Tired of the Tower of London? Had your fill of Big Ben? Sounds like it’s time for you to escape the city and explore the numerous historical icons surrounding the capital, all situated within 3 hours or less of London. Whatever part of the city you’re based in, you can reach some of Southern England’s best-loved attractions with ease. Rent a car in London today and see it all on your own schedule.
Explore London’s lesser-known attractions
Whether you want to pick up inspiration from Winston Churchill’s Chartwell House or step back in time for some Downton Abbey star-spotting at Highclere Castle, a short drive south or south-west of London will get you there in no time.
Alternatively, travel north of the city to the historic Warwick Castle and sample a taste of ancient adventure, without battling your way through hundreds of tourists. Once all that exploring has made you weary, hop in your rental and head south-east to the famous Roman Baths to relax in the temple-like surroundings of this majestic hot spring.
In fact, there’s something new around every corner in this neck of the woods and it’s all just waiting to be discovered. So check out our visual guide to the region’s best historical attractions below, strap on your seatbelt and leave London behind for a real English adventure.