If you would like a day or long afternoon outside of the hustle and bustle of London we highly recommend a trip to Windsor Castle in Windsor. Windsor is easy to get to form Central London by train, its roughly a thirty minute ride and you get to see some of the countryside along the way. Windsor Castle is the official residence of the Her Majesty. It is also the longest occupied castle in Europe. A castle of some sort has stood on the grounds since the 11th century.

You can tour the beautiful castle grounds on your visit. They make a wonderful place to take in a picnic lunch. You can also tour large parts of the castle. However some parts of the castle are not open to visitors as it is the Queen’s personal residence.  There is also the very beautiful St. George’s Chapel among the many wonderful attractions to see on the grounds. Windsor is by far one of our favorite day trips outside of London and we highly recommend it if you have the time to go.