Taking a day away from the busy city is like a relief for every tourist. You want to explore the United Kingdom at your own pace. Then the day trip is just right for you. Pick out any of our 5 top rated day trips away from London and enjoy yourself in the best way possible. This article explores these 5 day trips away from London and what you stand to see and gain as a tourist.


If you are a fan of Harry porter and you want to see how the special effects were made, then this is a chance for you. Warner Bros Studio in London is famous for Harry Porter movie and it sits 20 miles northwest of London city. The movie makers have created a walking tour of the whole studio with actual iconic sets and props used in the real movie. It will take you 15 to 20 minutes to get here from London.

Other attractions there include:

  • Explore Dumbledore’s office
  • The Great Hall
  • The Hogwarts Express
  • Meet Warwick Davis!
  • Learn Wand Moves 
  • Try Butterbeer
  • Fly a Broomstick!

Brighton city in 2016 added a new attraction to their purse of attractions, the British Airways i360 which is 500 ft above the seafront. The houses built by George IV when he was Prince Regent, The Royal Pavilion and several other great sites to behold. Brighton is a great day trip away from the city of London, especially if you want to use the beach. Brighton is about an hour from London Bridge or the Victoria Station.

See other attractions like:

Veteran Car Run

·         Bluebell Railway

·         Brighton Toy and Model Museum

·         Brighton Festival

·         Regency Houses

·         British Airways i360

·         The Lanes and North Laine

·        Palace Pier


The 11th century Oxford University is a prestigious jewel in all of English speaking world as it is the oldest university in the English speaking world. There are wonderful pubs and great shopping in the city of Oxford as well. Several football clubs including Oxford United Fc and other clubs are also part of the city. Walking the stress of Oxford means walking in the steps of Kings, presidents, Prime Ministers and even Nobel Prize Winners. The graduates of the Oxford University have made tremendous achievements in human history. The 1963 reopened Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology has just been reopened also and you will not want to miss out. Oxford is around 1 hr 45 minutes away from London.

You can also enjoy the sights of:

·         Christ Church College

·         Magdalen College

·         Radcliffe Square

·         Ashmolean Museum

·         Oxford Castle

·         Abingdon-on-Thames

·        Oxford City Center


Under an hour, you will be in the village of Bicester from London. This is the home of cheap fashion in all of the United Kingdom. You will find all the big brand names in Bicester village for cheap, in fact cheaper than what you will find in Bond Street or Fifth Avenue

Other attractions in this village include:


The Leeds Castles will satisfy everyone in the family. The interior of the Castle will amaze you. If you are a wine lover, you will see a collection of different old and new wines in the wine cellar. If you are a lover of horror, then the Castle also has something for you. It has a particularly devilish maze with an exit through a scary grotto. There is also a dog collar museum, several restaurants and playgrounds. A Lord once described the castle as the loveliest castle in the world. The castle is 44 miles away from central London.

Don’t miss out on:

Wake field and the National Coal Mining Museum

·         Abbey House and Museum

·         Temple Newsam House

·         Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

·         Harewood House

·         Leeds Corn Exchange

·         St John the Evangelist’s Church

·         The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Final Verdict: London city has its perks and fun but then, a day trip out of London will make you admire, explore and enjoy your trip to the United Kingdom the more. You can lick on Best day trips from London for more information.