London is one of the best locations to start your exploration of the surrounding area. If you are planning on visiting London for a short holiday, you may want to consider adding on a short weekend getaway with one of the following inexpensive deals that will add great memories.

Stonehenge Tours

Imagine travelling from London to this prehistoric monument for an entire weekend of exploration and reflection! Take the time to walk in the path of our Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge, an incredible British destination with over 4,500 years of history. SUrround yourself in the mystery of this incredible rock formation and learn the various theories that surround it. Whether it was built as a burial ground or religious site, there is no denying that it is a massive feat of engineering.

Windsor

The area of Windsor is full of opportunity whether it is an incredible bus or boat ride, strolling through the quaint shops, or enjoying the beautiful view of the Queen’s official residence.

The castle is full of history and is an incredible site to take in as it sits atop the hill looking down at the Thames. The castle dates back to Norman times and comes complete with lush gardens and a turreted Round Tower, we can easily see why the Queen loves to spend her time here.

Bath

For an ultimate day trip, you may want to consider the Roman city of Bath. A day trip from London will include the opportunity to visit the Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, the Botanical Gardens as well as the Jane Austen Centre.

This is Britain’s only hot spring destination, one that was built by the Roman empire and still houses natural hot water. The ruins are well over thousands of years in age, however, they have been expertly preserved and truly deserve a day-long excursion.

Oxford

A day trip to Oxford is going to allow you to enjoy this gorgeous university city, which is only a short hour from the capital. There is a wide variety of destinations to enjoy including Christ Church College, Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre or simply enjoy an open-top bus ride.

Paris

Paris is an ideal day trip destination regardless of whether you were to enjoy a cafe or shopping or take the time to explore the Eiffel Tower. Take the day and enjoy all of the most romantic sights Paris has to offer with a return trip on the Eurostar included.

Afternoon Tea at the Lake District

A tour through the Lake District is going to allow you to venture through amazing villages and country roads. From there, you will move on to Lake Windermere, where you can enjoy the beauty of England’s largest lake before you move to the village of Hawkshead. The final destination is cream tea at the family home of Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe. The complete tour lasts 13 hours and 25 minutes, offering great memories and photograph moments.

The Cotswolds

Take a weekend and enjoy old pubs, limestone buildings, rolling green hills, lush gardens, and idyllic villages on one of the most relaxing weekend trips from London. It is recommended to hire a private minibus and as you make your way from one bustling market town to the next, make sure you have your camera ready for the next incredible shot.

Stratford-upon-Avon

A day trip from London to Stratford-upon-Avon is going to take you into the town where the world’s most famous author was born and raised. You can explore the town via open-top bus, getting off for a tour of Shakespeare’s home.

Leeds Castle

One day may not be enough to explore the 1,000 years of history at Leeds Castle and 500 acres of park area. However, the day trip from London will include destination stops at the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury, while a boat ride on the Thames will take you from Greenwich to Embankment Pier.

Canterbury

A day trip from London to Canterbury is an incredible way to treat yourself. You will fall in love with this medieval city and the historic Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury is a beautiful medieval city that is a must see for any history buff as it being the home to a succession of 104 Archbishops and the centre of English Christianity. Explore the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s murder that took place at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Spend some time to truly understand the history behind some of the world’s most breathtaking medieval architecture. The stained glass windows of the cathedral are sure to inspire and amaze, especially considering the fact that they have survived from the 12th and early 13th centuries.