodas or temples.
Visit Unique Gardens
Attend the Chelsea Flower Show or discover some of England’s best gardens, such as those at Barnsley House, Kiftsgate Court, Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Kew Gardens.
The Goring Hotel
A 9-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, this upscale, family-run Edwardian hotel has a royal warrant.
Individually designed rooms and suites are decorated in English country house style, with elegant antique furnishings and opulent fabrics. All have en suite bathrooms, TVs and safes; some have balconies overlooking the private gardens. Free Wi-Fi is available. Room service is offered.
Guests have free access to a nearby health club with a pool and a gym. An acclaimed afternoon tea is served on the terrace or in the decadent lounge-bar, while upscale British cuisine is available in a period-style dining room featuring crystal chandeliers.
Hotel The Bath Priory & Spa
Set in a grand 1835 Georgian manor on 4 acres of gardens, this elegant hotel is 2 miles from the Roman Baths and 3 miles from the city centre.
Polished rooms feature plush classic furnishings, and offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add 4-poster beds, garden views and Nespresso machines, and suites have living rooms with sofas.
Parking is complimentary. A posh, acclaimed restaurant uses ingredients from the walled kitchen garden. There’s a spa with indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre and 4 treatment rooms. Other amenities include a grand sitting room and a library.
Set in a 15th-century manor house and adjacent buildings on 90 leafy acres, this genteel hotel is 2 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and 5 miles from the M5 motorway.
Featuring marble bathrooms with heated floors, the elegant rooms have custom-designed beds, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and minibars, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Airy suites add living areas and iPod docks; some include 4-poster beds, private entrances, original fireplaces and/or racecourse views.
There’s a refined candlelit restaurant and a relaxed brasserie, plus a spa, a sauna, a hot tub and a steam room. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and a gym.
Hotel the Lygon Arms
Set in a 17th-century coaching inn, this high-end hotel is less than 1 mile from Broadway Golf Course, and 3 miles from the Gordon Russell Design Museum.
Plush rooms feature a mix of traditional and contemporary decor, and all have Wi-Fi. Some have oak-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, and more contemporary rooms offer flat-screen TVs and leather chairs. Some upgraded rooms also have 4-poster beds.
Dining options include a bistro and a fine-dining restaurant, plus a bar and 7 lounges. There’s also a spa with a sauna, plus an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Other amenities include a croquet lawn, tennis courts, meeting rooms and free parking.
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