Day trips from London - Archive Articles

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

Things to do outside London during July
Things to do outside London during July

Things to do outside London during July

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.

Jun
20
2013
Suggestions for things to do outside London in April
Suggestions for things to do outside London in April

Suggestions for things to do outside London in April

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
27
2013
Things to do outside London during February
Things to do outside London during February

Things to do outside London during February

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.

Jan
21
2013
Things to do outside London during January
Things to do outside London during January

Things to do outside London during January

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.

Dec
21
2012
Things to do outside London during December
Things to do outside London during December

Things to do outside London during December

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. Not much happening next month – everyone seems busy with

Nov
19
2012
Suggestions for things to do outside London during November
Suggestions for things to do outside London during November

Suggestions for things to do outside London during November

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. Bridgwater Carnival 3rd Nov A huge procession of illuminated carnival

Oct
27
2012
Six things to see in Guildford
Six things to see in Guildford

Six things to see in Guildford

A mere thirty minutes or so out of Waterloo lies the ancient town of Guildford, which owes its early heritage to the wool trade and its convenient location, and today rather more to its proximity to London. As an old

Sep
15
2012
Suggestions for things to do outside London during September
Suggestions for things to do outside London during September

Suggestions for things to do outside London during September

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. The Braemar Gathering 1st Sept Commonly known as the Highland

Aug
23
2012
Suggestions for things to do outside London during August
Suggestions for things to do outside London during August

Suggestions for things to do outside London during August

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. Possibly more timely than usual if you want to escape

Jul
27
2012
Suggestions for things to do outside London during July
Suggestions for things to do outside London during July

Suggestions for things to do outside London during July

My now 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.   Oxenhope Straw Race 1st July The Oxenhope Straw

Jun
26
2012
St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering
St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

St Nicholas Church in Great Wakering

Although I was rudely thwarted in my attempt to visit the Foulness Heritage Centre yesterday (and the church next to it), I was slightly compensated by a look around another its sister church which was on my route between Shoeburyness

May
07
2012
A small museum inside a military firing range
A small museum inside a military firing range

A small museum inside a military firing range

Lurking on the easternmost edge of the River Thames sits Foulness Island, a low lying marshy farmland that is also almost entirely controlled by the Ministry of Defence for weapons testing.

May
06
2012
A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris
A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

What would it be like to take two cycle hire bikes from London to Paris and return in a single day?

Aug
21
2011

That “Other” Open House Weekend

What is commonly called London Open House Weekend is officially called Open House London, and is organised by what was called Open House but is now called Open City.

Aug
09
2010
Visiting a huge tunnel network under Rochester
Visiting a huge tunnel network under Rochester

Visiting a huge tunnel network under Rochester

Rochester is famous for many things – but most visibly for the modest-sized castle in its town centre. Less visible, but of considerable fame to the subterranean community is the huge network of tunnels that runs almost from the castle

Aug
01
2010
Visiting an Underground Cold War Bunker
Visiting an Underground Cold War Bunker

Visiting an Underground Cold War Bunker

Dotted around the country are 25 sub-surface bunkers that were designed to monitor the fallout from a possible nuclear attack and today I wandered down to Maidstone to visit the bunker that “controlled” the South-East of England, including a bit

Apr
24
2010