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LARGEST OF 4 UK “HOME NATIONS”

England, the largest of three “home nations” on the island of Great Britain that includes Scotland and Wales, is a part of the United Kingdom, which adds the fourth “home nation” Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland, but politically separate from the Republic of Ireland (the independent country).

Regions of England

Greater London

13 inner boroughs: City of London + City of Westminster + Kensington and Chelsea + Hammersmith and Fulham + Camden + Islington + Hackney + Tower Hamlets + Greenwich + Lewisham + Southwark + Lambeth + Wandsworth (+ 20 outer boroughs)

Southern England

SOUTH WEST: Cornwall + Devon + Dorset + Somerset (Bath) + Bristol + Gloucestershire (the Cotswolds) + Wiltshire (Stonehenge & Avebury)
SOUTH EAST: Hampshire + Isle of Wight + Oxfordshire (Oxford University) + Berkshire + Buckinghamshire + Surrey + Kent (Dover) + West Sussex + East Sussex (Brighton)

Midlands

WEST MIDLANDS: Herefordshire + Shropshire + Staffordshire + Worcestershire + West Midlands (Birmingham) + Warwickshire (Stratford-upon-Avon)
EAST MIDLANDS: Leicestershire + Derbyshire + Nottinghamshire + Lincolnshire + Rutland + Northamptonshire +
EAST OF ENGLAND: Bedfordshire + Hertfordshire + Essex + (East Anglia): Cambridgeshire (Cambridge University) + Norfolk (Norwich) + Suffolk

Northern England

NORTH WEST: Cheshire + Cumbria (Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall) + Merseyside (Liverpool) + Greater Manchester + Lancashire
YORKSHIRE: West Yorkshire (Leeds) + South Yorkshire (Sheffield) + East Riding of Yorkshire (Hull) + North Yorkshire (York)
NORTH EAST: County Durham + Tyne and Wear (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) + Northumberland

Basics

Know Before You Go


English

national language

Pound £

currency

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geographic counties (shires)

London

capital

Experiences

Food


England Explored

Kensington High Street

London Boroughs

It’s impossible to see all of London in a few days, but we worked to discover as much as possible on our trip to Northwestern Europe. London is the dynamic capital of the United Kingdom. Located in England, the metropolis of Greater London is divided into 33 boroughs. These smaller districts create manageable areas within…

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