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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom

Being the third most populous sovereign country in the whole of Europe, the United Kingdom is also a favourite tourist destination for many people all over the world. English being the official language of the country also helps the country’s status as it is either spoken or recognised by billions of people. Maybe that is one of the main reasons why people consider the UK a very good tourist and work destination.

The United Kingdom consists of four countries, known as England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. While in many ways they share a similar history and culture, they have their own distinct traditions and unique differences.

The UK is known for its rainy days and cloudy skies, especially in the north of the country and Scotland. In the South and in a county like Sussex, however, you can expect more amount of sunshine.

The UK is also a great educational resort with the greatest and most famous of universities. Cambridge University and Oxford University take their names from their respective cities, and they are among the top 10 universities in the world. Manchester, London, and Edinburgh are also very popular for their colleges and educational centres.

 

The Main Attractions in the UK’s Largest Cities

London

London is the largest city in the UK and as its capital, it is also the centre of government and monarchy. The Palace of Westminster is the seat of the parliament and with an age of over a century is a great historical attraction and an icon for the city.

London’s cityscape is one of the most famous for having some of the most beautiful landmarks. Big Ben, also known as Elizabeth Tower, is the clock tower at the north end of Westminster and is a cultural symbol of the United Kingdom.

The contemporary skyscraper, the Shard, is an extraordinary demonstration of neo-futurist architecture and is one of the tallest buildings in Europe. Because of its height and stature, it has been the location for many popular films such as Spider-Man: Far From Home

Canary Wharf is another popular area in London, housing numerous modern structures and buildings. On the South Bank of the River Thames, it is also easy to spot the London Eye, the iconic Ferris wheel that attracts millions of tourists every year.

 

Birmingham

The second-largest city in the United Kingdom is Birmingham, located in West Midlands County. Throughout its history, the city rose to prominence with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the entrepreneurial economy.

The city boasts some of the largest parks in Europe, with 3,500 hectares of land. Sutton Park is perhaps the most famous, being a national nature reserve. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is near the city centre, and it has a number of features such as a rock garden, pool, and several walks, most of which date back to the Victorian Era.

There are numerous architectural landmarks that would catch the eye of any artist. St Philip's Cathedral is an outstanding example of Baroque architecture, dating back to the 18th century, while part of Bullring Shopping Centre, known as Selfridges Building is a great presentation of modern blob style.

 

Manchester

Notable for its culture and architecture, as well as for sports and entertainment, Manchester is one of the most significant cities in the United Kingdom. For lovers of football, the city is most known as a seat of two great football clubs, namely Manchester City and Manchester United.

Due to the industrial history and culture of the city, there are numerous museums that focus on technology and machinery in Manchester. Museum of Transport, which is located near Manchester Fort Shopping Park, has a great collection of old vehicles of public transport that are well-preserved and on public display.

The city also has a lot of iconic buildings showcasing the city’s long and eventful history. 

Lancaster House is a Victorian mansion in a neo-classical style and is a popular film location. The Gothic Manchester Town Hall was also first opened in the 19th century, and its facade and interiors with statues and spiral staircases make it a great tourist attraction.

 

Paymán Club Accommodations in the UK

Paymán Club offers different types of accommodation in cities and towns all over the UK. Most of Paymán Club's serviced apartments and studios are located in Cambridge. They include River Court Apartments, Cambridge City Rooms, Cambridge City Studios, and many more. There are also serviced apartments in Hertford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Hinkley among others.

As for hotels, Paymán Club offers room accommodations in several hotels such as The Grand Hotel in Skegness, The Amethyst Hotel in Immingham, Royal Hotel Kettering, The Stromness Hotel, Douglas Arms Hotel in Castle Douglas, and The Maycliffe Hotel in Torquay.

You can explore the cities on this page, read the detailed descriptions, and find your favourite accommodation with amenities and facilities of your choice.

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