What are the Best Day Trips from London

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Which are the best day trips from London to visit?
    Warner Brother's Studio Tour (i.e. Harry Potter tour) : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Stonehenge : (9 votes)
    15 %
    Avebury : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Oxford : (9 votes)
    15 %
    Windsor : (10 votes)
    16 %
    Glastonbury : (0 votes)
    Stratford-upon-Avon : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Bath : (20 votes)
    33 %
    Other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The only one of these places I’ve been to was Oxford. It was very cool, but we were also visiting a friend who was a student there, and I believe that it was because of her that we were able to get into most of the buildings and the campus, so I’m not sure if would be a very interesting place if you werent with a student.

    Post # 4
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    The Cotswolds!  Put them on your list.  You can take a day bus tour, and the one we went on visited 3 lovely little villages.  That tour was my favorite part of visiting my sister when she lived in London (well, Enfield).

    Post # 5
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve been to all these places (i live near London). Harry Potter is great, but windsor, Oxford and Bath are all lovely places and Stonehenge is so iconic. 

    Post # 6
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Bath!  It’s so lovely, and there is plenty to do and see.  Roman baths, the Jane Austen museum, the Royal Crescent.

    Post # 7
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Christy42213:  My FI went to uni at Exeter and he highly recommends Bath.  He and my stepfather agree that you should skip Stonehenge unless you are a huge fan because it was disappointing for them both (smaller than they expected and right near the road.)  I personally would want to see Windsor Castle for the architecture but my FI swears by Bath over Windsor.

    Post # 8
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I loved Bath!

    Post # 9
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would vote for Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury in one day. Glastonbury is further than 40minutes ( 2hr 44mins according to google maps) This would be a very long day but Avebury and stonehenge are one the way. There isn’t really enough at either of these sites to fill a day on their own.

    I personally found Avebury to be the most impressive. The stone are bigger then you think with an enormous embankment &ditch. I also like the village shop full of crystals.

    If you go to Oxford look into the park and rides or the train. Most of the city centre is pedestrianised and has very little parking and has a crazy one way system. There are quite a few free museums as well as the picturesque buildings. The castle isn’t particularly impressive, the tower of london is more impressive or go to Windsor.

    Best tip I can give you, regardless of where you visit look for a ‘Boots’ (white signs with blue letters). Its a chain of pharmacies/shops. They do really good meal deals. Very good value for sandwich/wrap/salad, chocolate/crisps & a drink. Saves your money for a nice meal in the evening.


    Post # 13
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you do end going to Bath, you can take the train there and get a pretty deeply discounted admision to the spa if you book online in advance. We saved a ton by buying in advance online. 

    I LOVE Oxford. I studied there for 4 months and really fell in love. You can easily take the train from London and then walk to do whatever you want to to. There are lots of adorable great storied pubs too. 

    Post # 15
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I second the votes for Bath. I really loved it because it’s a really beautiful city. It’s what you think of when you think of England, where as London, for the most part (unless you know the good parts) is really a large city like many North American cities. Bath retains a lot of the charm that you might picture when you think of England, as does Oxford. I also love Jane Austin so that was a bonus and the Roman Baths are cool. There are lots of great pubs also.

    Have you thought about renting a car and taking an overnight trip and staying out in the countryside for one night? We’ve done that a few times, there are some really charming areas that are not that far from bath (for example Wiltshire), where whole towns have thatched roof houses and there are local pubs where the whole town will go in the evening really different part of England that is worth experiencing. You could visit Bath and then stay over night in an area outside of Bath. Then the next day visit a few other places before going back to London. We visited Windsor (to see the castle etc.) and Stonehenge the next day and we were back in London for dinner!

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