Whether your passions lie in art and architecture or country walks and nature, find the best spots in the UK for an unforgettable couple’s weekend away.
Best for art and history buffs: Oxford
Discover a treasure trove of world-class art, history and culture, with a romantic weekend break in Oxford.
See the impressive universities that have inspired many famous figures and film plots, visit a few of Oxford’s incredible museums, go punting down the river Thames or enjoy a picnic or afternoon tea for two, before strolling hand in hand through the cobbled streets of this romantic city steeped in history.
Where is it and how can I get there? Approximately one hour from London. Take a direct train from London Paddington to Oxford.
What are the best tours to Oxford? Discover Oxford as part of a day trip, with the best Oxford tours from London.
Best for wellness and architecture lovers: Bath
Head to the elegant UNESCO-listed city of Bath for an enchanting couple’s weekend away featuring gorgeous architecture, pampering and cultural gems.
Wander the cobbled streets and marvel at some of the UK’s most beautiful Georgian architecture, including the sweeping Royal Crescent. Explore Bath's independent shops, cafes and restaurants, before rounding off your romantic break with a dip in the natural thermal hot springs at the Thermae Bath Spa, a modern-day equivalent of the ancient Roman Baths.
Where is it and how can I get there? Approximately one and a half hours from London. Take a direct train from London Paddington to Bath Spa.
What are the best tours to Bath? Discover Bath as part of a day trip, with the best Bath tours from London.
Best for countryside charm: Stratford-upon-Avon
What could be more romantic than exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare with your other half? Pack your bags and travel to the charming medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon for a memorable weekend break.
Wander quaint cobbled streets lined with period houses, independent shops and ancient pubs. Visit fascinating museums and learn about the life and work of the world’s most famous playwright. Then watch the sunset as you stroll along the river Avon.
Where is it and how can I get there? Approximately two and a half hours from London. Journey by train and bus to Leamington Spa or Stratford-upon-Avon (with usually one stop en route).
What are the best tours to Stratford-upon-Avon? Discover Stratford as part of a day trip, with the best Stratford-upon-Avon tours from London.
Bests for rural scenery: the Cotswolds
Surprise your special someone with a lovely weekend escape to the picture-postcard villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds.
Explore quintessentially English towns and villages brimming with quaint cottages, winding country lanes, ancient pubs, bustling markets and beautifully preserved medieval churches on this romantic getaway.
Where is it and how can I get there? Approximately two and a half hours from London. Take a direct coach from London Victoria.
What are the best tours to the Cotswolds? Discover the Cotswolds as part of a day trip, with the best Cotswolds tours from London.
Bests for all-round fun: Kent
Can’t decide between coastal towns or countryside villages? Historic sites or sandy shores? Pack it all in, with a long couple’s weekend away in Kent!
Marvel at the incredible architecture of world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, visit the historic medieval fortresses of Leeds Castle and Dover Castle, taste delicious oysters by the sea in Whitstable, enjoy old-school arcades before going for a dip in Margate and be swept away by the magnificent views of the English Channel at the White Cliffs of Dover.
Where is it and how can I get there? Approximately two hours from London. Various train and coach services can take you from central London to different destinations in Kent. Check online for the best itinerary.
What are the best tours to Kent? Discover Kent as part of a day trip, with the Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich tour from London.
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