As glorious as the capital is in the summer – all nine million of us Londoners making a beeline for the nearest beer garden, green space or rooftop bar – the sheer volume of revellers thronging the city can occasionally leave you feeling a bit claustrophobic.
Luckily, the ‘stay local’ order looks likely to be a thing of the past, with day trips and overnight stays in Airbnbs, campsites and hotels now permitted. And that means we can once again hit the coast, hike a forest trail or explore a postcard-perfect village whenever the bustle of the Big Smoke gets a bit much.
Planning a quick getaway soon? Here’s some fuel for your own day(trip)dreams. These are our 17 of our favourite day-tripping spots, complete with cute pubs and ace restaurants – all close enough to London to get there and back in one glorious day.
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