Best Places [Veganised] to Visit in United Kingdom

After spending two years exploring the United Kingdom, we have put together a list of our most favourite places we have had the pleasure of visiting. These places will usually be found on the top places to visit in the UK on most travel sites. What makes our list different? We have veganised the destinations with our favourite vegan finds. So start packing your bag, you should probably include a pair of stretchy leggings, cause you will definitely gain 10 lbs when visiting these places around the United Kingdom.


Lake District

This is one of those regions of the UK that people will keep recommending that you visit. The UK has a huge population for such a small island and people there definitely feel a need to get out into nature. If you're making a trip to the Lake District you can stay at the Fox Hall Vegan B&B like we did. We found it easy to get to and they cooked us delicious vegan meals. They will even make you a lunch to bring with you if you would like. It is a lot of fun to explore the beautiful countryside and lakes in this National Park.



Liverpool
This is one of the cities in England that is most recognisable to North Americans because of the Beatles. You've heard of the Beatles? There is plenty of Beatles sights to see as well as the Albert Docks, Tate Liverpool (art gallery), and lots of other stuff. We found vegan food at Maguire's Pizza Bar and at the Egg Cafe. You can also check out our Vegan Guide to Liverpool for more information.


Cardiff
We really enjoyed this Welsh city for it's huge castle, beautiful parks and the great time we had in the waterfront area in Cardiff Bay. You can take a boat trip to the different parts of Cardiff. We found food at a couple of places such as Atma and Anna Loka. If you are a fan of Doctor Who then you'll really like the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. Cardiff is also known for having excellent night life so be prepared to have some fun on a visit to this great city.





Bristol
This city has the best vegan festival since it is a huge outdoor event with music. Bristol is also a cool looking city that is right by the river. We stopped by VX Bristol which is the 2nd location of the long running London vegan junk food restaurant. Being Bristol the VX location is much bigger and has lots of seating. Don't miss the suspension bridge in Bristol and look out for street art by the infamous Banksy who is a Bristolian.


York
This city looks amazing because of it's Roman history. The city is within a Roman wall and there is a medieval street called the Shambles that it a must see. We found food at El Piano but just walking around we saw that there were lots of other vegan places to check out. Maybe if we were there longer we would have stopped somewhere else.






Nottingham
We knew the name of this city because of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Yes there is a bunch of Robin Hood themed signs around town but there is lots of other stuff to see. We went to Wollaton Hall and Deer Park which is the mansion used for Wayne Manor in the Batman films with Christian Bale. Nottingham also has a Video Game Museum, one of the Oldest Pubs in England, and Annie's Burger Shack. We like Annie's because it has tons of burgers and they can make any burger on the menu vegan. See our Vegan Guide to Nottingham for more information.


Birmingham
We spent a lot of time in Brum. It was best known to us for being the home town of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and the rapper the Streets. Brum has many great places for food such as a food truck called the Vegan Grindhouse, Hawker Yard, Custard Factory, The Church, Cherry Reds, Natural Healthy Foods, and The Purely Vegan Store in Kings Heath. See our Ultimate Guide to Birmingham for more information.



Glasgow
Tourists going to Scotland usually go to Edinburgh rather than Glasgow. If you skip Glasgow then you are going to miss out on a lot of vegan places. There is Kind Crusts, Stereo, Mono, the 78, The Flying Duck and many more veg friendly places. Glasgow is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the UK and a lot of their vegan pubs are popular music venues as well. See our Vegan Guide to Glasgow for more information.


Manchester
We had definitely heard of this city before moving to the UK because of all the music to come out of the city such as Joy Division, The Smiths, and Oasis. We don't know the first thing about English football but we've both heard of Manchester United as well. In the northern quarter we went to the Nothern Vegan Festival and we checked out V Revolution which is like a vegan diner. They make the most outrageous burgers and give them awesome names.





London
We absolutely love London. There is just so much going on. They have so many delicious vegan restaurants and a huge vegan scene. Depending on the time of year that you go, it is quite cheap to stay there. Recently we found a hotel called Tune, which is your basic or the basic hotel, but is only £50/a night. We have seen cheaper places, but they tend to be out of the way and not as clean looking. There are great neighbourhoods to explore with lots of vegan places to eat. Some of our favourite places are Brick Lane, Camden Market, and Soho. Check out Vx, Cookies and Scream, Mooshies, Club Mexicana and Cookdaily which are all vegan. There are many more great places but too many to name here. See our Ultimate Guide to London to plan your next trip!





This is a really unique city that is home to the Fringe festival, Edinburgh Castle, Mary's King Close, many museums, art galleries, the Scottish Parliament, and the Royal Mile. We recommend going to the pub Auld Hoose for their Nachos, hiking Arthur's Seat and having a picnic in the Meadows on a nice day. See our Vegan Guide to Edinburgh!








These are the best places to visit in the UK. FYI, this just from our personal experience. We haven't been to Northern Ireland so there might be some fantastic places there that we don't even know about. Anyway, we've had a lot of fun travelling all over the UK, seeing the unique places and seeking out the best vegan food available. We hope this list is helpful in planning a trip to the UK.

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  1. What an incredible list of places to explore in the United Kingdom! York and Edinburgh are on my bucket list. Hope to visit them soon!

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    1. We hope you get to them soon! Edinburgh is a must! Get the nachos.

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  2. Great read. I'm from the Glasgow region originally, glad to see they're keeping up with the times!

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    1. Thanks. Glasgow is one of the most vegan cities in Scotland!

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  3. wow you really have a great comprehensive vegan list for the UK! i must recommend this list to my vegan friends if they ever travel there. =)

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  4. That's a nice collection of the vegan friendly cities of UK. Scotland is on my list for sure.

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    1. Scotland is a beautiful country! You will love it.

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  5. That pizza looks amazing!!!
    I'm thinking of going back to London and also going to Manchester next year, they must be so much more vegan-friendly than Athens. :)

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    1. They might be more vegan friendly but, from what I've heard from a blogger called The Nomadic Vegan, Greece has a lot of vegan food because a lot of the Nistisimo food is vegan. Also Violife vegan cheese is from Greece.

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  6. Nottingham is such a cool city - did you get a chance to go to The Pit and the Pendulum? Or the caves?

    I agree about El Piano, such a lovely place to eat, and so good to know it's still going strong. The last time I went there was in 2007. My favourite place to eat in York is in The Shambles, a little Italian restaurant called L'Antica Locanda - never had any problem with them making me vegan food, and the staff were fantastic (again, I've not been there for several years).

    So with you on Brick Lane, Soho, and Camden... especially Brick Lane! Yum! If you're ever back in London, do check out Lalibela in Tufnell Park. It's omni but has a plethora of vegan options, and not omni dishes which have been veganised... genuinely naturally vegan dishes. It's one of my most favourite places to eat in all of London! And if you like coffee, you *have* to have coffee there - they have such a great coffee ceremony. Then when you're done, you can go to the Ethiopian grocery store a few doors along in the same street, and buy all the things to recreate the experience at home!

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    1. No it's too bad we didn't get to see The Pit and Pendulim or the caves. The caves looked awesome. Now we have a reason to go back. Also, thanks for the tips for not only York but London as well. It is probably going to be awhile before we get back to the UK but you're making us want to go back right now. haha.

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  7. We have only visited London and Edinburgh, but would love to visit some other places in the United Kingdom! We have met people from Nottingham, who where really enthusiastic about the place. Would love to have a look and explore it ourselves.

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    1. You should definitely check out more of the UK

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  8. Is the Egg Cafe still there? We used to love that when we were studying in Liverpool.

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  9. Okay so I clicked on this link purely to see if you gave Cardiff a mention :) People normally skip us so it makes me super happy when I see it featured!
    Did you happen to try Milgi on City Road? They have so many amazing vegan, veggie and gluten free options, it's incredible!
    I used to go to Atma quite regularly when they were in their old premises but haven't been since they moved.
    This is such a great little compilation - when I branch out and venture out into the rest of the UK I'll definitely be trying out some of your recommendations.

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    1. Glad to have Cardiff on the list! It is a great place. We didn't get to Milgi, we did hear good things.. just ran out of time. Hope you enjoy some of the places we mentioned.

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  10. You've got some great places from our country on here! Lake district and Edinburgh are so beautiful arent they!

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  11. The Pizza looks so good! What do they use in place of cheese?

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  12. So the UK is NOT on my bucket list.....Should i reconsider? hmmmmm?

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