Days Out Of London Ideas

Days out of London can be a great way to see more of the country and to have a break from the hurly burly of city life.

The UK is jammed pack full of great destinations within easy reach of London and with the Euro Tunnel you can even pop over to France for the day if you like.

This page will highlight the pro's and cons of each type of trip and also give you my favorite trips out of London ideas.

A Coach Trip

The Benefits

Ease - Many Coach trips are able to pick you are from your hotel of from a handy central location in London.

Cost - Cheaper than a rail journey

Variety - Often the coach will take you to several different destinations in one day.

The Negatives

Speed - A coach trip can be slow going especially if you hit traffic on the roads.

Space - You are restricted to just your seating area for the duration of the journey.

Destinations - You are restricted by just how far you can travel from London in a day.

Rail Trips


Speed - Journey time is a lot less than by road.

Space - On most trains you will be able to get up and stretch your legs you may even have the ability to go to a buffet car.

Destinations - You are able to travel much further distances in a day.


Cost - Rail journeys are more expensive than coaches.

Less personal service - You won't have someone available to answer questions on the day.

Pick up - You will have to travel to one of the large train stations to begin your journey.

Love London Museums Days Out Ideas

The following day trip packages have been chosen by me for no other reason than because I know and love the destinations. I therefore can honestly say to you that it would be a great day out and well worth the cost.

Coach Day Trips

Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury

Far west of London

  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Entry to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
  • Entry to Roman Baths

Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

West of London

  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Entry to Christ Church
  • Drive through beautiful Cotswolds' villages
  • Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Free walking tour

Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

South west of London in the county of Kent

  • Private visit to Leeds Castle
  • Mead tour
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle
  • See the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
  • River Thames boat ride
  • Free walking tour

Train Day Trips

Beatles and Liverpool

North west of London

  • Reserved train seats
  • Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
  • Entry to the Beatles StoryTime to see Liverpool


North east of London

  • Reserved train seats
  • Entry to Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Open Top Bus Tour of York

Day Trip to Paris

  • Reserved Eurostar seats
  • Open top bus tour
  • Free Metro ticket
  • Time for sightseeing
  • Free map of Paris

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