Fun London excursions and must sees

If you’re looking for some fun London excursions and exciting things to do during your stay in the city, there are plenty of places in and around London you can enjoy.

Take a look at some of our recommendations for must see attractions in and around the city.

Hever Castle 

Hever Castle is an incredibly well preserved castle, dating back to the 13th century. It was Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and hosts regular festivals, jousting tournaments and even has its own water maze.  

St Albans  

St Albans is a lovely place to spend the day. You can wander around its impressive cathedral and marvel at the remains of Verulanium, an old Roman town. 


One of the 8 wonders of the world, if you’re keen to get away from the city and like a bit of a drive, Stonehenge is a must. Get close to our Neolithic ancestors and uncover a fascinating part of UK history. 


RHS Wisley Gardens 

Wisley Gardens is a stunning site full of horticultural splendour. They regularly host events too, so make sure you check to see what’s on when you plan your visit. 


Winchester is a gorgeous city to visit. It has a stunning cathedral, 17th century Morley Library, Norman crypt, working city corn mill and the famous round table inside the castle’s great hall which some link to the legend of King Arthur.  

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Place is a magnificent English stately home that you can enjoy. It is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

blenheim palace

Box Hill   

Enjoy the countryside and take in a short walk or an 8 mile hike through the stunning scenery at Box Hill. It’s a National Trust estate, and parking is free.  

Warner Bros Studio Tour 

Are there any Harry Potter fans reading this post? If so, you won’t want to miss out on a trip to The Warner Bros Studio Tour. Explore the wonders of the wizarding world, see original costumes, amazing props, and some of the sets that brought the magical world to the big screen. 

Chislehurst Caves

Chiselhurst caves are a really exciting day out. You’ll walk through a labyrinth of manmade tunnels thirty meters below the surface. You’ll get a lamp-lit guided tour of the caves created between 13th and 19th centuries for flint and lime-burning chalk.  

Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford Upon Avon 

What could be better than taking a trip to visit the birthplace of one of Britain’s most famous playwrights? See Shakespeare’s family home and school, take a trip to the theatre, and enjoy your time in the historic market town of Stratford Upon Avon.  

Bookham Common

These stunning ancient commons have been in use for hundreds of years. Bookham Commons are recorded in the Doomsday Book and the land is covered with grassland, calming ponds and oak woods. 

Chiltern Hills AONB

The Chiltern Hills are an area of outstanding national beauty that stretches from the River Thames in Oxfordshire all the way to Hitchin in Hertfordshire. You get some incredible views full of streams, grassland and woodland, and you’re likely to spot some of the red kites that call the area home.  

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There are, of course, so many more places to go and visit in and around London. These are just a few of our suggestions for fun London excursions and activities! Let us know if you enjoy your trip by sending us a message on Facebook or Twitter

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