The British countryside is never far away, even if London’s your base. Arguably the prettiest within reach of day trippers is the idyllic Cotswolds. Rent a car or join one of the many tours that visit the area. So many of the area’s villages are chocolate-box pretty, it’s hard to know which to choose. If you want to capture the quintessential photo of the region’s honey-colored stone cottages, try Arlington Row in Bibury. Henry Ford thought they were so magnificent he tried to buy the whole lot to ship back to Michigan. Bampton was used as a filming location for the popular drama Downton Abbey and has a long tradition of Morris dancing. Burford, Chipping Camden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold also have bags of charm. You’ll find it hard to
tear yourself away, even for London.
4. If you are an ‘Intellectual one’ then Cambridge is the place for you.