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Explore 3 UCPlaces digital self-guided tours in United Kingdom

If you’re anything like me, the film “Notting Hill” surely left an everlasting impression since the first time you watched it. The iconic romantic comedy that came out in 1999, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, quickly became a sensation to all those who saw it. Taking place in Notting Hill, a vibrant neighborhood in West London, the film has left an indelible mark on the area, turning many of its picturesque streets and quaint shops into must-visit destinations for movie lovers like us. This walking tour will begin at The Ritz, the exact hotel where Julia Roberts’ character was staying in the film. We will then take a lovely stroll through the amazing Hyde Park to learn a bit about London’s history and the important landmarks within the grass, until we pop out the other side in Notting Hill! We will get to see all of the influential sites from the film, along with stories, and new interesting facts. It is so much fun to immerse yourself in your favorite movie, but Notting Hill is a special one indeed. From the iconic blue door to the eclectic markets that show in the opening scene, this tour will take you through the film step by step. I can’t wait to get going, I promise it will be “surreal but nice!”

Places: 12 POIs Distance: 4.39 mi Duration: 1h:51m

Hello and welcome to this UCPlaces walking tour of London, where we step back in time to the bustling streets of the 19th century, vividly brought to life in Charles Dickens' timeless tale, "A Christmas Carol." As we traverse the cobblestone alleys and historic landmarks that inspired Dickens' classic, you'll find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds that shaped the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. From the foggy banks of the Thames to the lively markets of Camden Town, this journey will reveal the rich tapestry of Victorian London, shedding light on the social contrasts and festive spirit that underpin this beloved Christmas story. Join us as we uncover the magic and mystery of Dickensian London, a city where the past and present collide in a narrative of redemption, generosity, and holiday cheer. While our tour today will focus more on A Christmas Carol, we'll also be exploring and sprinkling in other places that have earmarks or Dicken's work and experience. My name is Dave, and I’m excited to be your co-pilot today as we immerse ourselves in the world of Charles Dickens' immortal classic. We will begin today in a very familiar place, Leadenhall Market, that has been seen in several films and novellas, including the Harry Potter series. Aside from using an Uber or Lyft to get here, the closest Tube station to Leadenhall Market is Bank Station. Bank Station is served by the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City lines, and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Another nearby option is Monument Station, which is served by the Circle and District lines. Both stations provide easy access to the historic Leadenhall Market, making it convenient for visitors exploring this iconic London landmark. Follow your GPS, and we will begin shortly.

Places: 12 POIs Distance: 2.78 mi Duration: 1h:19m

Welcome to York, a city steeped in history, character, and timeless charm. Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, England, York stands as a captivating blend of ancient heritage and modern vibrancy. With its winding medieval streets, iconic landmarks, and a palpable sense of the past, York invites visitors on a journey through centuries of rich history and cultural significance. At its core lies the majestic York Minster, a Gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline and serves as a symbol of the city's spiritual and architectural grandeur. Alongside this awe-inspiring cathedral, the city boasts an array of historic sites, from the atmospheric ruins of St. Mary's Abbey to the well-preserved city walls that echo tales of battles and conquests. Venture into the city center and discover the Shambles, a cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings, offering a glimpse into York's medieval past. Today, we will learn so much about this fantastic city, so what are we waiting for? First stop, through the city walls!

Places: 24 POIs Distance: 1.8 mi Duration: 1h:24m