The United Kingdom (UK) in Europe are four smaller countries which are partly independent of each other: England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland.
Mix of cultures
The UK today is a unique mix of cultures with a special history and maintained traditions in combination with a dynamic modern life and is known for its hilly inland and the old buildings that can be found everywhere.
Despite an unfortunately often bad reputation about the weather, it is a popular holiday destination.
The capital London is the most important tourist attraction. London is one of the world's most important global cities and has been called the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive and most-popular-for-work city.
But the UK has also many other special places such as the rugged nature of Scotland and Wales, cute English villages on the countryside and also some trendy cities. Everywhere tourists can count on a genuinely interested 'warm welcome'.
THE UNITED KINGDOM
IN FRONT OF THE LENS
TASTE OF CULTURE
If you are going on a city trip to London for one of the weeks, be sure to visit the British Museum. The unique exhibition 'Charmed lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor' will run in the museum until 15 July 2018.