Southern England

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Southern England Travel Information

Southern England is a fascinating, vibrant and highly diverse area of the United Kingdom. From the polished metropolitanism of capital city London in the southeast, the rolling wild downs of East Sussex to Brunel’s majestic Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, no visitor will leave disappointed.
A business, culture, arts and entertainment powerhouse today, London is the most populous city of the United Kingdom. With so many world-famous attractions, it can be hard to know where to start with this thriving capital. For cutting-edge modern and contemporary art and strolls alongside the River Thames, head to Tate Modern on Southbank, based in the former Bankside Power Station. Admission is free, like the vast majority of London’s museums and art galleries, and there is a stunning panoramic view from the balcony. For more unbeatable views over the city, head to Primrose Hill in the north of the city, closest underground stop Chalk Farm on the Northern Line. From here nearly all of London’s famous landmarks can be marvelled at; from St Paul’s Cathedral, to The London Eye and recently completed The Shard.
For a slower pace of life, head to the beautiful Isle of Wight, just off mainland Hampshire in central south England. Catch a ferry from Southampton, Lymington or Portsmouth or by hovercraft from Southsea. Head to Cowes on the north of the island, a scenic seaport town famous for being home to the world’s oldest regular regatta, Cowes Week, which occurs annually in the first week of August.