With more and more countries abroad being placed on the no travel list due to the pandemic, we need to look closer to home to enjoy a bit of travel. When was the last time you visited the capital? There is plenty to explore and loads to see in London. You can easily distance yourself from others too and find your own little place to enjoy. One of the ways to do this is with London day trips.
Many of us don’t want to head into indoor public places. Some venues are still closed or are only allowing limited visitors in. With that in mind most of the London Day trips we’re going to list here are all based around outdoor locations. The first of these is maybe the most famous. Buckingham Palace. Whilst it can get busy with tourists taking selfies in front of the gates, it’s still a great sight to see. You don’t have to get up close and personal with it either, you can view it from a distance from The Mall.
Other Sights To See
Whilst you’ll need to wear a mask on public transport like the tube and London buses, you can enjoy plenty of sightseeing around the city too. Landmarks to enjoy, especially if you’ve never seen them before, or are taking the kids to the capital for the first time, include Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower Of London. Remember though that London is a big place and you’d be best finding some locations near one another to enjoy during your limited time in the city.
Enjoy The Gardens
If one thing London has plenty of is gardens. You might not think about it because it’s a huge city! Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Kensington Gardens. These are just a few and there are plenty of other outdoor spaces to enjoy. Battersea Park is right next to the River Thames so plenty of wonderful views to witness too. This is a great way to be able to avoid the crowds.
Do Some Shopping
Whilst we mentioned that most of the ideas for London Day trips will be based outside, lots of us want to do a bit of shopping, especially in the run up to Christmas. Shops are open and there are bargains to be had. Simply remember your mask and keep your distance. There’s perhaps no more well known shopping zone than Oxford Street. You can also find plenty of quirky shops and independent retailers on the likes of Brick Lane. Take a look at this Visit London page for lots of London indies.
London At Christmas
If you’re a big fan of Love Actually, being in London for Christmas might be right up your street. The lights, the singing, the festivities. Whilst some of these might be a little different this year there will still be the excitement. Even if you’re not intending to buy much for Christmas, wrapping up in your big coat, grabbing a hot chocolate and walking through the London lights is a great idea. It could even be a Christmas present between you and a friend. Experiences not things!