London Day Trips
Top Ten London Day Trips
London is a great place to base yourself for a trip to the UK. Not only because there is so much to do here but also because you are well-positioned for some great days out around England. Here are some fun day trips out for you to try.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London -The Making of Harry Potter is a unique walking tour attraction that allows visitors to see behind-the-scenes and experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time.
Dickens World is a visitor attraction in Kent and is completely themed around Charles Dickens' stories and his characters. It's all indoors and it makes a great day out for families or literary lovers.
Windsor Castle Photos
Enjoy these photos of Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is easily accessible from London. Either take a train from Paddington or book a coach tour to see around the Queen's preferred family home.
Enjoy these photos of Stonehenge. The most convenient way to visit Stonehenge is as part of an organized coach tour as it's not that near a train or bus station. Tour companies usually combine a visit to Stonehenge with Bath as it's relatively close (45 minutes drive).
The medieval Warwick Castle still has most of its magnificent towers and ramparts intact. You can go down into the Castle Dungeon where prisoners were tortured, then relax in the lovingly tended gardens. During the summer months, archery, falconry, and jousting take place in the grounds.
Bath Roman Baths Photos
Enjoy these photos of the Roman Baths in the City of Bath, UK. Bath is a World Heritage Site and is a unique city with its springs, Roman Baths, Abbey, and Georgian stone crescents. The surrounding countryside also makes it worth the trip.
Hatfield House is a short train ride from London and celebrated it's 400th anniversary in 2011. It is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury and their family, and the Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years.
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden celebrates the life of this great children's author. Find out all you need to know to plan a visit or leave a review if you have visited already.
Orient Express UK Day Trips
The epitome of luxury train travel is the Orient Express but I expect, like me, you though it was also about long-distance train travel. I'm pleased to tell you the Orient Express is available for UK day trips with the British Pullman carriages departing London Victoria regularly for trips to historic towns, gardens and for special occasion dining.
Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green
The Henry Moore Foundation is an arts charity established by the artist in 1977 to promote sculpture in general and Henry Moore's work in particular. The Foundation's large collection of work is exhibited in Perry Green and around the world and an extensive grants programme supports the work of living artists and contemporary art practice.
Hever Castle & Gardens
Thirteenth century castle that was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Magnificent gardens including The Water Maze on Sixteen Acre Island and the Yew Maze to challenge both adults and children alike.
Saint Hill Manor
This is L. Ron Hubbard's country manor house which can be visited every day. It's an hour away from London on the train and the 'Monkey Room' (painted by Winston Churchill's nephew) is well worth seeing.
Dickens World Theme Park
Dickens World opened in May 2007 and is dedicated to Charles Dickens. It is in Chatham Maritime in Kent, near Rochester.
Short Easy Away Days From London
Ferne Arfin, the About.com UK Travel Guide, knows the best places for you to see in the UK, and these are recommendations close to London.
How to Get from London to Other Cities in The UK
How to Get from London to Other Cities in The United Kingdom. Details of how to get from London to Manchester, York, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and other major UK cities.
Bicester Village - Designer Outlets
You'll find discount prices in more than 100 chic designer and brand name boutiques at Bicester Village near Oxford.
RHS Wisley Garden
Plan a visit to the RHS demonstration and trial garden, RHS Wisley, an English garden to visit, 20 miles southwest of London.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, is an English country garden connected to the ruins of a Tudor castle and the romantic country cottage of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson.
Nymans Garden in West Sussex, not far from Brighton and its Royal Pavilion, is a theatrical and colorful English Garden to visit, designed and cared for by three generations of an artistic English family.
Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden, designed by Paris born American horticulturalist Lawrence Johnston, is a masterpiece of English Arts &4Crafts garden design in the Cotswolds.
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Stowe Landscape Gardens is one of the earliest examples of English landscape gardening. Worked on by Vanbrugh, Capability Brown,Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and James Gibbs, it is 750 acres of parkland with 40 listed temples and monuments.