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England Holiday

During the height of its empire, this island nation built iconic buildings, acquired superb art collections and developed two of the world’s greatest universities.

England is notorious for its wealth, yet visiting the country as a tourist is surprisingly affordable. Its largest museums are free and its grand architecture and beautiful universities can be appreciated from the outside. Stay within a budget while seeing London’s sights.

London is filled with grand buildings constructed from the wealth of England’s once vast empire. The Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as the Big Ben clock tower, crowns the massive 19th-century Parliamentary building of Westminster Palace on the River Thames. Head downriver to find the iconic Tower Bridge, a drawbridge supported by two tall Victorian towers. Drop by Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s stately London residence.

Finish your London trip with a visit to any of its major museums. The extensive British Museum, the Tate Modern, the luxurious Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Gallery all feature free admission to their permanent exhibits.

Leave London to explore England’s two nearby university towns of Oxford and Cambridge. Cross the ancient courtyards and well-cropped lawns of Oxford University. Tour Bodleian Library, which at over 400 years old is one of England’s oldest libraries. The library’s monumental Radcliffe Camera rotunda is an Oxford icon. Afterward, drive up to Cambridge and visit its many universities. Cruise down the River Cam and float under the Bridge of Sighs, a covered bridge patterned after one in Venice.

Travel southwest to find Stonehenge in the British countryside. Despite its fame, the circle of rock formations from the 31st century B.C. is still a mystery to behold. The best time to visit is during the winter or summer solstice when the stones line up with the rising sun, although huge crowds can take away from the magic of this experience.

Arrive in England via one of its international airports - London alone has six. Get around the cities on the extensive public transit network and travel around the country by train or rental car. Most travelers like to take at least one of England’s iconic cabs during their stay as well.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in England?

A: Like most dynamic cities, London and Birmingham can be explored using ride-share services or public transportation. But if you're hoping to soak up the wider region of Greater London or farther afield, you may appreciate the freedom and flexibility that comes with having your own ride. For all your motoring requirements, check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in England.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to England?

A: The following airports service the majority of international air traffic to and from England:

  • London (LHR-Heathrow): 19,034 international flights per month.
  • London (LGW-Gatwick): 12,082 international flights per month.
  • London (STN-Stansted): 7,154 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to England?

A: England is overflowing with wonderful accommodation. Apartments are a favourite with travellers. Cottages, hotels and bed & breakfasts also offer great alternatives.

Q: What does an England holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Convenient flights, comfy hotels and a great rental car to cruise around in — and that's just for starters. We also have a variety of activities and experiences. Peruse what's on offer and start organising your perfect getaway in England.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to England?

A: You'll score better prices if you bundle your Hotel, Flights and Rental Car. It's straightforward (and easy on your bank balance) to tailor your own holiday package with the help of Expedia. It's time to turn those travel daydreams into reality and experience more of our amazing world for less.

Q: What are the best things to do in England?

A: You have opportunities galore when in London. You just can't skip seeing Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Tower of London, at the very least.

On the other hand, if you're visiting Birmingham, many tourists find their way to Bullring Shopping Centre, International Convention Centre (ICC) and National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

Lastly, Liverpool ONE, Albert Dock and Anfield Road Stadium are top things to do if you'd like to create some special memories while staying in Liverpool.




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Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3 NZ$119
Reviewed on 30 May 2020
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Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3

234 Bath Road, Heathrow Point West, Hayes, England
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The design and the decoration of the hotel is great, however, there are some wear and tear in my room. The cleanliness is great.

    SACO Fitzrovia NZ$184
    Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020
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    SACO Fitzrovia

    SACO Fitzrovia

    21 Tottenham Street, London, England
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Comfortable property in a convenient location, with easy access to restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries.

      Merit Kensington Hotel NZ$143
      Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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      Merit Kensington Hotel

      Merit Kensington Hotel

      12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The property was in excellent condition - very clean, modern and everything in excellent working order. The only downside for us was it was not in the centre of town. In retrospect we could have done with being more in the centre. Also there was no bar or breakfast facility. Not a big problem though. ...

        MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel NZ$179
        Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020
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        MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel

        MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park - Hostel

        Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
           
          3.7 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          We loved the family room. With two single beds and two bunk beds (one each for our two children) - we had plenty of room. Breakfast was great and the two kids were free. Great location for all of the museums- you can literally see the Natural History museum from the hotel. Only drawbacks were that ...

          Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London NZ$277
          Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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          Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

          Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

          200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Beautiful room! Very nice staff who were attentive to all of our needs.

            Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport NZ$149
            Reviewed on 1 May 2020
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            Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport

            Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport

               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The hotel staff were very helpful as we had just arrived on a repatriation flight from NZ. The reduction in facilities was due to the virus and not a fair reflection of the hotel.

              Hotel Café Royal - The Leading Hotels of the World
              Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2019
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              Hotel Café Royal - The Leading Hotels of the World

              Hotel Café Royal - The Leading Hotels of the World

              68 Regent Street, London, England
                 
                4.7 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location hotel is clean with friendly staff- room service prompt and excellent foot!! Very satisfied customer and will return for sure

                Danubius Hotel Regents Park NZ$178
                Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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                Danubius Hotel Regents Park

                Danubius Hotel Regents Park

                18 Lodge Road, St. Johns Wood, London, England
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  I stayed for 7 days, in which I had to split the reservation into three. The location is not too bad, and about 2 km from Baker street. It is closed to public transport; the bus stops at the corner near the Grand Mosque. The hotel is located very close to beautiful Regent's park. Rooms are clean ...

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