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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Best places for water sports in the South West
The Sup Co

Best places for water sports in the South West

With everything from kayaking to paddle boarding - read our guide for the best places

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London’s hidden gems
Tulip Staircase at Queen's House Greenwich

London’s hidden gems

Discover something different with our round-up of quirky things to do in London

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The best spots for swimming outdoors in the South West
Outdoor swimming pool

The best spots for swimming outdoors in the South West

Grab your towel and goggles as we dive into outdoor and open water swimming

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7 perfect picnic spots
7 perfect picnic spots

7 perfect picnic spots

Grab a blanket, pack some tasty treats, and let’s jump on a train to some of the best picnic spots in the region

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Lidos in the south west
Best lidos in the south west

Lidos in the south west

Cool off and enjoy an outdoor swim in one of the UK’s best lidos

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Free things to do in London
Free things to do in London - Shoreditch street art

Free things to do in London

Ideas to have a cheap day out in the capital!

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Best rooftop views in the south west
London Eye

Best rooftop views in the south west

From cityscape or admire the seaside, there’s no better way to do it than from a height

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7 amazing spots to watch Wimbledon
Best places to watch Wimbledon with SWR

7 amazing spots to watch Wimbledon

No courtside tickets to Wimbledon? Check out our best spots to watch Wimbledon when you can't get tickets

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Best theatres in London and the south west
Bournemouth Pavilion theatre

Best theatres in London and the south west

There are so many incredible theatres to choose from, plus get 10% off with SWR Rewards

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The ultimate wine crawl around the south west
Hambledon Vineyard

The ultimate wine crawl around the south west

Explore the south west's award-winning vineyards and wineries

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