Bath is built on seven hills, like Rome, and is named after the hot springs that attracted the Romans during the 1st century. Legend has it that the mineral waters cured Bladud, the father of King Lear, of leprosy. Its historical importance is underlined by the size of the Abbey where Edgar the Peaceful was crowned King of all England in 973 AD. The Georgians came here for the marriage market and left the iconic architecture for which the city was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.
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The UK is a must-see destination that attracts millions of visitors every year. Its fascinating capital London is many things: a living history museum, a financial hub and a cultural powerhouse. Away from the capital there are university cities like Oxford and Cambridge, regional capitals like Edinburgh, picturesque villages, historic seaside towns, the Lake District, Stonehenge, and much else. Whether your interest is history, architecture, culture, or just finding out about UK life, there’s something for you, and a meeting with a local greeter will offer you insights that most visitors miss.
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Dover is a small town with a huge history. The Harbour is a busy ferry port, welcoming cruise ships and pleasure craft of all sizes. Dover Castle founded in the 11th century has been described as “The Key to the Kingdom”. It sits on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and looks across the English Channel to France. Every king and queen of England has visited Dover. We have Roman Dover, medieval buildings still in use, such as the Maison Dieu (1203) and so much more. And the views ….
The London Greeters offer to visitors the unique experience of a locals’ knowledge and introduction to what makes London a vibrant and exciting place to visit. If you have a special interest we can match you with a London Greeter who shares that interest; whether you want to learn more about local history, infamous residents, culture, sport, architecture or art, or to explore the many markets – take advantage of their knowledge and passion and discover something new about London.