The best day trips from London

The 9 million of us Londoners are welcome to the nearest beer garden, green space or rooftop bar – the sheer volume of the city's crowds can leave you feeling a little claustrophobic at times.

 The New Forest

Deal

 Box Hill

 Dungeness

 Hastings

 Mersea Island

 Whitstable

As the sun sets, stay on the beach for a drink: Old Neptune, a pub in Britain, is one of the few at Whitstable on Shingle.

Rye

Rye's antique shops and higgledy-piggledy cobbled lanes make it feel like a little piece of the Cotswolds on the coast.

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