Everyone who has visited the country’s capital will know that although it is an amazing place to visit, it can be overwhelmingly busy sometimes, especially if you’re not a frequent city visitor. When you’ve exhausted all of the incredible sights and attractions there are to see and experience, why not hop on a train and stay on till the very end of the line? There are so many wonderous and interesting areas to explore on the outskirts of the big city! Here are a few of our favourites.
- Warner Bros Studio
If you love the Harry Potter franchise or are a big fan of cinematography in general, then this one is for you. Simply hop on the train from Euston to Watford Junction and away you go! At around 20 minutes for the journey time, you’ll be immersed in all things magical and wizardary in no time. There are two soundstages to explore which are a permanently preserved exhibition space. You’ll get to wander through Dumbledore’s Office and past the front of No.4 Privet Drive, every Harry Potter fans dream come true. With tickets costing around £47 for an adult and £38 for children between 5 and 15, it’s the perfect family day out.
- Knebworth House
For the art and history fans, Knebworth House is a must visit. If you’re local, it’s easy to hop on one of the trains from Finsbury Park to Stevenage. If you’re coming from the capital or further afield, although you may have to catch a couple of services, Knebworth House is worth a visit! No matter if you’re looking to book an event ticket for one of the many special days they hold during the year, or simply a general admissions ticket, there is plenty to do. The house, park and gardens ticket includes access to all of these, including the adventure playground, dinosaur trail, watchman’s tour and current exhibitions!
- The Surrey Hills
For all the nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts out there, the Surrey Hills are a sight to behold. Hop on the train at Victoria and get off at Box Hill & Westhumble to explore the 163 square miles of peaks, pastures, grassy slopes and incredible views. Protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1958, the hills count for roughly a quarter of Surrey itself! Whether you’re heading there for a day out with the family or for a romantic stroll, why not take some sandwiches and take in some of the most incredible views the South of England has to offer.
No matter where you head next on your adventures around the extremities of the capital, stay on till the end of the line and see what wonders await you.