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 days out in South East

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You simply can’t call yourself a true thrill-seeker if you haven’t been on Stealth ride. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. It’s Britain’s fastest... Keep reading

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The London Dungeon

You know those people who enjoy being scared out of their skin? Well, The London Dungeon is a dream (or nightmare) come true for... Keep reading

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Shrek's Adventure! London

There’s a reason Shrek is a family classic. Grumpy green ogre (and his wife), wisecracking donkey, classic fairy-tale characters – what's not to love?... Keep reading

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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Big Ben and Buckingham Palace not tickling your fancy? Switch city spots for underwater sightings and tick all sorts of ocean-dwellers like sharks, penguins,... Keep reading

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SEA LIFE Brighton

SEA LIFE Brighton first opened in 1872. So it’s possible that Queen Victoria (in a dark, sombre bathing suit), once swam with an octopus... Keep reading

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Madame Tussauds London

It’s not often you get to hang out with Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Prince Charles and Darth Vader, is it? Imagine the conversations. Madame Tussauds... Keep reading

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The lastminute.com London Eye

The London Eye has been the go-to for views of the capital since 1999. First christened The Millennium Wheel and now officially known as... Keep reading

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LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

A couple of hours in LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is all it takes to understand exactly why it’s the UK’s most popular theme park and... Keep reading

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort

With over 40 rides and attractions across 10 themed lands, a zoo and SEA LIFE centre (home to over 1,000 exotic animals), plus a... Keep reading

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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.

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