England is the land of Shakespeare, afternoon Tea and the Royal Family but there's more adventures to discover!
The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From exciting cities, stunning scenery and fascinating history the United Kingdom has something for everyone. From the wonder of The Beatles’ Liverpool landmarks, the opulence of Buckingham Palace, to the antiquity of the Stonehenge. Even a regular weekend seems like a holiday when you visit the Lake District or look for the best pint of ale in the West Country. The rest of Europe is only a train ride away. Living in the UK lets you experience all of this.
Steeped in history many people head to the UK to explore the fascinating history of the isle and the modern pop culture that has led the way in music and fashion for years.
Our fav things to do in the UK
There is so much to see and do all over the United Kingdom, luckily taking a Gap Year with Letz Live in the United Kingdom provides you with the opportunity to experience this country throughout an entire year.
Experience an English Football match – The English are passionate about their football and love watching their favourite team
City walks – Explore iconic cities such as London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester by foot. Walking around these cities and talking to the locals is a great way to get to know your new town.
Having a cup of tea – Devon is famed for its tea and scones, large amounts of cream and vibrant red jam. Tea is probably one of the most iconic British pastimes.
Settling in at a British Pub – Duck your head into one of the many traditional pubs scattered throughout the country for a pint and a Sunday Roast including a Yorkshire pudding.
Historic castle visits – These historic castles have seen hundreds of years worth of kings, queens and battles and now are open for the public to explore the numerous stories that are held within their walls. Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Dover Castle, Warwick Castle and Glamis Castle are just some of the most popular to visit.
Popular places to visit in the UK
London, England’s capital city is one of the most famous cities in the world but there is more to see and do in the UK.
The famous university towns of Cambridge and Oxford have cobblestone streets, large university halls & colleges to visit.
Visit this iconic seaside town to have fish & chips on the beach, play arcade games on the pier or walk along the pebble beach.
The Scottish capital is filled with history. Time your visit during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival
The capital of Northern Ireland is well worth a visit, see the Titanic Museum & learn more about the cities troubled history.
What the UK is famous for
The United Kingdom is known for its endless cups of tea, the Royal Family, the Beatles, Harry Potter, Shakespeare and much, much more. The country has an extensive history and is also famous for great shopping, vibrant pub culture and memory making music festivals.
Cool or unusual things to do in the UK
The United Kingdom is filled with something for everyone with plenty of cool and quirky activities to make your Gap Year very memorable.
Join ghost tours around London to learn more about the city’s chilling history
Watch the polo, this royal sport provides a great day out
Go to an iconic music festival! The Summers are packed with great festivals with world class acts, think Reading and Glastonbury!
Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) and walk amongst spectacular castle ruins at Loch Ness in Scotland.
Visit the town of Llanfairpwllg-wyngyllgogerychwyrn-drobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Yep that is the name of a town in Wales! Have a go trying to pronounce that name!
Try an iconic English Breakfast, some Haggis, Guinness and other iconic foods to brag to your friends about.
Take a walk down Brick Lane, in London’s east & shop for the best vintage clothes & eat your way through the street food markets.
Talk a walk along the canals in Camden London and see the narrowboats navigate their way up, down and across the canal locks.
Take a drive south & discover the famed Roman Baths, Stongehenge and the white cliffs of Dover.
Letz Live offer?
Letz Live is passionate about worthwhile travel. To us, there’s no better way to understand the world than by diving into the local culture. Our organisation is partnered with renowned schools in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the UK that welcome gap assistants with open arms.
We know what it’s like to yearn for an in-depth overseas experience that a tourist vacation can’t provide. So we encourage everyone with big hearts, open minds and positive attitudes to apply for our gap year programmes. We organise an experience that combines work and travel for a better understanding of life on the other side of the world.