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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Budget date ideas in the South West
Couple holding hands with a tree in the background

Budget date ideas in the South West

With its dreamy coastlines and scenic sights, the South West of England makes for the perfect romantic getaway with your partner

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Top 11 places to propose in the South West
Discover the best spots to propose to your partner with SWR

Top 11 places to propose in the South West

Looking to pop the question in the most romantic setting? Discover our list of the best places to propose

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Snowdrop gardens to visit in the South West
Snowdrops on the grass

Snowdrop gardens to visit in the South West

Check out some of our favourite spots to take a walk and enjoy the spectacle that spring - and warmer days - are on their way

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Best bowling in the South West
All Star Lanes

Best bowling in the South West

Looking for family-friendly days out or fun-filled date night activities? Discover the South West’s best bowling alleys

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The best waterside pubs in the South West
Bishop on the Bridge

The best waterside pubs in the South West

Fancy a drink with a view? Whether by the river, the sea or on the lake, we’ve got you covered with our guide

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Best pizza in London
Franco Manca

Best pizza in London

Whether you prefer a crispy crust or deep pan base, plain and cheesy or packed with toppings, here are some of the best pizza spots in each area

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Top things to do within walking distance of train stations
London Eye

Top things to do within walking distance of train stations

Excellent rail links make it easy to reach some of the region’s very best attractions and destinations

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Dry January: the best non-drinking activities in London
Pottery

Dry January: the best non-drinking activities in London

Taking on the alcohol-free challenge? Check out our list of the best non-drinking activities in London to liven up your Dry January

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What's on in January
Tate Britain

What's on in January

A New Year is upon us! Check out our favourites to help cure those January blues from cultural events to finding a new year resolution

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How to celebrate Chinese New Year in London
Chinatown London

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Guo Nian Hao! Here are just some of the things you can get up to in London during the Chinese New Year

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