Our guide to the best days out in... South East

Posh royal pads. Seaside party towns. There’s tons to see in the South East.

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South East

Days out in South East

See how the other half live (and shop like them), at Berkshire’s Windsor Castle or London’s Knightsbridge. Oxfordshire has a certain uni city worth checking out and the Duke of Marlborough’s Blenheim Palace is pretty eye-popping.

For a laid-back afternoon, chill out by the river at Kingston-upon-Thames. Or for something livelier, head to East Sussex for a day (and night) by Brighton beach. Tell Fatboy Slim we said hi.

You’ll also find hills, gardens and vineyards (honest) in Surrey - with vintage shops and nice views in Epsom, Guildford and Farnham.

Want something to keep the kids busy too? Try Legoland or the London Dungeon.

With so much cool stuff to do from London to the coast, you’re sorted.

Did you know...

A little nugget about the South East

The South East is home to the angriest road users in the UK apparently. Largely down to the traffic jams on the M40 we believe.


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Amazing attractions in South East

Phantom Peak

Phantom Peak’s not your average virtual reality, this 'open world experience’ is a fully fledged other reality. Fancy. ... Keep reading

Frameless London

Kiss goodbye to crowding around a painting to catch a glimpse - this experential spot's got art like you've never seen it before. ... Keep reading

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour

If you’re a Chelsea fan or just into top-flight footy, you’ll love the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour. What’s included? Well, you get a 1-hour... Keep reading

St Paul's Cathedral

Got to say it, St Paul’s Cathedral is pretty tough. Over the years, it’s survived wars, fires and neglect, tumbling down and rising up... Keep reading

Monopoly Lifesized

Snapping up shedloads of property. Bankrupting friends and family. Buying your way out of jail. Monopoly has an uncanny knack for making us turn... Keep reading

The Clink Prison Museum

You’ve heard of someone being ‘thrown in the clink’, right? This is where the nickname came from. Nowadays, it’s a museum – not a... Keep reading

Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour

13 Premier Leagues. 14 FA Cups. 1 European Cup Winners Cup. Arsenal are quite good at football. And an all-access tour of their Emirates... Keep reading

Churchill War Rooms

Are you into history? World War II? How about Churchill? Anyone who nodded, listen up. This 5,500 square foot complex was built in 1938... Keep reading

Cutty Sark

If sailing ships float your boat, you’ll love a visit to this £2.46 million beauty in Greenwich (that’s in today’s money FYI). ... Keep reading

Waddesdon Manor

Ever wondered how you’d splurge once you’ve made your fortune? In the 19th century, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild blew his Benjamins on this French-Renaissance... Keep reading

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey sells itself as ‘A Royal Church’ which is true, but doesn’t really do it justice, if you ask us. Just think about... Keep reading

HMS Belfast

After a slice of history in the capital? This famous warship is docked on the River Thames, close to all the capital’s best bits.... Keep reading

Keeping it local?

Explore within South East

Greater London

Greater London – there’s more to the capital than red buses and Buckingham Palace.


With lovely scenery and a royal seal of approval, Berkshire’s great for a break. And it’s only 45 minutes from London - always nice.

East Sussex

East Sussex – with cracking beaches and arty towns, it’s a great escape from London.


Pretty villages. Rolling hills. Romantic forests. Surrey’s a great place to spend time.


You’ve probably heard of Bedfordshire. But can you place it on a map without giving it a Google?


Looking for a Southeast county with lovely scenery?

Looking further afield?

Explore other areas

East of England

The East of England – What’s happening in that sticky out bit above London?

South West

So you like laid-back cities and lovely scenery? South West England’s your spot.

West Midlands

Nowhere else in Britain could bring us Lenny Henry, Caitlin Moran and Ozzy Osbourne.

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