Travelling from place to place in Europe is a breeze via public transport or car and England is no exception. Here are a couple of my favourite England day trips, which you can easily visit from London.
This gorgeous university town, which is just over an hour train ride from London truly lived up to my expectations. Complete with beautiful sandstone architecture, bike lined streets and gorgeous coloured shops. The kind of place you need to get lost in via aimlessly strolling or bike riding through the backstreets. You might even catch some students leaving their exam building in complete ceremonial dress – seriously!
No trip to Oxford is complete without a visit to the incredible Natural History Museum, which has to be seen to be believed. David Attenborough is a pretty big fan too so enough said really.
Travel time from London: Approximately 2 hours.
Next on your must visit list is Kenilworth, which is about an hour and a half via train and bus from London. I must admit that I was not previously aware of Kenilworth Castle but exploring the ruins one quiet, sunny afternoon is one of my favourite travel experiences to date. The wealth of history throughout England is incredible and these castle ruins from the time of Elizabeth I are a testament to that.
I recommend exploring the ruins and lovely Elizabethan Garden in the mid afternoon. Make sure to follow it up with drinks and a great pub meal across the road at the Queen and Castle.
Travel time from London: Approximately 90 minutes.
If you opt to travel by public transport the earlier you book tickets the cheaper they will be. The difference can be quite significant depending on the day you are travelling so I recommend pre-planning.
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