5 of the Best Places to Visit Near London
Although London itself comes with many great adventures, it’s always nice to get out of the city when you can. And taking a day trip or weekend break to one of the surrounding locations doesn’t have to cost you the earth. Get to grips with the stunning scenery that the UK has to offer with help from REESON Education! Some of the places we’ve listed below can easily be accessed by public transport, too. So, even if you don’t have your very own car, you’ll still be able to take in the Great British sights.
Recognised for being one of the most breathtaking cities in the UK, Oxford is somewhere that needs to be ticked off your bucket list. There’s an assortment of unrivalled attractions that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’d prefer a flash shopping trip or a more relaxing walk around a nature reserve, this is a perfect place for you to come visit.
From participating in a guided tour of Oxford Castle to taking in the sights from an open-top bus, this marvellous part of the UK is full of distinct charm and character. And that’s why more than 10 million people travel to Oxford every year.
No matter when you’re looking to travel, Cambridge is a perfect place to visit all year-round. Though mainly famous for its world-renowned university, this fantastic city has so much more to offer. And as it’s only a 45-minute train journey from London itself, why not make this one of the first destinations you visit?
Exceptionally impressive, the history, culture and architecture speaks volumes. Take your time to wander through the streets before grabbing yourself a bite to eat or a refreshing drink in one of the many popular bars or restaurants. You’re sure to find an exciting way to pass the day when you come here.
Discover the many wonderful sites that this picturesque historic city has to offer. The Roman Baths are mainly what bring so many people here, but there’s a lot more to see and do while you’re there. Visit one of the local parks or explore the city itself to see the stunning architecture.
Looking for something a little different? If you’re a bit of an adventurer at heart, then look to keep yourself occupied by trying a hot air balloon flight or ramble through Cheddar Gorge.
If the beach is more your kind of place, then Brighton is sure to appeal to you. Just a 50-minute train journey from London Victoria Station, this is probably one of the most recognised seaside towns in southern England. Famous for its pier and multicoloured beach boxes, it’s the perfect place for you to come and escape from your London teaching job.
As a popular coastal town for tourists, there’s plenty of shops, bars and cafes – many of which are independent and incredibly quirky (our tip is to check out “The Lanes”) – to keep you occupied during the day. Alternatively, you can take some much-needed time for yourself and rent one of the many comfortable deckchairs on the sand and watch the world pass you by.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The UK is renowned for its striking landscapes and outstanding scenery. An AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is designed to enhance the landscape while providing you with a place where you can explore and enjoy the countryside.
With more than 40 different Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it’s no wonder they make popular places to visit. We’ve listed just some of those that are easily accessible from London. They include:
· Surrey Hills
· High Weald
· Kent Downs
· Chiltern Hills
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