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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Top things to do in London 2023: the ultimate guide
London Skyline

Top things to do in London 2023: the ultimate guide

With its fascinating landmarks, rich culture and diverse population of over 8.9 million, there’s never a dull day in the bustling capital

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7 lovely activities to enjoy in the late-autumn sun in London
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7 lovely activities to enjoy in the late-autumn sun in London

Make the most of a rain-free weekend with these fun outdoor activities

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Things to do on New Year’s Eve in London
Fireworks

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in London

Ready to ring in the New Year in style? From countdowns in clubs to New Year’s Day parades, journey to an unforgettable NYE in London

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Going the distance: how far are Brits willing to travel for love?
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Going the distance: how far are Brits willing to travel for love?

From jet-setting to catching the local train, we find out how far Brits will travel in the name of love

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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
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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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