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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The best wild swimming hotspots in the UK and South West
Wild swimming in the UK

The best wild swimming hotspots in the UK and South West

Discover the top wild swimming spots in the UK and South West to enjoy a relaxing dip in nature.

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The best walks along the Thames

The best walks along the Thames

London’s River Thames has some of the best walking routes in the UK! From Richmond to Putney, read our list of the best walks along the Thames.

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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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6 lovely London activities to enjoy with the kids this Easter holidays
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6 lovely London activities to enjoy with the kids this Easter holidays

With warmer weather, wonderful wildlife, astonishing exhibitions and delicious Easter treats galore, London is the place to be this school holiday.

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Attractions with panoramic views of London
Panoramic views of London

Attractions with panoramic views of London

Looking for the best London views? From bars to balconies, there are plenty of options. Read our list of the best panoramic views in London.

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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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What's on in April in London and the South West
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What's on in April in London and the South West

Spring’s officially underway. Make the most of outdoor activities, celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Easter, and more across our network. Travel with SWR.

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These are 6 of the most popular restaurants in London right now
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These are 6 of the most popular restaurants in London right now

London is known for its rich culinary scene, and right now, six restaurants are stealing the show.

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The best places to celebrate St Patrick's Day

The best places to celebrate St Patrick's Day

Wondering where to spend St. Patrick’s Day in the South West? Read our guide to get in the spirit with the best Irish food, drink and culture.

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Budget-friendly things to do in London this Easter
Discover the best Easter activities with SWR

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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