Lonely Planet The best weekend breaks from London by train
19th Nov 19
19th Nov 19
If you’re looking for a hassle-free weekend getaway from London, take the train to one of these stunning spots, you won’t even need to use a day of leave! From wild swimming in Cambridge to boutique B&B’s in Broadstairs; eating a 15-mile menu in the New Forest to head banging in Cardiff, the diversity of mini-breaks from London by train means there’s something for everyone.
Do: Lace up your hiking boots on the quick, picturesque train journey into this otherworldly landscape. If you’re visiting in autumn you’ll be greeted by roaming pigs, released to hoover up the fallen acorns and fatten up, as well as cows and the eponymous ponies. The sprawling New Forest is pretty flat with a network of smooth roads throughout, so take to two wheels to explore or, better still, book a horseback tour and see the forest from the perspective of its most famous residents.
Eat: The 15-mile lunch menu at Burley Manor. The locally sourced ingredients could not be fresher and the restaurant’s beautiful views make for a perfect pit stop in a day packed with outdoor activities.
Stay: In the middle of the New Forest, overlooking a neighbouring deer sanctuary, adults-only Burley Manor boasts a heated outdoor pool, an on-site spa and individually decorated bedrooms.
|Gold 0+ points||Platinum 2,500+ points||Black 10,000+ points|
|Exclusive members only offers|
|Complimentary upgrade at check-in (when booked direct)|
|10% off cycle hire with Forest Leisure Cycling|
|15% off hotel bar drinks from 4pm-7pm|
|Up to 50% off Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway tickets|
|Up to 30% off Beaulieu National Motor Museum tickets|
|Up to 25% off Buckler’s Hard tickets|
|Up to 33% off New Forest Wildlife Park tickets|
|Up to 25% off Marwell Zoo tickets|
|10% off lunch bill at Burley Manor and The Drift Inn (Monday - Saturday)|
|Birthday treat - complimentary fizz when you dine and room upgrade (in month of birthday and when booked direct)|
|Choice of complimentary morning newspaper|
|Early check-in and late check-out privileges|
|10% off accommodation (when booked direct)|
|1015% off Temple Spa treatments||10%||15%|
|1015% off food||10%||15%|
|15% off drink||15%|
|10% off conference & events|
*All benefits are subject to availability and terms & conditions, attraction tickets must be purchased direct with us to receive discounts