Five of the best London day trips

Although there are so many things to do in London,  you may want to get out of the city on day trip from London. Here are five of the best London day trip suggestions from the Europe a la Carte blogging team.


Sian gives 7 reason to visit Brighton including the pier, the Pavilion and the lively music scene. It takes under an hour to reach Brighton by train from London.

Brighton Beach by roberthunt1987


Andy Hayes enjoyed his visit to Windsor especially the tour of Windsor Castle, one of the homes of the British Queen Elizabeth 11.  He recommends trying the local dessert “Eton Mess” a delicious meringue, strawberry and cream concoction.

Eton Mess by angusf


Bath attracts many “Janeites”, lovers of the novels of Jane Austen, including Kimberly of the Europe a la Carte blogging team who went on the Jane Austen Walking Tour which covered locations mentioned in the author’s books.  Neha explains that the Jane Austen Centre is a mock up of the author’s home in Bath.  There are plenty of other Bath attractions such as the Roman baths and Bath Abbey.

Roman baths in Bath by Nigel Europe


Kimberly’s Oxford Day Trip with kids certainly kept her children amused with visits to Oxford Museum of Natural History, Harry Potter’s Dining Room at Hogwart’s (aka as Christ Church College) and a treasure hunt at Christ Church Abbey.

Harry Potter’s Dining Room at Hogwart’s by Kimberly Sullivan


Although it’s a fair distance from London, you can reach the historic city of York in a couple of hours on the main East Coast railway line. The beauty of York is that once you get off the train most York attractions are within walking distance in the fairly compact city centre.  It’s one of my favourite English cities.

York Minster

I hope that you’ve enjoyed our five of the best London day trips.

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