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Brighton Pier

Day trips to Brighton

As one of Britains most unique and colourful cities, Brighton is the ideal place to take a day trip to from London, if you want some sun, sea, sand, and eclectic and bohemian shops. Easily accessible by car or train from the centre of London, you can be strolling up and down the pier within about an hour and a half of leaving the capital.   If you have a rented car then the quickest road from London to Brighton is the one that runs directly there, the A23 (later the M23 as you get further down it). Although it is prone to traffic jams and delays at peak periods and bank holidays, if you a...   more ⇒

Cambridge

Day Trip from London to Cambridge

Cambridge is home to one of England’s great universities. Its beauty, its great parks, its historic interest, and its proximity to London make it an ideal place to take a daytrip to from the capital. Within a couple of hours of being in central London you could be punting down the Cam, taking tea in a tearoom, or exploring the ancient colleges.   There are both buses and trains that run regularly from London to Cambridge and back, and there are connections to Cambridge on the bus from all of the major airports in the South East (Gatwick, Heathrow, and Stansted). If you have access t...   more ⇒

Oxford is only a one hour journey from London

Day Trips from London to Oxford

The ancient city of Oxford is just an hour away from the centre of London. Its beautiful river, historic colleges, and many pubs conspire to make it the ideal daytrip from London. Oxford has culture, entertainment, nightlife, and is easily reached from the capital.   The easiest way to get to Oxford from London is a direct train from Paddington station. Depending on whether they are express or suburban services these can take from between an hour minutes up an hours and forty minutes. Some may require you to change at Reading. The services run regularly, and Paddington can be reached on t...   more ⇒

Bristol

Day trips from London to Bristol

The city of Bristol is unique in Britain: it is both historic and industrial and nestled in the south-west, one of the country’s most beautiful areas (and one often blessed with better weather than the rest of the island). As a daytrip from London, Bristol offers charm and convenience, and a real insight into history.   Trains from London to Bristol Temple Meads leave from London Paddington, and may involve changing at Reading. The trip takes about two and a half hours. If you wish to go to Bristol Parkway there are faster trains, which also run from London Paddington.   If spe...   more ⇒