With the Coronavirus global pandemic bringing everything to a halt, it’s difficult to get excited about travelling and exploring some different locals across the globe when you can’t even leave your front door. However, now that you’ve got a little bit of extra time on your hands, why not use it to your advantage, and start planning out your next trips in advance as best you can, or thinking of some different places that you’d love to visit?
The UK is a brilliant country to visit, and despite being quite small in comparison to some of the other areas of Europe, there is a huge amount of diversity and variety among its different cities, aside from just the capital of London. Want to find out more about the UK, and perhaps plan your next trip there? Here are some of the best spots in the UK nationwide, if interested!
Often referred to as the UK’s second city, and the northern capital, Manchester is a brilliant alternative pick to London as a city with plenty to offer in the UK. From perhaps the biggest worldwide football franchise in Manchester Utd, to retail opportunities in the Arndale centre and the Trafford centre, there is plenty to do here. With one of the biggest student populations in the whole of Europe, Manchester also has a vibrant and exciting nightlife, too. There is always something happening, or a live music event coming up on the horizon.
The neighbouring northern city to Manchester, Liverpool has as much if not more rich history, from its listed building waterfront to its legendary musical status from the Beatles. Much like with Manchester, football fans won’t be disappointed with what Liverpool has to offer, either, housing two of the biggest teams in the country in Liverpool and Everton F.C, with the former having the accolade of current European and World champions to their name, too. Both clubs have full stadium tours, and Anfield has a built-in museum too if you want to experience some football history while here.
For something a little bit out of the ordinary, the Baltic Triangle area of the city, once an abandoned collection of factories and warehouses, has now become one of the trendiest areas in the country. Packed with nightlife, bars and restaurants, the area was voted one of the coolest to live in the UK by the Times, and has been compared to the northern equivalent of London’s popular Shoreditch, too. For those wanting to visit the area in the future, there is a massive hotel development ongoing, as well as a huge amount of property developments from forward thinking companies such as RWinvest.
Even further up north from the above two cities, Scotland’s capital city is an incredibly unique one, and full of opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK. If it’s unique, historic streets aren’t enough, one of the best times to go to the city is during the summer, when it hosts the Edinburgh Fringe festival. With thousands of different acts on over the period of about a month, the population of the city grows massively at this time, and it’s the place to be if you want to see current and emerging comedy. Be sure to book in advance, however, as it can be difficult trying to find somewhere to stay!