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Are day trips from London worth it?

England is a country deeply rooted in history and home to the most important events of the last millennium. London, being the capital, is well connected to all the important nearby cities. Visiting London is incomplete without making a day trip to the beautiful nearby cities such as Bath, Windsor, Stonehenge, Oxford, Warwick, Paris, and more.

What are the top day trip destinations from London?

The top destinations for day trips from London are:
  • Oxford: Oxford is a beautiful university town located just an hour outside London. The quaint town is home to the world-famous University of Oxford. You can stroll through the time-frozen streets lined with medieval buildings, and visit the many museums and art galleries on your London to Oxford day trip.
  • Cotswolds: Rolling hills and charming villages await you at Cotswolds. Explore the many walking and hiking trails, the picture-perfect homes and castles, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery on your London to Cotswolds day trip.
  • Leeds: A bustling town with a calendar full of exciting events such as carnivals, music festivals, and sporting events, Leeds is a must-visit. When in Leeds, you can also visit museums, art galleries, and of course, the Leeds Castle.
  • Bath: The historic city of Bath is entirely a UNESCO World Heritage Site! As one of the most picturesque places to visit in South West England, don't miss out on Roman baths and Georgian-era Royal Crescent, enjoy the vivid culture and dig into the delicious food and drinks on a London to Bath day trip.
  • Stonehenge: One of the most popular day trip destinations from London is Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, this prehistoric monument invites curious visitors from all around the world. Examine the symmetry at play here and learn about archaeological discoveries on a London tour to Stonehenge.
  • Brighton - One for those who love the sea, Brighton dates back to the eras of the Bronze Age, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon periods. Unofficially known as the UK's "hippest city", and “the happiest place to live in the UK", this coastal city is a must-visit.
  • Windsor - Home to the famous Windsor Castle, and ties with the Royal Family, Windsor is a wonderful countryside with more to see than what's heard of. Legoland Windsor, Windsor Great Park, and the famous photo-op, Windsor & Eton Central railway station are some other must-sees.

Which are the closest destinations for a day trip from London?

These are the towns closest to London for the perfect day trip:
  • Windsor: 40 KM
  • Leeds: 68 KM
  • Brighton: 86 KM
  • Oxford: 90 KM
  • Stonehenge: 142 KM

Do day trips from London include transport?

Yes, most day trips to London include transport to and from the destination. You will travel via a comfortable AC coach, with a local guide to inform you all about the destination, its history, culture, and more. The coach will either pick you up from your hotel or at a common meeting point in the city.

How far are the top day trip destinations from London?

Windsor, Leeds, and Oxford are the closest and most-visited day trip destinations from London. Here is information travel time and duration:
  • Windsor
    Distance: 40 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 40-45 minutes (one way)
    Day tour duration: 5-6 hours
  • Leeds
    Distance: 68 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 1.5 hours (one way)
    Day tour duration: 12 hours
  • Oxford
    Distance: 90 KM, depending on the route taken
    Travel time: 1.5-2 hours (one way)
    Day tour duration: 12-16 hours

What is included in my day trip from London?

Your day trip from London will include a round-trip transfer via a comfortable AC coach that will have free WiFi, charging points, and ample room. An expert guide will accompany you throughout your journey and give you a detailed tour of the town you choose to visit, which would include facts and stories about its history, culture, and more. Some trips may also include food, snacks or drinks, and entry to the attractions and landmarks at your day trip destination.

How do I travel from London by train?

Here are the closest day trips from London and how you can reach them via train:
  • Windsor: Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside are the two main train stations in the city which can be reached via GWR from London.
  • Leeds: BSD railway station is the only station in Leeds, Kent. You can reach the station via Ashford International via Maidstone East from London.
  • Brighton: Brighton train station is the central station and can be reached from London’s Victoria Station. The journey is comfortable and trains frequent every 30 minutes.
  • Oxford: You can board a train from London’s Victoria Station and reach Oxford station, located in the center of the city of Oxford.
  • Stonehenge: Salisbury railway station is the closest station to Stonehenge. You can board South Western Railway from Waterloo station and take a taxi/cab from Salisbury station for your London to Stonehenge tour.

What route should I take to top destinations?

These are the routes you can take to the closest day trips from London are:
  • Windsor: The fastest route from London to Winsdor is via A4 and M4. They avoid road closures on The Mall but have a few tolls on the way. The journey will take less than an hour by road.
  • Leeds: The fastest way to reach Leeds, Kent from London is via A20 and M20. Take exit 8 from M20 to take B2163 to reach Leeds in an hour and 30 minutes.
  • Brighton: Via M23, A23, and A23 to reach Old Steine Gardens in Brighton is the fastest and smoothest drive. The 79-kilometer journey should only take 2 hours via this route.
  • Oxford: Take the A4 to M4 from the city, and take M40 to A40 in Wheatley for your London to Oxford day trip. Take exit 8 from M40 and then follow A40 to A420 in Oxford. This is the easiest route that avoids diversions, and traffic has the smoothest lanes, and takes only 90 minutes.
  • Stonehenge: M3 and A303 have proven time and time again to be the safest, fastest, and smoothest routes to reach Stonehenge from London in under 2 hours.

What should I pack for a day trip from London?

The essentials to your day trip from London are:
  • A backpack, ID, cash, credit card, and charging cables
  • Light jacket, sweater, or raincoat depending on the weather
  • A power bank
  • Confirmed booking on the phone or a physical copy of the ticket
  • A water bottle
  • Comfortable Walking shoes
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