Go provincial

One of the best things to do when you get to London is… leave London! There are so many absorbing places to visit outside the city which are within easy reach by train or coach, if you have more than a couple of days here it would be a shame not to head out of town. Popular destinations include Windsor, Stonehenge, Cambridge, Oxford, Canterbury, the Cotswolds and Brighton.

If pressed on the matter we’d opt for a day out in Bath – a cinch on the train, awash with history and gorgeous architecture, bags of green space and if you’re feeling adventurous you can take a dip in the rooftop thermal pool at the Thermae Spa – don’t forget your swimming kit!