Concierge Questions: Staying in London – Where can I Day Trip by Train to?

Concierge Questions: Staying in London – Where can I Day Trip by Train to?

This is a lovely question as it opens up much of overlooked Britain, to those who are staying in London and only want to visit places they can get there and back in a day.

The great answer is almost the whole country is viable.

Check out the ‘Official Train Services Site’ to see how quick you can end up in Edinburgh, York, Cardiff or the Lake District. To give just a few examples.

Here is a brief summary of the some of the suggestions mentioned:


With its rich ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.

For further reading see the official local government site for York

Stunning York

Lake District

England’s largest National Park includes Scafell Pike – its highest mountain, Wastwater – its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.

For further reading see the official local government site for the Lake District

Another amazing place to visit in a day is Edinburgh and we have found this excellent day tour:

Edinburgh in a Day from London by Fast Train

Welcome and Departure

Our Guide will meet and greet you at the ticket office in King’s Cross Station at 6:30am, where you’ll receive an informative welcome pack. Enjoy a scenic rail journey along Britain’s beautiful east coast, arriving in Edinburgh at 11:32am.

Beautiful Edinburgh

Edinburgh – Open-Top Bus Tour

Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline.

Return Journey

After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:30pm, arriving back in London at 10:18pm. (Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time).

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