The 30 Best Day Trips you can take by Train from London

 1.The quaint town of Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex serves as a quiet, coastal retreat less than an hour away from London.

Where to leave from: London Bridge station

Duration of journey: 30 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £14

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2.St Albans’ Traditional Street Market is a peaceful alternative to London’s pop-ups. You can see it stretch through the town centre from the local clock tower.

Where to leave from: Blackfriars station

Duration of journey: 35 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £12.10

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3.Visit the historic Essex fishing village of Leigh-on-Sea, which was recently voted the happiest place to live in the UK by Rightmove. For those who want adventure, nearby Hadleigh Park hosted mountain biking competitions in the 2012 London Olympics, and is open for cycling fans to explore throughout the week.

Where to leave from: Liverpool Street or Fenchurch Street station

Duration of journey: 35 minutes to Leigh-on-Sea (For Hadleigh park, stop at Benfleet station)

Cost of return ticket: From £12

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4. A visit to Windsor Castle, home to the royal family, sheds light on how the royals live.

Where to leave from: Waterloo or Paddington station

Duration of journey: 40 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £10.50

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5. Runnymede Air Forces Memorial in Surrey is a must-see historical landmark.

Where to leave from: Waterloo station

Duration of journey: 40 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £12

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6. Soak up some history in Colchester, the oldest town in England and, until 1066, the capital of the UK.

Where to leave from: Liverpool Street station

Duration of Journey: 45 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £31.80

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7. Mayfields Lavender Farm is a short walk from Banstead station and smells incredible. The farm is running a photo competition this summer, and the cafe stocks everything from lavender ice cream to lavender lemonade.

Where to leave from: Victoria station (via Southern rail to Banstead. From there, Mayfields Lavender farm is a 10 minute bus journey).

Duration of journey: 45 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £11.10

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8. Kent is full of history. Don’t miss Hever Castle while you’re there. Built in 1270, the castle has it’s own water maze — plus, it’s just a 20-minute walk from the train station.

Where to leave from: London Bridge station

Duration of journey: 45 minutes (plus a 20 minute walk from Hever station)

Cost of return ticket: From £20

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9. Spend your day playing golf in Sunningdale, Berkshire. The course is considered one of the best in the world.

Where to leave from: Waterloo station

Duration of journey: 50 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £14.10

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10. The colleges at the University of Cambridge make the best backdrop for a day of punting.

Where to leave from: King’s Cross or Liverpool Street station

Duration of journey: 50 minutes

Cost of return ticket: From £24.20

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