The United Kingdom Pavilion is one of the more architecturally diverse World Showcase Pavilions. There are a variety of styles represented in the Hampton Court Palace, Anne Hathaway’s (William Shakespeare’s wife) thatched roof cottage, two castles, and a miniature version of Hyde Park.
You’ll see replicas of the red phone booths England is so famous for as well as a variety of beautiful garden areas.
There is a lot to see while strolling along the cobble-stoned walkways. The more cynical among us will probably point out that there is very little to represent anything other than England.
Attraction Info: There is no main attraction at the UK Pavilion, but there are two shows worth seeing. The first is “The British Revolution,” which is a cover band that plays popular songs by mostly English bands. Expect to hear Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, and similar bands. They’re a lot of fun to watch and play 20 minute shows throughout the day, usually on Sunday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday with shows with the first of five shows beginning at 3pm and the final show starting at 8pm. The second is the Paul McKenna Band, which is a low key Scottish folk music band. Seven shows are usually scheduled daily with the first at 12:45pm with one show scheduled per hour through 6pm or so. Check your Times Guide for show times.
Rose & Crown Dining Room is the UK’s table service restaurant, serving reasonably priced (particularly at lunch) pub fare.
The menu changes constantly, but standard dishes like the Scotch Egg, Bangers and Mash, Cottage Pie, and Fish and Chips are best.
The drink list is better than average as well, with items like this Johnnie Walker flight.
The quick service arm, Yorkshire County Fish, serves just one entree in the Fish & Chips and one dessert in the Victoria Sponge Cake. The fish is excellent, though it’s not a particularly unique meal.
Joffrey’s coffee also sells tea, coffee, snacks, and pastries across from the Pub.
Drink Around the World:
The Rose & Crown beer kiosk is the most convenient spot to grab a beer or other beverage, which now includes Innis & Gunn on draft and Samuel Smith Pure Organic Lager and Crabbie’s Cloudy Lemonade in bottles.
Draft beer, in addition to mixed drinks like the Welsh Dragon pictured above (Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur, Crème de Menthe, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice) are available at Rose & Crown Pub.
Bass Ale and Harp Lager are available at Yorkshire Fish.
Look for the Winnie the Pooh and Tigger inside the Toy Soldier store.
Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins make appearances out on the promenade in between the United Kingdom Pavilion and the bridge over to the France Pavilion.
Shopping Opportunities: Shopping is the main activity in the United Kingdom Pavilion and there are a variety of stores to check out. You’ll find clothing, football (soccer) jerseys, toys, books, tea sets, food items, perfume, jewelry, band memorabilia, t-shirts, and much, much more.