There's no doubt that London is an exciting, vibrant place to visit. But it would be shame not to see at least a little of what beautiful England has to offer just outside the city gates, on day trips from London.
So many of these places are the stuff of history, legend, and mystery. Of course Stonehenge comes immediately to mind, but why not take in the magical beauty of The Cotswolds, or the regency and Roman history of the city of Bath? And that's just the beginning of a list that includes Shakespeare's birthplace, Oxford collegian serenity, and Windsor Castle. Let us be your guides…
Stonehenge is pretty much the Holy Grail of historical day trips from London. The place is certainly steeped in pre-history and mystery, and becomes even more interesting as new discoveries about the site are made.
We like to combine a visit to Stonehenge with other attractions like the roman city of Bath or Windsor Castle, making for a fun-filled, complete day out of London. In our guide we share our day trip recommendations as well as fun facts about the mysterious circle of stone.
The Cotswolds is all winding river valleys, medieval market towns, thatched cottages, stone walls, and the loveliest countryside in all of England.
We love a leisurely day trip from London that takes us through charming villages and feeds us a traditional British lunch in a historic oak-beamed restaurant. Alternatively, you can combine a visit to The Cotswolds with Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, or Oxford, or even Bath. We share our top recommendations in the guide.