The Millennium Wheel, beside the Thames River and near Parliament, London.
***London, see London city guide. Cheap hotels in the UK.
**Bath, an elegant though touristy city, with a real Roman spa bath, pump rooms, cathedral and the finest example of Georgian Classical Palladian architecture, in the county of Somerset, along with new age Glastonbury.
***Stonehenge. A group of huge megaliths (shaped stones) dating from 2100 BC, Stonehenge was a centre for religious rituals. The site is couple of hours SW of London by car, near Salisbury and well organised, with a free audio tour included on entry.
Nearby are other prehistoric sites, particularly the fantastic, touch-friendly ***Avebury Stone Circle.
**Devon and Cornwall, ranging from bleak peninsula moorlands to fluffy thatched cottages on rolling grasslands or set amongst woods, kid-friendly little bays and beaches on the south coast and good surfing on the north (Atlantic) coast.
The Eden Project, Cornwall. Extraordinary, educational and artistic biospheres housing over 100, 000 plants and entertainingly aimed at the general public; great for kids.
***Dorset, Agatha Christie and Thomas Hardy country. Castles (Corfe and Maiden), beautiful harbour (Poole), great beaches (Poole and Bournemouth), Cerne Giant, grand old houses (e. g. Longleat) and the ***World Heritage Jurassic Coast with terrific clifftop walks on the 600 mile ‘South Coast Path‘, Dorset to Somerset.
***The Cotswolds, typical English countryside with beautiful rolling hills and charming villages such as Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Painswick and Castle Combe.