Five Day Trips from London

Get out of town and see more of the UK with these five essential day trips


  • Get there: From London Bridge or Victoria in an hour.
  • See: The vintage dealers and eclectic shops in the North Laine and the Brighton Pavillion’s neo-classical architecture.
  • Do: Wander along the pier for the arcade, rides and slides and great views of city.
  • Eat: Incredible cakes at Cloud 9 if you have a sweet tooth or a laid back lunch at Compass Point Eatery.



  • Get there: From Paddington or Marleybone in just over an hour.
  • See: Christ Church College and the ‘Great Hall’ where Harry Potter was filmed, wander along the picturesque canal and stop in at a pub for lunch
  • Do: Take a tour of Oxford Castle and learn about its centuries of history
  • Eat: Head over to the Covered Market for cheeses, tea, cakes and Moo-Moo’s who will blend any sweet treat into a milkshake.



  • Get there: from Kings Cross or Liverpool St in an hour.
  • See: Learn about the University Colleges then walk along ‘The Backs’ for a different point of view from the riverside.
  • Do: If you’re feeling fit give punting a go or relax with a tour instead.
  • Eat: Grab lunch on the go from foodPark or a sandwich from The Urban Shed.





  • Get there: from Victoria and Cannon St in under two hours
  • See: The winding streets of the medieval old town full of quirky shops and pubs.
  • Do: Head up to Hastings Castle to see what remains and take in the stunning scenery.
  • Eat: Take a wander on the Hastings Pier for fish and chips, cafe options and great views.