Five Cities To Visit In England Besides London

Five Cities To Visit In England Besides London

Since London is probably one of the biggest and famous cities of the world, England has a hard time to top that with their other cities. We all know that England has more to offer than just London, but did we ever consider seeing more than London before? In this article I give you five cities you should visit in England, apart from London!



Oxford, England - The Tourist Of Life

Close to London AND easy to reach from out London there is the city Oxford. Oxford is a small city but great to visit. The city center is filled with old and amazingly designed buildings. Further than that you can also enter a lot of museums, churches and take tours through the city. Also: the people at Oxford are really nice and there are a lot of bars and pubs, so good times are guaranteed!



Liverpool, England - The Tourist Of Life

At the west side of England you find Liverpool. One of the biggest commercial harbors of England, but also known as a relatively safe city (for the solo travelers among us). Art and history lovers should definitely go to Liverpool as the city has a lot of museums devoted to these subjects. But Liverpool is also known for other things: do you want to see sports like football, visit pubs, clubs or do you want to shop? Go to Liverpool! And just one other fun fact: Liverpool is the hometown of The Beatles, so you can find out more about them while visiting the city!


Brighton, England - The Tourist Of Life

Down at the south of England there is the little city Brighton. Brighton is one of the most popular places to visit in England during summer period. Can’t blame tourists, as summer in Brighton means a vibrant atmosphere, swimming and a big dose of fun! Besides visiting the shore of Brighton you should also visit it because of the city center, where small and cute streets are filled with even smaller and cuter restaurants and shops. Brighton is definitely a place to go to!



Manchester, England - The Tourist Of Life


When I think about Manchester I think about Manchester United, so that would also be the first reason why I say you should visit Manchester. Manchester United is one of the biggest football teams of England, and therefor will give you a great ‘English’ experience. Of course Manchester has more to offer than just football. For example they have a lot of museums, art galleries and landmarks to visit. In between your visits to these museums and landmarks you should pay attention to the mix of old and new buildings in the city.. very cool to see!


Leeds, England - The Tourist Of Life


One of the fastest growing cities of England, up in the north of the country. Leeds is a mix of very old and very modern, which you will notice right away when you walk through the city. So while it is beautiful to see you can also explore some museums and landmarks and you can also shop in their massive shopping center Trinity Leeds. Also: Leeds is close to a lot of nature area’s, and therefor a reason I named it in this list. So be sure to plan a trip to national parks such as Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors while you are in Leeds.


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  • MissLilly

    I love Cambridge as well and Bristol should be on that list. Haven’t been into Liverpool or Leeds yet

  • I would really like to visit Leeds and Brighton. London is great, but I love the smaller cities, sometimes they have more to offer!

  • Shelby Rae

    Cant wait to see these places! Have only ever made it to London

  • I’m a big fan of the UK. I love the culture, the people, the cities, everything. I would like to visit all of those cities. Have you been to all of them?

    x Kate

  • I can also highly recommend York! Bath and Cambridge are also popular to visit.

    Oodles of character and history in all 3 of these cities 🙂

  • Brighton is such a beautiful city! To be honest I liked it even more than London. I have also written some tips what to do here in my blog – Travel notes

  • Angela Kwashie

    Brighton is amazing but what is even better is East Sussex..its countryside is absolutely stunning and the country pubs are lovely and cozy.

  • Great list. Interestingly, I’ve only done Manchester. Will definitely add the others to my list. I’ve heard such great things about Brighton.

  • Gemma

    Great little list. Been meaning to check out Oxford properly as it’s only an hour or so from me x

  • Oxford is beautiful and very relevant to people who life poetry or literature (like me!)
    When I went with a friend they had a lovely exhibition on children’s literature.

  • Bethany Fulks

    Oxford is really lovely! York is also a beautiful city full of culture and history, definitely worth visiting too.

    It would be nice to see some recommended places in these cities too 🙂

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  • I am in the UK right now and have to say amen to this list. I quite enjoyed walking around Oxford. I would also add Paignton. It is a quaint little village by the sea full of charm, good eats, and charity shops.

  • Oh fun! I recently wrote a similar post and plugged Liverpool, Brighton and Newcastle. I just love England, and have lots of cities to discover on my list. I’d love to visit Bath for example.

  • Olga Rabo

    Oxford is gorgeous! I was there about 2 weeks ago during my trip to London, and it impressed me way more than the UK’s capital! It’s just so cute 🙂

  • Great list! Oxford really is a lovely town, and the others are all on my to-visit list!

  • Love the list – Leeds and Brighton have been added to my must-visit list for sure!

    xx Chontelle Louise

  • I’ve been to Manchester and Liverpool, same trip. In Manchester I stayed at a friend’s, and I liked the city, but not so much as a tourist destination, but thinking “this is a place I could live in.” I did love Liverpool as a tourist destination. I’m a huge Beatles person so I was doubly excited, but the city’s really nice anyways.
    Brighton really is something I owe myself though. Maybe next year 🙂

    • Not specifically tourist destinations but that does mean that it is really quiet and nice to visit! I’d love to go to Brighton as well!

  • Been to Oxford and Brighton and I loved them both. Plus both are easy day trips from London. TIP: When in Brighton, do yourself a favour and do the Royal Pavilion tour – this was one of my highlights of my last trip to England. Haven’t been to the 3 northern cities yet but I would like to visit them one day.

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  • Tom Stevenson

    As an Englishman, and one from the North, it is great to see a list like this! So annoying when people find out you are English and ask if you’re from London!! Liverpool is a great city, helps that I’m a Liverpool fan aswell! I’m gonna suggest my hometown of Chester as a destination. If you want to see some great Roman ruins and architecture, this is the place for you! We also have a zoo if that helps!

    • Same in the netherlands! Oh, how many times I got asked if Amsterdam is a country, haha! I haven’t heard much of Chester, but I’ll keep it in mind!