Oxford is that you can set off from the train station on foot, and everything – from the most famous colleges, to historic pubs, to the many free museums – are within walking distance.
An area of outstanding natural beauty AONB, the natural beauty is enhanced by the honey-coloured natural stone that many of the houses are built from.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a worthwhile visit at any time of year, but I particularly recommend visiting around Shakespeare’s birthday, which is April 23rd. The week of his birthday sees a huge festival of celebrations.
There are few things more quintessentially English than a day trip to the seaside. Brighton is vegan foodie heaven… full disclosure: the main reason I go there is to eat!
From its importance in maritime history, to Banksy – Bristol is a vibrant city that is so much more than a student town. Spilling with culture, it’s a fiercely diverse and dynamic city, full of life and energy.
he Beatles’ hometown is a little bit further away from London than some of these other places, but still doable as a day trip and absolutely worthwhile.
Windsor Castle also makes a lovely day trip from London by train. The actual home of Her Majesty the Queen (she doesn’t actually live in London, she lives here!)