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What to see by car: London
There are many areas to explore outside of London, both near and
far, that can easily be accessed by car or train.
Southeast of the city lies Greenwich, location on the zero meridian
and famous Observatory. The Lovely Park, Maritime Museum, restored
Cutty Sark Clipper and quaint village nearby all combine to make
this area a full day trip excursion.
Richmond village, Southwest of the city enjoys a lovely location
beside the river, lined with pubs and picnicking areas. Adjacent
is the enormous Richmond park, suitable for walking, cycling, swimming,
picnicking and even spotting native deer. Wimbledon common is another
lovely green area nearby. North London boasts similar 'green gems',
Hampstead Heath and Regents Park. Both have excellent elevated views
of London and the latter is home to the excellent London Zoo.
Just outside of London centre, visit the fabulous Kew Gardens,
a world heritage site and one of the world's most famous botanical
collections. Established in 1772, it now has over 40,000 plant species.
The Victorian green houses are beautiful, housing many
A visit to Hampton Court Palace should not be missed. It is a magnificent
blend of sumptuous Tudor decor and Wren's baroque architecture.
It was the home of Henry VIII, with palatial interiors, wonderful
gardens, a famous hedge maze and pretty Thames-side location, 30
minutes by train Southwest of London.
Easily reached via train from Paddington or Waterloo stations,
is Windsor, the site of England's best known and greatest castle
and famous boys' school Eton. Windsor Castle is a must visit and
the town itself is charming as well. Largely full of Victorian brick
buildings, the famous Church and Market streets are still cobblestoned
and lined with antique shops, silversmiths and pubs. Tours can be
taken of the Palaces Chapel and State Apartments. The Great Windsor
Deer Park is also magnificent for walking or Cycling.
Further afield lies Oxford, the famous university town, roughly
60 miles northwest of London. Here you can visit the various colleges
and their beautiful buildings steeped in history. Take a punt on
the river or barge trip on the Thames, or simply walk down the High
Street and adjacent streets full of old bookstores and quaint little
Sixty miles southeast of London lies Canterbury, with its famous
cathedral and history of Chaucer's knights, Becket, and religion.
The city lies on the River Stour and is known as the ecclesiastical
capital of England. It is a wonderful day trip to take in the historical
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