Escape London: Days out within easy reach of London


Pour yourself another cuppa tea and enjoy looking at the many amazing side trips you can make outside of London.

Escape London is a guide for both locals as well as vacationers detailing little trips within an easy drive from the bustling city of London.  While I would love to spend weeks on end getting to know London, these side trips and rural excursions are right up my alley. So much to see, so little time!

The books is separated into five categories:

  • Culture and Heritage
  • Gardens and Greenery
  • Gastronomy and Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Cool and Quirky

There are  also detailed maps and the book is loaded with great photos.

I like the photos of the gardens very much and the little tidbits on local cuisine most certainly has my attention.

London1 I’m not religious at all but each trip we have made to Ireland and England has us in awe of the architecture. Churches in particular are absolute works of art, so much history to behold.

This is my way of armchair traveling at a time when we can’t take overseas trips. It’s a cheap way to travel and gives me ideas to note for a future trip.

About the author: Yolanda Zappaterra is a London-based author, editor and researcher who has credits on more than 30 design and travel titles. She has been writing and editing articles about architecture, design and travel for 20 years, and contributes regularly to leisure and lifestyle magazines and specialist art and design magazines, including Time Out, and Design Week.

Linking up with Joy’s British Isles Friday


7 thoughts on “Escape London: Days out within easy reach of London

  1. I am not religious at all either, but I am a huge fan of visiting churches and even like up a church every week at inSPIREd Sundays.
    My husband is a very patient man, as we spent last winter in Mexico and must have seen at least a 100 churches.
    We’ve been to London many times, but could spend weeks there poking around. I am adding this book to my TBR list!!


  2. I love architecture, and there are so many amazing churches with great architecture. My family and I want to visit London sometime. I’m adding this book to my list.


  3. That looks fun — and, I found a copy at a local library. Cool! We loved taking day trips out of Birmingham because the hotel was cheaper and cooler plus it was so easy to get to lots of places by train from there.


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