London, of course, is the first city that comes to mind when planning a visit to England, and for good reason. It is one of the hippest cities in the world. It is also where history and tradition greet you around every corner –whether you want to stroll past Buckingham Palace, visit relics of the Tudors, see the latest modern art exhibition at Tate Modern, dine at one of London’s hottest restaurants – the city has so much to offer. Venture outside this bustling metropolis – either guided, self-drive, walking or cycling – and you will be rewarded with landscapes that inspired some of the best British writers. From the gorgeous villages, hills and meadows in the Cotswolds, the breathtaking lakes and picturesque valleys in the Lakes District, to the stunning chalk white cliffs of Dover – England will bring out the adventurer in you.