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No specific criteria, just name your top 3 favourite English towns/villages, preferably with a reason for each.

Mine are as follows:
1. Ludlow, steeped in history, borders Wales so good for trips.
2. Wells, has the perfect balance of history, is a market town and reasonably priced living.
3. Chipping Camden, a golden bricked village that is unique to the area.

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We notice on the web site there is actually nothing listed under things to do and attractions actually in the town of Kingston Upon Thames Surrey. Here are Ten suggestions

Richmond Park
Clattern Bridge
Coronation Stone
Canbury Gardens
Riverside Walk
Turks River Boat Trips
Kingston Museum
Kingston Ancient Market Place and House.
Rose Theatre
Bentalls centre

Hampton Court is nearby but is actually in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Team GB

I was just looking at the olympic medals table and saw that there is a team GB.
I was wondering why there are no individual countries listes such as England, Wales and Scotland.
By contrast, there is no team Scandinavia, no team Australisia etc.

When it comes to football at an international level, there is the English Team, there are also the Scottish and Welsh Teams, but there is no team GB there.
I find it somewhat inaccurate and misleading and as a consequence, GB is high up on the medals…

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Hello

My wife and I will visit Birmingham for 14 days from sept 3rd and this is our first trip to UK.

The main purpose is to see a trade show in NEC during the day but the rest of the days we are free.

Can anyone give suggestion of what to do and where to go to spend some time during our trip? We are going for two shows Autumn from 4th-7th sept and Glee from 10-14th sept

on the trade show hours one of us will be there. and the other can be just going somewhere...

besides there are three…

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As a follow on to my other post about the London Tramlink system, I also wanted to promote Heathrow Airport's Pod Parking Scheme which allows passengers to park their car in one of two parking lots (A or B) and then take one of many automated self-driving vehicles provided and "hailed" on demand through a touchscreen. If you are not parking then everything is totally free, but don't abuse the system as it is quite small and security will want you to leave! It happened to me once when I tried…

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Hi all. I was on Reddit and two very good posts were made which may be of interest to travellers :)
mega page of set menu London restaurant dining and unusual secret places to visit (based off a Penguin book).

With this weather being so good in London I was planning to knock off a bit on each list :)

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For anyone wondering where to enjoy some shopping, visit Centrale and Whitgift in Croydon and take London's unique tram system! Here's a video showing the trams:

https://youtu.be/_QlLXk7dn8c

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Newspapers report that Comrade Corbyn, the leader of the UK Labour Party, had to sit on the floor of a train for three hours from London to Newcastle as he couldn't get a seat on the train.

Is it really that bad, or was it just a publicity stunt?

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"... There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru

Today's travel quote might have been said of the exhibition I went to yesterday - the 2015 winners of National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year.

In the past two years I've taken people to earlier versions of this at the start of our Oldies Yomp through London. Previously it was at the National Geographic's headquarters in South Kensington; now you have to trek out to…

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I have a really dumb question: Are there any Canadian beers generally available in Britain? I'll be visiting a beer-buff friend who has never been to Canada and would like to surprise him with some Canadian beer. However, I don't want to "carry water to the Thames" as the saying goes, if Canadian beers are sold in England (or anywhere else in Europe).