London Christmas Day Trips 2023: 7 of the best nearby towns and cities for a winter outing

While there are always more than enough festive things to do in London – light displays, ice rinks, German markets, endless department-store browsing, sometimes it's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

There’s plenty to be said for getting your coat on, wrapping up warm, and heading for a day out of the city to unwind with a coffee, hot toddy, or even a cheeky  mulled wine.

From university towns to cathedral cities there are plenty of cute spots outside of London for a fun winter day trip.

So get away from it all this festive season with this list of the best winter day trips near London.

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