Introduction to United Kingdom
This green land, this sceptred isle, this crucible of empire and pioneer of parlimentary democracy, is the most eccentric, extraordinary and downright intiguing place on Earth. From the Roman remains of Hadrian’s Wall to London’s incomparable theatre scene, England is full of astounding variety. In the cities, the streets buzz and night, filled with tempting shops and restaurants, and some of the finest museums in the world. Next day, you’re deep in the English countryside or enjoying a classic seaside resort. There is really something for everyone.
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Christmas Pudding: A dome-shaped cake with fruit, nuts and brandy or rum, traditionally eaten at Christmas.
Cornish Pasty : Savoury pastry, southwest specialty, now available countrywide.
Full English Breakfast: This usually consists of bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and fried bread.
Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding : Traditional Sunday Lunch
Fish and Chips: Long-standing favourite, best sampled in coastal towns.
London: You could spend a lifetime exploring London and find that the slippery thing's gone and changed on you. One thing is constant: that great serpent of a river enfolding the city in its sinuous loop..
The Lake District: The dramatic landscape of whale-backed hills, deep valleys, misty mountain lakes and high peaks makes this craggy corner of the country the spiritual home of English hiking.
Oxford: Catch a glimpse of this rarefied world in the cobbed lanes and ancient quads where cycling students and dusty academics roam. The beautiful college buildings, archaic traditions and stunning architecture coexist with a lively, modern city.
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