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London is one of the rare cities hosting so many musical and theatre shows. So why don’t you book a show whilst visiting? It would be a great experience during your holidays in the English capital. Have a look at the top 5 of the best musicals in London below:   1- The Lion King The Lion King is a must-see show! Of course everyone knows the story because of the famous animated Disney film. The Lion King London opened in 1999 and has been a best-selling show ever since. With music by Elton John, the African rhythms and décor, you will be completely immersed in the magical story of Simba. 2- Mamma Mia Mamma Mia is a musical gathering Abba’s greatest hits around Sophie’s story. Living on a Greek island with her mother, Sophie is in search of her identity. She is getting married but she doesn’t know her…

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1- Bath : a guided tour of the city and the Roman Baths Bath is a town located in Somerset, it was originally founded by the Romans due to the proximity of thermal baths. Thanks to the baths and the gorgeous Georgian architecture the city slightly became more and more famous. It is now classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Have a guided tour of the city to admire the numerous architectural buildings and above all, visit the Roman Baths, a symbol of the city.   2- Cardiff : a guided tour, the castle and the Big Pit Museum Cardiff is Wales’ capital city, it is located to the West of Bath (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away). Cardiff is famous for hosting many high-profile sporting events, it was even awarded the title of European Capital of Sport in 2014; rugby is the “favourite” welsh sport. If you are a…

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From the book’s being published to the eight films’ release, the Harry Potter saga has been and still remains a huge commercial success. But more than that, Harry Potter became a phenomenon and had a cultural impact worldwide. So, if you are a fan, why don’t you organise a road trip to the United Kingdom in search of the filming locations?!   Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland It’s this viaduct located in Scotland that the Hogwarts Express goes through to reach the famous School. You can embark on the Jacobite Train, a steam railway leaving from Fort William going to Mallaig. Perfect for an authentic visit of Northern Scotland!   Christchurch College, Oxford Who ever dreamt of going to school and have a dining room looking like the Hogwarts’ one, with its endless ceiling and all those appetising delicacies?! This room is real and looks very much like the one in the…

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Whereas Scotland and Ireland are competing for first place in terms of a nature friendly country, Wales remains an under-rated and little-known location. South Wales attracts more tourists due to Cardiff, Wales’ capital city. Discover in this article the numerous attributes that North Wales has to offer and why you absolutely need to go! The Peacefulness North Wales is still not very touristy so it’s very pleasant to travel to and visit the country at your own pace without crowds of tourists. A heaven of serenity!   The Atmosphere Wales is a typical area where people speak English and Welsh. Welsh is still taught at school and it’s the first Celtic language spoken in the world after Irish. All the road signs are in English and Welsh. Welsh people are very proud of their nationality and like to hang up the country’s flag everywhere (a red dragon on a white…

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London is an expensive city, even if most museums are free, you’ll have to pay to entry most of the famous attractions such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, food and drink and of course accommodation. To save a bit of money and to discover something else, why not visit a market for a change? London has many of them and there are all different and interesting. Find below the 5 of the best markets in London: 1- Borough Market Borough market is London’s oldest food market, being over 1000 years old. Most of the stallholders are producers and farmers so you can be sure to get the best quality of food. Here you can find everything: meat, fish, bread, cheese etc. One of the best things about Borough Market is its environmental commitment, in fact, all cardboard, paper, plastic and so on from the Market is recycled. Borough Market…

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The United Kingdom is famous for the prestigious reputation of its Universities. You must have certainly heard about Oxford and Cambridge, probably even without having visited the England? Below you will find a list of the top three University cities of the U.K.: 1- Oxford The University of Oxford is the oldest University of the United Kingdom and all Anglophone countries; it dates back to 1096 which is when they first started teaching here. A lot of celebrities have studied here, just to mention a few: Albert Einstein, Adam Smith, Margaret Thatcher and even Hugh Grant! Impressed? Oxford is a small city situated in the North-West of London, very practical for a day out if you are staying in London. Amongst the many things to do, you could have a walking tour of the city and of course you must visit Christchurch College, the biggest building of the University. Christchurch…

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