Looking for family day trips from London? Take a break from the Big Smoke and have fun-filled day out instead. Explore a new city, take a trip to the seaside, or head out on a rural ramble. Our pick of day trips are guaranteed to keep the entire family happy, says Emine Saner.
What to do
Easily accessible from London, Brighton is the quintessential beach escape. It may have been heavily gentrified but there are still enough reminders of the classic British seaside – think penny slot machines and a tempting vinegary whiff of fish and chips in the sea air – for a nostalgia fix. Head to the top of the British Airways i360 tower, the world’s tallest moving observation deck, for a seagull’s-eye view of the city and surrounding coastline. If you'd rather stay at sea level, take Volk's Electric Railway, a Victorian train which runs along the seafront.
Brighton may have been heavily gentrified but there are still reminders of the classic British seaside – think penny slot machines and a tempting vinegary whiff of fish and chips in the sea air.
If you decide to stay the night
Right on the seafront, the Hilton Brighton Metropole has modern amenities and Victorian charm.
How to get there
You can reach Brighton by train from London in around an hour.