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Sightseeing

London day trips to make the most of your holidays

London in itself is among the most remarkable cities of the world. Every year millions of tourists throng to this capital city for spending some memorable days. Its historic buildings, magnificent shopping centres, thrilling activities, and pulsating nightlife make London an effervescent destination for tourists. The beauty of London is aggravated by its peripheral districts and towns which are equally fabulous.

Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford, and Stratford-on-Avon are some illustrious destinations that could be covered in a day’s trip form London. These places take about a couple of hours by train and are also connected well by roads. Your London visit remains incomplete without spending few worthwhile hours in these locations.

Bath

The Majestic buildings in Bath Endowed with hot springs Bath is a unique experience for all visitors. Majestic buildings with impressive architecture, historic locales, and outstanding shopping centres make Bath a fabled city. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes by train from Paddington Station in London to reach here. Buses at regular intervals are also available form Victoria Station to Bath. Roman Baths and famous Pump Room are iconic attractions of this place. The best way to explore Bath is on foot. The wonderful countryside was used as backdrop for ‘Vanity Fair’ the movie. Jane Austen made this place her home for some time and you could still see her house. Her ‘Persuasion’ was based on Bath city.Find hotels at Bath

Brighton

A sea beach in Brighton Brighton, one hour’s train journey from Victoria Station in London, is a seaside town offering ample sunshine and tempting sea. Though the beach is mainly stony there are some safe spots for a quick dip. A leisurely stroll along the shore is also refreshing. Royal Pavilion is a fascinating place to spend some time. Find hotels at Brighton

Cambridge

Cambridge college buildings This renowned place of learning is about an hour’s journey from London. This city stands out with its imperious college buildings, art galleries and attractive museums. The quiet and quaint streets around the colleges and historic market area land a relaxing ambience. The best way to explore this place is to befriend a college student and take him as your guide. A drama presentation at the Arts Theater or a live musical programme at Corn Exchange fulfils your Cambridge visit. Find hotels at Cambridge

Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral Capital of Kent, this historic Cathedral city is about 55 miles south east of London. The best way to reach Canterbury is by road which takes about an hour. This place is famous for Canterbury Cathedral, the chief church of Anglican Christians and also Archbishop of Canterbury’s seat. This World Heritage site was established in 597 AD on the remnants of St. Augustine’s Abbey. Find hotels at Canterbury

Oxford

Oxford University Museum Oxford has been a learning centre of England since 12th century. Apart from the appeal of the academic centres, Oxford is resplendent with museums, botanical garden, and theatres.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History is an exceptional place of interest for scholars and tourists alike. Oxford could be reached by train from Paddington Square or by bus. Find hotels at Oxford

Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon A visit to London without a trip to Stratford-on-Avon is unthinkable. The birthplace of William Shakespeare is also renowned for its Holy Trinity Church. Here both Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were buried. Apart form Shakespeare this town is famed by its Teddy Bear Museum which has a collection of hundreds of teddies from all corners of the globe. Stratford-on-Avon is reachable by train from Marylebone in a little beyond two hours. Find hotels at Stratford-on-Avon

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