Day Trippin’


London is an amazing city, full of life and entertainment. But it can sometimes get a little overwhelming because of how busy it is. If you want to feel the same relaxing experience you get at our boutique Hotel Paddington, then you may want to venture out of London for the day. There are a lot of things you can do if you decide to get away from the capital. Here are some fun day trip ideas that will ensure you have a lot to talk about when you get back to your Park Grand Paddington suite.



One of Britain’s most famous landmarks, Stonehenge has drawn in tourists and travellers from all over the world. The history of the giant stone pillars is shrouded in mystery and is the subject of many different stories and myths. The prehistoric site is located in Wiltshire and is regarded as a British cultural icon. If you want to visit one of the UK’s oldest landmarks then you shouldn’t have a problem travelling there from London. The journey there and back can be easily made by car or public transport.

Lake District

The national park

If you really want to get away for the day and experience the peacefulness of nature, then you could venture up to the Lake District. The national park is a great place to see the natural beauty that Britain has to offer. If the weather forecast looks good then you could jump in the car, or hop on a train, and head to Cumbria. You may have to get up quite early to make the most of your day but it will be worth it to see some of the most beautiful lakes and highest mountains in England. With plenty of activities such as boating and hiking, you’ll definitely be thankful to get back and relax in your hotel bed.


For a really spontaneous day trip you might consider leaving the country to explore our neighbouring nation across the English Channel. Thanks to the Eurostar you can now enjoy the French sun within a few hours, which means you’ll still be back in time for supper. You could travel directly to Paris and explore the historical landmarks and luxury shopping districts. Or you could stop of at Calais and spend time relaxing along the coast of France.


Brighton beach

There’s nothing more British than a trip to the seaside. And there’s not many destinations better than Brighton. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on the beach with an ice-cream, then Brighton is a perfect get-away for the day. The historical seaside town is home to the oldest aquarium in Britain, which gives visitors the chance to see some of the most beautifully strange aquatic creatures in the world.

If you feel like doing something different, but want to make sure you get can get back at the end of the day and relax in your Park Grand Paddington suite, then we hope these suggestions have given you an idea of the types of things you can do.