10 Of The Best Day Trips From London

10 Of The Best Day Trips From London

Chances are, if you’re thinking about visiting the UK, you’ll be thinking about visiting London? And even if you’re not, it’s likely you still might fly into one of its whopping 6 different airports that surround the city, which gives you every excuse to explore the capital. That being said, sometimes it’s nice to leave the hustle and bustle on one of the best day trips from London.

2.) Cambridge

Windsor is actually pretty close to Greater London and close(ish) to Heathrow Airport, making it the perfect place to visit if you’ve got a short layover in the city. Take the train, or drive, and book a tour of Windsor Castle itself. Alternatively, hop onboard one of the local tour boats that will take you around the waterways – it really is a beautiful and one of the best day trips from London.

5.) Brighton

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Around 50 minutes from London Victoria Station, Brighton is one of the most famous seaside towns to visit in southern England. Make sure to explore the lanes and discover some of the cities independent shops, cafes and bars. The vibrant mix of old and new (plus a pretty awesome coast) makes this one of the best day trips from London… especially with a ’99’ in hand.

6.) Bath

Around, two-hours by train from London Paddington Station, Bath is a lovely city to spend a day (or two). Once you’re here, make sure to visit the Roman Baths, grab yourself a bun from Sally Lunn’s and visit the Royal Crescent. The city has a very different feel from London and it’s one of the best day trips from London to take to explore some of these regions Roman heritage. 

7.) Salisbury

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Salisbury is about a 90-minute drive from the centre of London (traffic depending of course). Don’t forget, when visiting the impressive cathedral, make sure to stop for a typical bit of pub grub and enjoy the beautiful parks that surround the area too. It really is very special. If you’re driving it’s easy to partner a visit to Salisbury with a visit to Stonehenge, too. This is what we did and it was so much fun. It really is one fun and the best day trips from London to take. 

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Stonehenge is one of Great Britain’s most iconic sites, thought to be built by Pagans quite a few thousand years ago, it’s one of place that is well worth a see. Make sure to wander around this iconic site to learn more about how the stones got to this area (from West Wales).

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