East of England

The East of England is made up of five counties and cities like Luton, Norwich, and Cambridge. Made famous by its namesake university, picturesque Cambridge attracts droves of visitors, with graduates including Stephen Hawking and Emma Thompson. Branch out and you’ll find Europe’s equivalent to Silicon Valley – Silicon Fen – a burgeoning hub for big tech players and software start-ups. This corner of England has a star-studded history, too. Iconic movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Shining were shot at Elstree Studios in Essex. Meanwhile, the University of East Anglia served as Avengers HQ in multiple Marvel movies.

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The local delicacy is the Bedfordshire Clanger, a pastry with a savoury filling at one end, and a sweet filling at the other – the perfect snack for students on the go.

If you’re planning a holiday with your friends, Luton Airport serves many European destinations.


There’s lots more to the county than punting on the River Cam – not just stunning architecture, but a burgeoning tech sector too.

Meanwhile, Ely is one of the country’s smallest cities, with a beautiful cathedral that’s been featured in The Crown.


Many famous faces hail from here – aside from the TOWIE cast – including Dame Helen Mirren and Rupert Grint.

Essex has one of the country’s longest coastlines, with lots of lovely locations to explore. Stretching 350 miles, you'll find the world’s longest pleasure pier in Southend-on-Sea.


You'll find the garden cities Welwyn and Letchworth, and St Albans – once Britain’s second city – complete with beautiful cathedral and medieval architecture,

Meanwhile the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub is one of the oldest in the country.



Norwich is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, the only UK city located within a national park, The Broads.

Meanwhile, Norfolk’s clear skies make it one of the few spots in the UK where you can see the spectacular northern lights.



Hometown boy Ed Sheeran was inspired by the town of Framlingham and its castle, when he wrote ‘Castle On The Hill’.

You'll also find 50 miles of beautiful coastline, picturesque villages, and the waterfront town Ipswich.