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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.

Coventry’s Transport Museums – Midland Air Museum
Coventry’s Transport Museums – Midland Air Museum

Coventry’s Transport Museums – Midland Air Museum

Should you be next to Coventry Airport, or visiting the Electric Railway Museum, why not take a closer look at the aircraft tails that can be seen peeking over the hedges?

Aug
15
2017
A day trip to – Windsor Castle
A day trip to – Windsor Castle

A day trip to – Windsor Castle

When you live near something touristy, it's often something we don't visit, because it's always there. Such was the case when I lived in Windsor, which has a bloody massive tourist trap in the centre of town.

Jun
18
2017
A look around the private Frogmore House Garden
A look around the private Frogmore House Garden

A look around the private Frogmore House Garden

A sealed off mansion house surrounded by opulant gardens and only open a few days a year to the public, this is the Frogmore House and Garden.

Jun
09
2017
Just two weeks left to ride the Bubble railway line
Just two weeks left to ride the Bubble railway line

Just two weeks left to ride the Bubble railway line

A ride in a cute little bubble car railway train through the rolling fields of English countryside just outside London. What could be better? Well you have just two weeks to do it.

May
02
2017
Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Experts had long thought the mighty stone foundations of the Clifton Suspension Bridge were as solid as the bedrock they stood upon. The experts were wrong.

Oct
29
2016
The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes
The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes

The last days of Banbury’s railway signal boxes

In a few weeks time, one of the best of its grade of railway signal boxes will be torn down, but before that, there is a chance to go inside and have a look.

Aug
29
2016
Ian Visits Broughton Castle
Ian Visits Broughton Castle

Ian Visits Broughton Castle

Roughly a 2.5 mile walk from Banbury town centre can be found an Elizabethan manor house which has been owned by the same family for around 650 years.

Aug
29
2016
Tickets Alert: Visit a Victorian Gaol
Tickets Alert: Visit a Victorian Gaol

Tickets Alert: Visit a Victorian Gaol

It's outside London, but close enough, and there is a chance to go inside a Victorian era jail, and come out again.

Aug
26
2016
A day in the countryside and a private steam train
A day in the countryside and a private steam train

A day in the countryside and a private steam train

Most boys want a model railway, but if you are a very rich boy with a large garden, then why not build a real steam railway of your own. The invite a few thousand people and assorted steam vehicles to churn up your back lawn?

May
21
2016
Photos from the tunnels under Reigate
Photos from the tunnels under Reigate

Photos from the tunnels under Reigate

Nearly 1000 years ago, a Norman baron dug a tunnel under his castle to improve his security, and for the next 800 years, the local residents did much the same thing under their back gardens, for their prosperity.

May
15
2016
Suggestions for things to do outside London in May
Suggestions for things to do outside London in May

Suggestions for things to do outside London in May

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
19
2016
A long walk to Kent’s private Tudor mansion
A long walk to Kent’s private Tudor mansion

A long walk to Kent’s private Tudor mansion

Sitting in the middle of the Kent countryside sits a huge Tudor mansion, and for just a few hours, and on a few days, it's open to the public to go inside.

Mar
22
2016
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral
Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral

Day trips from London – Rochester Castle & Cathedral

A mere 35 minutes from central London can be found a large, if ruined castle, and next to it a vibrant, if modest sized Cathedral. This is Rochester, and a very historic town.

Mar
21
2016
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
19
2016

Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

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

Apr
18
2015
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
27
2014
Pay a visit to the Museum of Teapots
Pay a visit to the Museum of Teapots

Pay a visit to the Museum of Teapots

A small village in the middle of the Kent countryside sports a few pubs, a windswept train station, a canal -- and a most unusual museum.

Nov
04
2014
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island
An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

An unexpected tractor tour around Foulness Island

When visiting an island controlled by the military with very strict instructions to stick to one named road, a tour of the island by tractor is not the sort of thing you should expect.

Aug
06
2014
Timetable for a bus route to an abandoned village
Timetable for a bus route to an abandoned village

Timetable for a bus route to an abandoned village

The timetable for this year's Imber Bus route has been released, should you fancy taking a trip through the middle of an MoD firing range to an abandoned village during next month's Bank Holiday Monday?

Jul
20
2014

Open weekend at the UK’s largest Particle Accelerator

A brief note that the UK's largest particle accelerator is having a couple of open days next month.

May
09
2014
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
18
2013
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.

Nov
19
2013
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.

Oct
23
2013
A look around the new Library of Birmingham
A look around the new Library of Birmingham

A look around the new Library of Birmingham

Birmingham has two very large public spaces, separated by the brutalist architecture of the public library. One with the town hall and next to the market and main shopping areas, and on the other side of the library, sits a more artistic quarter with theatres.

Oct
06
2013