There are so many attractions in the UK that you might find yourself in need to say goodbye to the bright lights of London. A feature of fascinating places, a clutch of intriguing locations can be found not many miles away from the city centre. With a selection of out of London attractions to be found, you’re in for a day of fun, so take a look at day trips outside the capital for unforgettable.
If you live in the UK and you’re looking for a day out, we would like to help you expand your horizons beyond London, in order to locate some beauty spots you might have missed. If you want to escape there are plenty places less than an hour away and you can rely on the joy of the well put together transport infrastructure. Looking at locations outside London you might find beautiful, wonderful, lovely locations in our list.
- Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court is located in Surrey, 45-minute train ride from Victoria Station. It was the place where Elizabeth I learned of the defeat of the Spanish Armada and has the interesting Clock Court (1540), the Chapel, and the Tudor tennis court. The most interesting of royal palaces, it lies southwest of London and has got some parts that date from Henry VIII’s time. The Privy Garden, the Elizabethan Knot Garden and the Wilderness ought to be explored as well, in mid-May’s full bloom while the might like to wander through the famous maze.
- The New Forest
You might want to hire an electric buggy or book a beginners’ hack at one of the stables, but please don’t miss out on a proper ploughman’s lunch Fritham. Close to a safari, you can make your way across the heather-covered heath with the famous ponies and free-ranging Highland cattle. Only 90 miles away from London, you can get here by car, just watch out for the animals!
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour
The place where Harry Potter books were finessed is bliss for fans of the franchise, who can wander the exhibition space through Dumbledore’s Office, with a shuttle-bus connection from Watford Junction. Tucked into Hertfordshire, you can be at the dream factory in 20 minutes. The prices range from £39 for adults to £31 for children up to 15.
A day-long excursion to Bath includes the Jane Austen Centre and the Roman Baths.
- St Albans
You must see the St Albans Traditional Street Market and the gorgeous ruins of Sopwell Nunnery, right after you’ve had grabbed a pint at the cool Robin Hood. Via Southeastern train, you can be here in 20 minutes and have a bite at The Breakfast Club, or grab lunch at Lussmann’s.
In sunny days, you will be delighted to grab a pint at The Duchess of Cambridge. You can get there via train in 30 minutes, have a bite at Limes Bakery and check out Windsor Castle.
- The Surrey Hills
56 minutes by train, it has 163 square miles of pastures with glorious views and has been protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.