A One Day Trip from London – Several Suggestions

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: June 29th, 2015

When you live in London for years, every once in a while you need a change of scenery – just for the sake of it. Often however your schedule is so busy that you cannot afford spending time out of the city that is more than a day. And when you do have the time – you are so exhausted that you’d rather lie around at home instead of planning a long trip. Sounds familiar? There are two solutions to your problems.

The first one is truly radical. Forget about London. Change your life inside out, get a house in some small town in the country, hire a man and van company that provides man and van services outside the metropolitan area and move to your dream place.

Unfortunately, few people can afford doing such a thing. What is more, you can love your current way of life perfectly well, just to need a little rest every once in a while. Instead of making long vacations far away from the city, you can just organize a one-day trip to some of the place described below. All of them are truly worth it visiting, while at the same time they remain at a close distance to London.

  • Bexhill-on-SeaYou can get to Bexhill-on-Sea via the Southeastern train from London Bridge. It is just a 30 minute ride. You can have a lunch at a bistro overlooking the Channel, drop by Bexhill Museum, and have a pint of beer at the historical The Royal Sovereign pub, and then head back home.
  • St Albans is a great place to visit, especially when the famous St Albans Traditional Street Market is open. There are some stunning views that the area around the old monastery can offer.
  • Of course, we cannot miss to mention Windsor. The home of one of the most famous Royal Palaces, Windsor is a beautiful small town, located at a half-an-hour-by-train distance from Paddington. In addition to the castle, Savill Gardens are another place that you should make sure to see at any cost. Also, drop by for a beer at the Duchess of Cambridge – the best pub in Windsor.
  • While we are still on the topic of castles, Hever Castle is another great place to visit. Anne Boleyn’s childhood home is located here and is opened to visitors. Hever Lake on the premises of the castle grounds is another really nice place to drop by while here.
  • You can get to Colchester for an hour with the Greater Anglia train from Liverpool station. Colchester is the oldest recorded town in British history and it is an absolute must to miss as little as possible from the architecture. You can even book a guided tour in order to make sure that you have not passed by something important and really interesting by accident. After you are finished, you are likely to be exhausted, so just go to The Fat Cat on Butt Road (yes, that’s the name of the pub) for a pint.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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