As the tennis world travels to the UK, teams up with Cambridge Global Payments to talk travel tips with Britain's Heather Watson.
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June 27, 2018

If a friend was visiting Britain, which three places would you recommend for them to visit?

I would firstly recommend Guernsey as that is where I was born and raised. Maybe I am biased but I think it is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. It’s so peaceful and green. Secondly I would always recommend London as it’s one of the best cities in the world, and has limitless places to go and see, and is such a fun city. Thirdly I would recommend going to the Lake District, I’ve actually never been there but would like to go one day.

Buttermere, the Lake District (Getty)
Buttermere, in the Lake District (Getty)

Off the tourist trail, what are Britain’s hidden gems? 

I would say a place like the Cotswolds would be a hidden gem, as it has so much character and is so beautiful.

A field in Tormarton, in the Cotswolds (Getty)

Away from the tennis court, can you share a memorable experience you've had in Britain?

I spend a lot of time in Britain and have many memorable experiences. One of my most recent was celebrating my birthday with my best friends at a restaurant called Circus which was absolutely amazing! Every twenty minutes or so an acrobat or performer comes out to do a performance in the middle of the restaurant.


The UK currency is the pound sterling (£/GBP). There is no change to the UK currency following the referendum vote to leave the EU. There are numerous bureaux de change in London – often located inside banks, travel agents or Post Offices, as well as at London's airports and major train stations. It's worth shopping around to get the best deal – compare the exchange rates and don't forget to ask about commission so you know how many pounds you will receive in total after all charges have been deducted.

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