Viewed as the unofficial capital of northern England, Manchester is a sprawling city with something for everyone. This multicultural metropolis has whole districts dedicated to different ethnicities, including the biggest Chinatown in England and the ‘Curry Mile’, a lengthy street with wall-to-wall sari shops and curry restaurants. Castlefield houses the older historical and cultural quarter, and it goes without saying that a trip to Old Trafford should be top of your list.
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Birmingham is often underestimated as a tourist destination, but it has plenty of hidden charms. Once the centre of England’s Industrial Revolution, Birmingham was known as the ‘city of 1000 trades’. Today you can check out the stately Aston Hall, indulge in some retail therapy, or discover the city’s literary links with some of the greats; JRR Toilkein and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included. Don’t forget your glad rags; Birmingham has some of the best nightlife in the UK.
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Oxford is known the world over as the home of one of the best, universities in the world. Five minutes here is enough to enchant someone, and several days could easily be spent wandering around awe-struck by the beautiful architecture. Just some of the many worthy things you should add to your sightseeing list are the impressive Bodleian Library and fascinating Ashmolean Museum, and the stunning Christ Church and Magdalen Colleges, used as locations for several films, including Harry Potter.
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Where to begin? London is not just the biggest and best tourist destination in the UK, it’s one of the best in the world too. Oozing history, culture, prestige, style, and everything else in between, this city should not be missed. Shop til you drop on Oxford street, stuff yourself silly with fish and chips, catch a West End show, get a glimpse of the Queen at Buckingham Palace, hear Big Ben chime at noon – the list is endless!
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