Why should you travel to England with us?

It is – quite literally – our back yard.

Step out of the front door of our London office. Turn right. Walk for three minutes, pausing to admire the hidden garden of Wesley’s Chapel (dating back to 1778). Cross the road, passing through the rickety old cemetery of Bunhill Fields. Pass down a cobbled street. Lift your head. A mural by Irish artist Connor Harrington washes the buildings in white, red and blue. Each day, street-food vendors come here to cook and sell fresh food to Londoners. There’s no advert, except the smell – coriander, garlic, aubergine, meat. All 76 of us who work in the UK have spent years figuring out its little nooks and secrets. So when you come with us to the place we call home, you’re getting the true insider’s perspective – whether you want to venture out to Stonehenge, visit the palaces of  Knightsbridge, or hike through the idyllic Cartmel Valley. Try us.

Key facts

  • Population Population 53,001,000
  • Capital Capital London
  • Language Language English
  • Currency Currency Pound Sterling
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT | ET+5
  • Best time Best time Apr - Oct

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Tasting Notes of England with Simon Rogan

Though perhaps not the first destination that comes to mind for a gourmet discovery, there's a lot more to England's culinary scene than meets the eye. Eager to lift the lid on all that our home turf has to offer the gou...

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The Crown: England and Scotland

When you think of Great Britain, you can’t help but think of the Royal family. They are as integral to British culture as cups of tea and talking about the weather. So it was no surprise when The Crown was such a hit ...

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London to Scotland: A Quintessentially British Escape

Taking you from England's majestic capital all the way up to the Scottish Highlands, this luxury road trip takes you to the most beautiful locations across Great Britain, stopping off at some of the most luxurious, quint...

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Downton Abbey: Great Britain

As an English company residing in London, Black Tomato knows the best ways for you to spend your time off in this wonderful country, tailoring the unique holiday to provide you with the classic English lifestyle you imag...

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London, Cotswolds & Cornwall: Escape to Southern England

Embark on this seven night quintessentially British escape to England's highlights. From London to Cornwall, experience the bustle of London, the tranquil countryside in the Cotswolds and the beautiful Cornish coast. E...

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London & Paris: A Chic City Break

When you think of the great cities of Europe, you can't help but think of London and Paris. Nowhere in the world does ornate old-world luxury meet modern city chic quite as sublimely as these two after all. The alluring ...

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What to see & do in England

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Keswick, Lake District

IN THE LAND OF LUXURY

Things are fine in the ‘land of hope and glory.’ More than fine. From delectable tasting tours of the wild L...

Things are fine in the ‘land of hope and glory.’ More than fine. From delectable tasting tours of the wild Lake District with famed chef Simon Rogan, to a charming stay at London’s Browns Hotel – one of the country’s most prestigious spots. With Black Tomato, we’ll show you England as we know it; from dramatic Downtown Abbey to easygoing Cornish seaside culture.

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Roman baths in Bath

GOING FOR A STROLL

It may be a small country, but England packs a big punch when it comes to regality and splendor, making it one of our fa...

It may be a small country, but England packs a big punch when it comes to regality and splendor, making it one of our favourite places to flaunt our knowledge of all things luxury. Tours including one of the world’s greatest cities, beaches that look like they belong in the tropics, and centuries old towns bursting with charm and personality are just a few of the things a tailormade tour of England will introduce you to.

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MAJESTY IN MAYFAIR

London has a number of well-known and distinctive neighborhoods. Notting Hill is known for its colourful facades and tha...

London has a number of well-known and distinctive neighborhoods. Notting Hill is known for its colourful facades and that 1990’s movie, Soho for its extensive history and now for its delicious dining scene, and Shoreditch for its eclectic and youthful feel. Mayfair, however, exudes copious amounts of luxury, and this west-end neighborhood is one of our favorites for just that. After all, Mayfair was the most expensive property in the first version of Monopoly – and not much has changed since.

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Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

TAKE TO THE SEASIDE

If London is for high tea and afternoons at Kensington Palace, then a trip to the south of England was made for fresh oy...

If London is for high tea and afternoons at Kensington Palace, then a trip to the south of England was made for fresh oysters, surf breaks, and coastal sunsets. Google Cornwall and you’ll see what we mean – bays of bright blue water similar to that of the Carribean, fishing villages that look delightfully untouched, and coastal pathways that deliver dramatic views and a sense of tranquility. Together, an itinerary incorporating both London and Cornwall makes for a well-rounded and exciting introduction to England.

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Simon Rogan, Tasting Notes

TRAVEL WITH YOUR TASTEBUDS

At Black Tomato, we feel diving headfirst into a local cuisine can speak volumes for the culture, heritage, and symbolis...

At Black Tomato, we feel diving headfirst into a local cuisine can speak volumes for the culture, heritage, and symbolism of a country. England is no exception. For a country often reduced to fish and chips, we’re eager to show travellers the true magic behind the culinary scene of this vast and diverse country, with the help of critically acclaimed chef Simon Rogan. Traversing through London, Hampshire, and the Lake District, our custom itinerary will see you exploring local markets, indulging in private meals in the countryside, and basking in the Michelin-starred experiences of London.

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England is our home, so it’s only natural that we’d want to show it at its best. That’s why we rely on guides who’ll take you beyond its postcard aesthetics – going behind the scenes during the Changing of the Guard. Getting inside the kitchen of one of the UK’s best chefs. And experiencing a private, only-you tour of Henry VIII’s spectacular Hampton Court Palace.

Emilie Persijn, England Travel Expert

Top Locations in England

If we were asked to choose our top three places in England (an understandably tough decision), then we’d go for these.
London Tower Bridge, England

London

It’s the heart of the matter.

London manages to be both small and vast; where some areas feel like villages, others feel like palaces. With us, you’ll see everything from Buckingham Palace to the stylish districts of Mayfair and Knightsbridge. You’ll sleep in enviable rooms at Browns, and have a personal driver throughout. You’ll board the Bluebird, a 1930s boat, and tour the historic length of the river Thames. We’ll also arrange for you to have a private pod on the London Eye.

Lake District, England

The Lake District

Secret valleys, rolling fells.

Poetic hills, sunken valleys, rolling fells, and quaint villages. With our trips to the Lake District – one of the UK’s most astonishing national parks – you’ll spend time in the farms and valleys of Cartmel, learning firsthand about its role in the farm-to-table movement with chef Simon Rogan, sommelier Pierre Brunelli, and with the kitchen at award-winning L’Enclume, one of our favourite British restaurants.

Oxford in England

Oxford

The City of Dreaming Spires.

Home to one of the world’s oldest universities, Oxford is a city glowing with history and character. After exploring its historic colleges and riverside walks, we’ll take you to the baroque glory of Blenheim Palace for a deeper look into Oxford’s history.  The birthplace of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, you’ll spend the day with a local historian uncovering the secrets of a place dating back to 1702.

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