London is great place to live and to visit. It practically has everything anyone could ever need. There are many Top tips for your first trip to London, but if you want to get out of the city for a day or two, consider these nearby cities for an authentic English experience.
Bath: Any fan of Jane Austen knows a bit about the city of Bath from her novels. To continue your love of Ms. Austen, there is a museum in the house that she used to vacation in while visiting Bath. Also, this is the city with the first Roman baths and the Pump Room is a must see. However, Bath is more to offer than just Jane Austen and the Roman baths, they contains some of the best and unique shopping around and some great dining experiences.
Brighton: Although Brighton does not have an airport, it is only a 35 minute train journey from Gatwick and it has trains that run from London every 20 minutes. Being in the south of the UK, Brighton offers a beautiful view of the beach. Although it can be stony, deck chairs are available for an enjoyable day at the beach. The Brighton pier is one of the most famous in all of the United Kingdom. Fairground rides and food vendors are stretched out on a 534 meters long pier into the sea.
Bristol: Filled with great museums, pretty waterfront, and sweet boutiques, Bristol has a lot to offer. The M Shed is great place to get an authentic Bristol feel for the community. There are also several great” Bansky” artworks throughout Bristol, if you are lucky enough to spot them.
Cambridge: The rival of Oxford University and one of the most famous universities in the world, Cambridge is a lovely little town. Cambridge is a bit smaller than Oxford, but still packed with loads of history, unique shops, and pubs. The chapel at King’s College has incredible fan vaulted ceilings and are truly a must see.
Canterbury: Home of one of England’s most famous cathedrals, Canterbury is rich in history. The cathedral has beautiful Disneyfield stained glass windows and an amazing sword sculpture dedicated to Thomas Becket. He was an archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. Besides the cathedral, the city has some great shopping locations, pretty parks, and great markets.
The Cotswolds: Known for its idyllic landscapes and storybook villages, Cotswolds is one of the loveliest places in the United Kingdom. This city exhibits the very vision of “Ye Old England” with its rolling hills, spring lambs, and skinny roads filled with thatched roof cottages.
Oxford: Home of one of the world’s most famous universities, Oxford is a city billowing with academia. The city is filled with beautiful architecture and the college itself is filled with history in every cobbled corner. Oxford also has some great museums like the Ashmolean and loads of literary wisdom. Some of the most famous authors attended or taught at Oxford and wrote there literary masterpiece here. To name a few: Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” here, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien frequently discussed their manuscripts of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Lord of the Rings” right in Oxford.
St. Albans: An easy day trip from London, St. Albans is full of Roman history. The city includes Roman ruins including a giant section of Roman wall and a Roman theatre. There is also a historic cathedral and popular markets that can make for a great day out.
Stonehenge: Possibly one of England’s most famous landmarks, Stonehenge will either fascinate you or maybe bore you. Some people may see a Neolithic circle that offers insights into ancient ways of life and some may just see a pile of rocks. No matter how you feel about it, it is certainly worth the trip to say you have seen it.
Stratford-upon-Avon: The birthplace of William Shakespeare, this city is still well known for its links to The Bard. Tourists can visit Shakespeare’s home as well as catch a show at some of the most famous theatres in the country. For every literary lover, it is a must visit to learn about the life of the world’s greatest playwrights.
Do not forget to book a luxury Accommodation near Brewery Road London City for anyone of these great day trips out of the Capital.