Take Day Trips To Worth-Visiting Towns Near London

London never ceases to amaze, what with all that it has to offer but the best part is that it can act as a convenient base for exploring the other nearby towns of the UK by taking one day trips. There are many such towns where you can go in the morning and return by the evening after exploring it. However, a few of them are being described below.

Visiting Towns Near London


It takes just 30 minutes to reach Windsor from Paddington Station, travelling by the First Great Western train. It is only about 30 minutes from west London and is famous for being home to Windsor Castle where you can see and feel the way royals live. It is one of the Queen’s official royal residences and has the distinction of being the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is located in the midst of the beautiful countryside of Royal Berkshire and is an ideal place to go on a one-day trip from London. Windsor town is absolutely magnificent being located on a riverside and it offers great shopping opportunities and restaurants besides the famous castle. The other must-see place is the Saville Garden.


This small town by the sea is the ideal place to visit if you are interested in trying out something new to eat as you can get the best Oysters here. Its other attributes include a rich arts culture and its glorious maritime history. Moreover, Whitstable is the place to visit if you wish to learn something new. You can reach this town in 1 hour 30 minutes travelling by the South-eastern train from Victoria station. The town offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs and its must-see places include the Whitstable Castle, the Whitstable Biennale and the beautiful sea front.


If you love to spend some time lazing around on a beach, then you must take the Southern train from Victoria station that will take you to Brighton in an hour and 30 minutes. You will find one of the most famous UK beaches here, characterised by its pebbles. People visit this city from all across the world as it offers lots of fun and charisma. It has plenty of restaurants, flea markets, clubs and unique designers. The places that you must see include Sea Life Brighton which is the oldest aquarium of the world, the museums in the town, the gentrified Regency squares and of course, the fantastic beach where you can relax under the sun.

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Easily reachable in an hour travelling by the South-eastern train from Victoria, Leeds has a lot to offer, most importantly the perfect backdrop for enjoying a laidback day. The other attractions offered by Leeds, the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, include Leeds Opera House, the splendid city centre, Leeds Castle that includes the Maze which is on the grounds and the Dog Collar Museum which is worth a visit. The streets of this town are interlocking and as such you can easily walk around to see the various attractions.


You can take the South-eastern train from London Bridge and within half an hour you will reach this home to the British motor racing, to be able to enjoy a fantastic day trip from London. It offers a range of castles, historic attractions and a magnificent countryside. It is worth visiting this British seaside resort along with your friends. The places that you must see include Bexhill Museum and De La Warr Pavilion and the Seaside.

Most visitors to London prefer to stay at one of the Hotels Near Hyde Park London because they get the advantage of a central location which is close to Hyde Park and to the other important attractions of London.


You can reach the world-famous Oxford town which is home to the oldest university in England by travelling by the Oxford Tube bus from Buckingham Palace Road in just 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a lot to see and do in this town such as seeing its beautiful stone architecture and visiting the old libraries, particularly the Bodleian that offers ancient books and poetry. If you are interested in shopping, you can visit the Covered Market on the High Street which is the oldest in Britain, offering a great shopping experience. The must see places include Oxford Street and the Pitt Rivers Museum.


If you are interested in getting an idea about the Roman Baths, you must visit this town by travelling on First Great Western train from Paddington, a journey that will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in England and it affords the opportunity to explore as well as relax at the same time. It is located 97 miles west from London in South West England. The places worth seeing include the Roman Baths, Holborn and One Royal.

Stratford Upon Avon:

This town is closely associated with the world-famous playwright, William Shakespeare who lived and worked here. It has more than 800 years of history and it has a lot to offer such as The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Canal Basin. You can take the Chiltern train from Marylebone to reach this town in 2 hours and 10 minutes.


 Cambridge University is as famous as the Oxford University and it is located in Cambridge which is the second ancient university town in the UK. It offers some stunning architecture within the ancient streets. Besides having a round of the university, you can enjoy treating yourself to a picnic near the River Cam or joining a walking tour of the city either on foot or by bicycle. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Cambridge via Greater Anglia train. The Cambridge University Botanical Gardens is a worth visiting place.

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