Day Trips From London by Car, Train & Tour

From beach towns to historic cities and quaint villages, this guide contains all the best options for day trips from London.  


York is a beautiful walled city that was founded nearly 2000 years ago by the Romans. With medieval streets, gothic buildings, and ancient ruins, it has a tangible sense of history.


Cambridge is a university city set along the River Cam. It’s associated with prestigious schools, world-class museums, and ancient architecture.


Oxford is another one of England’s famous university cities steeped in history. But seeing as it has a large college population, it also has a youthful vibe.


This market town is highly associated with the Royals and provides a nice break from the busyness of London.

St. Albans

It’s primarily known for its tie to the Romans, who inhabited the area starting in the 1st century BCE.


Canterbury Cathedral is one of England’s most famous churches. It was built between 1070 and 1077, with additions being added throughout the years.


Rye Castle, built in the 13th or 14th century, is one of the top things to do in this charming sleepy town.


The town enjoys a scenic location along the English Channel. It also marks the closest point to continental Europe.

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