10 best day trips from London to take in July

10 best day trips from London to take in July

I’m so excited to start this new monthly feature – the best day trips to take from London In! One of the things I have been really trying to embrace since our return from Qatar is getting out and about to see all the UK has to offer. As London is my home base, I have started compiling the list of what to see when! So without further ado here are my top day trips to take from London in July.

For me July is all about (theoretically at least) sunshine, outdoors and all things floral! To make the most out of the good weather here are:

The Best Garden Day Trips to Take From London in July

RHS Wisley Gardens

A new favourite in the Wandermust Household. RHS Wisley is a beautiful botanical garden run by the British Horticultural Society.  It is the second most visited garden in the UK after Kew! The garden covers over 240 acres and has beautiful glasshouses, arboreteum, orchard, children’s play area and café. Although great at any time of year in  July, the bright blooms are out in full force

Mayfield lavender

A very seasonal pick! Lavender blooms from June – August. July is the perfect time to visit as this place can get very busy at weekends and during the school holidays.

Check out our full indepth review here!

Hampton Court Palace

I love Hampton Court Palace, and the gardens are spectacular in July. For an added bonus, the Palace hosts the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July for real flower enthusiasts. Smaller than Chelsea but less busy this is a great flower show to attend!

Hampton Court can get busy so we recommend buying your tickets in advance!

You can get your entrance tickets via Viator online HERE

Kew Gardens

Great at any time of year, but Kew is glorious in the summer. The roses are out in full force and it really is the perfect palce to have a picnic. Great as well as it is easily accessible by tube on the District line!

Why not round off your day by enjoying an evening of musical entertainment by attending the Kew the Music Festival!

The Best Sporting Day Trips to Take From London in July

One of the things I love about July is how sporty London and its surrounds become!

Henley upon Thames

Henley is a beautiful market town by the river. In good weather it is glorious to take a boat ride down the Thames or go for a stroll along the pathway. For real rowing enthusiasts, July in Henley also means the famous Henley Regatta!

More information: Check out our 48 Hours in Henley Guide!


My personal favourite sport! Wimbledon is now entirely a July event! If you aren’t lucky enough to have tickets, head and join the queue either early in the morning or after work to try and get a ground pass!

While there, why not check out the Wimbledon Tennis Museum!

The Best Beach Day Trips to Take From London in July

If the weather is good really is there anything better than fish and chips and ice cream on the beach!


One of the most accessible beach destinations from central London. Although a stony beach the Brighton beach is a great one to visit and on the plus side if the weather turns bad, there are plenty of attractions in the town itself!


A beautiful beach and a great foodie destination for those who like seafood. July marks the end of the oyster season but it is a great time to go and join in the Whitstable Oyster Festival held annually in July!


A staple English seaside town! With the Margate Pleassure Beach this is sure to be an all round family favourite!

The Best History Day Trips to Take From London in July

Windsor and Eton

Windsor can get very busy during the summer holidays so try and beat the toursits by heading here in July. Windsor looks glorious in the sunshine and the Great Park is the perfect spot for a summer picnic!

Head back at the end of the month to check out our super summer ideas for August day trips from London!



  1. July 2, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    So many of these I am yet to visit even though I live in London! Love Mayfield Lavender though so definitely plan on going again this month.

  2. July 3, 2018 / 10:18 am

    All those blooms! So beautiful! I don’t know why but I’ve still never been to Kew – must put that right.

  3. July 3, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    What a colorful post of day trips you’ve provided! I’m beginning to think I need to stop by and see Kew Gardens next time we’re in London! #CityTripping

  4. July 3, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    I really want to visit some lavender fields – it feels like so many bloggers have done it, and I feel left out. They look so pretty! #CityTripping

  5. July 3, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Some very good day trips to choose from! I’ve visited some of these, but would love to go back to see the gorgeous blooms! #citytripping

  6. July 3, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Oh that Mayfield Lavender farm looks like heaven! So does the Windsor and Eaton garden! You have made me wish so badly to come and visit England in the Summer! #CityTripping

  7. July 3, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I have not been to RHS Wiseley. The photographs are so colourful and such an inspiring post. #citytrippig.

  8. July 3, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Great list of things to do in July. We were at Wisley Gardens the other week and I must get back to Kew soon! Whitstable and Brighton are great days out at the beach. I’m a fan of Camber Sands too. Thanks for linking #citytripping

  9. July 4, 2018 / 3:19 am

    Love the lavender field! I’ll include this on my itinerary the next time i visit UK!

  10. July 4, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Great ideas for day trips and I love your colourful pictures! #Citytripping

  11. July 4, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    It’s funny how, living in Belgium, we never crossed the canal yet to explore more of the UK than London. I’m pretty sure, however, that we’ll make it a priority now after seeing your gorgeous pictures. My little girls would love it and so would I. Thanks for the inspiration! #citytripping

  12. July 7, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Beautiful blooms! Kew gardens looks stunning, really want to go now 🙂

  13. July 9, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    We are big fans of the Lavender fields :0)

    I have yet to visit Hampton Court Palace. Cracking list!

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