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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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Top things to do in Portsmouth
Portsmouth

Top things to do in Portsmouth

From ancient castles to modern art - the UK's only island city has something for everybody. Read our list of the best things to do

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What's on in December
Covent Garden Christmas tree

What's on in December

This month there are plenty of things to do from getting in the festive spirit with markets and ice skating to bucket list events

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The best places for ice skating in London and the South West
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The best places for ice skating in London and the South West

Fancy a spin on the ice? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the best indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks

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The best pantomimes in the South West
Best pantos in the south west with SWR

The best pantomimes in the South West

There's nothing better than a pantomime at Christmas. Look inside for the best productions happening in the South West

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Top things to do in Basingstoke
Milestones museum

Top things to do in Basingstoke

From National Trust estates and the North Wessex Downs, to indoor skydiving and excellent eateries

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Things to do on a rainy weekend in London
Wallace Collection

Things to do on a rainy weekend in London

It’s time to make rainy days great again - bring on salsa bars, ball pits, and afternoon tea

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Best live music venues in London
Camden Roundehouse

Best live music venues in London

Love the thrill of watching music live? Experience the excitement of live music at the best venues in London

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Towns in the South West that produced the most famous people
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Towns in the South West that produced the most famous people

From authors to athletes, the South West is a hotspot for some of Britain’s most recognisable faces

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Top things to do in Windsor
Windsor Castle and the Long Walk

Top things to do in Windsor

From fun things for the family to great places to eat and drink, and one of the largest and oldest inhabited castles in the world, Windsor has it all

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7 spooktacular Halloween things to do in London
Big Ben Halloween

7 spooktacular Halloween things to do in London

From scary film nights to haunted houses – fright night starts here

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