If you are spending time in a new city, guided tours and excursions are a great way familiarize yourself with the area, as well as see some of the great sights. Tours can vary from regular walking tours to helicopter or boat tours, depending on the location. If London is where you will be heading, then roll up roll up, and sign up to these top ten tours in and around London. They will take you by the hand and help you really discover the city and its surrounds. If you like books and literature, then perhaps you'll want to walk around Baker St and Marylebone, and find out all about Sherlock Holmes. If you prefer to be tantalized and just a little bit scared, then the London ghost walks could be for you, plenty of blood, gore and mystery weaves its way through the stories. If walking is not for you, you might prefer to sit back, and relax on the top of a traditional London bus, or with a bit more money, fly high up above the city in a helicopter.
But London might already be known to you so you could head south to Brighton for a glorious day out in the sunniest spot in the UK. Complete with a pavilion built for a former Prince George, a beach, plenty of shops, restaurants, clubs and cinemas and all the fun of the fair.