Visit Britain Modern Cities Podcast (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Visit Britain Modern Cities Podcast (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)


Where should we go first? Where else but London, Britain’s extraordinary capital. From the moment you arrive you realise just what makes this city so special. It’s a never ending spectacle of sights and sounds and you’ll never want to leave. Look that’s the famous Swiss Re building. We call it The Gherkin, just like the vegetable. Along every street and around every corner you’ll find fascinating things to see and do, along with great photo opportunities That’s Spitalfields Market in the East End probably one of London’s best kept secrets. Where should we go next? An hour and a half north of London, you’ll find a completely different story. A place lost in time. No this isn’t the Grand Canal in Venice, this is historic Cambridge, with its exquisite archiitecture and famous college buildings and just down the road you can discover the ancient Ely Cathedral. Now let’s go to Bristol, Britain’s historic maritime city. Everywhere you look is a reminder of Britain’s great shipping empire. like the S.S. Great Britain designed by the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel In fact this whole city is like a living museum to the Brunel’s legacy. And there it is: exhibit number one, the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge Just down the road it is the ancient SPA town of Bath. The roman baths here are the best preserved in the world even better than Rome itself. And now you can really be an emperor for a day ………. Bath spa. Incredibly the entire city of Bath is a designated World Heritage site and it won’t take you long to discover why. Let’s go North now to Manchester, Britain’s third largest city. Manchester is a hive of activity, so cosmopolitan that some even say it rivals London. and with Selfridges and Harvey Nichols shopping isn’t bad either If you want culture the city is home to a number of museums and galleries And all you you Man U fans what better place is there on earth? Next stop: Liverpool, the European city of culture for 2008 No need to tell you who these lads are. The Beatles are definitely Liverpool’s most famous export and the whole city is dotted with reminders of their songs and their extraordinary lives But don’t forget Liverpool is also a fascinating maritime city and home to the famous Albert Docks* Next has got to be Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. If your passion is culture and art, then you picked the right place. Glasgow has over 30 museums and art galleries and is considered Scotland’s capital of style. The founder of Art Nouveau, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born here and the city is home to his finest works. We still haven’t seen Wales, let’s go to Cardiff, the capital. Cardiff dates back to Roman times and its castle, right in the heart of the city, has a history that spans over 2000 years. So it might surprise you that Cardiff is Europe’s youngest capital city. and has a progressive personality, that’s hard to find elsewhere the famous (?) to see and do in the vibrant metropolis are simply endless

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