The 10 Best Day Trips from London
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- Published on Saturday, 19 October 2019 11:12
- Last Updated on 28 September 2020
- Monica Costa
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While many may enjoy the hustle and bustle of what London has to offer, from time to time, you may want to escape the city life for something a little quieter. If you’re after a change of scenery and fancy seeing what else the country has to offer, here are 10 of the best day trips from London.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is visited by millions of tourists every year. If you like the idea of visiting an iconic and prehistoric monument, Stonehenge is a must see for those wanting a break from London life.
Known as the oldest and largest occupied castle on the planet, Windsor Castle is a piece of British history. Used for ceremonial and state occasions, Windsor Castle welcomes tourists from all four corners of the globe each year.
Known for its perfectly preserved Roman baths, taking a trip to this gorgeous Georgian city will enable you to stroll around the steaming pools and take in some stunning Roman architecture. Bath is full to the brim with abbeys and churches, making it a popular city for tourists from across the world.
Bury St Edmunds
Only 1.5 hours away from London, you might like to visit Bury St Edmunds. The quaint, traditional English town has lots of interesting things to do and is one of the more popular weekend day trips from London for locals. While in town, be sure to visit the Nutshell Pub which holds the title as the smallest pub in the whole of England. After taking a stroll through the quaint lane ways, head down to the Abbey Gardens, once one of the most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England.
Oxford and Stratford
Earning the title of the most romantic cities in England, Oxford and Stratford are just a stone’s throw away from London. While they may only be a couple of hours away, they’re worlds apart when you compare them to the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Home to one of the best universities in the country, Cambridge is an easy day trip that you can take from London. If you like the idea of visiting glorious rivers, and visiting museums, Cambridge may be the perfect option for you.
For those who enjoy a seaside day out, Brighton should be next on your destination list. With a wide range of exciting attractions, seafront hotels, and a glorious beach to relax and unwind, why not take a visit to this fantastic city and tuck into some fish and chips?
White Cliffs of Dover
Another iconic landmark to check out in England is the White Cliffs of Dover. With a castle that’s over 800 years old to see and explore, tourists can take in one of the most breath-taking views that the country has to offer.
Just as famous as Cambridge is the city of Canterbury. Known for its many English author’s tales, the city is also home to the historic English cathedral which is located in the centre.
One of the most popular destinations for those visiting England, and just a few hours away from London, is the Isle of Wight. With its golden sands and stunning beaches, tourists can take in an array of pastel-coloured beach huts.
Seaford and Seven Sisters Cliffs
If Brighton is on your go to list, why not travel a little further to Seaford? Known for its beautiful white chalk cliffs, this coastal town is another popular day out from tourists across the country. Why not gather a few friends and hire a self drive minibus that will enable you to travel around with ease, allowing you to soak up the best views and attractions across the south coast of England?
For those who like an adventure, there are tons of beautiful cities and towns to explore across England. Whether you’re wanting to take a trip to the Cliffs of Dover or see what the Isle of Wight has to offer, you’re bound to find a day out that’s perfect for you.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums