Birmingham, West Midlands: Though not as large as London, Birmingham, the country’s second largest urban area, is big.
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Like its collegial cousin to the west, Oxford, the city of Cambridge makes for a wonderful excursion for those staying in London thanks to its being less than an hour away by rail.
Dover, Kent: Few places in the world can boast the kind of views that the Kentish town of Dover can.
Hastings, East Sussex: Hastings in East Sussex is another coastal town that has played an important role in English history.
Manchester, Greater Manchester: If you’re looking to concentrate your travels in northern England, or perhaps even venture west into Wales, the former industrial city of Manchester is a great place to kick off your adventure.
Nottingham: Think of Nottingham in England, and you’ll no doubt conjure up childhood memories of that Hollywood staple, Robin Hood.
Winchester, Hampshire: As the county town of Hampshire and England’s capital city up until the late 1200s, Winchester has much to offer visitors looking for fun things to do.