Best Day Trips From West London

The secure onsite car park and easy access to several major roads, make Clayton Hotel Chiswick the perfect hotel for visiting London and the surrounding areas.

The property is ideally located in West London, outside of the congestion zone, therefore avoiding all the traffic and commotion of central London.

There are a number of great day trips from London, including a variety of outings less than an hour from West London and suitable for all ages.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle near West London

Approx. 30mins from Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Discover the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Since being founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the castle has been home to 39 monarchs. In May 2018, the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, since then the castle has become a must-see destination for many fans of the royal family.

The Queen now spends more of her time in Windsor Castle, therefore opening times can be subject to change at short notice. Tickets must be booked in advance via the Windsor Castle website. Adult tickets from £23.50 and family tickets from £60.50 (2 adults and 3 under 17s).

Hampton Court Palace

Approx. 45mins from Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Hampton Court Palace was built in the 16th century by Cardinal Wolsey, before becoming home to Henry VIII. The palace was opened to the public in 1838 by Queen Victoria.

Discover the rich history and 60 acres of world-renowned gardens when visiting Hampton Court Palace. The palace is also home to a great art collection, including pieces from the Royal Collections are on display.

Entrance is ticketed and limited, to avoid disappointment pre-book your ticket on their website. Adult tickets £8 and children £6.
If visiting the grounds around Christmas, the Hampton Court Palace ice rink is the perfect way to soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the views of the palace.


Harry Potter - Day trips less than an hour away from London

Approx. 35mins from Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Perfect for a family day out, the LEGO-themed park has something for everyone, from LEGO-themed rides and building workshops. The park is split into 12 different themed areas with various attractions, shops, and restaurants.

The newest addition to the park, World of LEGO Mythica, will be opening in Spring 2021. The park is home to the UK’s largest LEGO shop, perfect for shopping the latest LEGO collections. Tickets can be bought on the LEGOLAND website and start from £29 per person.

Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Approx. 40mins from Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Warner Bros. Harry Potter Tour is the ideal day


out for any Harry Potter fan. The tour offers an authentic behind-the-scenes of how Harry Potter was filmed. Immerse yourself into the magical world of Harry Potter, walk down Diagon Alley, drink butterbeer, try the best and worst of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and visit Hogwarts.

If planning on visiting the studios it is highly recommended to prebook tickets in advance as they sell out. Bookings can be made directly on their website, adult tickets priced from £47.


Thorne Park

Approx. 45mins from Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Thorpe Park has a great selection of rides, including the UK’s fastest rollercoaster. For those who don’t like fast rides, the park has a number of attractions for younger kids.

Thorpe Park is also a great day out on a hot summer’s day, their water rides are sure to cool you down. The amusement park closes during the winter months and reopens in March.

Book your tickets in advance online and save up to 20%.

Things to do in West London

Looking for more to do around West London?

Use our helpful online guide for tips and recommendations on what to see, do, and eat and find out what events are happening in the area.

Contact us today if you have any questions.

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