Home is where the heart is

Having been attracted by exotic and far away places, it’s easy to forget just how good your home actually is. Despite visiting over 60 countries, there’s few places like England that seamlessly mixes ancient history and modern cultures and unique urban areas with stunning rural landscapes.

For a small place, England packs a lot in and there’s still several places we haven’t been to. But we’ll try our best to inspire you to go beyond London and see the real England.

Quick Summary

  • Top Tip: England is more than London. Whilst most visitors use it as the entry point to Europe, you can’t say you’ve really seen England until you’ve gone outside of the capital.

  • Currency: Sterling (the Pound). Now’s a good time to go as until they figure out Brexit, the pound is tumbling.

  • Visa: Unless you are an EU national, you will need a visa to visit.

  • Safety: On the whole England is very safe, but some cities can be a little dodgy at night.

  • When to go: We’ve always loved Easter (April) and September as they tend to be the months where the weather is surprisingly good and few tourists.

    • Peak Season: July - August. School holidays, peak of summer and those loooong days (it doesn’t get dark until 9pm). Prices go up a lot and places get very busy.

    • Low Season: November - February. It’s cold, damp and the days are short (it gets dark at 4.30pm at this time of year).

  • Walk My World cost index: $$$$ - whilst England is getting cheaper, it’s still one of the most expensive places in the world to visit.

Blogs on England

Booking Resources

Here’s the resources we used to book our trip to England. You can get a quote by entering your dates on any of the widgets below.

Insurance - World Nomads

Flights - Skyscanner

Hotels - Booking.com


Car Hire - RentalCars.com