Road trips invoke sentiments otherwise safely tucked in the corners of our adventurous hearts. The titillating sensation and anxiety are totally worth hitting the road. Irrespective of where the car’s wheel turns, you’re bound to experience something unexplored – something majestic.
Ranging from an hour to a few, a sundry of destinations maintains the essence of the English lands. In London hotel bookings are best finalized with a road trip in the itinerary. Rest assured the country lanes are decked with quaint views. Note the following destinations, as they’re not to be missed whence travelling from London:
The difference between London and Brighton is that the latter is called ‘London by the Sea’. Just over 50 miles, the drive begins on the A23 road taking you into Surrey over the North Downs. Soon you reach the sprawling countryside of Western Sussex which finally opens to the South Downs that lead to the destination at hand. This road trip is mostly about the 2-hour drive apart from the ice-cream you shouldn’t miss enjoying with your family at seafront by Marroccos. Finally, head to the North Laine for shopping at the Royal Pavilion.
Stonehenge reaches the pinnacle of mystery and heritage in Britain. Over a million people visit the site yearly which classifies it as a perfect day trip destination. Just about 90 miles from central London, the drive takes anywhere between 2-3 hours depending on how you to plan to travel. While you may choose to drive, guided bus tours frequent the monumental sight regularly. Stay at The LaLiT London and have a hearty breakfast at the best restaurants in London before you leave for this historic destination.
The pastoral grandeur of Cotswold is marked by solitude that the place offers. The immaculate stone-clad edifices and the mesmerising lakes around the Cotswold Hills along with market towns full of local produce render it unique. As travellers ascribe, the villages that lead up to this amazing place in central England are all more beautiful than the last. You might even venture to take in the country air for longer than a day if you have time on your hands.
Qualifying as one of the ancient cities, York is a little more than a day trip. The stunning destination is home to Jorvik Viking Centre – Norse heritage. You can let the historian in you let loose and explore the magnificence of York Minister or the medieval walls of the city that was once the capital. That’s not all though – the National Railway Museum that features the Mallard and the only bullet train outside of Japan is one to visit. It takes just about 4 hours on the A1 from London to reach York.
The sea-side towns towards the east from London are one of the best options for a road-trip. When the Sun is out, the town is best to indulge in oyster restaurants of Whitstable. Irrespective of how old you are, don’t miss the excitement of the rides at the Dreamland seaside amusement park.