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5 Best Day Trips from London

5 Best Day Trips from London
Feb 25

London is an incredible city – a buzzing metropolis with activities and entertainment. It is a city that will steal your heart, and you can easily spend a lifetime exploring it. However, sometimes you may get this irresistible urge to escape from the smoke city and explore more of the country. After all, there are so many day trips from London that parades how beautiful The United Kingdom is!

Without further ado, here we’re shining a spotlight on the very best 9 day-tripping destinations that you can easily go around on your day trips from London.

1. Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London

Starting off the list with the most popular one-day trip destinations to take from London – Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath tour. Explore the Majestic Windsor Castle-home of the British royal family, take a panoramic tour of the historic town of Bath and witness the elegant Georgian architecture, and finally, reach Stonehenge, a world-historic site, filled with mystery and ancient designs.

You can easily visit this place on your own by train. Though it may take an entire day to explore the beauty of these places, it’s worth the time.

2. Oxford, Blenheim Palace & Woodstock

If you want a quick, short trip for the day from London, visit the nearby Oxford University City. Here, you can visit plenty of free Universities, and the incredible architecture of the town is nothing but a feast to the eyes. Just a few miles north of Oxford, is the Blenheim Palace- a world heritage site. It is undoubtedly a place that cannot be missed! Take time to drop into Woodstock, a 20-minute ride from Blenheim Palace to visit Winston Churchill’s grave, to cap off a truly memorable visit.

You can easily complete this tour in half-day. Hop on a bus or a train and with a short 90-minute trip you are all set to make the day memorable.

3. Paris

If you want to leave London and visit an entirely different country during your day trip, it’s possible! Paris is one of London’s most popular day trips destinations and is as little as 2 hours away by Eurostar. The architecture, the food, the beautiful, iconic sight, you’ll surely make your tour worthwhile in Paris.

Certainly, there are a whole lot of things to enjoy and experience in Paris (and it might take around 3-4 days) to explore Paris, but if it’s your only chance, why miss it?

4. Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour

Immerse yourself in the spellbinding world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio Tour during your day trips from London. Here you can learn all about Harry Potter and discover behind-the-scenes secrets of Harry Potter films. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this place is surely ticking off the bucket list.

Reaching this place is easy! It is just a short drive out of the city but it’s worth it all!

5. The Cotswolds

Though this place is not quite known among international visitors, ask any Brits and they will be quick to tell you what a beauty this place is! The charming Cotswolds is a unique area featuring churches and houses with a warm mellow feeling that rightly captures the soul of the quintessential British experience.

If you have a car, well and good. If not, you can catch an early train from London and visit Cotswolds. Hands down it is one of the best day trips from London!

6. Downton Abbey Locations

If you’re a fan of the hit TV series ‘Downton Abbey’, this is a perfect place to visit during your day trips from London. This place is open for public visits and often takes a full day to partake in.

Here, you will witness the artifacts and the treasures of the Carnarvon family, along with ancient Egyptian relics and classic Victorian architecture. It is indeed a fun way to go out of the city and enjoy your time with friends and family.

7. Brighton & Brighton Bridge

This blissful beachy town of Brighton is one of London’s favorite seaside getaways. Take a train from London Victoria, Blackfriars or London Bridge and you’ll reach this thriving city in less than an hour. Browse through a plethora of cafes, antique shops, independent boutiques, galleries, and vegan shops before catching the train back.

This large beautiful city has so much to offer to its visitors and there is nowhere like Brighton for topping up the Vitamin Sea levels.

8. Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle

If you don’t mind a quick flight in the morning to and coming back in the evening, then you should definitely visit Edinburgh. Perched on the extinct volcano, lies Edinburgh Castle- one of the most popular tourist attractions under the radar in the UK.

Wander along the UNESCO World Heritage, visit the St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, and witness the stunning art collection along with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and attractions. To explore more of the UK, you should definitely visit this place!

9. Bristol

If you’re intrigued about seeing more cities in England, head over to Bristol by train in just 2 hours. Enveloped in the hills of South West England, this city has its own identity. This place holds a centuries-old heritage along with an irrepressible creative spirit.

Bristol is definitely one of the popular cities to visit combined with Bath. These two are merely 30 minutes drive from each other.


So if you’re in London and planning to take a day trip, one of these locations would be a great choice to escape the monotony and relieve your stress. Happy travels!