Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Feeling hemmed in? Luckily day trips from London are allowed again. Under the latest UK lockdown easing roadmap, the ‘stay local’ order has been dropped and travelling on day trips is back on; as are overnight stays in self-contained accommodation (including Airbnbs and campsites). From May 17 we should also be able to stay in hotels, hostles and B&Bs. This means we can hit the coast, hike a forest trail or explore a postcard-perfect village.
Here’s some fuel for your own day(trip)dreams. These are our fifteen 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.
Please note: Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention will be closed at the moment. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines when visiting.
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