Whether you’re looking for a busy day out with a difference or seeking some tranquillity away from the Capital, the Montcalm City Hotel London is the ideal base to make your UK travel dreams a reality. There are lots of fun days out within an hour or two of your room. With everything from the beach to historic castles nearby, there is something for all the family to enjoy.
Read on to discover our suggestions for four brilliant summer daytrips away from London…
The oldest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle is a haven for history buffs! The original structure was built by the Normans to solidify their hold on a strategically important region on the outskirts of London. If exploring the castle and its extended grounds doesn’t quite pique your interest for a full day, then Windsor itself is delightfully British and well worth a visit for the charming pubs and cafes alone.
• You can easily get to Windsor via train from London Paddington. It takes approximately 30 minutes and prices start from £8 return. Admission for a family of five to Windsor Castle costs from £29.50.
The New Forest
The New Forest is a unique area of natural beauty comprised of unenclosed forest and legions of wildlife, extending from southwest Hampshire to east Dorset. William the Conqueror declared this area a royal forest, using it to hunt deer. The area includes a number of small towns and villages. The New Forest is an ideal daytrip for those who fancy packing a picnic and heading off to explore the great outdoors.
• Reach the New Forest from London Waterloo. The journey takes approximately 1hr 30 minutes and costs from £20 return.
An ancient monument in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world and a site of great historical significance. With a newly constructed heritage centre now open on site alongside the famous stone circle, a visit to Stonehenge provides ample to keep visitors of all ages enthralled for a day out!
• Visit Salisbury from London Waterloo. The train takes around 1hr 30 mins and costs from £38 return per person. Tour buses depart from the centre of Salisbury for Stonehenge regularly. Admission to the site costs from £16.50 (kids go free).
The historic city of Oxford is only a stone’s throw away from the capital city, and is a must-see for culture vultures. Whether admiring the local architecture or taking a tour of Oxford University, there’s plenty to do and see and more than enough to fill a day. Delightful local eateries will be more than happy to provide refreshments when you’ve finished exploring...
• The Oxford Tube bus departs Buckingham Palace Road. The journey takes around 1hr 40 mins. Tickets from £18 return.
Situated between areas of high culture and high finance, the Montcalm City Hotel London is ideally placed and puts you within easy reach of lots of great days out further afield. Browse our packages and offers to see our latest London City Hotel deals.