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4 Day Trips for London Drivers

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driving in londonWe all have those stressful weeks where we just want to climb in the car and go on an adventure. Here are some great places to visit by car in and around London for the adventurous driver.

Epping Forest

Epping Forest is a great place to visit and it’s only a 45-minute drive from central London. Here, you really can escape the rat race of blaring horns and angry drivers and instead relax in the beautiful surroundings on offer. Pack up a picnic or take part in one of the many scenic walks that will transport you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are around 100 lakes dotted around the area, perfect for fishing or just dipping your toes into. Not too far away is the main focal point of Queen Elizabeth hunting lodge. The building is over 400 years old and is really worth a visit.

Hatfield House

The stunning Hatfield House is over 500 years old and only about an hour’s drive from central London. Due to the size of the house and the grounds, it’s best to set aside a full day to really explore this majestic area. Summer is the ideal time to go as you will get to marvel at the gardens which are superbly kept all year round. The village of Hatfield, which is only a stone’s throw away, is perfect for those who love quaint English villages.

Jack the Ripper’s London

The world of Jack the Ripper is right on your doorstep, allowing you to learn about London’s Victorian past. Park in Brick lane and take one of the Jack the Ripper tours on offer. Although a gruesome story of London’s dark past, it really is the best way to learn all about this fantastic part of London. Visit all the Victorian houses and back alleys which still look like they’ve stepped right out of the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.  Make sure to pop into the Ten Bells pub on the corner of Fournier Street.


If you fancy a journey into the old world of England’s past, a trip to Cambridge should definitely be on your list of things to do. Best of all, driving by car from London will only take you around 1 hour 15 minutes. Along the way you will pass some great little villages which are very quaint and atmospheric. For food lovers, Cambridge boasts some of the top restaurants outside of London. Follow your meal with a relaxing trip in a guided punting trip. As you sit back with a glass of wine, your boat guide will point out the many universities that lie along the banks of the River Cam.

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