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The UK boasts numerous city destinations that make for an exciting trip, and they’re easily accessed via our ferry routes. Few cities in the world compare to London, and with so much to experience, it can be difficult to squeeze the entire capital in to just one short break. Sail to Dover from Calais or Dunkirk to be within easy reach of London.

We’ve broken things down to highlight some of the hot spots of London and their ‘must see’ attractions, allowing you to make the best of the capital during your next visit to the UK. Our picks include Notting Hill, Covent Garden and Greenwich – each location offering something a little different to the other, with enough to fill an itinerary whether for a long weekend or a one night stay.

Notting Hill is famous for two things; the film of the same name featuring lovable British actor, Hugh Grant, and the world’s largest street festival – the colourful Notting Hill Carnival. Over on our Guide to Notting Hill, we’ve dug a little deeper to bring you some of the authentic charm the locals know and love, whether you’re into food, culture, or both.

Slightly distant from the carnival vibe, but still with a unique and warm atmosphere is Covent Garden. This area is possibly one of London’s more charming shopping areas, featuring market stalls to high-end boutiques. Throughout the whole area of Covent Garden, street theatre is ever present which is a great addition to your dining or shopping experience. In our Guide to Covent Garden, we’ve also list some of the best places to stay.

Finally, Greenwich is a cultural delight complete with breath taking views, a World Heritage Site and numerous attractions. Take a look through each of our dedicated pages to find out more about the areas: where to stay, where to eat, and what to see and do.

The unique make-up of the British Isles means there are three capital cities to visit, Cardiff in Wales, Edinburgh in Scotland, and of course London in England. Each one is deserving of a visit, whether you’re looking for somewhere packed with history or a modern metropolis with bars, restaurants and shops aplenty. All of the cities are no more than a few hours away from either Dover or Newcastle on the UK’s excellent motorway network, with London less than two hours from Dover or Newhaven. The UK has many great cities, and despite the island’s relatively small size, there’s a lot of variety on offer.

For music lovers, Liverpool is a must, or if you’re looking for a more relaxing retreat, then a spa town such as Bath or Harrogate could be perfect for you. History lovers will enjoy ancient towns such as walled York in Yorkshire, and shopping enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in modern cities such as Manchester. Whether you have a whole week to experience all that the UK has to offer, or you’re driving over for just a few days, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy.

Notting Hill

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

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Greenwich

Greenwich

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