If come Friday you're feeling a bit of cabin fever from city life then we’ve whipped up 15 destinations that are all less than two hours from the hustle and bustle of London living. From a serene seaside stopover in Brighton to a regal castle escapade in Windsor, day trips aren’t just for school kids. Explore what’s near and enjoy the diversity of what England has to offer.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Whisk yourself straight out of London Paddington and head to the majestic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Just one hour and 20 minutes from the capital, Blenheim was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and is the only non-Royal country house in England to hold the title of a palace. With a giant garden maze to navigate your way through, a Winston Churchill Exhibition and a sprawling park lake, escape to the country for a taste of stately splendor.