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Harwich, England

An international port located on the estuary of the rivers Stour and Orwell in northeast Essex, Harwich is one of England's busiest coastal towns. It's also just 69 miles from London. Throughout history, the town has been a crucial port, providing a sheltered anchorage for many ships. The old town of Harwich is a conservation area, where you'll discover many historic buildings. The neighboring town of Dovercourt is a bit more modern, but equally quaint and fascinating to explore.

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Harwich, England

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

When you're in Harwich, you'll definitely want to make a side trip to London. While you're there, explore the city, visiting Big Ben, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud's waxwork collection, the Tower of London, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square, and so much more.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Go shopping in London at world-famous Harrods department store and explore their awe-inspiring food hall.
  • Visit London's world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum, with seven miles of galleries on four floors.
  • Explore Covent Garden in London, full of open-air cafés, stylish boutiques, and lively street entertainers. The famous Punch and Judy puppet show has been performed here since the 1600s.
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at London's Buckingham Palace. This half-hour parade of guards is an exciting display of pomp and circumstance.

Shopping for Bargains

If you're in the area on a weekend, don't miss the famous Portobello Road Market in London's trendy Notting Hill area. You'll find everything from souvenirs to beautiful antiques and jewelry.

Local Currency

The pound sterling (GBP) is the official currency in England. Traveler's checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used most places.

Weather in Harwich, England

Month:

Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 43.7° 6.5°
Average Low 34.7° 1.5°
Mean Temperature 39° 3.89°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 1.8 in 4.57 cm

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