Start with the icons in London, a world-class city with layers of history. Enjoy England's culture, castles and cathedrals, then drive (on the left!) through the Cottswolds on roads not listed on the map.  Try punting near Oxford University. Discover hidden historic gems like Gold Hill and Castle Combe that allow us to imagine life in earlier times.  Finish with your visual dessert: a visit to the tranquil Lake District.