How can You Enjoy Day Trips on the Tube in London

With a track running as long as over 200 miles, the Tube network in London is the third largest of its kind in the whole world. It forms a dense network of communicating channels in the whole of London, and also extends into Buckinghamshire, Essex and Herts. It is now up to you to decide whether you want to turn your vacation in London even more memorable by taking a day – long trip in the London Tube or not, and we will tell you how.

The first thing that you should do, as soon as you set foot on the English soil, is to get an Oyster Card, available at all tube stations, as well as the Heathrow Airport. This is a smart card that is valid whenever you ride any of the components of the Tube rail. You can fill it up with balance of your choice and then set off from the hotels near Paddington Station, in search of adventures.

Epping Forest : The Very First Spot That You Would See From the Tube

Green all around, the Epping Forest forms the connecting greenery between London and Essex. The Epping Forest is a market town, with a green surrounding that is full of surprises for you. Take a walk or a ride or come by tube, the time spent here will give you extreme joy.

The place has a historical background worth mentioning. It is here that King Harold used to rest. There is the District Museum that showcases a lot of history and the rich culture and heritage of the district of Essex. Moreover, there are the Royal Gunpowder Mills, where you can learn a point or two about the secret ways of making gunpowder and the development of rockets.

Walk for a few minutes and you will come across the world – renowned Lee Valley White Water Centre, where you can have fun with white water fun sports. If you are not in a mood for that, then you may head for the Epping Forest for the serene outdoors, age – old trees and numerous events throughout the year. There are the remnants of two huge Iron Age forts and also Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge to explore.

Enjoy The Exotic Sights in The Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew works with the mission of being the world’s largest store-house for knowledge about all sorts of plants and fungi.

  • Kew Science provides for some practical experimentation on the issues that are the most burning issues before the world population.
  • Kew gardens – It boasts of being the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London. It has in store for you some picturesque views and great architectural brilliance that showcases the stages ion the garden’s evolution.
  • Wakehurst – There are formal and decorative gardens, wildlife and woods and a natural reserve. The Millennium Seed Bank found here, is the world’s largest seed bank for wild plants in the whole world.

The Kew Gardens offer guided walking tours and let you discover some of the wild life that you have never seen in your life before. Unearth the hidden treasures of the place and be a happier person altogether.

Visit Richmond Park and be a Part of Something Really Large

Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London. There are 8 parks in all, scattered in London. It is also the largest space in London that has been kept within an enclosure. The park has the unique distinction of being a European Special Area of Conservation and a National Nature Reserve. It is also the largest Site  of Special Scientific Interest.

The Richmond Park is visited by millions of tourists and localites. The special things found here include:

  • Red and Fallow Deer
  • Pembroke Lodge
  • Isabella Plantation

Some of the upcoming events which are going to be held at Richmond Park. Include:

  • Walk in the beautiful Isabella Plantation on May 21, 26 and June 2 for free and learn several secrets of horticulture
  • For the sports loving tourist, here is the Timothy James & partners London 10 Mile, scheduled for June 4.

Visit The Amersham Town in London – A Place With Many Hidden Gems

Amersham is located in the Chiltern District in Buckinghamshire. It is a market town, located about 43 kilometres north west of London. The more picturesque part is the Old Amersham, located in the valley of the Misbourne River. It contains the St. Mary’s parish church, built in the 13th century. The area is a journey into the past, as you find some old pubs and coaching inns.

Amersham forms a part of the London Commuter belt. The town is located only 24 km from Aylesbury and it is at a distance of 21 km from High Wycombe. You can indulge in various activities inside the Amersham, there is the swimming pool, where you can get rid of the day’s tiredness. Then there is this very special indoor climbing wall facility, that will get your kids breathless with excitement. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a gym equipped with all modern gadgets.

If you are in luck, you can watch a football match being played on the Spratley’ s Meadow, or take part in the Judo activities in the 61 Judo Club. The place even hosts cricket matches, and the team practices at the Amershem Hill Cricket Club. Rugby is also played, while athletics finds its expression as well. Hockey is also played here.

Ickenham in Hillingdon – Promising Great Time With family

The significance of Ickenhem lies in the archaeological excavations that have unearthed some of the settlements that go back in time to the era when the Romans occupied the country. The place also appears in the Doomsday Book. With mild restoration work done, the buildings of the 14th to 16th centuries speak of the pages from the history.

Avail of the London Tube easily from the Park Grand London Paddington, and visit all these places in a day or two and enjoy!

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