London is old. If you mark Londinium as the official beginning of the city, it’s nearly 2000 years old. Take into account the Mesolithic and Bronze Age structures near Vauxhall Bridge, and it’s thousands of years older than that.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, making Stratford-Upon-Avon a perfect destination for 2016. The city has always honored its most famous son, but the atmosphere feels even more celebratory these days.