London is the most popular destination and an incredible place to visit. If you live in London or planning to visit in near future. After exploring London’s amazing nightlife, vast culture and fine dining, you can also plan some amazing short weekend trips from London.
There is a lot to explore beyond London. If you are interested in exploring historical places and beautiful small towns. So we are recommending you some of the amazing weekend trips from London that are easily accessible also you can easily plan due to short Train, car or Flight journey. Also, remember don’t forget to take an umbrella with you because you can expect rain almost every day.
1. Trip to Windsor Castle
Plan a morning trip to the oldest and largest castle in the world. Windsor Castle is close to London’s busiest Heathrow Airport. It’s quite easy to get there, if you are planning to explore by your own, so you can easily travel through public transport. There are two train services available from London to Windsor. One departs from London Waterloo and other is from London Paddington. There are also several tour buses available that take you on a day trip from London.
But if you want to learn about the 900-years old history and want some to spend and enjoy beautiful interior of the castle so we recommend to go by your own, because tour buses will give you just highlights of the Castle with other attractions. Also you can learn about the Royal family during visit an official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
2. Make a journey to Stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of the ancient wonders of the world. Located around 145Kms from west of the central London, it was built in many stages more than 5000 years ago. There are several tours to Stonehenge available from London. If you want to go by yourself so you have to get train to Salisbury and then HOHO bus to Stonehenge.
If you want to easy, cheap and quicker way, so book a tour from any tour operator from London. There is also special Access tours available that will take you inside the ropes so you can walk among these ancient 40-Tons stones.
3. Explore the Cotswolds
If you want to experience the classic English side, that we heard in stories and watched in movies. So head towards west from London to Cotswolds. Here you will explore beautiful villages, small towns and mesmerizing landscapes. Cotswolds is for those who wants a relaxing weekend trip away from city life. For stay you can book traditional Cotswolds cottages, and spend your weekend walking around in the beautiful gardens, honey-colored buildings, ride a bike or have a food and drinks in 17-Century styled restaurants and Bars.
4. White Cliffs of Dover
If you want to spend your weekend in natural site and want to experience breathtaking views. So plan a trip to White Cliffs of Dover. Here you will find unique variety of flora and fauna. Roam around and find the spot to see the white chalks and clear water of English coastline.
5. Explore Cambridge
If you don’t want to travel too far. Cambridge is one of the amazing weekend trips from London. It’s easy to get there in an hour through car or train. Here you can explore and learn about the history of the city and its famous university. Cambridge offers both luxury and cheap hotels so you can easily find one according to your budget.
6. Explore Oxford
Oxford city is an amazing weekend gateway. Just one hour away from London by train or 30 minutes by car. This city is well-known for its rich culture and old and famous Oxford University. Here you will find great places to eat and drink, this city offers many historical places to explore like its famous Oxford University, Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Port Meadow and the University Parks.
7. Trip to the Isle Wight
If you want to take a break from hustle and bustle of city life. So plan an unforgettable weekend trip to the Isle of Wight the largest island in England. This island is perfect for family and friends, here you can explore beautiful cliffs, discover the countryside and walk around in lovely villages this island offers something for everyone.
8. Wander around Bath
Historical city Bath in England is a perfect getaway for families and friends. Bath city is also perfect for those couples who are looking for a romantic trip with their loved ones to spend a relaxing and amazing time in a historical city. Bath is around 1.5 hours away from London so it’s easy to get there by train.
This city is famous for its Roman bath, every year millions of tourists visit Bath city. For a lesser crowd we recommend you visit during Christmas time to easily explore its top attraction and its famous Bath, also you can do shopping in its popular Christmas market to buy locally made crafts and gifts for your family and friends. After seeing top attractions and shopping take a break and enjoy coffee and tea in any cozy cafes and restaurants in local charm and atmosphere.
If you are history lover and planning to go on weekend trip from London to learn and explore the historical sites of England. So head towards Canterbury city, where you will see beautiful ancient walls, cobbled streets and also UNESCO World Heritage Site Canterbury Cathedral which was founded in 597 A.D. Cathedral is the Headquarters of the Church of England.
If you want to deeply and exclusively explore Canterbury, Cathedral. We recommend you to stay in Canterbury, Cathedral Lodges. These lodges are comfortable with amazing garden view also you will have direct access to the areas of Cathedral.
You can plan next weekend trip which is not too far from London to another capital city Edinburgh, Scotland. Just one hour flight or through train journey which will take around 5-hours, but if you want to cover the maximum top attraction of this amazing capital city we recommend you to travel by-Air.
Choose city center hotels to explore many attractions on foot such as majestic Edinburgh Castle. In Edinburgh, you will experience amazing historic sites and Georgian neighborhoods also for food and shopping head to Princes Street. If you have time and there is an event like Royal Edinburgh Military Tatto, Edinburgh Fringe festival so must attend these kinds of events and conclude your weekend trip.
Most of the tourist who visit London don’t know that there are many European countries that are not too far from London and easily plan to visit for couple of days. For example berlin. Flight takes 1.5-hours from London to Berlin, and you also you will find perfect and affordable hotels in city center. From Berlin city center most of the top attractions are really close, just a walk away like Berlin wall, Museum Island area and Brandenburg gate.
If you are planning to visit London in the near future whether for work or vacation. You can consider above weekend trips from London to explore other parts of England and also many other European countries that are just 2 hours flight away.