ICC World Cup 2019: Check out what England and Wales have to offer between the matches

ICC World Cup 2019: Your guide on what to do in between the matches

ICC World Cup 2019 The best part is that the capsules are big enough to let you walk around.

Cricket mania, wicket mania, runs, overs, googlies, yorkers. Cricket season, it is. Yes, but go on, get out there and check out what else england and wales have to offer. 

ENGLAND/ KENNINGTON OVAL

London Eye, also called the Millennial Wheel, was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world when it first came up in 1999. There is no better way to get a bird's eye view of London city in the sealed and air-conditioned capsules that can seat up to 25 passengers. The best part is that the capsules are big enough to let you walk around. It takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution and, on a clear day, you could see up to 40km. There is no stop and go cycle. The wheel turns slowly enough to let you get on and off at ground level.

ICC World Cup 2019 Highgate Cemetery: Some famous bones interred here include those of Karl Marx and George Eliot.

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Highgate Cemetery

While visiting a graveyard might not be everyone's cup of tea, this is a great place for nature lovers, those looking for some peace and quite and, of course for lovers of history. Some famous bones interred here include those of Karl Marx and George Eliot. Beware, though of spirits making an appearance!

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Broadway Market 

Apart from food items, there are vintage and designer clothes shops, and pubs

Trinity Buoy Wharf 

There are diners and cafes here, but also check out the London Parkour Academy, where you can indulge your sense of adventure sports

Pub Crawl

Priory Arms

The Duchy Arms

The Tankard

Mother Kelly's

Restaurants

Florentine Restaurant & Bar

It is an all-day diner serving pan-European fare

Doost Persian Grill and Vodka Bar

For Persian salads, grills and stews 

Oaka at the Mansion House

ICC World Cup 2019 It is practically on the banks of the River

Is famous for its Pan-Asian cuisine 

Hotels

Check out Novotel London Waterloo

It is practically on the banks of the River

Also, see Park Plaza

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It is within walking distance of several tourist attractions

TRENT BRIDGE / NOTTINGHAM

Nottingham Council House has a clock bell whose sonorous ring can be heard as far away as 11km.

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River cruises 

It's a good option any time of the year. Plan a timeout with friends or family

City of Caves

The network of caves under the streets of the city, are carved out of sandstone, and date back to the medieval times

Pub Crawl

The Factory Lounge

Pitcher & Piano

Lady Bay Pub

Restaurants

ICC World Cup 2019 Crowne Plaza Nottingham

The Cross Keys Check out the different specialities on different days of the week — home-made pies, burgers, steaks, fish and other mouthwatering fare

Hotels

Crowne Plaza Nottingham 

ICC World Cup 2019 You could also plan a date as you glide over the city.

COUNTY GROUND / BRISTOL

A hot air balloon ride is a great way to see the countryside or even catch the sun rise or set. It is definitely more exhilarating than looking down at the landscape from an aircraft window. However, this activity depends a lot on the vagaries of nature. If you are romantically inclined, you could also plan a date as you glide over the city.

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A Walking Tour 

Lets you discover sights and history of a place

Comedy magic show at Smoke & Mirrors 

Magic and comedy here gets you a different experience. There's also live music, over a pint of course

Try wine tasting 

At the Clifton Cellars with an expert and 

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Pub Crawl

The Beer Emporium

Bag of Nails

Restaurants

Bella Italia

For the best Italian Sunday brunch

Head to Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill for a formal evening 

Hotels

Check out the Crafty Cow. Its typically British name will intrigue you

Cleyro Apartments

ICC World Cup 2019 The best place to visit for some good contemporary British fare

It is actually a hotel

OLD TRAFFORD / MANCHESTER

In the age of Kindle and eReaders, the old-fashioned John Rylands Library, which opened to the public in 1900, and houses rare books and manuscripts, is like a handshake with humanity's ancestors.

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St Mary Magdalene Church  

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Dating back to the 13th century, it is the largest church in the area 

Greater Manchester Police Museum 

It is worth checking out how policing has evolved over time

Manchester Art Gallery 

It houses a collection of more than 25,000 objects spread over three buildings  

Universal Yachting Great 

For both experienced and amateur sailors of all ages on yachts from 36ft up to 41ft 

Pubs Crawl

The Marble Arch

Cabana Manchester

The Range

The Trafford

Restaurants

Albatross & Arnold

The best place to visit for some good contemporary British fare

Elnecot

ICC World Cup 2019 The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa

If you are looking for vegan options, this is the place

Hotels

The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa

It is a luxury Regency country house set in four acres of scenic grounds

Premier Inn Manchester West Didsbury

It is quiet a well located property

Copthorne Hotel Manchester

ICC World Cup 2019 Place for a mix of things like music, painting, art exhibitions, films, quizzes

It is a popular hotspot for tourists because its outdoor seating area offers great view of the waters

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Church of st john the evangelist dates back to 1858, it has a prominent tower, 80ft high, and provides a tradition of catholic sacramental worship.

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Quantock Trekking 

Even if you haven't done this before, professionals will make sure you have a great experience on horseback. And why not do something you haven't done before?

Bishops Lydeard Mill 

Check out the water wheel and the milling process

Creative Innovation Centre 

ICC World Cup 2019 Blorenge House

For a mix of things like music, painting, art exhibitions, films, quizzes

Hotels

Blorenge House 

It's located within walking distance of the town centre and is close to the railway station

The Mount Somerset Hotel

This Regency country house offers great views of the Quantock and Blackdown Hills

Pub Crawl

Ring of Bells A gastro pub, its traditional British vibe, local fare and gluten free options are a big hit with tourists

Restaurants

ICC World Cup 2019 You will never tire of window shopping

Bill's Taunton Restaurant Serves contemporary European food and other delicacies

EDGBASTON STADIUM / BIRMINGHAM

Cruising along the river is a great way to enjoy the city from a totally different angle. It is one of those don't-miss experiences.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour 

Do something different. Check out how  the Harry Potter movies were made. While you are at it, savour some butter beer or ride a broomstick

Zombie Scavengers 

Scavenge for food and weapons among other things

Shopping Malls 

You will never tire of window shopping in one of the many malls here

Loki Wine Merchant and Tasting House 

This is a little place where you can have an expert give you a crash-course in wine-tasting

Pub Crawl

The Old Moseley Arms

The Physician  

The Edgbaston Tap

Restaurants

Edgbaston Argentinian Steak Restaurant

You get some great (what else!), Argentinean steak & grills

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The Blue Piano

Live music and Singaporean, Malaysian and Cambodian fare will keep you occupied for long 

Adam's Restaurant

Looking for something more upscale? Head straight to this Michelin-starred eatery

Hotels

The Edgbaston Hotel

ICC World Cup 2019 Queen's castle

Check out its beautiful Art Deco rooms

HEADINGLEY / LEEDS

Battle Castle has earned the moniker Castle of Queens as six queens, including Catherine of Aragon, have lived here.

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Cottage Road Cinema 

It has been showing movies continuously since 1912. Catch the latest blockbuster or indie film here

The Bear Pit 

This is a favourite for tourists because the pit  was the home of a bear for a long time

Pub Crawl

The Original Oak

Head of Steam

Otley Run

Restaurants

Man v Roast

Simply because you want to tuck into a good roast

Hotels

Dakota Leeds

It is where you can expect the trappings of a luxury hotel

The Rose Bowl Southampton

Beaulieu National Museum is a must-visit if you love vintage bikes and cars.

Also see

Houdini's Escape Room 

Experience puzzles, challenges and games like Escape from Alcatraz and more

Pubs Crawl

The Anglers Innovation

West End Brewery

Restaurants

Lakeview Bar

You will love the bar's Continental fare

Toby Carvery, Bishopstoke

What Britain does best are its roasts

Hotels

Highfield House Hotel

ICC World Cup 2019 For the many fans of music and theatre (welcome half the planet!) out there

It is conveniently located close to the city’s best sights

LORD'S/ LONDON

Oxford Street was originally a residential area, which gradually became a commercial hub. It can lay claim to be being Europe's busiest street. Rich in history, it's seen prostitution and public hangings, and even been bombed during WWII.

Also see

Jack the Ripper Tour 

For something different, like a standing on the exact spots where victims were felled by this famous serial killer in the past who still remains a mystery.

A West End Musicals – Silent Disco Walking Tour

For the many fans of music and theatre (welcome half the planet!) out there.

Pub Crawl

Adam & Eve

The Prince of Wales

The Eight Bells

Restaurants

Bailey's Fish and Chips

You cannot get more local than good old fish n chips. This is the place for that authentic feel

The Ledbury

offers a good mix of local, French and European with a tasting menu option in fine settings

Hotels

The Westbourne Hyde Park

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Close enough to Lord's, it is also within walking distance of various tourist spots, cafes and restaurants

RIVERSIDE GROUND/ CHESTER-LE-STREET

On the bank of the River Tees stands Egglestone Abbey, an abandoned monastery, founded in the late 12th century where the code of conduct followed was extremely austere.

Also see

Old Cinema Laundrette 

This old cinema house is a launderette by day and a pub by night where artists put up their gigs or solo shows in a mix of folk and pop music

Pub Crawl

The Lambton Worm

The Wicket Gate

The Bank Bar Bistro

Soda Nightclub

Restaurants

Artisan

Serves a good roast. There's some artwork you can check out as you wait for your food to arrive

Caspian Turkish Restaurant

For flavours from Turkey

Hotels

Finchale Abbey

Quiet and peaceful, it offers extensive grounds for walking and old ruins to explore. You could even stay in a pod or a caravan 

Plawsworth Hall Farm

You could hire an entire cottage for a slice of English life.

ICC World Cup 2019 When you are done with the matches, take a walk to Pen-y-fan, the highest point in Cardiff.

Wales

SOPHIA GARDENS / CARDIFF

Tenby Harbour in Pembrokeshire is where you can walk along the beach or get in a spot of Dolphin watching. If you still want more, hop on to a boat to go to one of the castles on nearby islands.

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Hike 

When you are done with the matches, take a walk to Pen-y-fan, the highest point in Cardiff. Scenic and beautiful, the route takes you past glacial lakes and monuments.

Steam Train with Cambria Tours 

This might not sound exciting on the surface but it's a great way to see the incredible natural beauty of Wales

Pub Crawl 

The Cricketers

Glassworks

Owain Glynwr

Ashbridge Inn Table

Pen & Wig Beers 

Restaurants

Under the Stars

Game for drinks and tapas and a spot of entertainment on a boat? 

Blinkin Owl

If you want to go really local, this is a popular local hangout

The Potters Newport

For a cosy ambience and home-cooked food

The Hellenic Eatery

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It is a Greek cosy modern restaurant with great service

Hotels

Mercure Cardiff

Holland House Hotel Apart from other amenities, this one has a leisure club and spa. You will be spoilt for choice

Hilton Cardiff

For a touch of glamour during the WC, Hilton has a fashionable air and is a short work to Cardiff Castle

Angel Hotel

It dates back to 1883 and has hosted some well known people in its history of hospitality including The Beatles and Marlene Dietrich

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