In your tour to the brimming city London, if you are done with exploring the popular attractions and nearby places that are in your travel itinerary then its time to move out of the city and experience something new. While your short stay in London, you can also explore the nearby attraction outside the city which are just few hours drive.
If you’re feeling the need to escape London for a day, you have plenty of options to explore and travelling outside London is very easy as well. Plan for a great day out outside London, all of which are within a hour or two from the city if you travel by train. The easiest way to get around the UK from London is travelling by train. Avail Bitrail London Plus pass, which provides access to popular cities in southern England including Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton. These passes are cheaper as well than buying separate tickets for each journey.
Here is a list of places that you can explore while you are in London.
Bexhill-On-Sea: See the seaside if weather permits. If it’s a bit damp, Bexhill Museum and De La Warr Pavilion offers excellent indoor activities and enjoy food at Bistro45 and enjoy the impressive view of the channel.
- How to get there: Take Southeastern train from London Bridge
- Estimate time to reach: 30 minutes
St Albans: Wonder through the stunning ruins of Sopwell Nunnery and explore the beautiful St Albans traditional street market.
- How to get there: Board Southeastern train from St Pancras
- Estimate time to reach: 20 minutes
Windsor: Explore Windsor Castle, which is distinguished for its association with the English and later British royal family and for its amazing architecture. If it’s a sunny day, make sure to spend some quality time at the Savill Garden.
- How to get there: First Great Western train from Paddington
- Estimate time to reach: 30 minutes, from £8 return.
Hever Castle: Located near Edenbridge, this castle was built in 13th century. Here, learn about Hever Castle, which was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and home to Anne of Cleves.
- How to get there: South West train from Waterloo
- Estimate time to reach: 40 minutes
To get detailed information about travelling in London and suggestions for the quickest route to reach your destination, use Transport for London’s journey planner.