England might be your second hometown

London at a Glance

Capital of BritainLondon is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. You can visit the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.ConnectivityLondon is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and 310 international destinations have direct links to London.DiversityLondon is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. More than 300 languages are spoken here and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital.HistoryLondon's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.AttractionsLondon's world-class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe. Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, for example Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

double-decker bus in LONDON

This type of bus is often used for touring rather than for mass transit. As William Ewart Gladstone observed, "...the way to see London is from the top of a 'bus". (Gladstone was referring to London's once ubiquitous double-deck horse drawn omnibuses, rather than a motor bus).

Burberry’s factory outlet in LONDON

Burberry’s factory outlet is one of fashion’s best kept secrets – this East London gem sells Burberry clothes and accessories at discount prices.It stocks womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, as well as selected pieces from their Prorsum collection. You can also get your hands on cut price boots, scarves, bags and purses. Discounted pieces are sold exclusively through their factory shop with stock constantly changing, which is not available to mail order.

Thermae Bath in BATH

In the heart of Bath, Thermae Bath Spa is a remarkable combination of ‘old and new’ where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath. By day and by night, you can now bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters including the indoor Minerva Bath and the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city of Bath. Additionally, you can refresh your senses in the aroma steam rooms and choose from over 40 spa treatments and packages.

Christ church in OXFORD

Christ Church is one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Oxford. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College. This continues Christ Church's long association with children's literature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll.

Train & ferry routes Britain to Ireland

■Option 1, London to Belfast via Holyhead■Option 2, London to Belfast via Cairnryan■Option 3, London to Belfast via Liverpool(http://www.seat61.com/NorthernIreland.htm)

Attraction to visit in the ROI, Cork city

In Cork you can trace Irish ancestors (O'Shea), and look at the modern day immigration of Polish workers to Ireland.
Cork, Ireland Travel Video Guide