The British Royal Family has certainly been the centre of attention in the press for the past few months, ever since Harry and Meghan announced their fairytale engagement. This led to excited brits all over the UK celebrating and enjoying the sunny days, with one popular activity being day trips just outside London!
Get ready to discover the best locations just a short trip away from the big smoke.
This castle has been the location of choice for numerous royal weddings over the years, including the latest wedding between Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex. This is the largest occupied castle in the world so it is definitely worth a visit. Make it a day trip by seeing the castle in the morning and taking a trip to Stonehenge in the afternoon to catch the sunset. Marvellous!
Yes, Brighton is famous for its artsy atmosphere but it is also the location of the famous Royal Pavilion. Take the train to Brighton – about a one-hour trip – and wander around the Brighton Pavilion, which was built at the start of the 19th century at the request of George IV. Admire the Anglo-Indian architecture, then go for some fish and chips and a beer at the sea front. You can even turn your day trip into a weekend by visiting the medieval city of Lewes the next day!
Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew
Located in the South West of London, Kew Gardens is a true botanical wonderland. The Victorian greenhouses make you feel as though you are inside a tropical forest or in the middle of a desert and are filled with every plant you can imagine. Spend the day here and admire over 30,000 different species of plants, while enjoying the fresh air and the beautiful architecture. Want to see some fauna after a flora-filled day? Head to Richmond park, which has a large population of deer and was created by Charles I in the 17th century.
Hampton Court Palace
This truly impressive palace with its large surrounding garden – which even includes a maze – is over five hundred years old and was at the centre of political life in England until the 19th century. Explore the exquisite apartments boasting Tudor architecture and decor and take the opportunity to learn more about the history of this beautiful place.
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