Visiting the UK from the US – The Little’s Leisure Guide

By curating an itinerary to take you from the distilleries of the Scottish Highlands to the luxury of London’s Harrods, Little’s can transform your dream UK vacation into a reality.

Established in 1966, we have over 50 years’ experience in providing our clients with a bespoke, personal service – helping to create memories they will treasure forever.  Whether they need town car for a corporate golfing trip or an SUV for a group touring London, we can cater for all bespoke, requirements.

Would you like to go whisky-tasting in Scotland’s most exquisite distilleries? Or lose yourself in some of London’s most luxury shopping experiences? Simply tell us what experiences you have in mind, or even just your interests, and we will do the rest – including booking the most incredible luxury accommodation. Or if you prefer, give us free reign and we will design a trip which showcases the best of the UK.

Here at Little’s we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite UK experiences.

The Jacobite Steam Train, Fort William – Known to many as the Hogwarts Express, as featured in Harry Potter

jacobite steam train

While the world of Harry Potter may be fictional – many scenes in the movies, and in fact Hogwarts Express itself, were filmed in real locations throughout the United Kingdom. If you want to take a ride on the magical train that took Harry and his classmates from Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts School – you only need to head to Scotland.

Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis.

The train continues on from here passing Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films “Highlander” and “Local Hero”.

In fact, it’s not surprising that the scenery of the Scottish Highlands has been used as the backdrop for many blockbuster films and TV series including Outlander – the drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.

The Cavern Club, Liverpool – The home of The Beatles

the cavern club Beatles

Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, located where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it’s also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles.

Fifty years after The Beatles first performed on its stage, the Cavern Club is still one of Liverpool’s top music venues. Today’s club has two stages offering a wide variety of live music daily.  Visiting this iconic stage where Paul, John, Ringo and George formed the act that would go on to be idolised by music fans worldwide, is an experience not to be missed for all music-enthusiasts.

Titanic Belfast – Where the mighty ship was forged

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and explores the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.

Visitors can make their way through 9 interactive galleries, walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel (SS Nomadic,) and immerse themselves in the historic Slipways, as they uncover the true legend of Titanic – in the city where it all began.

The Tower of London – The home of the Crown Jewels

The Tower of London

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stands the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey – the site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Sir Christopher Wren’s 17th-century St. Paul’s Cathedral towers above ‘The City’, where London’s global Stock Exchange conducts its business. Royal sites include Buckingham Palace, housing the monarch’s main residence and offices, and the Tower of London, a former prison that’s home to the Crown Jewels. The British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern explore local and international history and art. West End theatres present classic and cutting-edge drama. Covent Garden, Soho and Spitalfields Market are popular dining and shopping areas. Major public spaces include Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath.

UK Sporting Venues

UK Sporting Events

Some of the most prestigious, glamorous and historical sporting events take place in the UK – attracting visitors from around the globe.

Events such as The Wimbledon Champions, The Open Golf, Premier League Football, Cricket at Lords, The Grand National horse race and The British Grand Prix are steeped in tradition, and provide all of the excitement you could wish for from a sporting event

Little’s have a wealth of experience in arranging travel for attendees of sporting events; from single transfers to large hospitality groups.

Whisky Tours – Scotland’s finest

Distillery Tours

Scotland is renowned for its numerous whiskies and distilleries. With over 100 distilleries in total, each having its own unique processes, experts say it is the source of water and availability of peat which directly influences each whisky’s unique characteristics and flavour.

Like the wine regions in France, Scotland is split into five whisky-producing regions: Campbeltown, Highlands (and Islands), Islay, Lowlands   and Speyside. The best way to discover which whisky is your favourite is by planning a “wee” whisky tour and trying a few drams yourself. It is undeniable that driving yourself would take away from the experience, but don’t worry – we’ll take care of that for you. Just let us know how much time you have, as well as where your hotel is, and we’ll build you an itinerary showcasing some of Scotland’s most famous malts.

If you have a query before you book a car, email our team on reservations@littles.co.uk and we will aim to have a written response to you within 30 minutes. Alternatively, use our “chat” feature on our website to talk to an advisor straight away. Or, to speak with one of our specialists, feel free to give us a phone at any time of day and we’ll talk you through your options: +44 (0) 141 883 2111.