Top 5: Day Trips for your bank holiday

Any plans for the long weekend? A day trip could be just the ticket. We’ve rounded up the Top 5 destinations for a day out, all within 2.5 hours drive from London.

Any plans for the long weekend? If a staycation is not on the cards just yet, a day trip could be just the ticket. With many people looking for at least this mini escape for the upcoming bank holiday, we’ve rounded up the Top 5 destinations for a day out. All within approximately 2.5 hours drive from London and all complete with reservable parking spaces to make your day completely stress-free.

  1. Brighton & Hove

Love to be beside the seaside? Who doesn’t! Aside from ocean views along the promenade and - recently - the impressive British Airways i360, you won’t be struggling to find things to see and do. Whether it’s a touch of sightseeing, retail therapy along the Lanes, the adrenaline (and sugar) rush on Brighton Pier or simply a great meal in one of the many brilliant pubs and eateries across Brighton & Hove, you’re in for a fabulous day out. Make the most of it, cut the hassle and book a parking space in advance now: Book now

  1. Canterbury

Canterbury: famously the location of many a tale and brimming with fantastic sights. Over 1,400 years of history and as many as 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - among them the impressive Canterbury Cathedral - are waiting to be discovered. Walk the picturesque streets of the city or - if you’re keen to mix it up - go just beyond the city for some outdoor adventure on the coast or in the vast surrounding countryside. Whatever you fancy, with reservable parking you can take all the time you need and find a space to suit your plans: Book now.

  1. Cambridge

A city of students and of an abundance of things to do. You can easily explore its quaint streets by foot or by bike. Or you can get an even better view of its famous bridges on a punting tour, an age old tradition that’s enormously fun at the same time. Weather permitting you can also opt for a relaxed picnic on the green or - in case it does rain - opt for a lunch at the famous Eagle Inn, Cambridge’s second oldest pub. Being a popular choice for daytrippers, Cambridge’s parking gets snatched up quickly, so make sure you book in advance to grab a dedicated space close to the centre. Book now.

  1. Oxford

An equally famous university city, Oxford is no less stunning and exciting than its sister town. Also referred to as the City of Spires, there is an abundance of museums, colleges and other historic buildings to marvel at on a day out. If all the walking, cycling or - again - punting has made you hungry and thirsty, there are plenty of options for food and drink. While sadly closed the Eagle & Child Pub, once a regular hangout of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis has sadly closed, you won’t be short on options. Make sure you can fully enjoy your day instead of circling the streets for a space and book parking in advance. Book now.


  1. Stratford-upon-Avon

Birthplace and home of Shakespeare, you’ll find plenty of sights linked to the famous playwright. Stroll around the town, stop for a snack or a proper meal on the way and enjoy all the historic places. Or use Stratford as a base to explore a bit further, it is, after all, located right on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds complete with chocolate box villages. Savour every minute of your day and don’t waste a second searching for parking: book a space in advance and relax. Book now.

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