Things to do

Things to do

Plan your next day out on our spectacular network

Find your perfect days out in London and the South West

Discover everything London and the South West have to offer with our travel guides. Whether travelling solo or as a group, explore the best activities in destinations across the SWR network, with something for all ages and interests.

From day trips and breaks to unmissable sights and attractions, we’ve got you covered come rain or shine. Browse SWR rewards to make your getaway even better, with fantastic discounts on shopping trips, theatre tickets and more!

Start planning your adventure today with South Western Railway. From rainy-day activities to restaurant recommendations, our guides have everything you need to enjoy a memorable trip.

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Notting Hill Carnival 2023: your full guide

Notting Hill Carnival 2023: your full guide

Heading to Notting Hill Carnival? In this guide we share everything you need to know to soak up the Carnival atmosphere in West London this August. Travel with SWR.

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King's Coronation events: a travel guide
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King's Coronation events: a travel guide

Looking to celebrate the King’s Coronation? There are tons of great events across the South West for you to explore.

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The best shopping spots in London

The best shopping spots in London

Ready for some retail therapy? London has some of the best shopping centres and high streets for you to explore! Check out our list here. Get there with SWR.

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What's on in April
Spring flowers

What's on in April

From stunning bike routes, kid-friendly activities, scenic gardens, beautiful coastlines, and more, here are our top budget-friendly April days out recommendations

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What's on in March
Find the best places to see cherry blossom with SWR

What's on in March

From walks to see spring flowers and ideas to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day to ticking off some bucket list events

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Top Easter activities for kids in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Pier

Top Easter activities for kids in Bournemouth

There’s lots to do over the Easter holidays in Bournemouth, from beautiful beaches and indoor activities

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The best bike trails in London and the South West
Find the south west's most scenic cycle routes with SWR

The best bike trails in London and the South West

Looking for new places to plan your next cycle route? Check out our list of the best bike trails in the South West for all ages and abilities

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The best gardens in the South West
Alternatives to the Hampton Court Flower Show

The best gardens in the South West

Ready to explore and escape into nature? Discover the best and most beautiful gardens that the South West has to offer

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Where to see cherry blossom in the South West
Find the best places to see cherry blossom with SWR

Where to see cherry blossom in the South West

Perfect pink blossoms welcome in the spring - and fortunately there’s no shortage of places to go and experience the incredible sight

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The best independent bookshops in the South West
Find the best independent bookshops with SWR

The best independent bookshops in the South West

There's little better a feeling thank curling up with a good book – find the best places to buy one

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