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Illustration of The Famous Five exploring the picturesque town of Cheltenham

A wonderful mix of the traditional and the new, Cheltenham nestles against the Cotswolds as the perfect place to unwind and refresh.

Boasting a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the town is brimming with culture, history, and discovery. Without a doubt, Cheltenham is an absolute must-visit destination.

Things to do in Cheltenham

  • Montpellier District
  • Sandford Parks Lido
  • Summertime Live – Saturday 2 September 2023
  • Run Cheltenham (Half marathon) – Sunday 3 September 2023
The Neptune Fountain in Cheltenham

Stratford to Cheltenham

2 hours 32 minutes

Liverpool Street to Cheltenham

2 hours 23 minutes

Bond Street to Cheltenham

2 hours 15 minutes


Illustration of the Famous Five walking away from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, in front of a GWR train

From boat trips to shopping trips, Oxford has it all.

A fantastic day trip destination with plenty to see and do. Visit Oxford University and wander around its vast gardens and old buildings scattered across the city. Why not try your hand at punting? There are various locations where you can rent a boat.

Things to do in Oxford

  • Oxford Wine Tasting Day – Saturday 12 August 2023
  • Nirvana UK (O2 Academy) – Monday 7 September 2023
  • The Story Museum
University of Oxford

Liverpool Street to Oxford

1 hour 10 minutes

Stratford to Oxford

1 hour 19 minutes

Woolwich to Oxford

1 hour 25 minutes


Illustration of the famous five walking away from Bath Abbey, in front a GWR train

The entire city of Bath is a World Heritage Site. With stunning buildings, popular attractions, and fantastic places to eat and drink, it’s a great place for a day out.

Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums, galleries, festivals, theatres, music, and sports.

Things to do in Bath

  • The Jabberwocky & Other Nonsense – Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 August 2023
  • Circus Vegas – Friday 1 September 2023
  • The Roman Baths
Roman Baths, Bath Spa

Liverpool Street to Bath

1 hour 35 minutes

Stratford to Bath

1 hour 44 minutes

Bond Street to Bath

1 hour 27 minutes


Illustration of the Famous Five in a hot air balloon, rising over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

Bristol is the city of bridges, balloons, boats, bikes, Brunel and Banksy.

There really are so many amazing things to do in Bristol! Whether you're looking for a great day out with the whole family, a romantic break for two, or an epic solo adventure we know you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Things to do in Bristol

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 August 2023
  • The Gin to My Tonic Festival – Saturday 23 September 2023
  • Brunel's SS Great Britain Museum
Hot air balloons rising over Clifton Suspension Bridge

Stratford to Bristol

1 hour 57 minutes

Liverpool Street to Bristol

1 hour 48 minutes

Bond Street to Bristol

1 hour 40 minutes


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