In one way the pandemic has forced us to look more locally for fun, but in doing so, it has certainly reminded us that the UK is teeming with enticing holiday opportunities. From the wide-open beaches of East Anglia’s coastal towns to the inland waters and hills of the Lake District, whilst not forgetting the diverse appeal of London as a holiday destination, there is plenty to get excited about.
A mere 90-minute drive from London, the vast shingle beach with its pastel-hued houses at the rear has long been the subject matter for Britain’s greatest artists. The shingle beach is known to be torture for your feet, so wear a pair of well-made boat shoes, before you find your picnic spot. When walking from your house or hotel for a dip in the sea you could emulate the locales by wearing a seersucker or cotton towelling fabric dressing gown with a pair of sea-shoes. Have your swim shorts underneath, and if that’s your swimming done for the day, change into a pair of linen Gurkha shorts. We advise this, as it’s likely you might want to visit the famed Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop to devour a freshly caught cod, and local potato chips for lunch.