09.22.2017

5 Day Trips From London

There is life beyond the city’s borders: leave the traffic behind and let yourself be amazed by all the beauty within a stone’s throw

  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London
  • 5 Day Trips From London

A man who is tired of London is tired of life - or maybe he just needs a little day trip out of the city to be reminded of how much beauty, art and amazing natural landscapes southern England has to offer. Here’s a bunch of places we truly love that are just a short drive or train journey from the capital.
 
Osea Island
This private tidal island on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, now a luxurious buen retiro and hip weekend destination, has a very fascinating story. Traditionally a retreat for alcoholics - from the “home for inebriates” it housed in the beginning of the 20th century to the detox clinic which hosted Amy Winehouse one century later – more recently it became home to music recording studios. The available accomodations include period cottages, apartments and two villas. It’s a two-hour car journey from central London.
 
Alfriston, East Sussex
This 800 inhabitant village in Cuckmere Valley is mostly known for its Clergy House, a Medieval timber-framed house with a thatched roof, a pretty cottage garden and orchard, property of the National Trust. Further amenities include three old pubs and a classic 'village green' - a huge lawn scattered with benches where you can sit and contemplate the comforting landscape. It’s 80 about miles from central London, or you can get there by train in about 1hr 15mins.
 
The Henry Moore Foundation
If you’re looking for a unique experience, you might consider enjoying the view of Henry Moore’s giant sculptures by surrounded by a landscape of green rolling hills in Hertfordshire, barely one hour and a half by car from London. The Foundation is housed inside Moore’s studios and family home, with around 15,000 objects on display including sculptures, maquettes, drawings, prints, tapestries and textiles.
 
St.Albans
21 miles north of London, this beautiful cathedral city of Roman foundation is a not-to-be-missed classic day-trip destination. The main attraction include the majestic Cathedral whose architecture blends many different period architectural styles, the Museum displaying beautiful objects from the Roman City of Verulamium, the Roman Theater and the traditional street market dating back to the 9th century. 
 
New Forest
This amazing place is just a two-hour car journey south of London and yet it looks like an entirely different world. Once the hunting ground of William the Conqueror, this ancient woodland offers southern England’s most intact natural scenery, a mosaic of ancient and ornamental woodland with wild ponies roaming freely, open heather-covered heaths, rivers and valley mires, a coastline of mudflats and saltmarshes, pretty historic villages and breathtaking cycling and walking routes.
 
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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