Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Ten reasons to spend your summer in Britain

You might think Great Britain is not the ultimate place to enjoy your summer vacation but that was definitely before you read this post. So sit back and let me make you reconsider with this list of ten.

1. The great outdoors
London turns in to an open-air festival during summer. Everything can be enjoyed in the outdoors during the warmer months. Enjoy a movie on top of a skyscraper, an opera show in a park or a theatre show on the South bank. Anything goes; all you need is a picnic blanket and a nice bottle of wine to enjoy.

2. Individual style

British people are not fussed about the temperature outside. If it is June and it happens to be sunny you are perfectly within your rights to wear a summer dress. Even if the temperature is below 20 degrees.

3. Ancient heritage

If you like history and culture than the UK is your country. Think of historical places such as Oxford, Winchester and Belfast.

4. Fall in love with the seaside

Britain is home to some of the best seaside resorts such as bohemian Brighton or picturesque Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire.

5. The best tuition in Europe
If you want to spend a summer learning English, or any other language for that matter, you will find the best language schools that offer individual tuition in London. This also happens to be one of the most exciting cities in the UK.

6. Look around 

Britain counts numerous interesting landmarks that are worth a visit. Think of the Lake District, the Jurassic Coast, the Yorkshire Moors and Dartmoor National Park.

7. Eat outdoors
The Brits love a good BBQ and it is therefore legal to fire up the barbeque in almost any park or any beach. 

8. For the one who has a sweet tooth
Ice-cream is extremely popular in the UK and you will find all sorts, from traditional Italian ice-cream to frozen yoghurt. Especially try places that offer you the chance to mix different flavours of ice-cream with fruit, chocolate and biscuits.

9. Peace, love and music
The Brits love their festivals, whether you are in to rock music, theatre or opera you will find a dedicated festival for it! One of the most remarkable festivals might be Bestival, where the crowd dresses up like animals or space aliens all weekend long.

10. Multi-cultural
The high influx of immigrants has turned the UK in to one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world. So if you don’t have funds available to spend a holiday in Jamaica for instance, indulge yourself in to the Caribbean Carnival that is held every year in Notting Hill. It might not be the same, but it’s very close.

Not convinced or have I forgotten to mention your favourite spot? Please leave an individual comment in the box below.

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