Take an arts-inspired trip with our map of Britain’s best cultural highlights

From Shakespeare to Stormzy and Banksy to the Beatles, Britain has something for every taste. Click on our interactive map and get inspired by the legendary hotspots and cool new venues waiting to be explored…

Like… Kensington’s Museum Quarter. See the past, present and future at London’s famous Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A.
Love… The Design Museum. Enjoy Kensington’s coolest museum which celebrates the world of design.
Explore… The Custard Factory. Visit Birmingham’s creative hub, Thinktank science museum and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – reopening in 2022 following refurbishment.

 

Like… Royal Albert Hall. Take in some tunes at “the nation’s village hall”.
Love… Wales Millennium Centre. Catch a concert at the world-class venue in Cardiff Bay.
Explore… Coventry. Discover ground-breaking musical theatre, festivals and artists in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

 

Like… Tate Modern. Add some modern art to your London wish-list.
Love… Tate Liverpool. Head to Royal Albert Dock for more from the world-famous gallery.
Explore... Tate St Ives. Take a well-deserved art break in Cornwall.

 

Exterior view of Shakespeare's birthplace,a historic house and museum. Half timbered house. Garden with stone paved pathways. Managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Like… Shakespeare’s Birthplace. See where the Bard began life in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Love… William Wordsworth’s Lake District. Visit the poet’s Grasmere home and the landscapes that inspired him.
Explore… Dickens’ Rochester. Walk in Dickens’ footsteps through the Kent town.

 

Like… Beatrix Potter’s home. Visit pretty farmhouse Hill Top and the children’s author’s beloved Lakes.
Love… Roald Dahl’s Wales. Retrace the author’s boyhood haunts and stay in his Tenby holiday home.
Explore… Roald Dahl’s house. See where the kids’ author penned his classic tales.

 

Like… Banksy’s Bristol. Take a walking tour of the elusive artist’s home city.
Love… Being Brunel/SS Great Britain. Be awed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s mighty museum and ship.
Explore… England’s Creative Coast. Get inspired by seven extraordinary new art installations along southern England’s cultural coast.

 

Like… V&A Dundee. Celebrate Scottish design in style.
Love… Jupiter Artland. Marvel at the amazing sculpture park outside Edinburgh.
Explore… Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Amble around this stunning open-air gallery.

 

Floating Heads Installation by Sophie Cave at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Like… Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. See architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work in Glasgow’s quirkiest museum.
Love… Sir John Soane’s Museum. Delight in the eclectic antiquities in the Georgian townhouse home of the 18th century architect Sir John Soane, in the city of London.
Explore… Margate’s Shell Grotto. Be dazzled by the seaside grotto with 4.6 million shells lining its tunnels.
 

Like… Dylan Thomas Boathouse. Visit the wonderful South Wales waterside home of the writer.
Love… Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. See where Scotland’s national poet was born in this museum.
Explore… Hardy’s Cottage. View the enchanting thatched cottage where Thomas Hardy wrote some of his novels.

 

Like… Hay-on-Wye. Head to the Welsh town famous for its bookshops and literary festival.
Love… Wigtown. Spend time in Scotland’s own book town.
Explore… Sedbergh. Browse in England’s book town in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

Woman posing for photograph in front of The Beatles Statue, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK.

Like… The Beatles’ Liverpool. Dance the day and night away in the city of the Beatles.
Love… Manchester’s Factory. Explore the “Madchester” music movement on a walking tour and watch live music at the original venue.
Explore… Glasgow’s music scene. Tune in to the UNESCO City of Music.

 

Like… The Minack Theatre. Be stunned by Cornwall’s spectacular cliff-top theatre.
Love… Shakespeare’s Globe. Watch Shakespeare the original way, on the banks of the Thames, or head to The Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, opening in 2022.
Explore… Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Enjoy one of London’s most popular theatre experiences.

 

Like… The West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Take in a show and much more in this spectacular refurbished venue.
Love… The Royal Opera House. Go behind the arias on a backstage tour.
Explore… The National Theatre. Get to the heart of the prestigious theatre with tours and performances.

 

Like… The Jane Austen Centre. Step into the author’s world in Bath.
Love… The Bronte Parsonage. Experience the home and dramatic Yorkshire moors that inspired the famous sisters.  
Explore… The John Rylands Research Institute and Library. Mix literature and stunning neo-gothic architecture in the heart of Manchester’s Deansgate.

26 Nov 2021(last updated)