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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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Clare Pooley: my favourite stops on the South Western Railway line
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Clare Pooley: my favourite stops on the South Western Railway line

The People on Platform 5 best-selling author Clare Pooley shares her favourite stops across the South Western Railway Network.

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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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How to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in London
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How to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in London

Wondering where to celebrate Eid in London? Read our list and discover all the events taking place in London this year for Eid Al-Fitr

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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
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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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London Marathon: a guide
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London Marathon: a guide

Whether you’re taking part, or cheering from the side, follow our guide for everything you need to know for the big day

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Budget-friendly things to do in London this Easter
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Budget-friendly things to do in London this Easter

Looking for a fun-filled Easter on a budget? Our list of things to do at Easter in London covers everything from 10k runs to easter egg hunts

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What's on in March
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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
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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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