Daytrips by train from London

Old Nov 5th, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Daytrips by train from London

I am staying with a friend in London who lives near the Tower Hill tube station. I would like to take one or two day trips via train outside of London. Any suggestions of what would be a good day trip and what website to use for booking the tickets in advance.

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Old Nov 5th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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We did a day trip to Hampton Court Palace.It was a fun day trip. I am sure there are loads of others as well that others can recommend.
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Old Nov 5th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Here's a few. What are your interest?


Bath

Birmingham

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Canterbury

Cardiff

Cotswolds (Moreton-in-Marsh)

Dover

Ely

Hastings

Kings Lynn

Manchester

Norwich

Nottingham

Oxford

Portsmouth

Rye

Salisbury

Southampton

Stratford

Warwick

Winchester

Windsor

York

Look here for departure stations, # of trains/hour, length of journey, prices, etc. Use the generic "London" for in the "From" box - as some of these can be reeached from multiple London train stations.

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
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Old Nov 5th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Four that I have done that are not on Bardo's list are Peterborough, Rochester, St. Alban's and Kenilworth/Coventry.
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There is a good book called "Daytrips London" by author Earl Steinbicker that offers 55 daytrips, in, and around London and Southern England from London. It tells you which transportation to take, gives you a walking itinerary once you are at your destination, etc. It gives very clear and concise directions regarding public transportation. I liked it because it gives a little history of each destination and this helped me choose which place to visit based on my interests. I'm using it again for my New Year's trip to London this year.

It included many if not all of the destinations listed by the previous posters.

You could probably check it out from your local library to get some ideas for your day trips.
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Old Nov 5th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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It's technically still in London but you might enjoy Greenwich as a day trip. The cute town, famous observatory, maritime museum, etc. it's very enjoyable. You can take tube to Bank station and then Dockland Light Rail directly to Greenwich.
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Come to Wales......another country.
1.5hrs by train, head to Cardiff.

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Paris, Lille or Brussels are definitely in other countries and are day tripable from London
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