I appreciate that summer is nearly over here, but autumn is still a nice time to visit. Schools are back and theoretically it’s quieter and cheaper.
If you do come for a longer period of time, there are many lovely places to visit within an hour of London accessible by train. Buying tickets for trains is a bit complicated these days. Rolling up to a station and buying a ticket at a machine is definitely possible, but you won’t always get the best deals, so look on-line first if you can.
Anyway, here are some suggestions, perhaps worth investigating:
- Canterbury, in Kent
- Brighton (by the sea in Sussex)
- Rye (old and wobbly)
- Windsor (castle and park)
- St Alban’s
- Richmond (river and elegance)
- Kingston-on-Thames and Hampton Court
- Colchester (Britain’s oldest recorded town, in Essex)
Of course, if you have more time, Oxford, Cambridge, York and even Durham might be possible.