In London this Autumn? Have you thought about taking a day trip? There are loads of picturesque English towns that are really quick to get to by train from central London! Read on for our pick of the best day trips from London Victoria by train. 

Victoria station links us to some of the best day trips from London by train, making it a great starting point for people looking to explore a little more of England. 
If you’re looking for hotels near Victoria station London, look no further than The Warwick. This colourful boutique hotel near Victoria station will make the perfect base to explore London and beyond, and is in close walking distance to the station.


Brighton seafront and pier

Accessible from London Victoria within an hour, Brighton is a vibrant seaside city full of colour and culture. On a sunny day, sit on the beach with fish and chips or take the family to the pier for rides and arcade games. In the city you’ll find great restaurants, including some lovely vegan spots, lively bars and amazing shopping, particularly in the North Laines area. 


Whitstable beach huts

Whitstable is a picturesque beach town on the Kent coast, which can be reached in an hour and 20 minutes from London Victoria. The pebble beach is largely unspoilt; find beach huts selling drinks and fish and chips, plus the Neptune, one of the only pubs in England situated right on a beach. The town is probably best known for its amazing oysters, and hosts the Whitstable Oyster festival every year. Make sure to try one while you’re there!


Chichester Cathedral

You can get from London Victoria to Chichester, a quaint cathedral city in West Sussex, in an hour and a half. The 600 year old spire of Chichester Cathedral is a must see, but there’s other really interesting historical sites to visit, such as Fishbourne Roman Palace. The city is bustling and boasts lovely coffee shops and tea rooms, plus some amazing restaurants serving local produce. 

Saint Leonards 

Saint Leonards seafront

Saint Leonards is a typical British seaside town in East Sussex, which takes around 2 hours to get to from London Victoria. Just down the road from Hastings, Saint Leonards is known for its great antiques and quirky shops; you’re bound to leave with something original! For food, we recommend visiting Goat Ledge, a colourful food stand on the beach, for delicious, locally caught fish baps, an Aperol Spritz or an ice cream.  

Dulwich (South-East London)

The lake in Dulwich Park

Dulwich is a leafy neighbourhood in South East London that’s well worth a visit if you’re staying in the centre! The train from Victoria to West Dulwich takes just 12 minutes. Expect to stop in some lovely independent shops, cafés and restaurants and make sure to go for a walk through the charming Dulwich Park. Art lovers should also definitely check out Dulwich Picture Gallery, they have a great collection of 17th and 18th century European paintings. 

Feeling inspired? Book a stay at the Warwick, our lovely hotel near Victoria station now!