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6 of the best daytrip ideas from London

London, London, London… There’s a reason that there was over nineteen million day-visits to England’s capital in 2019. With so much to eat, see, drink, and do, London has remained a hot spot for tourists for decades now, with no sign of interest fizzling out anytime soon.

If you’re planning to visit for just a day, you might be wondering how on earth you could fit everything you want to do in a mere 12-hours! Don’t stress. There’s still plenty of time to see some of the most spectacular sights and join the millions of people who take advantage of the capital every single year.

Looking for ideas? No problem, we’ve got 6 of the best ones…

Greenwich Park

A day spent in London’s Greenwich Park is a day well spent. The largest single green space in South East London, this former hunting park boasts so much to explore and won’t disappoint. What makes this spot even more desirable is that it’s a suitable for everyone! A fantastic choice of daytrip for solo travellers, families, couples, and friends alike. Expect beautiful greenery, a stunning fountain and, better yet, panoramic views over the river Thames and central London.

Shepherds Bush

Get yourself to West London’s Shepherds Bush for the ultimate daytrip. This lively district offers both locals and tourists a multitude of ways to spend their day, whether you’re into food, drink, shopping, or scenic walks. Because we’re so sure that you’ll fall in love with the area, we recommend you find accommodation near Shepherds Bush


Do iconic landmarks spike your interest? Dedicate your London daytrip to the exciting Westminster area, and absorb intense levels of history and culture that you’ll not find anywhere else. Stop by the Houses of Parliament to say you got close to the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and take stunning photographs of Big Ben that’ll sure make all of your Instagram followers jealous.

Camden Town

You could spend your entire day in Camden Town, and not feel as though even a minute was wasted. Famed for its market, nightlife, and cafes, this North West London district promises to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and interests. This is the daytrip you’ve always dreamed of, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it lasted well into the night.

Tate Modern

If you’re a lover of art and culture, a daytrip to Tate Modern must be on your bucket list! Situated on an 8.48-acre site on the south side of the River Thames, this iconic gallery will keep you busy for hours on end. Even better, entry remains free for everyone, so, you don’t even have to spend a penny to enjoy this attraction!

London Eye

We all know it’s difficult to see and enjoy all of London’s beauty in just one day, so why not see it all in approximately 30-minutes? The London Eye – Europe’s largest ‘ferris’ wheel, offers breath-taking views and attracts 3.75 million visitors annually for a very good reason. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to book that ticket to London!