Having traveled all the way to London one would like to explore other destinations as well.
Time permitting, here are some great escape ideas that are close to London and make for best side trips from the main travel destination.
This romantic city is best known for its majestic cathedrals, cuisine, and above all the water canals. This is an ideal getaway for those who are short on time. Frequents flights operate from London every day and will get you to Venice in just 2 hours. If travel means adventure to you then Venice will not disappoint you. Try the private kayaking tour along the canal system and experience the city from a kayakers view point.
Dubrovnik being the most popular among the Croatian cities is the best place for a quiet weekend. The Pucic Palace is one of the best hotels to live in and gives you a fair idea of the Croatian cuisine. This old town has museums and old monuments to keep you busy during the day. The nooks and crannies of the cobbled streets hold cute little restaurants where you can sip a hot beverage and soak in the culture of this quaint little place.
The capital city of Morocco, Marrakech is replete with medieval mosques, palatial ruins and white limestone dwellings. You can spend the whole day among the local crowd in the lively bazaars, curio shops selling local treasures and savor the local Arabic cuisine for lunch and dinner. This is a perfect place for a Mediterranean escape under 3.5 hours.
Being on the cooler side, Iceland is generally not on the list of side trips from London. However, a trip to the capital city of Reykjavik will reveal the splendor of the country. One can enjoy the evergreen hot springs lining the city. A must for bikers, the best way to travel around the place is hiring and riding Quad bikes.
So the next time you visit London, make sure you plan at least one side trip from this list. It will surely not leave you disappointed.