Wast Water, Lake District ©

Visit Britain / Mark Gilligan

About England

England is the largest of the four nations with by far the highest concentration of people living there. It has many large cities that have very diverse populations making England a truly multicultural mix of people and students.

With more than 40 airports and 2,563 train stations, travelling to and around England is easy, whether you're exploring its major cities, its spellbinding countryside, or anywhere in between.

England has such a lot to offer and whatever your interests outside of the classroom, there’s something for everyone. 

England also contains the most universities, so there are plenty of options if you want to study here. Find out more about the different regions of England below.


The capital of England, London is the biggest city in the UK and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. From fascinating history and iconic buildings, to cutting-edge fashion, theatre and food, it’s easy to see why London is one of the most exciting and most visited cities on the planet.

Northern England

Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, today northern cities like Manchester and Liverpool are best known for their famous football clubs and great nightlife. Outside the cities you’ll find impressive countryside, from the beauty of The Lake District, to the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

Central England

Known as The Midlands, this region is home to the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, as well as its most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Head out of the cities and find the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds and the charming Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.

Southwest England

Remote sandy beaches make Southwest counties such as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall popular holiday destinations in the UK. The region’s main cities, Bath and Bristol offer vibrant alternatives to the tranquillity of the coast, offering fascinating history, as well as colourful music and arts scenes.

Southeast England

Noted for its gentle rolling countryside, the Southeast is home to the county of Kent, known as the ‘Garden of England’. The region’s seaside towns are also a big attraction, with Brighton, famous for its vintage shopping, colourful nightlife and laid-back beach living, one of the most renowned.

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