When we think of Great Britain, many icons come to mind – The Beatles, Harry Potter, Shakespeare. It’s no wonder Britain also offers some truly iconic experiences you shouldn’t miss.

Great Britain may be small in size but it’s certainly rich in unforgettable experiences, amazing sights, sweeping landscapes, fantastic food, and cool culture.

The magical thing about this dynamic destination is the feeling you have stepped back in time when you are wandering around a neolithic stone circle or gazing upon a Roman Bath.

Simultaneously, the vibrant live music scene, multicultural dining scene, the emergence of funky new neighborhoods means this vivacious corner of the world is always offering new things to explore.

There’s never been a better time to find your very own Great Britain with Etihad Airways offering you ultimate ease and accessibility.


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When it comes to experiencing all the epic adventures waiting for you in Great Britain Etihad Airways makes it easier for you to choose the journey that best suits you.

Knowing that everyone travels differently, Etihad Airways gives each passenger the opportunity to personalise their journey.

Whether that means tailoring your journey to include an extra legroom with Economy Space or choosing which gateway city, London or Manchester, to begin your Great Britain adventure.

To help you get started, Etihad Airways are offering fantastic airfares including flights to London from $1277 and Manchester from $1231. Be sure not to miss out as the offer ends December 14th 2018.

To help you plan your Great Britain jaunt, we have put together 8 experiences to discover the character and personality of both London and Manchester.

Delve a little deeper into these buzzing metropolises and tick these  experiences off your Great Britain List:


1. Walk the walk along the Jubilee Walkway

There’s an abundance of ways to see the iconic city of London – walking, cycling, hopping on the tube or catching a big red bus – but one of the best ways to truly explore the gems of this great capital is to follow the Jubilee Walkway.

This 15-mile path ticks off the many stars on the tourist map of London, but the best part is you get to pick and choose what you see. Cruise by the Tate Modern, take a left past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and wind up in Trafalgar Square. Or walk across the millenium bridge and marvel at St.Paul’s impressive structure. The choice is yours!


2. Meander through Markets 

What would a trip to London be without visiting some of its most famous markets? Each Borough is brimming with vibrant market stalls, flower displays and neat little cafes.

There’s the bustling and international Borough Market, the trendy Brick Lane Market in the East End, and the world-famous Portobello Road Market to name just a few.


3. Lights, Camera, Action 

In London, you can’t walk for more than a few minutes without coming across an EPIC photo opportunity.

Lean against Big Ben, strut across the iconic zebra-crossing of Abbey Road, stand tall next to one of the Queens Guards, tip-toe next to Nelson’s Column…the list could go on.

It’s an instagrammers dream.


4. Afternoon Tea 

London is the place to go for a spot of afternoon tea, given it’s the capital to a nation of die-hard tea-drinkers.

Why not sample a few tasty treats at Fortnum and Masons on Piccadilly or don your best dress for a cuppa at The Ritz?



5. Explore the written word 

Producing some of the most famous authors in the world, Great Britain and literature go hand in hand. It may come as a surprise to some that Manchester is home to some of the most beautiful libraries in Britain.

For instance, Chetham Library is the oldest English-speaking library in the world and looks like it was plucked right out of a Harry Potter film. And we can’t forget the newly-refurbished Central Library or the Victorian gothic-style John Rylands Library on Deansgate.


6. Music to our ears

Manchester has gifted the world with some of the greatest British artists we’ve ever seen (or heard): The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths…the list is inexhaustible.

Every two years, Manchester pays homage to this and everyone bands together to celebrate the arts a the month-long Manchester International Festival.


7. Catch a Football Match 

If you’re a fan of the footie, then Manchester is the place for you. It’s the birthplace of Man City (the blues) and Man United (the reds), whom their loyal supporters will contest are the best teams in Britain.

You can enjoy the action with a pint in hand at the many bars and pubs that fill the city centre, or you can watch pitchside from Old Trafford for the reds or the Etihad Stadium for the blues (our personal favourite as Etihad are actually the official airline for the team!)


8. Take a Hike

We would be a little remiss if we didn’t encourage you to venture a little further afield and take in some of the breathtaking natural scenery of the Lakes District, or the Pennines, both just a stone’s throw from Manchester’s bustling metropolis.



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