Ask ten people to name their favourite day trip in London and you'll get at least a thousand answers. Brimming with character, creativity and history, this is a town that never runs out of things to see and do. It's a big ask, but here at Weekend Notes we're asking it – what exactly is the best day trip in London?
Here's some ideas to get you started.
If the weather's with you, or you're the hardy type who heads outside regardless of the weather, there are myriad wide, open parks to visit. Take your pick from Hyde Park, Hampstead, Green Park, Regent Park, just to name a few. There's more information, including how to get there here.
And Kew Gardens is one of my favourite spots when I'm keen to see some flowers.
For me, one of the most amazing things about London is the top-notch museums and art galleries. And, even more amazing, they're free. Say what you like about London, but that's what I call a truly civilised society.
Or you could get out of town and visit Cambridge. It's less than an hour by train from Kings Cross and a great change of scenery. Once you've had your fill of historic university colleges, you can always chill with a walk by the Cam and watch the river boats go by.
Traveling along Regents Canal by barge from Camden Lock to Maida Vale/ Paddington Basin and return.Take your own picnic and a bottle of something 12% and you'll see London from a completely different viewpoint!