London is a fantastic city and you will never get bored. On the contrary, if you have lived here long enough you will feel kind of overwhelmed after a while. In this blog you will find some tips on where to go for taking a break from the capital’s routine.
1) WINDSOR (CHINATOWN, LONDON).
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in a royal palace? This could be a perfect day trip option for you and your friends. Windsor is located in Berkshire in the English countryside and if you want to enjoy the city to the fullest, you might want to dedicate an entire day for your trip. It’s easy and convenient to get from London to Windsor Castle by train from either Paddington or Waterloo. Once there, the Windsor Castle tour is a must-do attraction. Also, you could check out the long walk through the gardens or take a boat trip along the river.
If you have some extra days to spend outside London, Oxford is a nice option. 2 days is more than enough time to explore thoroughly. The city itself is very compact and easily walkable. In fact, even if you’re staying in London, you could easily do a day trip to Oxford as it’s only an hour by train. The easiest and most enjoyable way to see the city is taking a walking tour. After that, you could visit the universities, climb the university, church go punting with your friends and finally relax with a nice pint in any of the welcoming pubs in the city center.
There is no Oxford without Cambridge, right? A Cambridge day trip is a treasure hunt of historical locations, magical streets and beautiful buildings made famous over the centuries. With excellent transport links from central London, you can go punting along the River Cam past the world famous Cambridge University colleges in around an hour. The most popular colleges to see are: the St. Jones College, the Trinity College and both King’s College and Queen College. Wander around the city by getting a walking tour and have a traditional lunch at the one of the many pubs.
The beautiful city world heritage city of Bath is one of the top highlights of England. Bath is much smaller than larger cities like Bristol, Manchester or Liverpool and the centre more easily explored on foot in a shorter amount of time. Train tickets are only a fiver each way and there are trains departing every 60 minutes. The city center is compact and you can find everything just around the corner. From the Bath Abbey, the Roman Bath to 13 museums, there is plenty to choose from. You can end your day by taking a stroll along the city’s lovely canals.
If you just finished watching Game Of Thrones or the Witcher, Canterbury provides that Medieval vibe that you are longing for. A Canterbury day trip involves learning about the Roman influence in the town, visiting one of the most famous Cathedrals in England and seeing some amazing architecture. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Canterbury to keep your day busy and it is only 2 hours away from London so you can easily leave in the morning and be back before dark. Here you have a few suggestions for your trip to
Canterbury: Historic Canterbury Tour & Guided City Walk, Canterbury Cathedral St. Augustine’s Abbey Church and Canterbury Roman Museum.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s escape to the countryside!
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