Make this Christmas one to remember by exploring the UK’s most outstanding sites on these exceptional Christmas day trips from London. Whether visiting the country’s celebrated castles and historic towns, or cruising down the Thames while tucking into festive fare, each one of these trips is sure to leave a lasting memory.

Christmas Day Trips from London

Spend Christmas in a Castle

It’s hard to imagine a more magical place to spend Christmas than one of Britain’s majestic castles. From admiring the resplendent State Apartments of the Royal Residence Windsor Castle, to exploring Leeds Castle dressed up in festive decorations, this is an unforgettable way to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Venture to England’s Most Enigmatic Site

Combine a tour of these castles with a visit to the country’s most mysterious site, the ancient standing stones of Stonehenge, which are surrounded mile-upon-mile of rolling countryside. And if a visit to these standing stones is enough in itself, simply set out on a journey there on our Boxing Day Stonehenge Express. 

Christmas Day Trips from London

Travel through the English Countryside

One of the most picturesque regions of England, The Cotswolds offers idyllic villages that sit amidst verdant countryside in an area of incredible natural beauty. Whether a winter visit to the Cotswolds comes with a sprinkling of snow or crisp sunshine, it’s certainly a special time to visit.

Visit the Country’s Historic Towns

London is filled with historic architecture and ancient monuments, as well as being at the heart of contemporary culture, but the country’s smaller cities and historic towns are just as vibrant. Pay a visit to the world famous university town of Oxford, the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford Upon Avon, or the setting for pristine Roman heritage, the ancient city of Bath.

Christmas Day Trips from London

Spend the Day Exploring London

Of course, you don’t need to stray from the capital to make the most of your time here, especially when Santa Claus himself leads a tour of the city’s most fascinating sites. Taking in the Christmas lights as well as famous landmarks, these day tours finish with a glass of steaming mulled wine.

Cruise along the Thames

Enjoy Christmas Day with a difference on a River Thames tour. Not only does this river journey take in all the best riverside sites, it also includes a hearty Christmas dinner of turkey and all the traditional trimmings.

Christmas Day Trips from London

Take a look at our Christmas day trips from London to decide which one appeals most to you, then let us give you a Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day that will leave you with cherished memories of your time here. By joining our Boxing Day tour to Warwick Castle, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford, you’ll even get to have a three-course buffet knights lunch with mulled wine.

Image credits: Cover photo © Christmas Decoration © iStock / tibungla. Tower Bridge © iStock / alexsl. Stonehenge in the snow © iStock / krzych-34. The Cotswolds © iStock / Andy Roland. Leeds Castle © iStock / ben & kristen bryant.