There are loads of great options for day-trips from London, but why would you ever leave? After all, you could easily live to the age of 140 and still not get close to doing absolutely everything there is to do in the city. Well, it does get a bit noisy. Hot, too – especially during the summer. And then there’s the tourists – bloody hell, the tourists – and the fact that everything costs twice as much as it does anywhere else.
Basically, city life can get a bit suffocating, which is why every Londoner ought to get the hell out every once in a while, if only just for a fleeting weekend break or even just a day-trip. Handily, London is well located for a variety of different excursions, ranging from blissful beach chill-outs to culturally rich history tours, days out with kids to walks and tours for adults and everything in-between. Here’s our guide to making the most of those precious out-of-town hours.
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Gagging for a weekend somewhere that’s not London? Try one of these quirksome options