England’s Royal Residences - Day Trips
The Royal family is a crucial part of England’s rich past and present. And who wouldn’t want to take a look around where this family lives – or has lived – to see what it’s like living in a real palace or castle? But a visit to these residences is more than just a peek through the keyhole. It’s a great opportunity to experience the vivid history, drama and traditions of the monarchy, to admire rooms and treasures and maybe discover a few secrets along the way.
Kensington Palace – High Street Kensington underground station (Circle and District lines) is a 10-15 minute walk from the station.
Tower of London – Tower Hill underground station (District and Circle Lines) is a 5-minute walk from the station.
Day trips from London:
The train from London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside station takes 54 minutes with no changes. It is then a 6 minute walk to Windsor Castle with a clearly signposted route.
The train from London Waterloo to Hampton Court station takes 30 minutes with no changes. It is then a 10 minute walk to Hampton Court Palace with a clearly signposted route.
For travel around London, the Oyster card is the easiest and cheapest option. For short trips outside London, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore.