Relaxed 10-Day England Road Trip from Manchester to Cheltenham and London

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 10-day road trip in England with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in England at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Manchester, Stafford, Cheltenham, London, and High Peak. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 3 nights in Manchester, 1 night in Cheltenham, and 5 nights in London. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in England.

Experience an easy 10-day self-drive tour across England with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in England so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in England. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Manchester, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across England and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in England. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout England.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in England. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Tower Bridge in London. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating British Museum.

Traveling leisurely through England means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent London Eye. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Buckingham Palace. Get close to the spectacular Hyde Park and the wonderful Trafalgar Square. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in England. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else England has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through England's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in England.

By the end of your 10-day road trip through England, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in England and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through England. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in England. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in England and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in England today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Photo of aerial view of Salisbury cathedral in the spring morning, England.Salisbury
Cheltenham / 1 night
London, England - Panoramic skyline view of Bank and Canary Wharf, central London's leading financial districts with famous skyscrapers at golden hour sunset with blue sky and clouds.London / 5 nights
Aerial drone view of Manchester city in UK on a beautiful sunny day.Manchester / 3 nights

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Photo of beautiful shot of London Eye and River Thames ,London, UK.London Eye
Photo of Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.Buckingham Palace
The British MuseumBritish Museum
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Photo of beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
The Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, Leavesden, UK: The main entrance signWarner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
Stonehenge at sunset in England.Stonehenge
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
Photo of aerial view of Windsor Castle that was built in the 11th Century and is the residence of the British Royal Family, UK.Windsor Castle
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
The National Gallery, Westminster, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomNational Gallery
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
Photo of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Panorama Cityscape View from Greenwich, London, England, UK.Greenwich Park
Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey
Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Photo of Science and Industry Museum sign, Manchester, UK.Science and Industry Museum
Photo of aerial view of beautiful Heaton Park, Manchester ,UK.Heaton Park
The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum Relaxing landscape images for British Army Digital for mental health week 2020.National Memorial Arboretum
National Trust - Dunham Massey, Dunham Massey, Trafford, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, United KingdomNational Trust - Dunham Massey
Photo of Avebury Village and neolithic Stone Circle ,Wiltshire ,England, UK.Avebury
Photo of the Italian gardens at Trentham in Staffordshire, UK.Trentham Gardens
Photo of Manchester Art Gallery, UK.Manchester Art Gallery
Photo of tiny Barbary Macaque sitting on a tree at Monkey forest zoo, in Trentham, England.Trentham Monkey Forest
St George's Chapel
Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, United KingdomCathedral Gardens
Photo of the entrance of Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil's Arse, in Castleton, Derbyshire, England, UK.Peak Cavern
Alan Turing Memorial, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West England, England, United KingdomAlan Turing Memorial
National Trust - Dark Peak

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Day 1

Day 1 – Manchester - arrival day

  • Manchester - Arrival day
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  • Cathedral Gardens
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through England begins when you reach Manchester, where you’ll stay for a total of 3 nights.

Manchester is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Cathedral Gardens. Around 4,029 visitors have rated this fascinating park and travel destination an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Manchester offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Fazenda Manchester. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,779 customers.

Hawksmoor Manchester serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Manchester has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,765 reviews.

Flight Club Manchester is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,658 customers, Flight Club Manchester is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Manchester looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Royal Exchange Theatre, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,968 reviews.

Port Street Beer House offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Manchester. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,146 customers.

Locals like unwinding at THE BRITONS PROTECTION. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,777 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in England! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in England!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Manchester

  • Manchester
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Drive 69 km, 2 hours

  • National Trust - Dunham Massey
  • Science and Industry Museum
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Heaton Park
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across England, you'll explore the best attractions in Manchester at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Manchester, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous National Trust - Dunham Massey. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,384 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in England by seeing another popular site in Manchester, the wonderful Science and Industry Museum. This science museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,384 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Manchester Art Gallery. This art museum has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,000 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Heaton Park. This english country house is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,059 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Manchester itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through England extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Manchester. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Richmond Tea Rooms. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,025 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Browns Manchester, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Browns Manchester is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 1,970 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Trof Northern Quarter. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,771 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Manchester and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Rain Bar. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,928 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Café Beermoth | Craft Beer Bar. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,517 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Peaky Blinders Manchester. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Peaky Blinders Manchester has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,781 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across England, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Alrewas, Stafford, Tittensor, and Cheltenham

  • Cheltenham
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Drive 264 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Trentham Gardens
  • Trentham Monkey Forest
  • National Memorial Arboretum
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Day 3 of your easy and relaxed road trip through England gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Alrewas. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Cheltenham, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful National Memorial Arboretum is waiting for you. This arboretum has been rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 12,026 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Alrewas has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in England. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Cheltenham. In Cheltenham, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in England.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Stafford is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Sandford Park Alehouse, one of the best restaurants in Stafford. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 943 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Sandford Park Alehouse.

Locals also recommend KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 856 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Turtle Bay Cheltenham. Turtle Bay Cheltenham is another of the most popular places to eat in Stafford. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,238 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Cosy Club. Cosy Club is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,121 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is The Strand. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 425 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to The Alchemist Cheltenham. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. The Alchemist Cheltenham is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 133 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through England!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Salisbury, Avebury, Eton, and London

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  • London
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Avebury
  • Stonehenge
  • St George's Chapel
  • Windsor Castle
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Day 4 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of England will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in England, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

You’ll begin your day and sightseeing in Salisbury, and continue your explorations in the city of Avebury. The charming London is where you’ll be staying for 5 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Salisbury, where you will see the amazing Stonehenge. This famous tourist attraction has an impressive 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 51,913 people.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Salisbury than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring the city of Salisbury, it’s time to hit the road again and continue your relaxed road trip to another city in England, the lovely Avebury!

In Avebury, you’ll find the magnificent Avebury. This popular village has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,029 visitors.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of London for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in England, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in London.

We highly recommend going to The Wolseley. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,980 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,454 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated Hawksmoor Air Street. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,216 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in London and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out The Connaught Bar for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 654 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is Hawksmoor Seven Dials. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,084 customers.

You may also try The Red Lion, Parliament Street, another top-rated bar in the city. About 3,534 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Let’s toast to day 4 of your laid-back self-drive in Avebury! Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across England!

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Day 5

Day 5 – London and Westminster

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Drive 7 km, 36 min

  • St James's Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across England, you'll explore the best attractions in London at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in London, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous London Eye. This incredible ferris wheel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 171,401 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 5 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your London itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through England extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in London. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Bill's Soho Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,178 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Cahoots London, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Cahoots London is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 2,678 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended The Ivy. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,597 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in London and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular The Old Bank of England. This vibrant bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,562 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Rules. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,824 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is The Ship & Shovell. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. The Ship & Shovell has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,465 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 5 of your relaxed road trip across England, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Camden Town and London

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Drive 9 km, 44 min

  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery
  • British Museum
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Regent's Park
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across England, you'll explore the best attractions in Camden Town at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Camden Town, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous British Museum. This incredible national museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 148,750 travelers, and is visited by 5,906,716 people every year.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Camden Town itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through England extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Camden Town. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Berners Tavern. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,817 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Palomar, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Palomar is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 1,537 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Smith & Wollensky. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,343 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Camden Town and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Social Eating House. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,280 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Old Shades. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,047 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is American Bar. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. American Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 667 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 6 of your relaxed road trip across England, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 7

Day 7 – London and Greenwich

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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 41 min

  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Greenwich Park
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across England, you'll explore the best attractions in London at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in London, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Borough Market. This incredible building has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 95,151 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in England by seeing another popular site in London, the wonderful London Bridge. This road bridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 95,151 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Tower Bridge. This bascule bridge has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 151,949 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 7 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your London itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through England extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in London. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Estiatorio Milos. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,065 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Simpson's in the Strand, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Simpson's in the Strand is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 830 customers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in London and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Artesian. This vibrant bar is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 657 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Bar Américain. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 697 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 7 of your relaxed road trip across England, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Westminster, Kensington, Richmond, and London

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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Hyde Park
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On day 8 of your relaxed road trip across England, you'll explore the best attractions in Westminster at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Westminster, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Royal Albert Hall. This incredible concert hall has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 37,841 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in England by seeing another popular site in Westminster, the wonderful Hyde Park. This park is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 37,841 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in England. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Westminster itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through England extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Westminster.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Westminster and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 8 of your relaxed road trip across England, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Leavesden, Castleton, High Peak, and Manchester

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Drive 330 km, 5 hours 13 min

  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Peak Cavern
  • Peak District National Park
  • National Trust - Dark Peak
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On day 9 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in England. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in England.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Leavesden. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Castleton. You’ll spend 1 night in Manchester.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. This exhibition room and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.8 over 5 stars from 82,133 visitors.

While exploring the city of Leavesden, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in England, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Leavesden, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Castleton. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in England and discover the wonderful Castleton.

While in Castleton, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Peak Cavern. This show cave and popular site has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,494 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in Castleton.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in England comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Manchester. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Manchester, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Manchester. Check out The Molly House, a top choice in England due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Manchester restaurant to try is a local favorite, Bill's Spinningfields Restaurant.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Sam's Chop House is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Manchester has a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,198 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Manchester. The popular Atlas Bar has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,543 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in England.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like The Gas Lamp. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.5 from 1,116 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Manchester recommend Albert's Shed, Castlefield. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.4 over 5 stars from 1,148 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through England with a toast at a top-rated bar in Manchester!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Manchester - departure day

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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in England is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Manchester.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Manchester once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in England on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Alan Turing Memorial is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Manchester. This top sight is a popular best-rated sightseeing destination, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,417 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Manchester or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at MR THOMAS'S CHOP HOUSE. Dining at MR THOMAS'S CHOP HOUSE is one of the best food experiences you can have in Manchester. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,227 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Manchester and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in England is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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