To get a feel for the “real” England, there’s nothing better than taking a trip out of London, and there are very many places to visit a short distance from the city.
Windsor Castle, the most important and the oldest royal residence in the country, which could be easily visited in a day with Hampton Court Palace, famous for its magnificent gardens, and the Tudor kitchens.
Oxford, the oldest university in the UK, with its ancient colleges which have inspired Lewis Carroll of Alice in wonderland, and J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame.
Canterbury, famous for its cathedral, could be coupled with Leeds Castle, “the most beautiful castle in the world”.
These are some of the few places that you could visit in a day from London, and you’ll be fascinated by ever changing English countryside.