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Russell from San Francisco asked

Best way to do a day trip from London to Dover and Brighton?

Will be visiting UK for honeymoon in August.. Anyone have suggestions for:

-Travel type (guided tour, rental car, etc?) to do a day in South England

- Must-see landscapes & historical sites

- Food spots

Brighton (England)   London   Dover

3 Answers
answered first by
Jacqui from London

You can visit Brighton on your own without a day tour. 

You can easily catch the train to Brighton (England) from Victoria Station or London Bridge station in London with National Rail or Southern Railway services. You can buy tickets at the station or try It takes 50 - 70 minutes and is an enjoyable ride. Alternatively, you can also catch the bus (with MegaBus or National Express) from Victoria Coach Station in London. The bus can take 2.5 - 3 hours. 

You don't need to spend more than a couple of days walking around Brighton. It is easy to get to most places on foot, or the public bus. While you are there, check out the markets, second hand stores and boutique shops along North Laine and The Lanes. There are rides and some touristy food shops near and on the Brighton Pier as well as the Brighton Wheel. Night life is crazy in Brighton with hundreds of Hens nights and Stag do's descending on the city for a weekend of drunken antics. But I have heard that there are a few clubs and bars that are worth checking out. If you are interested in street art, there is a Banksy piece worth looking up. 

I don't know much about getting to and from Dover, but I imagine the train would be easy. 

Brighton is quite nice, but England does have other amazing historical and cultural cities and towns. Brighton was quirky and lovely to visit for a weekend, but I preferred the Peak DistrictBristoland Scotland

If you are interested in any of those, here are some guides to help:



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Thanks so much Jacqui! We are planning on driving north to Scotland, too, so the guides are incredibly helpful. You rock!

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  1. Brighton (England) (city)
  2. Victoria Station (attraction)
  3. London Bridge (attraction)
  4. Victoria Coach Station (attraction)
  5. North Laine (attraction)
  6. The Lanes (attraction)
  7. Brighton Pier (attraction)
  8. Brighton Wheel (attraction)
  9. Peak District (region)
  10. Bristol (city)
  11. Scotland (attraction)
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Anne from Lafayette (California)

Windsor is another easy train trip. Lots of history there.

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Lu from London, United Kingdom

For day trips I'd suggest the train. London has excellent links that run frequently. Enjoy your trip! 

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