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London and the Home Counties

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Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of vibrant city living or the tranquility of scenic countryside surroundings, a break in London and the Home Counties is sure to have something for you. There's no end of variety on offer when you take a break here, with events and attractions to suit every taste.

The Home Counties - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex - are the counties that surround London, having historically helped to shape, and been shaped by their proximity to, the country's capital. Each of them has its own unique identity with something special to offer, so you can be sure of a great holiday no matter which you choose to visit.

A visit to London and the Home Counties offers countless opportunities and experiences, with examples of everything that makes England so appealing. If you're looking for engaging culture and delicious cuisine, you'll have no trouble finding it. There's beautiful countryside, modern city living, and amazing coastal surroundings, whichever you'd prefer. If you'd like to delve into the past, take a trip to the many museums, castles, manor houses, and even sites dating back to the Stone Age. And that's just to get you started...

London

The country's capital needs no introduction, with countless things to see and do no matter what you're looking for. There's always something happening and something new to discover in this world-class city.

Berkshire

This regal yet rural county boasts classy gardens and parks as well as countless acres of unspoilt countryside to explore. It's home to the royal residence of Windsor Castle, as well as the famous Ascot Racecourse.

Buckinghamshire

Beautiful Buckinghamshire boasts more National Trust properties than any other county in England, with many elegant manor houses and splendid natural areas (particularly the gorgeous Chiltern Hills).

Essex

The county of Essex provides a range of different things to do, with bustling towns, peaceful villages, historic manor houses and gardens, and 350 miles of amazing coastline (the most of any county in England).

Hertfordshire

The county of Hertfordshire has a storied history and all sorts of places to visit. See stately Knebworth House and its gardens, meet amazing animals at Paradise Wildlife Park, and don't miss St. Albans Cathedral.

Kent

Known as the "Garden of England" for its orchards, farms and countryside views, Kent also boasts spectacular coastline, with some of the best beaches in Europe. You can also tour some incredible historic castles.

Surrey

The leafy locale of Surrey offers splendid countryside and woodland, including the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And why not stop off at Denbies Wine Estate, the largest vineyard in the UK?

Sussex

Made up of the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex, this area is known for the gorgeous South Downs National Park, as well as the UK's sunniest stretch of seafront in the spectacular resort town of Eastbourne.