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3 Fantastic Day Trip Ideas in London

One of the most visited destinations across the world, London has pretty much everything going on. From beaches to shopping, historic buildings to tranquil gardens, the list of attractions in this city is endless. If you are only visiting for a short time then you will want to make the most of your trip and ensure that you get to see the best that London has to offer. We have collated three of the best day trips for you to go on, so that you get to do as much in this fabulous city as you can. Why not book bus hire London for these day trip ideas, to save you the time and hassle of using public transport or the expenses of traveling by taxis?


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The London Harbour

You simply can’t visit United Kingdom without a trip down to the famous London Harbour. Take in the views of the stunning bridge by boat, or even book to go on the Bridge Climb to enjoy the whole city from a completely unique vantage point. Whilst you are there, the London Opera House is a short walk away, so you can see two of the greatest structures in the world at the same time. Once you have seen these iconic buildings up close, head to one of the harbour-side bars to enjoy the amazing views whilst relaxing with a drink. Or you can head to parts of the harbour that offer watersports such as kayaking.





Manly Beach

There are several fantastic beach areas around the harbour and it is hard to choose just one if you are limited on time. Both Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are highly popular with tourists but there are also some more tranquil coves dotted around the harbour for you to explore. For a great day out, Manly Beach has loads to offer. Head out on the ferry from the port near the Opera House to enjoy great views of the harbour and get off at Manly Beach to explore the area. A very popular location with surfers, there are often events like the World Surfing Open taking place along the beach to keep you entertained. You can also take out paddle-boats or canoes, or even hire a bike out to see as much of Manly as you can. There is a lovely coastal walk that will take you to some great viewing points and numerous restaurants and cafes to enjoy the views from.

day trip ideas London Harbour Manly Beach Blue Mountains


day trip ideas London Harbour Manly Beach Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

On the outskirts of London lie the magnificent Blue Mountains and this is a hugely popular tourist destination. Take a cable car up the mountains to take in the views from the sky or take the train along the steep railway line. The area is a great place for hikers or people who just love to see the world’s finest landscapes. There are absolutely loads of things to do in the area from exploring caves, mountain biking, rock climbing and much, much more. You can also visit the highest botanic garden in United Kingdom in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is situated on Mount Tomah, a mere 1000m above sea level! For dining with a view, pick from one of the many excellent fine dining options with panoramic views of the mountains. If you are looking for easy, hassle-free transport to any of these amazing day trips, then find out more about low cost coach hire in London. The Blue Mountains are 1.5 hours drive from London Harbour but are definitely not to be missed. Travel in comfort with the friendly and reliable team who will happily take you to the best day trips around London.

There is so much to do in London. Not only do we reccomend day trips but there are plenty of tourist attractions to see. Check out our '5 Great Tourist Attractions in London'.  If you want to mix business with pleasure, London also is home to some state of the art conference centres. Have a look at our '4 Great Conference Centres in London'.  If you are thinking of hosting your next conference here, we also reccomend you stay in our favourite corporate hotels. For some inspiration, why not check out '5 Best Corporate Hotels in London'.  If you are looking for some down time, why not check out Londons finest greens and have a round of golf. Here are our '5 Best Golf Courses in London'.


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