Top 5 Day Trips from London - Includes BUG Adam Buxton in Brighton Offer!

Top 5 Day Trips from London – Includes BUG Adam Buxton in Brighton Offer!

Sometimes, you just need to get away for a bit of a change – so To Do List has put together a list of 5 Great Day Trips From London…

Without breaking the bank, and without traveling too far, you can get away from the big smoke and have a great day out (whatever the weather) – here are our Top 5 Day Trips From London:

abEscape To Brighton

There’s no better time for it – there’s still time to catch the last week or so of the Brighton Festival (ends May 26th), and the Brighton Fringe runs until June 2nd. Oh, and we’ve got an OFFER for you! Adam Buxton’s BUG: Fatboy Slim Special is on at the Brighton Dome on Monday 20th May, and you can get £10 Tickets when you book online using the Promo Code BUG10. Click Here To Book Your Tickets (submit the promo code at the bottom of the page before selecting your tickets).

thorpe11Go Crazy at Thorpe Park

Catch a train to Staines (sexy) and hop on the shuttle bus to Thorpe Park, for a day of world-class rides and awesome events.

Turner-Contemporary-Marga-007Get Arty in Margate

All Tate Modern-ed out? Head on out to the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. New exhibition ‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing’ runs from May 24th until September 15th, and looks AMAZING! You can see the over-stuffed walrus from the Horniman Museum, alongside works by contemporary artists including Katie PatersonPablo BronsteinTacita Dean and Gerard Byrne, exploring “past and present fascinations such as astronomy, animals, maps and humankind’s obsession with collecting, blurring the boundaries of art, science and fantasy”.

BANANARAMA-2A Day At The Races

Head down to Epsom to fritter a few pennies away on the horses. Now, we know, this doesn’t sound like regular To Do List fare, BUT WAIT: on July 4th you can watch men ride around on animals, and then dance to the inimitable sounds of Bananarama! We kid you not!

a_mad_world_my_masters_rscTheatre, Darlings!

Trek up to Stratford-upon-Avon for a day in the (kind of) North, and take in a show at the home of the RSC. Sure, you can see David Tennant in Richard II, but we recommend A Mad World My Masters (June 6th – October 25th): “London, Soho… 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where ‘virginity is no city trade’, and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.”

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.