The
REAL BRITAIN
Company

When you visit the UK, you’re in for a real Treat!

Explore the incredible history, beautiful countryside and wonderful towns and cities
Follow our Tips and Guides to make the most of your stay

The Latest Tips & Guides

Get the inside knowledge on the best places to Visit in Britain with our latest guides


This photo celebrates ‘the godmother’ of Tooting Market who’s been there for decades

This photo celebrates ‘the godmother’ of Tooting Market who’s been there for decades

At Tooting Market, everyone knows Gloria. Actually, it’s ‘Ms Gloria’. ‘That’s what she’s referred to at the market,’ explains local photographer Alex Lambert, who took this portrait. ‘She’s the godmother of the market.’ In the last few months, community in London has become more important than ever, whether that’s looking out for your neighbour or […]

Insider’s Guide to Italian Olive Oil

Insider’s Guide to Italian Olive Oil

Italian olive oil is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and you won’t find an Italian kitchen without stock of this liquid gold. But how do you find quality organic olive oil in Italy? Get some insider tips for cooking with olive oil! Johnny Madge is the...

Beekeeping with Anglesey Bees

Beekeeping with Anglesey Bees

Ahhh honey. Runny honey and cloudy honey, grainy honey and smooth honey, honey like silk and honey like treacle. I love honey and, as a consequence of my honey addiction, I also have a soft spot for honeybees.  I thought I knew a lot about honeybees. […] The...

20+ of the prettiest Cotswolds Villages, towns & cities to visit!

20+ of the prettiest Cotswolds Villages, towns & cities to visit!

I grew up not all that far away from the pretty Cotswolds villages in the UK. While is still seems strange to me that the best villages in the Cotswolds have gained such notoriety, It’s easy to see why. Full of cute cottages, some with thatched roofs, flower...

Free Things to Do in Rome

Free Things to Do in Rome

Rome is a big city that can be overwhelming for visitors with so many things to do and see. Many of which can cost you a pretty penny. Often overlooked, some of Rome’s most beautiful attractions can be enjoyed without spending a single cent! Take a look at this...

London is getting a dedicated ‘foosball bar’

London is getting a dedicated ‘foosball bar’

Turns out, not even a pandemic can dampen London’s hysteria for bars stuffed with nostalgic table-top games and retro arcade thrills. The latest fun-time venue hitting the city later this month is ‘Foosball Club’: a dedicated gaming...

Best towns and villages in Cornwall to visit!

Best towns and villages in Cornwall to visit!

I spent many a summer holiday as a kid down on the beautiful beaches of Cornwall visiting some of the best towns in Cornwall. Renowned for their pretty architecture, great food and, of course, pretty beaches, Cornwall is a popular holiday destination in the UK....

Why going off-grid is the perfect antidote to 2020

Why going off-grid is the perfect antidote to 2020

We’re not about to talk shit about the internet. It kept us going when living our actual lives wasn’t an option. We’ve been able to order groceries from local restaurants and bottled cocktails from shuttered bars. We’ve watched...

The best cottages with hot tubs, Wales

The best cottages with hot tubs, Wales

Planning a staycation or a trip to Wales? These lodges with hot tubs in Wales are perfect for a break in the countryside. Take a hike in Wales after trying some of these adventures in Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire and then relax in the hot tub under the stars....

10 Best Day Trips From London

10 Best Day Trips From London

London is such an incredible city but sometimes, it’s just nice to get away from the big smoke to explore more of our stunning country. After all, there are so many day trips from London that really showcase how beautiful England is.  Like so many other...

Where to Drink the Best Gin in London

Where to Drink the Best Gin in London

In the eighteenth-century, the production of unlicensed gin in London was legal. The city was slum-ridden, the streets were crowded. The price of it in comparison to other spirits was extremely low. So low, in fact, that the poorest people in London could...

Visiting Alton Towers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Visiting Alton Towers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Alton Towers is a place of childhood dreams so we were really excited to take our kids there last week. After a long and difficult summer, it was the perfect treat before our kids went back to school! But, like many of you, we did have […] The post Visiting...

A profiteroles delivery service is coming to London

A profiteroles delivery service is coming to London

While an order probably won’t fit through your letterbox, this latest delivery service is one to get exceedingly excited about. East London bakery The Proof has added a profiteroles package to its delivery-only range. That means you can now get...

Rome Beaches: The Great Escape

Rome Beaches: The Great Escape

One of the best things about Rome is its geographic location. Between the seaside and hills, it offers all kinds of getaways. And with the mild temperatures, the Rome beaches can be enjoyed throughout September and in some years, even into October. It’s...

15 Places to Visit in Italy

15 Places to Visit in Italy

As you probably already know, Italy is a spectacular country to visit and live in. From the top of the boot to Sicily, there’s such a wide variety of Italian towns, cities, and landscapes to see that you could spend a lifetime seeing them. To help you...