The Best Day trips From London

I know, I know… You love London and you want to focus all of your time, energy and money in London, but what if I told you that there are so many great places that you could go and visit just outside of the City that would have you back in the big smoke joining all of the banker wankers & the rest of us just in time for Happy Hour?

Come and follow me on a couple of excursions!


Oxford

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Oxford is less than an hour trip from London on the train and is an absolute must visit for any person ever in my opinion.

It’s absolutely beautiful and is the perfect chilled day out. If you’re going on a sunny day then be sure to grab a bottle to enjoy in the boat throughout the dramatic but hilarious experience of trying to punt.

Oxford is somewhere that I would love to visit once a week to lift my stressed soul.


Harry Potter Studio Tours

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Going on a day trip to Harry Potter Studio Tour was one of the best damn days of my life which I regularly wish I could repeat and live again and again. You can read more about that day here!

It will take you just over an hour to get to from London, having to take a train and then a short bus ride but it’s worth every second.

Why not visit Watford after you’re finished in the studio’s for a bite to eat? I went for burgers at GBK as it’s a personal favourite, but there are tons of other places to choose from too!


Bath

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Bath has it’s very own hot Springs which is accompanied by 18th century Georgian architecture.

You must visit immediately.

It’s an hour and a half on the train from London. So why not go from London to Bath and then head on down to Bristol for a visit too?


Stonehenge

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For the chance to walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors you need to visit Stone Henge. I always forget that it’s a Wonder of the World because it’s in England and I saw it when I was a kid without any ease, but it actually is, how cool is that?!

It will take you around 3 hours to get here by train so make sure that you pack a big bag full of snacks if you want to go there and back again in the same day without having to fork out for expensive train food!


St Albans

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Stuart Taylor, Istock

St Albans was a regular visit for me growing up so I always took it for granted, as you so often do with places right on your doorstep.

But it’s picturesque as fuck.

It’s only a small 20 minute journey out of London so you can head there for a day of feeling ridiculously regal. SIDE NOTE: There are always bands playing, so it is definitely worth looking up to see if there is anyone that you would want to go and see here.


Cambridge

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Everyone has heard of and dreamed of visiting Cambridge for themselves. Now is your chance to actually go and do it. It’s about an hour from London and is just such a wonderful town to visit.

Try and come up on a sunny day if you can, but a cold one works too…


Brighton

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As a Brit, it is my absolute duty to encourage you to take the hourish journey over to Brighton to soak up the sunshine, the beach, the company and crowds & as much fish and chips as you possibly can.


How do I get there?

Trains:

First Great Western

Virgin

Southeastern Railway

Southwest Trains

Coaches:

National Express

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What are your favourite day trips from London? Let me know in the comments below!


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4 responses to The Best Day trips From London

  1. Joanna says:

    I live in Poole, which is about 2.5 hours from London by train and I would recommend you to come here next time. Poole is a really small historic town but it’s the start of the Jurassic Coast, which is truly spectacular! The most famous “spot” is Durdle Door, but the coast hiking is fantastic! 🙂

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  2. Wow, these trips look so amazing. I have had London on my Bucket List for so long, my list of things to do is getting longer and longer. I think I need to stay about a month now for my “quick city trip” LoL. Now you added another 5 days to my itinerary! Ugh 🙂

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  3. aflagel says:

    I visited the Harry Potter Studio Tours right after they opened! I loved it! Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit any of the other places on this list, but I would like visit one every time I’m in London. Bath is huge on my list!

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