Mr. Selfish and I just took a day trip to Cambridge.  We have about three more weeks in London and are considering a few other locations for day trips:

1.  Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires.”  It is, of course, home to the University of Oxford.  Even though I studied at Cambridge for a summer, I must admit that Oxford is lovely.

2.  Highclere Castle is where Downton Abbey is filmed.  Need I say more?

3.   Brighton was a sleepy little fishing village until Dr. Richard Russell started prescribing the use of seawater to his patients in the 1750’s.  Since then, Brighton, which is immediately 50 miles due south of London, has been a famous seaside resort.

4.  Arundel Castle, which is about 2 hours southwest of London, is a medieval castle on which construction began in 1067.  It was filmed as Windsor Castle in a couple of Doctor Who episodes.

Do you have any other recommendations for day trips from London?