Summer is the most popular time of year to see Europe, and in most parts of the continent, there is a great deal of daylight with which to explore destinations such as Iceland, Italy, Germany and of course Paris.
Timid about visiting Greece amid all the financial turmoil? If you develop a strategy for avoiding the strikes and demonstrations, it is possible to find some great deals. The travel industry there is serious about attracting tourism revenue. Find out more about visiting Greece in July, and perhaps a stopover at the much-loved island of Mykonos.
London and the United Kingdom present great summer travel opportunities.
If you think London is too expensive or too congested for an extended summer getaway, consider six cities near London that offer lower prices and stellar attractions of their own. You'll still be close to London.
It's important to consider some cost-cutting tips and stress busting strategies for London and Britain and also avoid common London travel mistakes that will impact your budget. You can put together a great UK visit without ever touching London.
Harry Potter fans and anyone interested in a detailed look at what's really involved in the making of movie magic should visit Warner Brothers Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. If you've enjoyed the books, it's a day trip from London worth making.
The attraction, opened to the public in 2012, is a unique walking tour that allows visitors to see the artistry, craftsmanship and engineering that went into the making of the films. Real costumes, used in the films are dotted around the exhibition - ballgowns, Professors' robes and the school uniforms of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
Visitors can press their noses against cases filled with jewel-like props, can use touch screens to explore Harry Potter's world or press buttons to make little monsters (like a baby Voldemort) breathe and squirm. After marveling at the sets, exhibits describe the creative processes involved between artists concepts to working sets.
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