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Day trips from London - Archive Articles

Ideas and suggestions for day trips outside of London across the rest of the UK.

Thousands of doors to open to the public in September

This is the Heritage Open Days, a fortnight of open days that's essentially the same thing as Open House London, but (largely) happens outside London.

Jun
12
2019
What’s on OUTSIDE of London in June 2019
What’s on OUTSIDE of London in June 2019

What’s on OUTSIDE of London in June 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

May
19
2019
St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury
St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury

St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury

A tiny village contains an exceptionally old, and magnificent church. This is St John the Baptist Church in Aldbury, near Tring.

May
13
2019

Day trips from London – Natural History Museum, Tring

While many people will be familiar with the mighty Natural History Museum in central London, fewer will know that it has a sister museum just half an hour by train outside London.

May
08
2019
Cold war bunker open days announced
Cold war bunker open days announced

Cold war bunker open days announced

If you fancy a nice summer's day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.

May
02
2019
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle
Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle

Day trips from London – Berkhamsted Castle

The small commuter town of Berkhamsted sits on one of the most important sites in English history - the location of the formal surrender of the English to William the Conqueror. And yet, most people haven't heard of it.

May
02
2019
Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument
Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument

Day trips from London – The Bridgewater Monument

In the middle of woods can be found a tall stone column, built to honour the man who built the UK's first industrial canals -- Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.

May
01
2019
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
24
2019
Things to do outside London in May 2019
Things to do outside London in May 2019

Things to do outside London in May 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

Apr
20
2019
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle
Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

For just a few weeks of each year, it’s possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

Apr
12
2019
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden
Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, and its impressive gardens, which are only open to the public on a few days of each year.

Apr
10
2019

A steam train of lights to delight in the dark

Imagine a steam train covered in thousands of fairy lights chugging through a forest at night -- and that's the Train of Lights.

Apr
05
2019

Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Last year I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there's a chance to do it again.

Apr
05
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College
Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

The rarified airs of Eton College are opening their doors to the mere ordinary folk this summer for a series of tours.

Apr
04
2019
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they're having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
03
2019
Foulness Museum reopens this weekend
Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

One of the most difficult and inconvenient museums in England reopens this weekend, and it's totally worth a visit.

Apr
01
2019
Suggestions for things to do outside London in April 2019
Suggestions for things to do outside London in April 2019

Suggestions for things to do outside London in April 2019

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

Mar
20
2019
A Duo of churches in Dursley
A Duo of churches in Dursley

A Duo of churches in Dursley

A small but pretty market town on the Cotswold Way, Dursley is blessed with quite a lot of old buildings to see, notably two very different churches.

Oct
23
2018
The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath
The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath

The concrete church of St Richard’s, Haywards Heath

From the outside, this looks like a mock-barn style church building, rather ordinary frankly, but take a look inside for some concrete wow factor.

Aug
28
2018
The buses that run through a military firing range to Imber
The buses that run through a military firing range to Imber

The buses that run through a military firing range to Imber

Just outside the Salisbury Plain a TfL bus sign shows a curious route, the 23A, that runs once a year, and is the only bus route allowed through the military firing ranges.

Aug
20
2018
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle
Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle

Day trips from London – Avebury Stone circle

There's a part of England's green and pleasant land that's rich in ancient stone works, and at one place, you can find a pub inside a giant stone circle.

Jul
16
2018
A thatched roof for a megalithic stone
A thatched roof for a megalithic stone

A thatched roof for a megalithic stone

Had I just seen a rather posh looking bus shelter with a pile of rubbish in the middle, or something actually interesting? We were near Avebury, in the land of random lumps of stone, so it was plausible, but then again, to considerable embarrassment, it could be nothing.

Jul
10
2018
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse
The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse

The ancient tradition of cleaning the Uffington Horse

For thousands of years, people have come to Uffington to clean a prehistoric white horse carved into the landscape. And this weekend, the ancient tradition was performed once again.

Jul
08
2018
Open Day at the Army’s training Academy at Sandhurst
Open Day at the Army’s training Academy at Sandhurst

Open Day at the Army’s training Academy at Sandhurst

Not in London, but close enough to peek your interest at least, and looks interesting in several areas… the Army’s Officer training academy in Sandhurt is having an open day next month – and conveniently on a Sunday.

May
30
2018