Tripadvisor has today announced the winners of its 2022 Travellers’ Choice “Best of the Best” Things to Do Awards.

 The awards reveal all the must-do activities across the world, also revealing hidden gems and off the beaten track locations.

And experiences across the UK have gained global recognition, including a Drag Queen Disco Diva Tour - Silent Disco Walking Tour in London, a Peaky Blinders Tour of Liverpool, a London Pub Crawl and a Chocolate Tour Experience in Edinburgh.

As the summer travel season heats up the Travellers’ Choice Awards are the ultimate resource of tried-and-true experiences.

Curated by travellers within Tripadvisor’s community, these experiences will bring holiday itineraries to the next level.

Bournemouth Echo: Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh (Tripadvisor)Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh (Tripadvisor)

 How are the Tripadvisor awards determined?

For all Travellers’ Choice Awards, Tripadvisor analyses the authentic feedback from its community to identify and rank the best in travel.

With over one billion reviews and opinions from real, global travellers, Tripadvisor has the authority and guidance on what to book to truly experience the best of a destination.

The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Things to Do Awards are based on all the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings over the past 12 months from travellers on Tripadvisor. 

Tripadvisor best experiences

 In the UK, the number one Top Experience is a High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London. This experience also places eighth in the world and third in Europe.

In a rigid inflatable boat, soar past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and Shakespeare’s Globe while listening to a high-octane soundtrack. Once you reach Tower Bridge, your skipper accelerates to speeds of 35 miles-per-hour (55 km-per-hour) and performs sharp turns guaranteed to increase adrenaline levels.

Bournemouth Echo: City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE (Tripadvisor)City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE (Tripadvisor)

 Other notable UK winners include the City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE of Liverpool, which places 10th in the world and fourth in Europe in the Top Experiences category.

Tripadvisor best attractions

In addition to recognising experiences, this year, Tripadvisor is also awarding the best-rated attractions around the world and in the UK – those must-see points of interest for travellers exploring the world and their own country.

The top attraction in the UK is The Roman Baths in Bath. In fact, the Roman Baths are not just gaining UK recognition this year. The historic site is also named eighth best-rated attraction in the world.

 UK Tripadvisor top 10 experiences

  1. High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise, London
  2. City & Beatles Tour - BLUE ROUTE, Liverpool
  3. The Chocolatarium Chocolate Tour Experience, Edinburgh
  4. Cab tours belfast famous black taxi tours, Belfast
  5. Historical Pub Walking Tour of London, London
  6. The Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  7. Walking Tour of Bath with Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Bath
  8. The Cloak and Dagger Tour, London
  9. The Manchester City Stadium Tour, Manchester
  10. West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour, London

Bournemouth Echo: West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour, London (Tripadvisor)West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour, London (Tripadvisor)

UK Tripadvisor top 10 attractions

  1. The Roman Baths, Bath
  2. Tower of London, London
  3. Sky Garden, London
  4. Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
  5. Tower Bridge, London
  6. Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
  7. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  8. National Railway Museum, York
  9. The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore
  10. The British Museum, London


Kate Urquhart, General Manager, Experiences at Tripadvisor, said: “Today, I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Travellers’ Choice Things to Do Awards, celebrating the past year’s most amazing tours and activities. 

"From a luxurious food-filled evening to a long-haul trek, there is something for every traveller on this list. Tripadvisor offers an unparalleled platform to find and book things to do, so check out this year’s winners to discover the tours and activities travellers say you can’t miss!”