London is one of the greatest cities in the world. With the enormous amount of commerce and tourism moving in and out of the city, it comes as no surprise that it’s also one of the most well-connected capitals, too.

Even so, the breadth of different locations that you can get to quickly from the city may still astonish you. Not only is it perfectly placed to explore all of the UK by rail, but you can also cross the channel to visit some of the best cities in Europe and be back in time for tea.

This week, we’re taking a closer look at some of the fantastic day trips you can take from London by train. Tick some famous European experiences off your list on a relaxing excursion with zero fuss and hassle. Did we mention all of these great trips are bookable via the Evan Evans website?

Let’s take a look at some of the best rail trips from London.

Whiskey Tasting in Edinburgh

The ancient and mighty city of Edinburgh is unequivocally one of the most beautiful in Europe, if not the world. See the place that inspired Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and imbibe some true Scottish culture, including whiskey drinking, haggis and hiking. Included in your ticket is a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour which will tell you about the rich history of this magical city.

Cream Teas in the Lake District

Many visitors from abroad come to the UK to experience a true taste of Britain’s rural culture. Nowhere can you experience the quaintness more acutely than in the Lake District, England’s beautiful back garden. Take a calming cruise on the stunning Lake Windemere and visit the home of world-famous author, Beatrix Potter. Of course, cream teas and scones will be included.

The Beatles Story in Liverpool

Liverpool is emblematic of modern culture. It helped to define Rock & Roll as we know it today. It is the birthplace of Merseybeat, a champion of contemporary literature and a pioneer in the visual arts. Best of all, it’s only a short train journey away from the capital. Included in your tour are tickets to ‘The Beatles Story’ – the world’s largest permanent Beatles exhibition.

Sightseeing in Brussels

The unassuming city of Brussels hides a lot of secrets. It’s a hub of UNESCO world heritage sites, of quirky locations and unbridled artistic creativity. And don’t forget, of course, that it has some of the best beer in the world. Your round trip to Brussels includes a sightseeing tour that will show you the very best of the city. Take a leisurely day and soak in a gem that less discerning visitors will pass over.

A Champagne Lunch in Paris

What can we say about Paris? Beautiful, refined, innovative, ancient – it’s the city of dreams for millions and still the most romantic capital on earth. Hop on the Eurostar and pull into the city in time for lunch at the Eiffel Tower. You’ll enjoy some Parisian delicacies before heading out into the city on a panoramic guided tour. See the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde – it’s the simplest way to get the most out of a city renowned for being tough to explore.

We hope these fantastic journeys have got your feet itching, so drop over to the Evan Evans website and learn all about the great options we have in store. Whatever your dream trip looks like, we can help you achieve it.