16 January 2018 by Myrooms
This article originally appeared on myrooms.co.uk, a leading London flatshare agency.
It’s exciting and fascinating to spend an extended stay in London, but even residents who adore the city love a quick getaway from time to time. The bonus of living in this great town is that there are tons of excellent highlights that don’t require you to spend a fortune on flights and lodging. Plan your adventure to one of these awesome day trips from London, and don’t forget to pack your camera.
Stonehenge: Mystery shrouds this rock landmark, one of the most famous in England. Is it a circle that offers a glimpse at an ancient civilization, a type of calendar used by primitive tribes, or just a group of rocks someone set up as a prank? Stonehenge is a real treat for history lovers and conspiracy theorists alike.
Canterbury: The cathedral at Canterbury’s city center is the highlight, with its soaring Gothic ceilings, colorful stained glass windows, and intricate carved statues. Keep a lookout for the sword sculpture dedicated to Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket – who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. History buffs could spend hours strolling the grounds, then take a walk through narrow streets of the old city.
The Cotswolds: For outdoorsy types, The Cotswolds are a must-see. The quaint villages look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale, and the beautiful rolling hills offer a picturesque glimpse into Merry Olde England. Some highlights are the charming towns of Upper and Lower Slaughter
Stratford-Upon-Avon: Of course we wouldn’t forget you, literature buffs – especially when The Bard himself hails from just outside of London. Make Stratford-Upon-Avon a day trip to see the birthplace and home of William Shakespeare, open to visitors. You’ll learn more about his life and can even see his works on stage at one of world’s most famous theaters: The Royal Shakespeare Theater.
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Perhaps the best part of living in London is the central location that allows you to explore the surrounding region – which is just a quick day trip away. At Myrooms, we specialize in helping travelers find and book long term accommodations throughout the London area. Please contact a travel specialist with questions or visit our website to review current listings.