English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week, taking place from the 18th-24th April, celebrates the exciting, diverse, and vibrant sector that is English tourism. Ranging from amazing history and rich culture, to a huge variety of outdoor spaces such as parks, greens and river walks.


About English Tourism Week 

The past year has allowed everyone in England to really grow an appreciation of everything England and the UK has to offer. As people haven’t been able to travel far, it has given them time to discover and explore their local areas, more than ever before, caused by an increase in walking and cycling culture.  

This week also highlights the hugely significant ways in which English Tourism contributes to the UK’s economy. Reports have shown that it makes up 80% of the UK’s visitor economy, generates £106 billion a year, while creating jobs and employing over 2.6 million people.


Getting Involved in English Tourism Week in 2021

Now that there’s an end in sight, as some of the lockdown restrictions have been lifted, hopefully by mid summer things will have returned to normal! 

England has many great things to offer, some of which for a reasonable price, however, all across the UK there are a huge variety of things you can do for free. England and London have amazing outdoor spaces that we can now enjoy with friends, along with the recent reopening of non-essential retailers and restaurants. 

You could get involved with English tourism week this year, and celebrate the reopening of restaurants and shops, by treating yourself to a delicious meal out, or buying tickets for something for you to enjoy in the future, for example a staycation! 

In the coming months as more place will hopefully continue to reopen, here are ten places you could visit in London for no cost at all from 17th May: 

  1. British Museum 
  2. Tate Modern 
  3. National Gallery 
  4. Natural History Museum 
  5. Southbank/ Southbank Centre 
  6. V&A Museum 
  7. Science Museum
  8. Somerset House  
  9. Royal Museum Greenwich 
  10. Royal Academy of Arts 

Happy English Tourism Week! 

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