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Day Trips from London: Exploring the Surrounding Countryside

Updated: Mar 21

The Qoolize team will be in London for GCCM. Discover the surrounding countryside if you also want to visit the city.


GCCM-London - 🗓️ 5 - 6 March 2024. 📍London- Intercontinental Hotel.



There are moments when the frantic pace of London makes you long for the peace of the English countryside. Fortunately, beautiful landscapes, historic castles, and charming towns are all easily accessible with a quick train ride, making them the ideal getaway from the constant motion of the city. Let's look at five enjoyable day trips you can take from London.

There are moments when the frantic pace of London makes you long for the peace of the English countryside. Fortunately, beautiful landscapes, historic castles, and charming towns are all easily accessible with a quick train ride, making them the ideal getaway from the constant motion of the city. Let's look at five enjoyable day trips you can take from London.



Oxford is only an hour's train ride away, and its renowned university and gorgeous architecture await. Explore the stunning Botanic Garden, stroll through the historic Bodleian Library, and take in the academic atmosphere of this charming city.

Oxford: An Academic Journey


Oxford is only an hour's train ride away, and its renowned university and gorgeous architecture await. Explore the stunning Botanic Garden, stroll through the historic Bodleian Library, and take in the academic atmosphere of this charming city.


The distance is roughly 97 kilometers from London.

Travel Time: By train, one hour


Standouts:

Wander through the venerable Bodleian Library, one of the oldest in Europe, and take in the striking architecture and extensive manuscript collection. Discover the serene Botanic Garden, a hidden gem that provides a peaceful escape from the busy city.



Windsor: Majesty and Royalty

Windsor, a town rich in regal history, is only a 30-minute train ride away. Explore Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and biggest inhabited castle, and meander through the quaint streets brimming with antique stores and dining establishments.

Windsor, a town rich in regal history, is only a 30-minute train ride away. Explore Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and biggest inhabited castle, and meander through the quaint streets brimming with antique stores and dining establishments.


The approximate distance from London is 35 km.

Train travel takes thirty minutes.


Standouts:

Experience the magnificence and historical significance of Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, by paying a visit. Explore the stunning St. George's Chapel, which serves as the final resting place for several monarchs.



Savor the peace of Cambridge, which is only an hour away and is well-known for its top-notch university and punting on the River Cam. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Botanic Garden and King's College Chapel's architecture while relaxing on a lazy afternoon.

Cambridge - Riding the River Cam in Punting


Savor the peace of Cambridge, which is only an hour away and is well-known for its top-notch university and punting on the River Cam. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Botanic Garden and King's College Chapel's architecture while relaxing on a lazy afternoon.


The distance is roughly 97 kilometers from London.

Travel Time: By train, one hour


Standouts:

Admire the magnificent Gothic-style architecture of King's College Chapel. Take a leisurely punt in Cambridge's scenic beauty along the charming River Cam.



Canterbury: A Medieval City

Visit Canterbury, about an hour and a half from London, to step back. Take a stroll down the quaint streets that inspired Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and immerse yourself in the history of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Canterbury, about an hour and a half from London, to step back. Take a stroll down the quaint streets that inspired Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and immerse yourself in the history of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The distance is roughly 97 kilometers from London.

Train travel takes 1.5 hours.


Standouts: Discover Canterbury Cathedral and its stunning architecture and immerse yourself in the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the medieval streets that inspired Chaucer's stories to get a glimpse of medieval living.



Take a two-hour train ride to the Cotswolds for a distinctly English experience. Rolling hills and picture-perfect villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury combine to create a scene fit for a postcard. Savor the charm of these timeless landscapes with a stroll.

Cotswolds: Rolling Hills and Timeless Villages


Take a two-hour train ride to the Cotswolds for a distinctly English experience. Rolling hills and picture-perfect villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury combine to create a scene fit for a postcard. Savor the charm of these timeless landscapes with a stroll.


The approximate distance from London is 144 km.

Journey Time: Two Hours via Train


Standouts:

Discover Bourton-on-the-Water, dubbed the "Venice of the Cotswolds," a hamlet renowned for its quaint stone homes and picturesque bridges. Take a tour of this picture-perfect village, home to the famous Arlington Row—one of England's most frequently photographed streets.



The Qoolize team will be in London for GCCM. Discover the surrounding countryside if you also want to visit the city.


GCCM-London - 🗓️ 5 - 6 March 2024. 📍London- Intercontinental Hotel.






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