Best places to spend weekends or days off near London

Although the summer is coming to the end, there is still some time to go to the coast and to assess the beauty of the sea coasts of England. We have chosen for you several ideal places for one-day rest on the coast, which, moreover, are not far from London.

Margate. Margate is a seaside town in Kent, England. The history of the city is closely connected with the sea. At least for 250 years Margate is one of the leading seaside resorts in the UK. This is a favorite vacation spot for Londoners, who are attracted by the sandy beaches of the city. You can get there by train from Victoria station (the trip will take 2 hours).

Ramsgate. Ramsgate is another seaside town in Kent, England. The population of the city is about 40 thousand. By the way, 23-year-old Van Gogh worked as a teacher in Ramsgate in 1876. In 1901, an intercity tram appeared there, which linked Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs. The city has a marina, with more than 800 berths for private vessels. The main attraction of Ramsgate is the coastline and sandy beaches. Tourists are attracted by the promenade with cafes and restaurants in the continental style. You can get there by train from St Pancras station (the trip will take 1 hour and 15 minutes).

Deal. Deal is a charming historical city, famous for its pier, castles, fishing cottages, pebble beach and deserted waterfront. There are also a lot of beautiful pubs and quaint cafes. Earlier this year, Deal was recognized as one of the best places to live at the seaside. You can get there by train from St Pancras station (the journey will take 1 hour 22 minutes).

Southend-on-Sea. Sea Resort Southend-on-Sea is one of the most famous resorts in the world, and it is very popular among tourists. Originally, being the southern part of the village Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea became a seaside resort in the era of King George. Due to its proximity to London and easy access by rail, tourism is the main income item of this city. Southend Pier is the longest entertainment pier in the world with a length of 1.34 miles. You can get there in 1 hour from Fenchurch Street or Liverpool Street.

Whitstable. The tiny port town of Whitstable is located in Kent on the North Sea coast. Whitstable is famous for its oyster trade since the Roman times. In July, the city hosts annual oyster festival with festive events in the city castle and its garden, on the streets and the coast. The mountains of oyster shells stretch along the sea shore. In addition to oysters and a variety of fish, local restaurants can offer freshly caught lobster from the sea on the grill. The main attraction of Whitstable is its castle, built in the 18th century. You can get from Victoria or St Pancras stations (the trip will take 90 minutes).

Leigh-on-Sea. Leigh-on-Sea is a city in England, in the southeast of Essex County. It is a small fishing town where you can try a lot of seafood at a low price. Also there is small cozy sandy beach, where you can spend time in comfort. The train to Leigh-on-Sea leaves from Fenchurch Street (the journey takes 50 minutes).

Hastings. Hastinggs is a city located in the county of East Sussex, England, on the shore of the Straits of Pa de Calais. Near Hastings October 14, 1066, the troops of the Norman Duke William the Conqueror defeated King Harold's army, after which William I became King of England. Today Hastings is known as a climatic seaside resort, as well as a major fishing center. The city is a curious mixture of a non-pretentious fishing port, a traditional sea resort and artistic rest for artists. You can get there from Charing Cross (the trip will take 90 minutes).

Broadstairs. Broadstairs is located in the east of Kent, 130 km east of London, between the coastal Margate and Ramsgate towns. The coast of the city is a harbor, separated on 7 small bays by rocks. Beaches are sandy, which distinguishes the city from the popular Brighton with pebbles shores. Breathtaking views of the hilly coast are opened from the promenade. There are no huge crowds of people, which is a big plus for those who want to spend a peaceful day. You can get there from the stations St Pancras or Victoria (the trip will take 2 hours).

Dungeness. But Dungeness is not just a beach, but a whole natural reserve on the coast. Abandoned fishing boats and shacks give this place special peace and beauty. There are hotels and cafes nearby, so this is not quite a place without civilization. But still it is suitable for those who want to rest from everything. There is no direct train. You can get there by train from St Pancras station to Rye city in 1 hour 15 minutes, and then continue trip by bus.

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