Day trips from London, whether you are a frequent visitor to London looking for something new to do, or you are staying in the Capital for a while, a day trip to discover one of our other amazing cities is a must. We have picked five of our favourite city destinations that are within easy reach of The Westbridge Hotel, perfect for a day out during your stay!
A day trip to this historic university town, steeped in history, and set in a delightful location. The architecture here is simply stunning, a gothic chapel, the 16th century Great Gate, and a building founded by Henry VIII are just a handful of the delights you can expect. The city was built around the gorgeous River Cam and is surrounded by glorious countryside. If you like art, head to Kettle Yard!
Distance from The Westbridge Hotel: 50 miles.
Takes 1 hour by car or 1.5 hours by train.
A sensational seaside destination that stays true to its Royal heritage. There is Victorian architecture aplenty here, a Royal Palace, winding lanes and a bustling city perfect for shopping, wining and dining all within a short walk of a sun-kissed beachfront! If you enjoy shopping in independent stores, make sure you hit The Lanes and North Laine. Brighton Pavilion is not to be missed, and it’d be plain rude not to take a stroll along the pier!
Distance from The Westbridge Hotel: 73 miles.
Takes 1.5 hours by car and the same by train.
This historical port city has undergone some amazing regeneration. The new Gunwharf Quays retail outlet is a premium shopping space packed with designer shops and eateries. Just a short walk away you’ll find The Spinnaker Tower, an attraction that will give the best views across the Solent. If you are looking for an A-List experience, book a table at Spitbank Fort, a luxury spa retreat and eatery in what was once a naval fort! Alternatively, charter a yacht and have some fun out on the open sea.
Distance from The Westbridge Hotel: 107 miles.
Takes 2 hours by car or 2.5 hours by train.
This city near the east coast is the most complete medieval city in the UK, and the only city set in a national park. It is well known for thriving contemporary art, literature and music scene, and is also rated as one of the top shopping destinations in the UK. A day trip here should include a visit to Norwich Cathedral, Elm Hill a cobbled street that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, and The Royal Arcade a Victorian indoor shopping arcade which is home to the famous Coleman’s mustard shop.
Distance from The Westbridge Hotel: 111 miles.
Takes 2 hours by car and the same by train.
A network of canals run through the bustling city of Birmingham, a city made up of contemporary building design alongside 18th-century architecture. During your day trip head to the Jewellery Quarter, an area of the city that dates back over 250 years and is home to more than 400 jewellery businesses! The Black Country Museum is also well worth a visit, billed as one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK. If dining is on your agenda, you’ll be spoilt for choice, especially along the canals where trendy bars and cafes create an upbeat ambience.
Distance from The Westbridge Hotel: 135 miles.
Takes 2.5 hours by car and the same by train.