Best Day Trips from London

Use London as a hub to explore other exciting historic locations around the UK.

If you're planning to visit London for a holiday, add a short weekend getaway to your itinerary and get cheap deals on day tours from London.

Many of the best UK cities, villages, castles and famous landmarks can be included in one day trips from London when you travel by train, by coach, or by car. 

Choose from a wide variety of London breaks. Book one of the day trips from London to see the remarkable Stonehenge, the royal residence at Windsor Castle, the hot pools of Bath, the stone cottages in The Cotswolds, and the university town of Oxford.

Best Stonehenge Tours from London

Travel from London to Stonehenge on a day trip, and see other sites along the way, such as the cities of Bath, Oxford and Windsor. Or you can opt for the Simply Stonehenge tour, focusing entirely on the famous prehistoric monument. Take in the knowledge of experienced tour guides, and enjoy convenient coach travel to all destinations.

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London weekend breaks can easily include the picturesque town of Windsor, which is only a short train journey away. Wander around the quaint town shops, take an open-top bus tour, glide along the river on a boat trip, and walk around The Queen's official place of residence, Windsor Castle.

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When booking short city breaks, London provides plenty of reasons to visit. Add a day-long excursion to the charming Roman city of Bath. This day trip from London package includes the Botanical Gardens, the Jane Austen Centre, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, the UK's only natural hot spring.

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Take a day trip from London to Oxford to experience this historical university town. See the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the Sheldonian Theatre and Christ Church College on an open-top bus tour. This one-day trip from London is only an hour away from the capital so you'll have time to get lost among the buildings.

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The Cotswolds

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See idyllic countryside villages, undulating green hills, gorgeous limestone buildings, beautiful gardens and old pubs on what is easily one of the best weekend trips from London. Keep your camera ready on this one-day tour of The Cotswolds; the bustling market towns are great for gentle strolls and relaxed minds.

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Take a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon from London and arrive deep in Shakespeare country. The world's most famous author was born and raised here. Take an open-top bus tour of the town, hop off at Shakespeare's House, and book tickets to see a performance at the Royal Shakespeare's Theatre.

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Leeds Castle

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A proper London trip must always include palaces and castles. Immerse yourself in 500 acres of parkland and 1000 years of history at Leeds Castle, once used by Henry VIII. This day trip from London includes a maze, falconry centre, moat punting, Segway tours and Go Ape treetop activities.

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London day trips away include a variety of options and you can see why they call Kent "the garden of England". You're never too far from green countryside and beautiful flowers in Canterbury. The must-see centrepiece of this medieval city is the historical site of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle is only a couple of hours from London, and it has it all. Scale the towers, descend into the dungeons, stroll through the landscaped gardens, see the world's largest medieval siege machine in operation, wander the stately halls, and enjoy the audio-visual Time Tower experience with characters from 1,100 years of history.

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Take a one-day city break away from London to look around the ancient town of Salisbury. Along the way, see the impressive 800-year old Salisbury Cathedral with its 123m spire. Step inside and find one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta as well as the world's oldest working clock.

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