Top 6 Day Trips You Can Make from London

| April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Without a doubt, London is one of the vibrant cities of the world and once you are here, it’s hard to leave this gorgeous city. But, there are lots of other towns and cities outside London worth exploring and with the help of easy & cheap transportation, it is easier to explore all these destinations. Allow me to discuss top 6 day trips you can make from London City.

Oxford

Home to the world’s famous universities, Oxford requires no introduction. The striking architecture of the colleges and its incredible history means that you are in for a surprise at every cobbled corner.

Oxford is not just limited to its academic highlights, there is a long list of other attractions waiting to be explored.

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Start your itinerary from visiting Carfax Tower. It is all that remains of the 13th century and Oxford City Council owns the St Martin’s Church. You can also climb to the top of the tower to have a bird’s eye view of Oxford.

Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1842, Martyr’s Memorial is a stone monument and it commemorates Oxford martyrs during the 16th century. Various other attractions include – Bodleian Library, Clarendon Building, Sheldonian Theatre, Botanic Gardens, Pitt Rivers Museum, and Radcliffe Square.

Windsor

If you are interested in knowing more about the Royal Family, then a day trip from London to Windsor will give an opportunity to do just that. With a wide variety of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, and historic buildings, Windsor is a great place to unwind.

One of the main attractions of this place is Windsor Castle and it is undoubtedly one of the popular castles in the world. The castle has been a Royal home for more than 900 years and it is still inhabited by the Queen.

The famous River Thames also runs through Windsor Castle. If you want to experience The Thames, then you can opt for rowing boats, small motor boats, organised river trips, or you can just enjoy a leisure stroll.

If you are visiting with your family, then Legoland Windsor is a place worth visiting. Covering a total area of 150 acres, here the kids (of all ages) get to enjoy rides, millions of plastic bricks, and other interactive playing areas.

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum focuses on the history of Windsor and other nearby areas. Here, you get to see various ancient artifacts dating back as the Ice Age, prehistoric tools, and artifacts from Bronze Age.

Brighton

Known mainly for its pebble beach, a trip from London to Brighton will surely be worth your time. It is so easy to fall in love with this place, make sure you have visited Brighton Pier.

It is known for its vibrant atmosphere, amazing rides and activities, and amazing food & drink. Next on the list is Victorian Museum, Sea Life Brighton where you get to know more about sea creatures and experience the shark swimming right above your head in the underwater tunnel.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery gives you an opportunity to explore world art collection, wide collection of non-western art. It also houses a great collection of decorative arts including – the Regency Furniture the Macquoid Furniture, and collections of fashion, paintings, world art, and ceramics of 20th century.

In addition to these, you also get to explore – walking & hiking routes, family friendly attractions, vineyards & breweries, and watersports.

Canterbury

If you are travelling by train, it will hardly take you an hour to Canterbury from London city. This place has a nice collection of popular historical sights, sports & leisure, shopping, parks and open spaces.

While you are in Canterbury, you should start your exploration by visiting the stunning Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to 597 AD and it has been an important part of Britain’s history, most importantly the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket.

Visit Roman Museum where you get to see metal dishes, ewers, and vessels used in the religious ceremonies, different building materials such as – roof tiles and Roman dog-paw prints, and figurines of Gods including Gaulish male and horse goddess.

Whitstable, Herne Bay, and Canterbury all offer different opportunities to indulge in water sports, playing or watching cricket at Kent County Cricket Club. You can also go for cycling or enjoy exploring the beautiful countryside on foot.

Bath

You can take short coach bus ride to reach Bath from London. It is a peaceful heritage town and it is also a World Heritage Site. Despite Bath’s Englishness, the place is still a continental wonder.

The place is rich in culture and you get to explore various small museums, a stream of year-round festivals, and pop-up super spots. The 18th-century architecture scattered around the town will give you an opportunity to know more about the area.

While you are exploring its outstanding architecture, make sure you have visited Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, and Bath Abbey. You will find lots of indoor markets offering you a wide variety of unique gifts and trinkets.

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You will surely cherish a classic British afternoon tea at one of the traditional cafes. Built in 1770, Pulteney Bridge, surrounding by the ancient buildings, is surely a must visit. Various other tourist attractions of Bath include – Holburne Museum, Fashion Museum, Sally Lunn’s House (oldest house in Bath), Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

Birmingham 

It is one of the biggest cities outside London. You will find Victoria Square right in the center of the city and it is surrounded by various government buildings, fountains, street musicians, and flowers.

If you are an auto enthusiastic then make sure you have visited British Motor Museum, this is a place where you can see the best of British Cars. While in Birmingham, you get to explore the spirit of Africa by visiting – Akamba Heritage Centre. Jungle Beer Garden and Tribal Restaurant are a must visit here.

First opened in 1885, British Museum and Art Gallery offers you a chance of exploring European and & World history and culture. Various other attractions you can explore includes – Edgbaston Stadium, Ikon Gallery, Royal Air Force Museum, Sarehole Mill, and Birmingham Science Museum.

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Sophia Jones tries to live her life like the sun – setting her sights high and vowing to always rise up again. Always game for an adventure, Sophia loves widening readers and her own expectations of our vast, beautiful world.

As a journalist, Sophia writes to inform. As a creative writer, Sophia strives to inspire. Overall, she hopes to captivate. She currently writes for sites like Alwaysreview etc.

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